Dietrich OT-13: In memory of those lost

Posted on 23 November 2015

One of the lives lost during the terrible heinous attacks on Paris was that of the younger sister of watch designer Emmanuel Dietrich. To honour her memory and all those that lost their lives Emmanuel Dietrich designed a watch bearing the french colours. This design is not for sale and is intended only for close friends and family.
Read Emmanuel's touching message below.



Dear friends and partners, dear watch community,

I never wanted to produce an OT-13. I have nothing against this number, but wanted to respect the sensitivities of all. However, things changed dramatically this past Friday the 13th as barbarians shot down my little sister Lucie in the streets of Paris.

I will produce a limited edition of 13 pieces in her memory. They will be uniquely for my family and close friends. I do not want to do business with our pain.

What I wish is for you to share –if you can- this image and message. At first I wasn’t sure if I wanted to use the blue, white and red of the French flag. Because I do not feel pain just for France, but for all our brothers and sisters in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria and everyone around the world who has suffered through similar losses because of fanaticism. I finally decided to do so in honour of the value of the French republic I was educated with and hold so dearly: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.

That is all we need today to make this world straight again and live together in peace

Thank you from all my heart for your support and compassion.

Kindly yours,

Emmanuel Dietrich

 Our sincerest condolences go out to Emmanuel and others affected by the Friday the 13th Paris attacks.


Source: The Horophile

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  • Ben: November 26, 2015

    God bless.

    Terrible news. Never be reluctant to use those colours of nations that have suffered in the name of freedom, France, the UK, America.

    A very special way to commemorate what must be such a painful loss.

    All the best.

  • David uk: November 26, 2015

    So sorry for this terrible loss. This is a small tribute with a huge message. Blessings to all who have suffered.

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