Dior celebrates its 70th anniversary with five new watches. Designed to revisit and reimagine Dior’s dress codes, these new versions of the La Mini D de Dior and Dior VIII Montaigne draw influence from the iconic fashion house in unexpected ways. As for the former, the signature ribbon-bracelet pattern has been replicated again, only this time with weaves of a thousand gold fibers. The watch will appear in two variants, one with a classic gold dial and another in teal for a one on one U.S release.
The three editions of the Dior VIII Montaigne also use gold fibers in their creation, though in a much different form. Each edition (limited to eight pieces each) features a stunning geometric patterned dial featuring golden strands amidst a smattering of diamonds. Each pattern used—herringbone, caning, and houndstooth—are ones that have become engrained in the brand’s vernacular through its seven decades of operation. The latter played a role in the brand’s inaugural fashion show on February 12th 1947 on a white and beige Oxford Suit, and has continued to appear in a variety of forms through the decades.