When two geniuses collide, there’s bound to be greatness afoot. Collaborations are common in the worlds of fashion and luxury. At times, one creative mind needs another to truly develop an idea and make into a reality. The blending of two geniuses actually makes the product even more valuable, knowing that a confluence of groundbreaking ideas happened to come up with such an item. This kind of partnership is exactly what led to La Mini D de ‘Rose des Vents’ watches.
Release Date and Price
Release date: September 2017
Price when reviewed: $4,600+
Renowned French jewelry designer Victoire de Castellane became one of the most famous in her craft back in the 1980’s. To this day, her genius in design and innovation have captured the hearts and imaginations of clients and customers alike. From 1998 to today, she has been with the house of Dior lending her genius for the couture label’s joaillerie line. One of her latest offerings is the La Mini D de Dior ‘Rose des Vents’ timepiece which was released in September of 2017. The watch is priced at over $4,600+ a piece.
- Diameter: 19mm
- Movement: Automatic
- Water Resistant: 30 meters
- Strap: Black satin
- Buckle: Pin buckle
The ‘Rose des Vents’ watch features an eight-rayed star reminiscent of a compass. This unique design actually moves like a compass when the wearer moves her hands from side to side. Its magical, gypsy-like design harkens back to Christian Dior’s beliefs in astrology-a reference that has influenced a number of Dior designers, from John Galliano to Maria Grazia Chiuri. The watch itself is offered in four colors with different materials: a silver steel variation, an ice-pink version with mother of pearl embellishments, a red sapphire selection, and an emerald green malachite piece.
Its size comes with its name: Mini. With a diameter of only 19mm, Dior’s La Mini D de Dior ‘Rose des Vents’ is one of the worlds of horology’s smallest inventions. While the size might make its indelible design interesting, it also makes it difficult for the owner to view its majesty. The 19mm in diameter is too small for the creativity that is enthused in the timepiece to really pop out and make a statement. Furthermore, the size also makes it that much more difficult for the owner to tell the time, defeating the piece’s functional purpose.
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