Glimmering chandeliers, flowing champagne, and couples twirling on the dance floor—this is the world of lavish balls that Monsieur Dior reveled in. Debuted in 2011, the French maison’s VIII Grand Bal collection pays homage to its founder’s deep love for extravagant fêtes. Similar to the hours required to piece together elements of a couture gown, each Swiss-made timepiece calls for unparalleled skill and uses the finest materials. The link to couture is most obvious, however, in the nuanced aesthetics: Oscillating weights mimic the sway of a ball gown; arranged by hand, feathers recall the whimsy of an evening spent dancing; and pyramid-shaped links on steel bracelets nod to the lines of the iconic Bar suit. As with any creation conceived by the house of Dior, the Grand Bal watches reflect the ultimate sense of detail, beautifully married with the imaginative spirit of couture.