During our visit to this year’s Baselworld, one of the most important trade shows for watches and jewelry, we had to stop by Dior’s lush stand. It was simply impossible to oversee.
We were introduced to some of the most impressive watches from the French Haute Couture House, which are all yet to be released during this year. Dior’s timepieces have quite a strong aesthetic identity…
DIOR VIII MONTAIGNE STEEL AND DIAMONDS
This timeless and feminine timepiece comes in two sizes, 25mm and 32mm both in quartz, and embodies the Haute Couture’s emblematic codes: an elegant silhouette, architectural line, the harmonious combination of Dior colors and watchmaking materials such as the luminous grey.
Its characteristics: black semi-matte alligator strap, mother-of-pearl, stainless steel, 81 diamonds
DIOR VIII MONTAIGNE 2015 SPRING-SUMMER EDITION
The 32mm Dior VIII Montaigne timepiece with quartz elements represents the modern Dior ready-to-wear spirit. The shimmering dial, tinted in dark blue lacquer, is an eye-catcher and a perfect contrast to the white calfskin strap lined in peach – colored rubber. VIII or eight is a lucky number; the 8th of October 1946 is the date Christian Dior’s Couture House was established. Consequently, “En Huit” (In Eight) was the name of the first collection. Furthermore Dior’s main building is set in the VIIIth arrondissement of Paris.
Characteristics: antireflective sapphire crystal glass, mother-of-pearl, stainless steel, 34 diamonds
Also to be launched:
DIOR VIII GRAND BAL PLISSÉ SOLEIL
This year’s model is adorned with a new color combination: deep green for the dial, bright pink of the oscillating weight with a combination of white mother-of-pearl pleating. There are two possibilities for the strap: either with a steel bracelet or with a shiny blue alligator strap. This model comes in size 36mm with an automatic movement and resembles the swirl of of a sun-pleated dress.
Characteristics: Limited edition of 888 pieces, stainless steel, 32 diamonds
DIOR VIII GRAND BAL PIÈCE UNIQUE “ENVOL”
The Dior VIII Grand Bal “Envol” makes a strong graphic statement. The dial is covered with scarab beetle elytra marquetry, the oscillating weight is presented like a modern artwork: a combination of mother-of-pearl, gold and baguette-cut diamonds designed in a spiral motif.
Characteristics: 36 mm automatic movement, white and yellow gold, green metallic leather strap, one of a kind pieces, 129 diamonds
DIOR GRAND SOIR N°39 FROU-FROU
The Dior Grand Soir collection pays tribute to Haute Couture and unveils five, new, one-of-a-kind pieces numbered from 39 to 43. The timepieces are equipped with an Elite movement by Zenith manufacture comprising of gold oscillating weight.
Characteristics: white and pink gold, silver satin strap, one of a kind piece, 337 diamonds
Also to be launched:
LA MINI D DE DIOR COLOR
The 19 mm La Mini D De Dior with a quartz movement was designed by Victoire de Castellane, Dior’s creative director for fine jewelry since 1998. These two new versions are characterized for their rainbow colored patent leather straps.
Characteristics: delicate black mother-of-pearl dials, diamond-set steel prong buckle, 71 diamonds
Also to be launched:
DIOR VIII MONTAIGNE 2015 FALL-WINTER EDITION
The 32mm Dior VIII Montaigne timepiece with quartz movement embodies the modern Dior ready-to-wear spirit. The shimmering dial tinted in plum-coloured lacquer has the same color as the calfskin strap lined in blue rubber.
Characteristics: stainless steel, mother of pearl, 34 diamonds
DIOR VIII GRAND BAL
This is a new model of the Grand Bal collections. The 38 mm timepiece combines the know-how of the Haute Couture art of feather-making with watchmaking technology. It is equipped with an automatic movement and comes in ink gold and black or white ceramic versions.
Characteristics: semi-matte black alligator, limited edition of 88 pieces, 198 diamonds
DIOR VIII GRAND BAL”CANCAN” PINK GOLD AND CERAMIC
This timepiece consists of delicate and feminine feathers enhanced by a wide range of colors. The oscillating weight is placed on top of the dial reproducing the swirl of a ball gown.
Characteristics: white ceramic, pink gold, limited edition of 88 pieces, 198 diamonds
CHIFFRE ROUGE C05
The 38 mm new model of the Chiffre Rouge collection embodies the Dior Homme spirit and consists of an Elite movement with a second time zone by Zenith manufacture and a silvered opaline dial decorated with touches of yellow gold. Characteristics: black perforated calfskin, automatic movement, antireflective sapphire crystal glass, limited edition of 100 pieces
DIOR VIII GRAND BAL “FIL D’OR”