A Grand Bal Of A Time


We’re in love with Dior’s five new VIII Grand Bal 38mm automatic timepieces. With names such as Broderie (Embroidery), Dentelle (Lace), Plumetis, Plissé (Pleated) and Organza, each design is limited to 88 pieces worldwide.

This range is an allusion to Christian Dior and his taste for grand balls, and these five versions of the Dior VIII evoke the swirling of a ball gown. The oscillating weight, visible on the dial, is in openwork forming a design of mother-of-pearl marquetry, lace, dotted voile or diamond embroidery. Its movement, developed by Les Ateliers Horlogers Dior in partnership with the Manufacture Soprod, positions the functional oscillating weight on the dial side.

Each of them is built with black high-tech ceramic and stainless steel, complete with a bezel set with diamonds an anti reflective sapphire crystal glass. We are also digging the fancy evening watch’s transparent sapphire crystal case-back so we can observe the beautiful interior of the timepiece. If diamonds are your best friend, opt for the Plumetis with its 485 diamonds totalling 1.81 carats.

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