Prestige Watches Guide July-August 2016
Paris 1947. Christian Dior crystallizes the dreams of elegance and femininity of thousands of women. The well-proportioned silhouettes of his first fashion show, called New Look by the American press, revolutionized the world of fashion and redefined the essence of femininity in a spirit of creativity that hasn’t ceased since to animate the House. Paris 1975. Dior continues his revolution by imagining his own watches. As for making pleats of a skirt, the realization of a Dior watch meets the same accuracy and demands the same love of perfection.
La D de Dior Granville
In 2003, five years after inventing the Dior jewelry, artistic director, Victoire de Castellane presents her first watch; La D de Dior, inspired by former male models of the 70’s. In 2016 Victoire presents the D de Dior Granville, punctuated by joyful associations of hard stones with vivid shades and colorful bracelets to create new and surprising contrasts.
Christian Dior’s childhood home in Granville perched on a cliff, houses memories that have never left him. © Sophie Carre
Mini D de Dior
In 2009, Victoire de Castellane imagines La Mini D de Dior. With its nineteen millimeters in diameter only, it is more flirtatious than ever. Over the collections, La D de Dior reinvents itself, but retains its recognizable lines contributing to its iconic status. The colorful bracelets of La Mini D de Dior with their three new colors, white, red, or explosive green, enrich this bold colorama.
La Mini de Dior. 19mm quartz, steel, diamonds, pearl and varnished strap. © Dior
«I was inspired by satin ribbons, the D de Dior Satine is a metal strip on the wrist.»
Victoire de Castellane