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Gem Dior

Gem Dior

A style as abstract-organic, an organized disruption

March 2nd, 2021
  • My first clue is a quirky case in an irregular octagonal shape.
  • My second is an asymmetrical bracelet in a variety of colors, in stratified layers of gemstones.
  • My third is an ensemble of color-coordinated jewels.
  • And, lastly, I’m the contemporary symbiosis of Nature and Couture that Monsieur Dior so loved. Who am I?
Gem Dior... An original collection of seven watches and eleven pieces of jewellery designed by Victoire de Castellane, Artistic Director of Dior Joaillerie.

GEM DIOR: 27x25mm quartz – Yellow gold, diamonds, ornamental stones and mother-of-pearl
CD18115X1004 (135mm) - CD18115X1002 (145mm) - CD18115X1006 (155mm) - CD18115X1008 (165mm)
Case Yellow gold - Bezel set with diamonds with a turquoise insert - Dial Malachite - Hands Polished Dauphine hands in yellow gold - Bracelets Asymmetrical yellow gold links with diamond-set, ornamental stones inserts (lapis-lazuli, cornaline, tiger eye and turquoise) and pink mother-of-pearl - Ending link with a diamond-set insert - Additional strap in black alligator and ending yellow gold link with diamonds - Movement Quartz - Functions Hours - Minutes - Water resistance 30 metres - Composition 750/1000 yellow gold / Weight (average): 87.35g - Diamonds: 91 / Carat: 2.06 / Colour: FG / Clarity: VVS - Leather strap diamonds: 6 dias, 0.17 ct - Swiss made

Gem Dior takes its name from the eponymous high jewellery collection launched two years ago. “Gem” is a euphonious nod to ‘J’aime’ (French for ‘I love’). “I designed a collection of watches and jewellery that’s not figurative,” explains Victoire de Castellane. “The spirit of this collection is modern, it’s a style that I would describe as abstract-organic, an organized disruption that turned out to be a true technical challenge for our ateliers.”

GEM DIOR: 27x25mm quartz – Yellow gold, diamonds and onyx
CD18115X1003 (135mm) - CD18115X1001 (145mm) - CD18115X1005 (155mm) - CD18115X1007 (165mm)
Case Yellow gold - Bezel set with diamonds with an onyx insert - Dial Onyx - Hands Polished Dauphine hands in yellow gold - Bracelets Asymmetrical yellow gold links - Ending link with a diamond-set insert - Additional strap in black alligator and ending yellow gold link with diamonds - Movement Quartz - Functions Hours - Minutes - Water resistance 30 metres - Composition 750/1000 yellow gold / Weight (average): 94.50g - Diamonds: 37 / Carat: 0.71 / Colour: FG / Clarity: VVS - Leather strap diamonds: 6 dias, 0.17 ct - Swiss made

In that spirit, the watch’s unique case was designed after the natural formations of minerals, in this case slices of rough tourmaline. Meanwhile, for the bracelet, Victoire de Castellane drew inspiration from Monsieur Dior’s way of pinning fabric swatches from his haute couture shows onto sheets of paper.

GEM DIOR: 27x25 mm quartz – Steel and black mother-of-pearl
CD18111X1003 (135mm) - CD18111X1001 (145mm) - CD18111X1005 (155mm) - CD18111X1007 (165mm)
Case Stainless steel - Bezel with a black PVD insert - Dial Black lacquered mother-of-pearl - Hands Polished Dauphine hands - Bracelets Asymmetrical stainless steel links - Ending link with a black PVD insert - Additional strap in black calfskin and ending stainless steel link with a black PVD insert - Movement Quartz - Functions Hours - Minutes - Water resistance 30 metres - Swiss made

From this union of Nature and Couture was born Gem Dior, a statement as creative as it is singular, with a design that never fails to surprise. A case in point is the collection’s emblematic piece in yellow gold and gemstones. Its octagonal case with cut-out sides is set with turquoise and diamonds around a malachite dial.

The asymmetrical and clasp-less bracelet is made of strata of ornamental gems (malachite, lapis lazuli, carnelian, pink opal, tiger’s eye) forming an intense commotion of hues.

GEM DIOR: 27x25 mm quartz – Steel, yellow gold, diamonds and lapis-lazuli
CD18112X1002 (135mm) - CD18112X1001 (145mm) - CD18112X1003 (155mm) - CD18112X1004 (165mm)
Case Stainless steel - Bezel set with diamonds with a yellow gold insert - Dial Lapis-lazuli - Hands Polished Dauphine hands in yellow gold - Bracelets Asymmetrical stainless steel and yellow gold links - Ending link with a diamond-set insert - Additional strap in black calfskin and ending stainless steel link with diamonds - Movement Quartz - Functions Hours - Minutes - Water resistance 30 metres - Composition 750/1000 yellow gold / Weight (average): 25.38g - Diamonds: 37 / Carat: 0.71 / Colour: FG / Clarity: VVS - Leather strap diamonds: 6 dias, 0.17 ct - Swiss made

Fully articulated, this timekeeping jewel is designed to be worn as an open cuff, creating a unique look for the wrist. Elegant, with a strong temperament. Gem Dior is available in six other versions (in steel and black mother-of-pearl, in pink gold with full diamond pavé, in gold and steel and lapis lazuli, etc.), each presented with an interchangeable black leather strap.

GEM DIOR: 27x25 mm quartz – Steel, diamonds and white mother-of-pearl
CD18111X1004 (135mm) - CD18111X1002 (145mm) - CD18111X1006 (155mm) - CD18111X1008 (165mm)
Case Stainless steel - Bezel set with diamonds with a white mother-of-pearl insert - Dial Mother-of-pearl - Hands Polished Dauphine hands - Bracelets Asymmetrical stainless steel links - Ending link with a diamond-set insert - Additional strap in black calfskin and ending stainless steel link with diamonds - Movement Quartz - Functions Hours - Minutes - Water resistance 30 metres - Composition 750/1000 yellow gold / Weight (average): 25.38g - Diamonds: 37 / Carat: 0.71 / Colour: FG / Clarity: VVS - Leather strap diamonds: 6 dias, 0.17 ct - Swiss made

The atypical geometry of Gem Dior’s design carries over to an irresistible range of jewellery. The star styles are a yellow gold ring and bracelet with perfectly, deliberately misaligned links in gemstones and diamonds to create an undulating impression of blues and greens.

GEM DIOR: 27x25 mm quartz – Pink gold, diamonds and white mother-of-pearl
CD18117X1002 (135mm) - CD18117X1001 (145mm) - CD18117X1003 (155mm) - CD18117X1004 (165mm)
Case Pink gold - Bezel set with diamonds - Dial Mother-of-pearl - Hands Polished Dauphine hands in pink gold - Bracelets Asymmetrical pink gold links with diamond-set inserts - Ending link with a diamond-set insert - Additional strap in black alligator and ending pink gold link with diamonds - Movement Quartz - Functions Hours - Minutes - Water resistance 30 metres - Composition 750/1000 pink gold / Weight (average): 94.50g - Diamonds: 121 / Carat: 2.77 / Colour: FG / Clarity: VVS - Leather strap diamonds: 6 dias, 0.17 ct - Swiss made

In a more monochrome register, the jewellery collection is completed by rings, bangles and earrings in yellow, pink and white gold, fully or semi-paved with diamonds. The play of contrast on the refined metalwork brings out the distinctive design of Gem Dior. And just begs to be touched...

GEM DIOR: 27x25 mm quartz – White gold and diamonds
CD18116X1002 (135mm) - CD18116X1001 (145mm) - CD18116X1003 (155mm) - CD18116X1004 (165mm)
Case White gold - Bezel set with diamonds - Dial White gold set with diamonds - Hands Polished Dauphine hands in white gold set with diamonds - Bracelets Asymmetrical white gold links set with diamonds - Additional strap in black alligator and ending white gold link with diamonds - Movement Quartz - Functions Hours - Minutes - Water resistance 30 metres - Composition 750/1000 white gold / Weight (average): 100.55g - Diamonds: 625 / Carat: 9.38 / Colour: FG / Clarity: VVS - Leather strap diamonds: 38 dias, 0.33 ct - Swiss made

GEM DIOR CUFF: JGEM94002
Yellow gold, diamonds, lapis lazuli, malachite and chrysoprase
 
GEM DIOR RING: JGEM94001
Yellow gold, diamonds, lapis lazuli, malachite and chrysoprase
 
GEM DIOR BRACELET: JGEM94006
Yellow gold and diamonds
 
GEM DIOR BRACELET: JGEM94008
Pink gold and diamonds
 
GEM DIOR BRACELET: JGEM94010
White gold and diamonds
 
GEM DIOR RING: JGEM95001
Pink gold and diamonds
 
GEM DIOR EARRINGS: JGEM95002
Pink gold and diamonds
 
GEM DIOR RING: JGEM95003
Yellow gold and diamonds
 
GEM DIOR EARRINGS: JGEM95004
Yellow gold and diamonds
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