Focus: Trilobe

Les Matinaux

CASE : satin-brushed and polished 316L steel, domed bezel, sapphire back, water-resistant to 50m

DIAMETER : 40.5mm

MOVEMENT : mechanical self-winding (2892 base movement transformed by a 100-part X-Centric module by JF Mojon, 42h power reserve), 246 parts

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, seconds displayed by patented rotating rings and fixed indicators

DIAL : sunburst green (seven other colors available), rosette-type seconds and trilobed-shaped indicators

STRAP : alligator leather with double folding clasp

The merry-go-round of time

Attracting considerable attention within the Fine Watchmaking microcosm due to its new ring-based time read-off, the new Trilobe brand launched last winter is introducing a chromatic transformation of its splendidly refined dials. Eight shades of varying intensities now adorn its inaugural collection Les Matinaux, from sunburst stormy gray to carmine, silver and blue. Its poetic and technically innovative approach is based on the symbiosis between the architectural and literary culture of its young founder Gauthier Massonneau and the widely proven know-how of watch designer Jean-François Mojon. After three years of R&D, they patented the X-Centric module enabling the rotation of the three rings gliding on rubies : a small one for the seconds, a middle one for the minutes and the largest one for the hours, indicated by three fixed trilobe-shaped indicators. This distillation of aesthetics and performance harbors a wealth of detail and talent, confined within a modest yet generous price positioning.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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