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Kalla Haute Couture à Pampilles
No mundo do tempo
e precisão, a mão do artesão desempenha um papel essencial.
de gestos herdados de séculos passados, ele se propõe a conquistar a matéria,
de se deliciarem com os menores detalhes, enquanto tenta encontrar o caminho
para a perfeição armado com paciência e concentração.
da Vacheron Constantin Fabricação, os expoentes experientes do Métiers d'Art (artesanato
artístico) orquestram suas habilidades para sublimar mecanismos, assistir e
transformá-los em obras de arte.

esses talentos numerosos manuais, jóias e gemsetting acompanham relojoeiros no
cumprimento de seus sonhos mais selvagens decorativos.
os alquimistas do passado, gemsetter-joalheiros darão vida à matéria-prima,
transformando-a num tesouro eternamente espumante.
por pedra preciosa, estes artesãos de forma leve, tem uma visão de tempo que
não é contada por fora, mas sim vivida em plenitude.

autêntica obra de arte por direito próprio, o novo Haute Joaillerie Haute
Couture à Pampilles brilhantemente ilustra a mágica, os laços indissolúveis que
a fábrica continua a tecer com as dua:s Arte e Artesanato.

Vacheron Constantin and Haute Joaillerie
Luminous artistry

In the world of time and precision, the
craftsman’s hand plays an essential role. Through gestures inherited from past
centuries, it sets out to conquer matter, lingering over the smallest details, while
finding the path to perfection armed with patience and concentration. Within
the Manufacture Vacheron Constantin, the experienced exponents of the Métiers
d’Art (artistic crafts) orchestrate their skills to sublimate watch mechanisms
and transform them into works of art.

Among these numerous manual talents,
jewellery and gemsetting accompany watchmakers in fulfilling their wildest
decorative dreams. Like the alchemists of old, gemsetter-jewellers give life to
the raw material by turning it into an eternally sparkling treasure. Precious
stone by stone, these artisans of light shape a vision of time that is not
counted off, but instead lived to the full.

An authentic work of art in its own right,
the new Haute Joaillerie Haute Couture à Pampilles brilliantly illustrates the
magical, indissoluble ties that the Manufacture continues to weave with both
Art and Craftsmanship.

Vacheron Constantin and ladies’ watches: a
story of passion

Fully grasping Vacheron Constantin’s
legitimacy in the field of feminine jewellery watches implies retracing its
history to 1820, when the first pocket-watches specially designed for women
first appeared in Switzerland.
Smaller than their equivalents for men, as well as more fanciful, they required
a gift for miniaturisation and a wealth of decorative talents mastered only by
a select circle of watchmakers that included Vacheron Constantin.

In the late 19th century, the wristwatch
began to assert its aesthetic and functional legitimacy. History unequivocally
shows that it was first and foremost designed for women before being adopted by
men… Vacheron Constantin immediately sensed the potential represented by the
ladies’ watch market. In 1887, the brand created a series of 30 watches for
women – a considerable amount for the time, and an event in itself, since it
was one of the world’s very first series-made wristwatches. Loyal to the
company’s reputation for fine workmanship, it was equipped with a revolutionary
system serving to both wind the watch and set the time simply by rotating the
bezel and thus obviating the need for a winding-crown. This historical watch
won an award at the Paris Universal Exposition in 1889.

In the 20th century, an impressive feat of
miniaturisation laid a new milestone in this field: the baguette-shaped
wristwatch – the thinnest in the world – housing a calibre made in 1914 by
Vacheron Constantin and featuring a winding-crown placed on the back of the
case opened up whole new aesthetic horizons for jewellery watches, while
nonetheless meeting the brand’s high precision standards. Today, the Kalla
watch line uses the Vacheron Constantin 1005 movement, a direct heir to the
original calibre launched in 1914.

1979: Kallista, etymologically "the most

In 1979, the know-how of the venerable
Maison once again put its name in the history books with the sculptural Kallista
watch, carved from a solid gold ingot and stemming from 6,000 hours of manual
workmanship. The Greek origins of this word, which means "the most beautiful”,
are reminiscent of Greek mythology which held that diamonds were the tears of
the gods… 118 emerald-cut stones weighing a record total of 130 carats flow liberally
over the slender profile of the watch with its hand-wound movement that is the
world’s thinnest in its category.

The owner of this creation certainly made
the right choice by demanding absolute exclusivity: in harmony with the spirit
of the 18th century cabinotiers, Kallista is truly one of a kind. This Haute
Joaillerie masterpiece inspired the noble lineage of Kalla watches, including
the famous Lady Kalla, which in 2001 won the Best Jewellery Watch award in the
Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix.

In 2009, the Maison celebrated the 30th
anniversary of this legendary model by unveiling a new jewellery record, the Kallania
watch set with 186 diamonds totalling around 157 carats. This major feat was
accompanied by a new Malte Tourbillon Regulator, arrayed in the much
sought-after invisible setting and embodying a splendid alliance between
high-end horological complications and high-end jewellery. In parallel, two new
exceptional ladies’ watches were created: the Lady Kalla Flamme and the Kalla
Haute Couture à Secrets, both adorned with flame-cut diamonds. Used for the
first time in watchmaking, the flame cut thus became a new signature feature of
Vacheron Constantin creations.
Kalla Haute Couture à Pampilles
The embodiment of passion

Contemporary and yet timeless, the epitome
of jewellery craftsmanship and horological skills, the new Kalla Haute Couture
à Pampilles pays dazzling homage to the Métiers d’Art of the Manufacture. Its
name proclaims its heritage of the finesse, sophistication and originality
characterising the finest Haute Couture creations. Its supple, airy aesthetic
provides a fresh illustration of the constantly renewed creativity of the
in-house designers.

Like a delicately luminous embroidery on
which time has no hold, the Kalla Haute Couture à Pampilles, adorned with
approximately 28.70 carats of gems, revives the tradition of "secret” watches
that enabled 19th century watches to check the time in an exquisitely discreet
manner. The precious stones concealing the hours and minutes beneath a paved
cover are enhanced by the graceful motion of four mobile strands. Far more than
just a watch, this splendid bracelet unfolds its ethereally dainty white gold
silhouette entirely set with diamonds.

Combining brilliant, flame and princess
cuts, this piece literally comes to life on the wrist. Introduced into the
watchmaking world by Vacheron Constantin in 2009, the flame cut shines in
dazzling radiance as its 77 facets infinitely reflect and refract the light.
The unique radiance is further enhanced by a tapering asymmetrical profile that
opens up unexplored creative paths in which feelings supersede rigorous rules.
The originality of the flame cut, the only one to feature both a right and left
cut, required the development of a dedicated gemsetting technique.

In order to accentuate this sensation of
vibrant life, the Vacheron Constantin designers and jewellers have created an
escort for the flame-cut diamonds composed of princess- and brilliant-cut
stones, thereby playing with varying shapes and carats to impart a magnificent
overall visual rhythm. The entirely hand-crafted mesh construction keeps material
to an absolute minimum in order to let the diamonds do the talking. Like
delicate lacework, they settle gently on the wrist to clasp it in a splendid
embrace. Once revealed, the dial entirely paved with a glittering bed of
brilliant-cut diamonds serves as a vivid reminder that time is infinitely and
eternally precious.

The two ribbons of the bracelet play on a
contrast in styles by confronting princess and flame cuts: one in a rigorously
geometrical Art Deco spirit, and the other in a more fluid, organic Art Nouveau
style. This jewellery inspired means of securing the watch to the wrist sets
the perfect aesthetic finishing touch to a model beating to the rhythm of a
prestigious mechanical heart: the famous hand-wound Calibre 1005 with the crown
on the back of the movement, designed after the historical Vacheron Constantin
baguette movement.

Technical Data

Reference         17626/S13G-9479

Haute Couture à pampilles


Movement         1005


Energy  Mechanical,


Movement thickness      3.6 mm


Movement diameter       6.2 x 17.9
mm (2’’’ ¾ x 7’’’ ¾)


Jewels  17       


Number of components  89

Frequency         2.75
Hz (19,800 vibrations/hour)

Indications        Hours
and minutes

Power reserve   Approximately 35 hours

Case     18K
white gold

x 56 mm

with 58 flame-cut diamonds, total weight of approx. 16.20 carats and 54
brilliant-cut diamonds, total weight of approx. 0.18 carat

Dial      18K
white gold set with 130 brilliant-cut diamonds, total weight of approx. 0.32

Bracelet            18K
white gold set with 29 flame-cut diamonds, total weight of approx. 4.00 carats
and 39 princess-cut diamonds, total weight of approx. 8.20 carats

Clasp    Jewellery
clasp in 18K white gold

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