An exclusive timepiece which offers the wearer an opportunity for personalisation, Les Matinaux Secret by Trilobe is a watch which fires the imagination. Featuring a dial which is bespoke to its wearer, the model is equipped with an alluring time indication, enabled without the user of traditional hands. A watch of unparalleled uniqueness, the piece also enjoys the sophistication of a technically challenging, innovative mechanical movement.
Although a youthful independent watchmaking company, Trilobe who launched their first timepiece in 2018, have garnered a niche following of discerning collectors throughout the world. The brainchild of Frenchman Gautier Massonneau, the company has a small portfolio of watches each characterised by a panache for original design. Exhibiting nuances of French flair, and powered by complex micro-mechanics, Les Matinaux Secret model is a superbly executed and expressive piece.
The watch carries a Grade 5 titanium case which has been enhanced with contrasting satin-brushed and mirror-polished elements. With neatly curved lugs, it has an air of elegance on the wrist. A trim, domed bezel provides a perfectly discreet frame for the mesmerising dial architecture laid out beneath the sapphire crystal.
The dial of the watch is outstanding, and is crafted to capture a moment in time, unique to the wearer. At their discretion, Trilobe will recreate the position of the stars at an exact date, place and time, upon a backdrop of flawless blue sunray décor. On this bespoke façade, the time is indicated without the use of hands, instead a trio of discs, each paired with a splendid little trefoil emblem, form an affinity to liberate the wearer from the constraints of traditional time-telling methods. The disc on the outer dial displays the hours, with the minutes disc asymmetrically placed on the inner dial. Finally, the disc for the seconds has an open worked section which recalls the exquisite form of the Rosace stained glass window found within the gothic-style Sainte-Chapelle chapel in Paris and which allows for a glimpse of the mechanisms beneath. Seemingly placed at random, the trefoil emblems remain static while each disc rotates in the counter-clockwise direction, enabling intuitive time reading.
Revealed through the rear sapphire crystal, the company’s technically masterful self-winding Calibre X-centric proprietary mechanism is revealed. Following the style language of the watch, the movement exhibits a contemporary architecture and has the refinement of flawless high-end finishing throughout. Beating at 28’800 vib/h, it is equipped with a power reserve of 48 hours via a micro-rotor, thus the wearer can enjoy an uninterrupted view of its arrangement.
A beautifully executed and emotive timepiece, the Trilobe Les Matinaux Secret watch comes presented on a blue alligator leather strap secured to the wrist with a titanium pin buckle.