La D de Dior: When haute jewellery meets horology
More than 40 years after Dior unveiled its first timepiece, the maison's horological legacy continues, combining artistry and jewellery with craftsmanship and savoir-faire. Today, that essence is captured perfectly in the La D de Dior collection, the brainchild of Dior Jewellery's Creative Director, Victoire de Castellane.
Looking to the classic men's watches of the '70s, de Castellane created the first La D de Dior timepiece in 2003 following simple design principles: masculine yet feminine and simple yet intricate. These were achieved through clean lines peppered with precious gemstones – think diamonds and ornamental stones – alongside a minimalistic unmarked dial that beats through a technically brilliant mechanical heart.
For 2016, de Castellane extends the exquisite collection with the La D de Dior Satine edition, inspired by the humble ribbon. "I was inspired by satin ribbons, and La D de Dior Satine is a metal ribbon around the wrist," said de Castellane. Here, the focus is on the bracelet, a couture interpretation of skilled steel work by master craftsmen. The La D de Dior Satine, bedecked with a diamond-set bezel, comes in several variations: a 19 or 25mm case, a steel or yellow and rose gold bracelet, as well as multiple shades of mother-of-pearl on the dial.
Also new for this year are three new vibrant colour tones – white, red and green – in the La Mini D de Dior collection. As well, three new editions in 19, 25 and 38mm cases are available in the iconic Granville high jewellery collection, allowing for the ultimate colour and gemstone pairings. Discover the new La D de Dior pieces now...