With Une Folle Journée that’s released earlier this year, Trilobe emerged as one of the most vibrant creators of horology as artistic expression. Grail Watch has the pleasure of collaborating with them on a fully luminous version of this extraordinary timepiece.
Combining wearable design with an undeniably distinct personality and luminous signature, the Trilobe Une Folle Soirée ‘Wild Night’ is a simply spectacular watch. The 40.5mm case is in grade 5 titanium, and the three concave curved rings of the time-telling display, one each for the hours, minutes and seconds, are displayed under an aggressively domed sapphire crystal, making for a horological creation or rare beauty.
The movement, with 48 hours of power reserve, is manually wound and visually stunning. The entire baseplate of the watch has been treated with luminous material, and the discs float above them — seemingly effortlessly. In bright sunlight, the effect is sculptural and quite stunning. When the lights are low, the watch takes on a much more mysterious mood, full of smooth shadowy shapes and alien glowing elements.
Movement: Self-winding caliber Trilobe X-Centric; 48-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds displayed by rotating rings and a fixed pointer
40.5mm; grade 5 titanium; water resistant to 50m
Dial: DLC-treated titanium rings with luminescent coating
Strap: Alligator leather; additional suede leather with titanium pin buckle
Availability: Limited and numbered edition of 25 pieces

Ingenious Engineering

Why tell the time with hands when you can have discs? The Trilobe X-Centric Calibre tells the time with rotating rings and a fixed pointer.

Luminous lines

Typically, luminous material is confined to the key time-telling elements of a watch. The numerals, the hands — that sort of thing. On this "Wild Night," the glow is a little more widespread. Sure, the numerals on the time-telling discs are generously lumed, but so are elements of the movement, making for a visual feast day and night.

Future Perfect

The case is lightweight grade 5 titanium, and the time-displaying discs are also crafted from DLC-treated titanium, mounted on pillars so they appear to hover over the dial. On top of that, the discs are treated with luminous material, for a futuristic effect.

Deep Dome

While the case comes in at a Goldilocks diameter of 40.5mm, the height is something else entirely. At 17.8mm tall, this is one of the most stunning domed sapphires out there.