Filed under: Timepieces / Watches
The watch is 42mm wide in steel, and has a black ceramic bezel (which is nice). The look of the steel with black is carried over on the back of the watch where the sapphire exhibition caseback window has a ring of black around it to match the look of the watch case. Inside the watch is an automatic Calibre Dior 8 Fuseaux Horaires (8 timezones), which is likely a base ETA, and was specially developed for Dior. The watch tells the time, and has a day/night indicator (which is part of the hour hand). To be honest, I am not 100% sure how time is told in the eight timezones. The dial seems to have a subsidiary hour hand, while the main dial is used for the minutes and seconds. The hour hands looks to be operating on a 24 hour scale, and via some simple addition and subtraction, you can tell the time for the various reference cities. It looks interesting enough, but also feels like a toy that comes out of an extremely expensive box of cereal ("Real Golden Nuggets!"). Dior will be making just 100 pieces in this limited edition set of Chiffre Rouge T01 watches.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch reviews site aBlogtoRead.com.