La D de Dior Watches: A Look at Horological Magic in the Making

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1975 marks the year Dior ventured into the watchmaking business and, since then, all of the house’s emblematic codes are part of its horological DNA. Designed in Paris and first produced back in 2003 by Victoire de Castellane in the heart of a Swiss valley, ‘La D de Dior’ was the first watch of the house. Femininity meets masculinity in this timeless piece, inspired by the mens’ wristwatches of the 70s and updated with Dior’s signature ladylike aesthetic.

This year, the house took the design to the next level with ‘La D de Dior Satine’, a strap evoking the ribbons favored by both Christian Dior and Victoire de Castellane. The link between couture and watchmaking, this strap represents a ribbon around the wrist. The ancestral art of passementerie is translated and brought into the watchmaking process, in which thousands of threads form the watch’s Milanese mesh bracelet.

To see Dior’s artisans work their magic, browse through Savoir Flair’s gallery below, then head to your nearest Dior boutique to see (and try on) these beauties.

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