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Dior Grand Soir Collection

by Michael Weare
9 December, 2012
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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com

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This article was written and contributed by Emily Longstaff who also writes for New York art magazine artobserved.com

As Christmas time nears ever closer and the festivities of the season start lighting up the night sky; the nights also, unfortunately, start getting simultaneously bleaker to counteract the Christmas cheer. Through thick fog, hail, rain, snow, sleet and even flooding, no amount of festive sparkle seems to be able to diminish the season’s adverse weather conditions – until now…

Dior has, with impeccable timing, released their Grand Soir collection which details a selection of heavily embellished, diamond encrusted facades with intricately pleated straps that reflects the light almost as much as the precious stones within the watch dial. With a watch from this collection you no longer have to rely on intermittent and temperamental fairy lights to get you through the darkness as you’ll have all the luminescence you need strapped to your wrist.

Women often argue that less is more, but in the light of such dreariness I’m sure Dior would agree that ‘more’ is definitely more. Each piece in the the Dior Grand Soir collection harmoniously combine oscillating weights, calibres, dials and precious straps. Every piece is intricately hand crafted and scrupulously refined. Even the caseback of the watch is heavily adorned featuring hand stitched ‘Christian Dior’ labels that complete the collection.

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Dior Grand Soir nos 8 and 10

There is a wide range of colours to choose from and slight variations within each item that makes the range highly versatile. Dior features everything from deep blues to magenta hues and even a rainbow coloured number. The Grand Soir no. 6 and no. 7, featured in the main picture, appear to be the most simplistic of the designs featuring effortless diamante encrusted circular constructs that gradually increase in size towards the bezel. All the designs, despite their variations, feature the same rectangular coloured stones that form into a lattice giving a ‘pleated’ appearance synchronising with the style of the strap.

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Dior Grand Soir nos 11 and 12

If you’re looking for a more vibrant and quirky appeal, then look no further than no.11 – a predominantly green face is juxtaposed with splashes of a contrasting pink trim and blue and grey diamonds, Safires and emeralds all intertwined onto a bold mustard colour strap. Even through this mismatch of colour, the unique design remains elegant and fit for a ball. The timepiece does not feature numbers, so is perhaps not the most functional of watches, but then again, any princess waiting at a ball for a handsome prince to sweep her off her feet wouldn’t want to aggravate wrinkles by straining to read the time.

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Dior Grand Soir nos 13 and 14

Dior consistently maintains their standard of perfection through intricate detailing that, not only provide the luxury feel to the timepiece, but contribute to the high-end price.

The watches are powered by a Zenith Elite movement that is accommodated in a gold case decorated with a finely wrought dial and a baguette-set bezel. The element of expense however, is the final touch to the watch that makes it feel all the more haute couture and exclusive.

These watches will be, without a doubt, near the top of every woman’s Christmas wish list and is set to bedazzle thousands of out of pocket husbands with their glamorous designs by January.

 

 

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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com

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