For some, romance means a resplendent bouquet of full-figured roses, and for others, a particularly spectacular piece of diamond-studded jewellery, hopefully followed by a starry-eyed dinner for two in the magnificent mountains surrounding Lake Geneva. La D de Dior Satine’s latest three timepieces are quintessential to the latter, and come in a new, slightly larger 36mm case size, which playfully toys with the collection’s delicate mix of the masculine and feminine.
The original La D de Dior Satine watch was unveiled in 2003 for the flirtatious woman who likes to borrow her man’s watch, so that, according to the Maison, “She always thinks about him.” Inspired by the distinct aesthetic of Seventies classics, the collection embodies the spirit of Christian Dior himself, as well as his passion for striking colour and bold creativity. Surprisingly suitable for those with a minimalist palette, La D de Dior Satine is modestly embellished and handsomely delivers Old World elegance in spades.
Referencing the role of ribbon in Dior’s couture creations, each piece features a Milanese mesh bracelet that sparkles with each flick of the wrist. This gentle shimmer of woven metal alludes to smooth satin, and a concluding hand-polish results in a distinctive shine that’ll pair perfectly with your Cinderella-blue, crystal-encrusted heels and metallic shadow. Various models feature delicate dials in ivory, midnight-black and blushing pink, as well as bezels, crowns and buckles that are all set with scintillating diamonds.
Two polished, dainty Dauphine hands, powered by a quartz movement and water-resistant to 30 metres, are not only elegant and timeless, but demonstrate the ultimate in Swiss watch manufacturing, for the ribbon has been part of the label’s DNA since its inception. Christian Dior himself wrote in his Little Dictionary of Fashion in 1954, “The little ribbon bow was always one of the most prized of women’s accessories.”