Dior’s latest watch novelties are inspired by the elegance of Haute Couture gowns.
This Fall, Dior presents two new 36mm timepieces as part of its Dior Grand Bal collection. Presenting a surprising mix of precious and natural materials the new Dior Grand Bal Plume Precieuse timepieces are decorated with black or white features giving them an incredible elegant appearance that captures the essence of the collection. The oscillating weight enlivens the softness of the iridescent white or black mother-of-pearl dial which is enhanced by the gold and diamonds set on the bezel.
The new Dior Grand Bal Plume is equipped with an automatic movement, which is exclusive to Maison Dior. The “Dior Inversé11 1/2” calibre, features a patented and functional oscillating weight inspired by the House’s Haute Couture designs, recreating the swirl of a ball gown. Combining feather-making know-how, which is specific to Haute Couture, and watchmaking technology, this model is elaborated with great delicacy, like a diamond-embroidered petticoat adorned with natural feathers.
First launched in 2011, the Dior Grand Bal watch has become a key piece of the brand’s collection, with new editions each season that elevate the elegant design. Inspired by the Haute Couture ball gowns designed by Christian Dior for the high society women of the 1940s the watch captures the finest in couture and watchmaking.
“The ball gown makes you dream and must make you a dream woman,” wrote Christian Dior in his book The Little Dictionary of Fashion. And it was this that inspired the design of the watch we know today, featuring a functional oscillating weight, developed with precise precision and evoking a beautiful whirling ball gown.
The Dior Grand Bal Plume Precieuse watch is limited to 88 pieces.