“A ball gown must be the one of your dreams, and must also make you a dream-like creature. In my opinion, a ball gown is just as important a piece in a woman’s wardrobe as a suit. And so wonderful for morale…” Christian Dior
The latest timepiece from Christian Dior, Dior VIII Grand Bal Plissé Ruban is inspired by the glittering attire and soirées held at the Palace of Versailles. The functional oscillating weight on the dial of the watch is reminiscent of the swirl of a ball gown.
The timepiece features 36 mm polished stainless steel case, steel bezel set with diamonds and decorated with a white mother-of-pearl ring, anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass, steel crown with “CD” engraving, transparent sapphire crystal case-back.
Silver-tone opaline dial is embossed with a pleated motif and decorated with graded pink lacquer, diamonds and white mother-of-pearl inserts. The openworked rotor of the automatic movement is mounted on top of the dial to evoke the twirl of a ball gown. The exceptional Dior VIII Grand Bal Plissé Ruban is manufactured in the prestigious workshops of La Chau-de-Fonds in Switzerland and is later hand decorated.
The watch is finished with polished stainless steel bracelet, pyramid-shaped links and unfolding steel clasp. It also comes with additional black satin strap with steel pin buckle.