Vacheron Constantin unveils the new Kalla Haute Joaillerie Couture à Pampilles timepiece


The legacy of the famous Vacheron Constantin house can be traced back to the 1820’s, when one of the first pocket watches designed especially for women was available in Switzerland. This remarkable story of the baguette-shaped wrist watches can be seen in the Kalla Haute Couture à Pampilles watch set today. It is made up of approximately 28.70 carats of gems. The unique feature is its ‘secret’ and extraordinary way of viewing the face of the dial. It vividly reflects the 19th century tradition of discreetness and elegance. The precious stones conceal and cover the top in a fluid manner. When unfolded, they rhythmically reveal the white gold silhouette set with diamonds all along.

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This hand-wound Calibre 1005 is an incredible timepiece so distinct, its dazzling flame and princess cuts is unmistakeable. The flame cuts shine with the radiance of 77 facets. This craftsmanship is highly practised and is a dedicated art that is followed by the highest quality gem setters. This of course has now become a signature design of the famous Vacheron Constantin creations.
Technical Data –
Reference – 17626/S13G-9479 Kalla Haute Couture à pampilles
Movement – 1005
Energy – Mechanical, manual-winding
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
40 x 56 mm
Paved 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 carat
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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