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Baselworld 2016: Dior novelties

Baselworld 2016: Dior novelties

Grand Bal, La D de Dior, Montaigne

Editor: Shannon Wylie


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Precious stones, bright colours and unique designs highlight Dior's new horological reveals. Buro 24/7 Middle East has the details...

Dior has unveiled several new timepieces at Baselworld 2016. The eight stunning new watches, all of them embellished with fine precious stones, from diamonds to sapphires to tsavorites, are part of the Dior VIII and La D de Dior collections.

Ever so colourful, the Dior VIII Grand Bal family is continously growing and this year welcomes four new additions: Dior VIII Grand Bal Cancan, Dior VIII Grand Bal Coquette, Dior VIII Grand Bal Pièce Unique Ondine and Dior VIII Grand Bal Plisse Ruban.

The Dior VIII Grand Bal Cancan comes with fresh new colour schemes for their famed feather-dials. This time around, blue, yellow, red, grey and white take centrestage, while diamonds and matching leather straps round off the look.  Meanwhile, the Dior VIII Grand Bal Coquette is available in two editions — a blue dial with pink strap or peach dial with a blue strap. Both the Dior VIII Grand Bal Cancan and Dior VIII Grand Bal Coquette timepieces will be limited to 88 pieces each.

The  Dior VIII Grand Bal Coquette watch flanked by the Dior VIII Grand Bal Cancan timepieces

Inspired by liquid gold, Dior VIII Grand Bal Pièce Unique Ondine consist of 12 unique pieces that epitomises femininity in horology, featuring either paved or snow-set diamonds. Finally, the last timepiece to debut in the Dior VIII Grand Bal line is the Dior VIII Grand Bal Plisse Ruban, a 33mm watch with a mother-of-pearl dial, which is further set with diamonds. This watch is limited to 188 pieces.

The other main line in the Dior VIII collection, the Dior VIII Montaigne, also sees a family extension with the introduction of two 32mm timepieces: the Dior VIII Montaigne Ligne Corolle and the Dior VIII Montaigne seasonal editions. The dials on the seasonal edition watches are either in pomegranate pink or blue-green with a circle of diamonds in the middle, while the Dior VIII Montaigne Ligne Corolle were designed to bookmark the founder's first high fashion collection.

The Dior VIII Montaigne Ligne Corolle flanked by the Dior VIII Montaigne seasonal edition timepieces

Dior has also released new timepieces for its La D de Dior line. Available in several colours, the unique mesh bracelets become the calling cards for the La D de Dior Satine. On the other hand, the bright coloured straps juxtaposed against a black dial encircled by diamonds, distinguishes the new La Mini D de Dior line.

Discover the watches now on dior.com.

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