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29 Mar 2023 |
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The creative and daring spirit of Trilobe is transcended to an all-new emotion of high jewelry with the luminous and innovating piece, the Une Folle Journée Diamant - a name that translates to ‘A Crazy Diamond’.

Marking the brand’s first step into the High Jewellery scene, the timepiece launched at Watches and Wonders 2023 features a refined yet off-beat aesthetic inspired by the ceiling of the Paris Opera House. The highlight style of the timepiece is the captivating array of three rotating rings adorned with exceptional diamonds secretive in their setting style and designed with the expertise of craftsmen from rue de la Paix.

Trilobe Une Folle Journée Diamant features three concentric rings set with 150 stones
Trilobe Une Folle Journée Diamant features three concentric rings set with 150 stones

Trilobe’s Une Folle Journée Diamant showcases outstanding know-how and results from two years of research and development to achieve the true prowess of High Watchmaking and High Jewellery. This timepiece sets 150 diamonds in motion and favors complexity over simplicity.

Transcending the summits of high watchmaking and jewelry

Presenting the elegance and extravagance of Une Folle Journée in a diamond-studded makeover for its concentric rings, Trilobe sets the benchmark for high watchmaking and jewelry with its latest release at the Watches and Wonders 2023.

The Une Folle Journée Diamant creates a dazzling display of diamonds
The Une Folle Journée Diamant creates a dazzling display of diamonds

In the Une Folle Journée Diamant, 150 baguette diamonds are accommodated on the entirely redesigned rings. For this latest iteration, material innovation is set into motion with the use of an alloy of aluminum-silicon-magnesium replacing the titanium on the existing models.

A unique setting style to celebrate Trilobe’s inceptive steps in the high jewelry scene

The expert gem-setters from Rue de la Paix were relied upon by Trilobe to develop an innovative setting process and the collaborative approach makes visible the 150 diamonds of the Hours, Minutes, and Seconds through an invisible opening and then slide along the ring, thanks to a unique system developed exclusively by Trilobe.

Gem set rings on the Une Folle Journée Diamant
Gem set rings on the Une Folle Journée Diamant

The complex setting techniques require masterful attention to detail and the custom-made setting system allows the diamond-set rings to fly freely, under the sapphire bubble, to the rhythm of time.

An irresistible affair of gem-set excellence

The Trilobe Une Folle Journée Diamant combines the masterful know-how of the gem-setter with the expertise of a renowned diamond trader from Place Vendôme, RJC certified. A handpicked selection of 150 stones measured to fit perfectly along the curves of Trilobe’s three iconic rings emits one of the brightest lights.

The functional nuances are highlighted by the hand-painted 12 indicators for which the services of a French miniaturist painter were requested. Each of the hand-painted numerals occurs in equal proportion and finesse to achieve this one-of-a-kind result for this remarkable timepiece launched at Watches and Wonders.

An illuminating diamond-studded display of animations

The timepiece is powered by a redesigned X-Centric caliber
The timepiece is powered by a redesigned X-Centric caliber

Set with the finest cut Baguette diamonds, the rings serve an animated impression of a starry dance. The choreography for the orchestrated display of elegant motions is achieved by a redesigned X-Centric caliber which takes shape around multitiered bridges and plates. The edges of the elements have been carefully polished by hand or with diamond tools to emphasize the sandblasting performed on their plane surfaces. The timepiece depicts a true harmony of textures and motions making the entire offering come alive.

UFJ02DD - Rose Gold and the UFJ04DA - Platinum
UFJ02DD - Rose Gold and the UFJ04DA - Platinum

An architecture-derived inspiration - Garnier Opera House

The Garnier Opera House which poses as an undeniable emblem of the 7 art forms, cements a strong inspiration for the Une Folle Journée Diamant from Trilobe. The unmissable 8-meter high chandelier is replicated as a starry diamond delight in all its splendor in this timepiece. It sets a bright stage for Trilobe’s embarkation into the world of high jewelry timepieces!

Technical Specifications:
150 baguette diamonds (D, E, F - VVS+):
70 on the hours ring, 50 on the minutes ring,
30 on the seconds ring (~ 3,1 carats)

X-Centric caliber
Self-winding integrated mechanical caliber with
48 hours of power reserve
Balance frequency: 28’800 vph (4 Hz)
Functional rubies: 33
Total components: 196
Bridges plated with black-gold or gold 5N

Movement dimensions
Thickness: 6.49 mm
Diameter: 35.2 mm

A display concept composed of three devices representing the hours, minutes & seconds

Hours by rotating ring and a fixed pointer
Hand-painted numerals


Platinum or 18-carat rose gold
Mirror-polished surfaces alternating with satin-brushed treatments
Brought lugs
Domed bezel with sapphire crystal and multi-layered
anti-reflective treatment (ardor) - 1.2 mm thickness
Anti-reflective sapphire back
Push button crown
Water resistance tested to 3 bar (≈ 30 meters)

Case dimensions
Thickness: 17.8 mm
Height: 10.2 mm
Diameter: 40.5 mm
Lug to lug: 48 mm
Lug width: 20 mm

UFJ04DA - Une Folle Journée Diamant Platinum
UFJ02DD - Une Folle Journée Diamant Rose Gold

24 months from the date of delivery