8: a magical number for Christian Dior, evoking in turn the 8th of October1946, day of the opening of his Couture House; his address Avenue Montaigne, in the VIIIth arrondissement of Paris and “En Huit” (In Eight), the name of his first collection.
The play of this even number eight continues in yet another priceless interpretation, the Dior VIII Baguette collection.
“White is pure and simple and goes with everything.” says Christian Dior; and goes on to add, “Red is my lucky colour.”
The exquisite new jewel timepieces in white ceramic with gold bezel set in baguette-cut flamboyant red rubies, sky blue aquamarines and tender green peridots, which draw the imagination into the dreamlike world of Haute Couture.The bezel set with baguette-cut stones become a pleated and gathered ribbon or diamond bourdon stitches.
The perfect combination of watch making and jewellery-making know-how, for the Baguette collection, Dior VIII is adorned with diamonds and precious stones in the most beautiful colors, evoking the know-how of the seamstresses in the ateliers, irresistibly attracting the eye to the perfection of the silhouette.
The transparent back of the dial, decorated with a sapphire crystal oscillating weight engraved and tinted in shades matching the stones, Dior timepieces are more coquettish, refined and modern than ever. Like film stars, they know how to be graciously insolent, displaying themselves under their sapphire glass in the way others do on glossy paper. Every single one of them is ever more precious. They are elaborated with the finest jewellery-making know-how right down to the last detail, coupled with the certitude of the beauty of time. Time as fleeting as it is hypnotic, as irresistible as it is seductive – that is to say the most impossible time of all – the time for lovers.
The technical details of the three timepieces of Dior Viii Baguette differ only in the carat weight of each of the stones, Rubies, Aquamarines and Peridot. Everything else remains the same.
33mm automatic – White gold, white ceramic, diamonds. The Case is made of white high-tech ceramic and white gold. Bezel set with baguette-cut aquamarines/Rubies/Peridot. Antireflective sapphire crystal glass, crown set with a white ceramic insert, transparent sapphire crystal case-back. The dial is Silver opaline. Hand-applied diamond-shaped hour markers Indicating “VIII” at 8 o’clock. Central ring set with diamonds. Silver opaline flange with luminescent indexes, Luminescent faceted hour and minute hands. Bracelet made of white high-tech ceramic, pyramid-shaped links, unfolding gold clasp. The movement is Automatic. Light blue engraved sapphire crystal oscillating weight. Has 40-hour power reserve. Water resistance up to 50 metres. Composition – 750/1000 white gold / Weight (average):
31.4g, Diamonds: 32 / Carat (approx.): 0.10 / Clarity: V.V.S. / Colour: FG Aquamarines: 50 / Carat (approx.): 2.91; Peridots: 50 / Carat (approx.): 3.48; Rubies: 50 / Carat (approx.): 4.17
Prices for the Indian market are Peridot Baguette – INR 21,90,000; Aquamarine Baguette – INR 25,65,000; Rubies Baguette- INR 48,00,000