This delicate Dior timepiece took our breath away at first sight: lithe and ultra-feminine, the incorporation of lush, fluctuating feathers on the dial is truly mesmerizing.
An inspired, high-glamor variation of the Dior VIII Grand Bal, the Plume version is seen here in smouldering black ceramic, diamonds and white feathers; or in white ceramic, diamonds and blush-pink feathers: both equally alluring, we say.
Armed with a functional—and feathered—openwork oscillating weight on the iridescent mother-of-pearl dial, the swish of the feathers remind us of the dramatic twirl of a floor-length ball gown—and Dior says the use of feathers is a world first.
The perfect accessory for the society woman, the intricate icing on the cake is the blinding diamond setting of the feathers, making the 2012 Dior VIII Grand Bal a stunning amalgamation of haute horlogerie, haute joaillerie and haute couture.
Limitedto just 88 pieces in each color, the Dior VIII Grand Bal Plume will be available at Dior boutiques in June—get yours before they well, flutter away!