I have many cheap thrill watches, the ones you buy because they are cute and affordable. Like Marc by Marc Jacobs and Swatches. Nothing wrong with those and everyone should have a few to throw around. But what I’m yearning for is a real watch. Like my husband’s IWC Schaffhausen pilot watch (lucky boy; graduation gift from his uncle) that I keep “borrowing” all the time.
I recently met with a lovely representative from Chrisitian Dior as the house launched sixteen Dior VIII timepieces. You’ve probably seen the ads with Charlize Theron. Inspired by the Lady Dior bag, this spectacular collection mimics the patent leather of the iconic bag with an innovative black ceramic bracelet. One by one, they made it on to my wrist, each more beautiful than then next. Until the grand finale: the Grand Bal featuring 400 tiny diamonds, some dispersed in an almost random manner.
The Grand Bal is an extreme, a ‘If I Was Super Ridiculously Beyond Belief Rich’ watch. But the basic black Dior VIII is what really gets my heart fluttering. So sleek, so classic, so fetching, so Dior.
$5,500 (and $64,000 for the Grand Bal) at Holt Renfrew.