Dior combines sapphires and metallic leather in latest couture-inspired watch

Friday, December 13th, 2013. Filed under: Beauty & Style Home & Garden
This limited edition Dior VIII watch comes in black high-tech ceramic. This version is adorned with pink sapphires and a metallic blue bracelet. ©Dior Horlogerie

This limited edition Dior VIII watch comes in black high-tech ceramic. This version is adorned with pink sapphires and a metallic blue bracelet.
©Dior Horlogerie

(Relaxnews) – Dior has just presented its latest luxury watch inspired by the world of haute couture fashion. The stunning and modern timepiece comes with a bracelet in metallic leather, one of the hottest trends seen on the runways this season. The Dior VIII Céramique, made in black high-tech ceramic, will be available in a limited edition from January.

One of two versions of the limited edition Dior VIII watch in black ceramic, with blue sapphires and a metallic pink bracelet. ©Dior Horlogerie

One of two versions of the limited edition Dior VIII watch in black ceramic, with blue sapphires and a metallic pink bracelet.
©Dior Horlogerie

The French haute couture house has just opened a new chapter in the story of its Dior VIII watch collection with this limited edition black high-tech ceramic timepiece, accented with sapphires and a metallic leather bracelet.

Available in two different versions, the new watch is based on a self-winding movement with a 40-hour power reserve and an oscillating weight, which has been lacquered in pale green.

In high-tech black ceramic and stainless steel, the case — available in 33 mm and 38 mm — is crowned by a rotating bezel with raised black ceramic pyramids.

Two couture versions

Like all of the Dior VIII watches, this timepiece echoes trends seen in recent haute couture collections. In this case, metallic colors and colorful leather are the main trends at hand. The first version of the watch has a blue central aluminum disk inlaid with blue sapphires and comes with a metallic pink leather bracelet, while the second is the opposite, with a ring of pink sapphires and a bracelet in metallic blue.

Another couture-inspired detail lies in the colors chosen for the seconds hands of these two watches, in orange or pale green depending on the version.

The Dior VIII Céramique will be available from January 2014 in a limited edition of 188 watches. Price available on request.

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