Interview With Ms. Laurence Nicolas, President Of Dior’s Fine Jewelry And Watch Division (2)

How was Dior created?
   All the work comes from our studio on Montaigne Avenue. Later, Dior Watch Studio began to study the technical feasibility of an artistic concept. They set out to develop and assemble watches. They have found the most professional partners, not only competent for the manufacture of related parts, but also transferring original designs to dials, movements, cases or straps.
What do Dior have in common with partners?
   We choose the best Swiss partners. Not only do they have deep expertise and set the highest quality standards, but they also like to accept challenges.
Can you tell us about Dior VIII?
   The birth of Dior VIII is based on our dream to create a watch series to fully display the charm of the Dior brand instead of just showing one aspect of it. It comes from a sentence by Christian Dior: ‘I dream of becoming an architect; as a fashion designer, I must respect the basic principles of architecture.’ The pyramid structure of its bracelet is inspired by a tunic (narrow shoulder, Waist, hips). As for this name, it comes from the lucky number that Mr. Dior believed in; it was on October 8, 1946, that he founded his own custom company in the 8th district of Paris, and his first series was named ‘en huit’ ( Eight series). Dior VIII, like women’s clothing, is available in ‘day dress’, ‘cocktail dress’ (precious long stepped gem) and ‘evening’ (‘Grand Bal’).
Can you tell us about the new Dior VIII model launched in 2013?
   In 2013, Dior VIII launched the ‘Japanese’, ‘Cocktail Dress’ and ‘Evening’ watches. The new dial of the ‘Daywear’ watch is made of diamonds and mother-of-pearl, highlighting the soft shape of the white ceramic dial. Both new 38mm watches are white with dials set with a circle of pink sapphires or paraiba tourmalines, shining in the sun. There is also a new 33mm white and black ceramic watch. The bezel, case back, crown and folding buckle are covered with a layer of rose gold.
   Two new ‘Baguette’ models were introduced to match the ‘cocktail dress’-white ceramic models with sapphire and black ceramic models with ruby ​​and pink sapphire. Both watches are decorated with delicate colored stones, reminiscent of Dior plissé. Mr. Dior once said, ‘In general, for the parts that cannot be seen or difficult to see, the beauty of the selected material must be no less than the other parts.’ The creative studio follows Mr. Dior’s claim to make the beauty unmistakable: the white mother-of-pearl oscillating weight shows a delicate ‘sun disk’ pattern on the bottom of the watch. Colors hand drawn.
   The ‘Grand Bal’ watch is equipped with the ‘Dior inversé’ movement, which places the practical rotor of the automatic movement on the dial. This watch is specially designed to match the ‘evening dress’, and continues to vividly perform the ball that Mr. Dior loves. The new ‘Dior Inversé 8¼’ movement was developed to meet the design requirements of the 33mm model. The rotor is set with a diamond grid, or decorated with light pink or purple feathers, and is set against white mother-of-pearl and diamonds. Another major new watch launched this year is an upgrade of the 2012 Dior VIII Grand Bal “Plume” 38mm watch, which is made of ceramic and pink gold and decorated with light brown feathers, while retaining the pink gold case. As a result, ceramics are no longer the exclusive material of the Dior VIII series.
   Finally, the dial and diameter of the Dior VIII Grand Bal Pièce Unique also changed to 33mm and 38mm. The 38mm dial is decorated with opal, agate, jade or sapphire; the 33mm dial is snow-inlaid with sapphire, yellow sapphire, orange-pink spinel, mayenite or purple sapphire. apply for patent. Both bezels are set with long stepped gemstones-sapphire, yellow sapphire, orange spinel, amethyst or ettringite. They are hollowed out and placed on the dial.
Can you tell us about the Dior Grand Soir collection and its new 2013 models?
   Since 2010, we have created a unique series of watches each year, the Dior Grand Soir series. The color of each watch, the folds of the strap, the craftsmanship of the dial (jewel setting or inlay) and the rotor are all closely linked to Dior’s brand tradition.
   In 2013, Dior Grand Soir launched a new watch with a case diameter of 28mm. Compared with the original 33mm model, it added a touch of femininity.
   The 28mm production version will use two new bezels: one is an asymmetric bezel set with sapphire, and the other is a corolla-like bezel on a timepiece set with pink sapphire; colored The gemstones present a delicate and luxurious ‘plissé’ (pleated) pattern in the fine tones, which is popular with the Dior family.
   Five unique 33mm watches are equipped with Zenith’s Elite automatic movement in a gold case. The difference from the 28mm watch is that the 33mm watch has a round bezel set with long stepped gemstones. The colors of these gemstones perfectly match each other (sapphire, pink sapphire, topaz, amethyst and diamond).
   All 2013 watches of the Dior Grand Soir series are presented with exquisite and intricate details: the meticulous dial is reminiscent of embroidery design, the hollow rotor and the dial and the three straps are harmoniously matched, the strap material Includes crocodile skin, pleated or glossy taffeta and satin.
Can you tell us about the Dior Christal collection and its new 2013?
   Dior Christal began shipping in 2005 and its name is derived from the collection’s distinctive feature-sapphire crystal. The sapphire crystals laid on the bezel and the pyramid-shaped links of the bracelet allow us to create colors not found in ceramics or metals. In 2012, the Dior Christal collection featured bright red (a color that Christian Dior regarded as ‘joyful and energetic’) and a deep purple he called the ‘Queen of the Color Kingdom’. In 2013, Dior Christal’s colors blended with blue (‘blue is the most beautiful color’). Each dial of the 33mm or 38mm models is framed by diamonds.
Can you tell us about the La D de Dior collection and its new 2013?
   La D de Dior increasingly pays attention to the ultimate charm of Dior’s fine jewelry. From April 2013, La D de Dior will launch the latest models: 19mm style (Vietnamese black mother-of-pearl dial, yellow, pink and orange fluorescent patent leather strap; 38mm new black personality style (steel or rose with onyx) Gold dial, black satin strap; three new 21mm La D de Dior “Précieuse” models (set with hard rock dials such as opal, jade, turquoise, satin strap, diamond-set bezel, middle case and watch crown).
   Finally, Dior will launch the new La D de Dior “Précieuse” watch with yellow or pink diamonds at Haute Couture Week in July.

2014 Basel International Watch & Jewellery Show Ended Flawlessly – Glasutti’s Original Stunning Debut

On April 3, the 2014 Basel International Watch & Jewellery Show ended perfectly. This year’s show attracted nearly 150,000 people from all over the world. Glashütte Original successfully completed the exhibition and attracted much attention with its new products and existing series designs.

 Germany’s top watchmaker Glashütte Original’s booth this year has expanded by 100 square meters compared to last year and is spread over three floors. The booth is located in Hall 1, adjacent to other high-end watch brands under the Swatch Group. Glashütte Original attracted the attention of countless viewers through a holographic display and a display table called ‘Wonderful Stage’. Through a giant magnifying glass, viewers can view parts decorated with fine gold and silver, exquisite dials and A close look at a range of components and complex movements.

 Retailers, industry reporters and customers have a special fondness for Glashütte’s original and innovative movement, the 37 Chronograph Movement. This solid movement is equipped with a distinguished and elegant German Grand Chronograph chronograph watch and a vintage and stylish 70’s Grand Chronograph watch.

 In order to clearly show the working principle of this innovative chronograph movement, Glashütte Original opened a display cabinet in the booth to present the hologram of the movement. This hologram looks like it is floating in the air and analyzes the movement carefully Internal structure. In the on-site product display and expert discussions, other new products from Glashütte originals, such as the watch with an inverted calendar and a hand-wound hollowed-out watch from the MP, were also well received. The new watches released at the Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Show will be fully available in late summer 2014.

Radar Haoxing 1313 ‘lifetime’ Limited Edition Watch

Your love deserves a timeless and exquisite watch. The new HyperChrome 1314 ‘Lifetime’ limited edition automatic mechanical watch, high-tech ceramic materials that are not easy to wear will not fade over time. The unique diamond scale adds shine to the three limited edition watches. Witness eternal love with you.
   The good times that accompany the lovers always seem too short, and the beginning of the new year is the perfect time to celebrate the sweet time together. The new HyperChrome 1314 ‘Lifetime’ limited edition automatic mechanical watch is just as old as your love. Although it has stood the test of time, it is still beautiful.
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   In Chinese culture, many numbers have special meanings. 1314 is a homonym with ‘One Life, One Life’, symbolizing eternal love. In the limited edition of HyperChrome’s 1314 ‘Lifetime I’, the Rado Swiss radar carefully engraved this magic code on the back of each watch. This implication is also in line with RADO’s watchmaking philosophy. It has always been the unremitting pursuit of Swiss Rado to create timeless and beautiful watches. The HyperChrome Series 1314 ‘Lifetime One’ Limited Edition is made of polished high-tech ceramics that are not easy to wear.
   The Rado HyperChrome 1314 ‘Lifetime’ limited edition automatic mechanical watch includes two black high-tech ceramic watches and a dazzling white high-tech ceramic watch. The light, non-wearing high-tech ceramic material is subtly blended with warm rose gold or gold elements, and the diamond scale on the dial is even more icing on the cake. The unique charm is hard to resist. Each of the three limited edition watches is limited to 1,314 pieces, each with its own serial number.
   For your beloved her or him, choose a love token-RADO HyperChrome 1314 ‘Lifetime One’ Limited Edition to celebrate and witness your precious and lasting love.
RADO Swiss Radar HyperChrome 1314 ‘Lifetime’ limited edition automatic mechanical watch
Ref: 629.0291.3.071

Movement: 11 1/2 ETA 2892-A2, automatic mechanical movement, 21 stone, 3-pin, calendar display at three o’clock, 42-hour power reserve, black automatic hammer, polished decorative movement
Case: Black high-tech ceramic material, one-piece case
Polished rose gold PVD stainless steel side inlays
Black polished high-tech ceramic case back with sapphire mirror
Double-sided anti-glare curved sapphire crystal
Polished rose gold PVD stainless steel crown
Limited number engraved on the bottom cover: N ° XXXX / 1314
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 meters)
Dial: Black, 12 diamonds, 125/130, top Wesselton diamonds, VS-SI, fully cut, 0.096 carats, black dial ring, rose gold swingable anchor logo, white ‘Rado’ and ‘Automatic’ logo
Hands: rose gold hands, black finish, white luminous coating, rose gold seconds hand
Strap: Three-row black high-tech ceramic, titanium tri-fold clasp, and black high-tech ceramic buttons
Case dimensions 42.0 x 47.8 x 10.2 (width x length x height Unit: 亳 m)
Ref: 580.0255.3.071

Movement: 8 3/4 ETA 2681, automatic mechanical movement, 25 stone, 3 needles, calendar display at 3 o’clock, 38-hour power reserve, black automatic hammer, polishing decoration machine
Case: Black high-tech ceramic material, one-piece case
Polished rose gold PVD stainless steel side trim
Black polished high-tech ceramic case back with sapphire mirror
Double-sided anti-glare curved sapphire crystal
Polished rose gold PVD stainless steel crown
Limited number engraved on the bottom cover: N ° XXXX / 1314
Water resistance: 5 bar (50 meters)
Dial: Black, 12 diamonds, 115/120, top Wesselton diamonds, VS-SI, fully cut, 0.078 carats, black dial ring, rose gold swingable anchor logo, white ‘Rado’ and ‘Automatic’ logo
Hands: Rose gold hands
Bracelet: three-row black high-tech ceramic, titanium tri-fold clasp, with black high-tech ceramic buttons
Case dimensions 36.0 x 41.9 x 10.4 (width x length x height Unit: 亳 m)
Ref: 580.0257.3.090

Movement: 8 3/4 ETA 2681, automatic mechanical movement, 25 stone, 3 hands, calendar display at three o’clock, 38-hour power reserve, black automatic hammer, polished decorative movement
Case: white high-tech ceramic material, one-piece case
Polished gold PVD stainless steel side inlays
White polished high-tech ceramic case back with sapphire mirror
Double-sided anti-glare curved sapphire crystal
Polished gold PVD stainless steel crown
Limited number engraved on the bottom cover: N ° XXXX / 1314
Water resistance: 5 bar (50 meters)
Dial: mother-of-pearl, 12 diamonds, 115/120, top Wesselton diamonds, VS-SI,
Fully cut, 0.078 carat, white dial circle, gold swingable anchor logo, grey ‘Rado’ and ‘Automatic’ logo
Hands: Gold-colored hands
Bracelet: Three-row white high-tech ceramic, titanium tri-fold clasp with white high-tech ceramic buttons
Case dimensions 36.0 x 41.9 x 10.4 (width x length x height Unit: mm)