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Emmanuel Dietrich OT-13

If there is any beauty to be found in tragedy this is it.

A message full of peace, love and most importantly compassion for a world that is starving for empathy.

I thank Emmanuel Dietrich for putting together what for me will be a symbol of light in the midst of darkness:

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 honor 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 deepest condolences go out to the family through this time of hardship.‪ #‎PrayforParis ‪#‎vivalavie ‪#‎lucie ‪#‎DIETRICH @emmanueldietrich