The second collection from Trilobe, Nuit Fantastique, pays tribute to Stephan Zweig, Austrian writer, playwright, and biographer of the early 20th century (1881-1942). Nuit Fantastique invites you to take your time and also take possession of your life. Dare, live and open yourself up to your destiny by leaving your comfort zone so you can feel the adrenaline rush.
The design of this creation favors minimalism and plays with perceptions. The elegant, grained and stamped dial is a real technical challenge. It defies symmetrical forms and comes in four parts, three of which are permanently in rotation. Both rough and uncluttered, this unstructured dial has three distinct windows: a larger ring for the hours; a minute wheel in an aperture; a seconds wheel that has a Clou de Paris motif in the centre and an azuré ring on the outside.
The intertwining of the minutes and seconds gives a glimpse of infinity and the endless passage of time. The satin-finished and polished bezel pays reference to universality and timelessness that is part of this time display set in motion that always turns counter-clockwise. This X-Centric conception of watchmaking is at the heart of Trilobe. Nuit Fantastique is available in silver, black, midnight blue and a "secret" version with the positions of the stars. With a sober and elegant steel case and a resistant sapphire crystal, this creation reveals a new interpretation of the passage of time at Trilobe.
An homage to poet and member of the French Resistance René Char (1907 – 1988), “Les Matinaux” is a collection dedicated to its eponymous book, published in 1950. This collection of poems encourages readers to not rely on convention, to live, dare, create—a starting point for Trilobe which, today in its own fashion, proposes an alternative to traditional watchmaking with hands without sacrificing quality or craftsmanship.
Trilobe and René Char invite you to go beyond convention with this quote from the famous poet: “Try your luck, hold on to your happiness and move towards risk. By looking your way, others will follow.”
The collection offers 5 declinations with its dials and bracelets with pin bluckles, all with a 40.5mm 316L steel case. The mechanical self-winding movement with micro-rotor (28,800 vib/h, 48-hour power reserve) enables the concentric hour, minute and seconds rings to be set in motion.
Les Matinaux Secret
With the same technical base as the “Les Matinaux”, the “Les Matinaux Secret” Collection (2019) allows the user to personalize the dial with the representation of the night sky on the date and location of their choice. The collection therefore only offers unique custom-made models. Each dial depicting the starry sky is crafted through a Super-LumiNova 3D embossing—a first in watchmaking. “Les Matinaux Secret” was a project conceived at the founding of Trilobe that was originally pushed back due to the complexity and technicality of the 3D embossing process of Super LumiNova.