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TRILOBE – One year already

A GPHG finalist that was also in the spotlight at this fall’s Only Watch auction, the architecturally inspired Trilobe brand is celebrating its first anniversary this winter with great panache and confirming its “Time. Liberated” credo. In our last edition, we presented its launch of the season, featuring a bespoke star-studded sky adorning the particularly innovative and accessible dial. 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 developer 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 trilobed-shaped indicators. This distillation of aesthetics and performance harbors a wealth of detail and talent, confined within a modest as well as generous price positioning.

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, by patented rotating rings and fixed indicators DIAL : sunburst green (seven other colors available), rosettetype seconds and trilobed-shaped indicators STRAP : alligator leather with double folding clasp

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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