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22 March
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Dior Grand Bal Plume Or Savoir-Faire 

22 March
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Dior Grand Bal Pièce Unique Jardins Imaginaires Savoir-Faire 

22 March
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Dior Grand Bal and Dior Grand Soir

The Dior Grand Bal and Dior Grand Soir collections unveil a number of new models this spring, evoking the jewelry savoir-faire and watchmaking techniques for which the House’s ateliers are justly renowned. 

Paying tribute to Christian Dior’s passion for elaborate balls, the Dior Grand Bal watches contain an automatic movement exclusive to the House, with its oscillating weight mimicking a twirling gown. This season, they are enriched with a new creation, the Dior Grand Bal Plume Or, in an unprecedented 36mm format. Combining the lightness of a feather with the preciousness of gold,  this model, with its sun-brushed gold dial, is worked with the utmost delicacy, like an embroidered skirt, and demands the same savoir-faire as an item of haute couture.

 

For the new pieces baptized Dior Grand Bal Jardins Imaginaires, the House’s artisans succeeded in pushing the limits of their ingenuity. Inspired by the magic and the mystery of nature, their oscillating weight and dial evoke luxuriant flora and fauna, giving a nod to the founding couturier’s love of gardens. Combining rose, white and yellow gold, diamonds, rubies and sugilite, the 36mm Dior Grand Bal Pièce Unique Jardins Imaginaires N°6 is decorated with butterfly wings and feathers, and set off by an alligator-faced black satin strap.

 

None new watches, echoing the inherent splendor of fireworks, complete the Dior Grand Soir collection. Their dials are lit up like bright bouquets. The Dior Grand Soir Feux d’Artifice N°5, in a glossy black lacquer and embellished with a blue heart set with diamonds and sapphires, and rose and white gold elements as well as feathers, is an invitation to wondrous evening extravaganzas. Exceptional down to its mechanism, this watch possesses a regulator quartz movement and off-center hands at the ten o’clock mark.  

21 March
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Dior VIII Montaigne Clair de Lune

A new timepiece creation, the Dior VIII Montaigne exists in three models in a limited edition of eighty-eight which will be available from September.

Its name makes reference to a line in Christian Dior’s very first collection, named En huit, as well as the couturier’s lucky number. A watch creation that celebrates the House’s heritage, this season the Dior VIII Montaigne welcomes the addition of new pieces baptized Clair de Lune.

 

Three models, limited to eighty-eight examples each, have been designed to pay tribute to the founding couturier’s passion for the stars. From his youth in Granville to his ateliers in Paris, he never stopped believing in his lucky star, willingly giving himself over to the signs of fate or the advice of his fortune-teller, Delahaye. As a result, their dial features gold threads and diamonds representing the three phases of the moon – ascending, full, and descending. These precious hand-embroidered filaments recall the savoir-faire present in the House’s haute couture ateliers. Their 36mm-diameter yellow gold case is engraved on the back with a moon and a unique serial number. The bezel, in turn, is set with seventy-two round diamonds and the buckle of the black alligator bracelet set with eighteen.

21 March
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La D de Dior Rose des Vents Savoir-Faire 

From the first colored sketches to the final assembly, discover the secrets behind the making of La D de Dior Rose des Vents, an exceptional timepiece creation designed by Victoire de Castellane, Creative Director of Dior Joaillerie.  

21 March
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NEW TIMEPIECE CREATIONS   

This spring, the House’s timepiece collections are enriched with new models designed by Victoire de Castellane, Creative Director of Dior Joaillerie.

Playing with masculine and feminine codes, La D de Dior Satine now comes in two new versions, designed by Victoire de Castellane. A 36mm format watch features a green malachite dial and a yellow gold bezel entirely set with diamonds. Another, with a 25mm case, reveals a white mother-of-pearl dial along with a bezel subtly worked to look like a piece of fabric. The 19mm diameter La Mini D de Dior Satine has been produced in lapis lazuli. These three horological creations are teamed with a now-signature steel Milanese mesh bracelet, conceived to mimic a satin ribbon in the House’s ateliers.

 

La Mini D de Dior Rose des Vents, the reinterpretation of Christian Dior’s lucky star and his beloved rose, comes alive like an eight-branched mobile, as a compass ready to guide the way. This spring, it celebrates the new lunar year with a red lacquered dial. It’s bezel and buckle in the form of rice grains and its diamond-set crown plunge us into the poetic realm of Dior Joaillerie.

 

The addition of a striking new model completes this season’s timepieces collections: the Gem Dior. Dreamed up to echo Victoire de Castellane’s passion for nature, it boasts a dial evoking the asymmetric form of a precious stone, more precisely malachite or chalcedony. To wit, its subtler hands have been conceived differently, a discreetly discerning detail for a unique jewel watch.

20 March
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The House announces the arrival of Kim Jones as Artistic Director of Dior Homme for the ready-to-wear and accessories collections.

 

“I am delighted to  welcome  Kim  Jones  to  Dior  Homme,” Pietro Beccari, Chairman and CEO of Christian Dior Couture, said. “His talent and the strength of his creative capabilities are internationally recognized. He will benefit from the support of the teams and from the savoir-faire of the ateliers to create an elegant men’s wardrobe, both classic and anchored in contemporary culture.”
A graduate of Central Saint Martins in London, Kim Jones has already made his mark by combining his reinterpretation of a house's heritage with his visionary inspirations.
“I  am  deeply  honored  to  join  the  house  of  Dior,” the designer said upon the announcement of his arrival. “I would like to warmly thank Bernard Arnault and Pietro Beccari for their trust in offering me this incredible opportunity. I am committed to creating a modern and innovative male silhouette built upon the House’s unique legacy.”

Kim  Jones  will  present  his  first  collection  for  Dior  Homme  in  June,  during  the  Paris Men’s fashion week.

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