Equipped with the “Dior inverse” calibre which places the functional oscillating weight of the automatic movement on top of the dial, the models in the “evening” wardrobe called Grand Bal, continue the ball metaphor so dear to Monsieur Dior. A new “Dior Inversé 8 ¼” calibre has been developed in response to the need for a 33mm model whose oscillating weight is sometimes a mesh of diamonds or sometimes a petticoat of pink or violet feathers festooned with white mother-of-pearl and diamonds.

The new Dior VIII Grand Bal “Résille” model features a 33mm white high-tech ceramic and stainless steel case, whose bezel is adorned with pink sapphires and decorated with a white mother-of-pearl ring. The white mother-of-pearl dial responds to the color of the high-tech ceramic bracelet with pyramid-shaped links.

The automatic Dior Inversé 8 1/4 calibre displays the hours and minutes. Its functional openwork white gold oscillating weight, dancing on the dial, is set with pink sapphires (patented).

This  model is produced in a limited edition of 88 pieces.
 

Dior VIII Grand-Bal Resille pink Sapphires 33MM

Dior VIII Grand-Bal Résille, saphirs roses, 33mm © Dior