Dior VIII in black and white: Yang has found its yin

Charlize Theron spotlights the new white model in the Dior VIII collection of ceramic timepieces. For the spring summer 2012 Dior VIII watch (diameter 33mm, automatic movement) turns white – a white as blazing as the black was somber on the very first Dior’s models.

Dior VIII, the most recent addition to the Dior house’s watch collection, made a splash at the Basel fair in 2011: here was a line of ceramic models in deepest, most intense black, illuminated by diamonds or colored gemstones.

The new Dior VIII white features a case and bracelet in white high-tech ceramic and steel. The turning bezel is set with white ceramic inserts, and the white mother-of-pearl dial is set with diamonds, antireflective sapphire crystal glass, transparent case-back and white lacquered oscillating weight. The watch is water resistant to 50 metres.

This week Dior celebrated also the opening of its new Dior Homme Soho pop-up store in New York in the presence of Kris Van Assche, the Dior Homme creative director. Also Dior dressed a lot of celebrities at the Met Gala in New York.