La D de Dior
An horological icon, this feminine watch designed by Victoire de Castellane is constantly reinventing itself.
La Mini D de Dior Satine, takes its inspiration from couture and ribbons to draw a new line around the wrist. «I am inspired by satin ribbons. La D de Dior Satine is a metal ribbon around the wrist,» is how Victoire de Castellane describes her creation.
This reinterpreted skin-caressing ribbon secures the connection, strong as gold and steel, the designer has been weaving between couture and watches over the years. With it, she revisits a cherished item of the House since its founding. «The little ribbon bow has always been one of the most popular accessories for women. You can use them on the sleeves, the cuffs,» suggested Christian Dior in his Little Dictionary of Fashion.
As if following this advice, the bracelet designed by Victoire de Castellane wraps around the wrist. All the age-old skill of the watchmakers was called upon to ensure the metal would have this level of flexibility. Thus, the bracelet in Milanese mesh is inspired by the centuries-old art of passementerie. Thousands of gold or steel threads intertwine in order to marry the curves and wrist movements as if the mesh was flowing over the skin.
La Mini D de Dior Satine, with its steel bracelet, mother-of-pearl dial and nineteen or twenty-five centimeter diameter, diamond-set bezel, comes in five models. There are two additional versions combining a bracelet in yellow and rose gold with a golden sunray-brushed dial encircled by a diamond-set bezel.