An ode to all things eight, a number that is inextricably intertwined with the House of Dior, the new Christian Dior VIII collection offers watch collectors timelessly elegant, ultra-thin feminine works of art. Inspired by Christian Dior’s taste for grand fêtes, this timepiece heralds his love of the simplicity and purity of the color white.
Dior VIII pays tribute the founders obsession with architecture and precise numbers. Notice how even the name itself – Dior VIII – is made up of 8 characters! A tribute to the couturier’s lucky number related to many other Dior historical milestones..from the founding of the couture house October 8, 1946 to the showcase of the maison’ high jewelery and timepiece collections located at the VIIIth arrondissement of Paris and its Avenue Montaigne and 9 Place Vendôme.
Dior VIII features different models, every piece a seamless combination of haute horlogerie, haute joaillerie and haute couture.
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Dior VIII Grand Bal Collection
“A ball gown must be the one of your dreams, and must also make you a dream-like creature. In my opinion, it is just as important as a suit in a woman’s wardrobe. And so wonderful for morale…” said Christian Dior.
As a result, in addition to the daytime and cocktail designs, the Dior VIII wardrobe also features evening designs with the ‘Dior Inversé’ calibre, where the functional oscillating weight placed on the side of the dial is reminiscent of the swirling of a ball gown.
From feathered ballroom gowns, we move on to another exquisite womenswear-inspired piece, the Dior VIII Grand Bal Résille. Named after the spectacular cluster of diamonds encrusting the openwork oscillating weight in 22k white gold, the mesh of diamonds in different settings recall the seductive glamor of fishnet stockings—’Résille’ in French—embroidered with precious stones.
Offered in black ceramic or white ceramic with precisely 263 diamonds, the Grand Bal Résille is an alluring object of art wrought with the great intricacy and refinement: the perfect accessory for an evening soiree with your partner.
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