Oh Dior! The new watches have landed – just in time for the ‘Ramadan Rush’

DIOR-VIII-GRAND-BAL-PLISSE-SOLEIL-STEEL-MOP-AND-DIAMONDS-36MM STEEL BRACELET Front large

“Women are the future of watches, there’s huge potential in women’s watches that is only half exploited today.” So said Jean-Claude Biver, head of LVMH’s watch unit earlier this year. He must be rubbing his hands this month as the summer influx of middle-Eastern customers arrive to shop up a storm at our luxury department stores.

Just arrived at Harrods in time for the so-called ‘Ramadan rush‘ is the Dior VIII Montaigne collection. My favourite is the frankly stunning VIII Montaigne Grand Bal Plissé Soleil (above and below), which I first spotted at the Dior press day in April. Based on the undulating folds of a ‘New Look’ ballgown skirt, its mother of pearl oscillating weight ‘dances’ when the watch moves – so pretty!

1 DIOR-VIII-GRAND-BAL-PLISSE-SOLEIL-STEEL-Mother-of-pearl-ANDDIAMONDS-36MM-STEEL-BRACELET
2 DIOR-VIII-MONTAIGNE-ACIER-ET-OR-ROSE-BRACELET-ACIER-36-MM-Face
3 DIOR-VIII-MONTAIGNE-BLUE-SUN-BRUSHED-STEEL-DIAL-32MM
4 DIOR-VIII-MONTAIGNE-PINK-SUN-BRUSHED-STEEL-DIAL-32MM
5 DIOR-VIII-MONTAIGNE-STEEL-AND-MOTHER-OF-PEARL 36MM
6 DIOR-VIII-MONTAIGNE-STEEL-AND-PINK-GOLD-BRACELET-25MM
7 DIOR-VIII-MONTAIGNE-STEEL-MOP-BEZEL-AND-DIAMOND-SET-DIAL-32MM

The Dior VIII Montaigne line riffs on a number of Dior house codes (spot the references to the signature cloud grey and the architectural Bar suit) and I love the subtle pastel colours of the sun-brushed steel dials, inspired by couture gowns. And although some say rose gold is a bit passé now, I still like the warm-cool combo of pink gold with steel ‘studs’. The collection is available at Harrods now, then nationwide from mid-July.

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One Response to Oh Dior! The new watches have landed – just in time for the ‘Ramadan Rush’

  1. Eni says:

    Wow!!! Amazing watch. This model with pink and steel is really beautiful…..
    Eni

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