During the abominable Paris attacks that took place on Friday the 13th 2015, one of the victims that tragically lost their lives was watch designer Emmanuel Dietrich’s younger sister, Lucie.

To honor her memory and all those who lost their lives to the heinous acts of fanatics, Emmanuel Dietrich has created a commemorative piece intended solely for his direct family and friends.

Please read Emmanuel’s heartfelt 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

My sincerest condolences go out to Emmanuel and the Dietrich family for their tragic loss.