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The Art of Watchmaking: Dior Grand Bal Plume

The refined materials coupled with the watchmaker’s strict aesthetic requirements evoke the House’s peerless couture identity in time-telling form

Dec 21, 2017 | By Andrea Sim

The Art of Watchmaking: Dior Grand Bal Plume

Created by Dior’s Swiss watchmaker, the Dior Grand Bal Plume, is the newest creation added to the brand’s exceptional timepiece collection. This new model pairs feather working savoir-faire, an haute couture stalwart, with horological technique.

Limited at only 88 pieces, what’s stunning about the Dior Grand Bal Plume is the design of the malachite dial adorned in gold threads, net, silk, feathers, gems or scarab beetle elytra.

Dior Grand Bal Plume: Malachite

The Dior Grand Bal Plume features an automatic movement bordered by a 36mm steel case contrasting beautifully with the bezel in yellow-gold, the faceted hour and minute hand and the diamond sets.

Powered by Dior’s “Inversé 11 1/2” calibre with a 42-hour power reserve, what’s most striking about this watch is the Malachite dial with yellow gold oscillating weight on the dial side, decorated with white feathers and set with tsavorite garnets and diamonds.

The shiny green alligator strap is used to complete the look of this timepiece secured to a steel prong buckle set.

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