Watches And Wonders 2024: Vacheron Constantin's Grand Lady Kalla - One Watch, Four Ways to Wear

Watches And Wonders 2024: Vacheron Constantin's Grand Lady Kalla - One Watch, Four Ways to Wear

THM Desk
9 Apr 2024 |
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Vacheron Constantin has been at the forefront of crafting exquisite jewellery timepieces that seamlessly blend artistry, innovation, and technical mastery. The Maison's unwavering commitment to excellence has given birth to some of the most iconic and coveted creations in the world of haute horlogerie. With the unveiling of the Grand Lady Kalla at Watches And Wonders 2024, Vacheron Constantin once again pushes the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of high jewellery watchmaking. 


Vacheron Constantin Grand Lady Kalla

A Jewel on the Wrist: A Masterclass in Haute Joaillerie

The Grand Lady Kalla is a true haute joaillerie marvel, a testament to the Maison's exceptional savoir-faire in the art of gemstone selection and setting. Adorned with a dazzling mantle of 57 faceted emerald-cut diamonds meticulously set on the watch, this creation radiates an ethereal brilliance that captivates the senses. Complementing the watch is a tassel sautoir necklace that features a harmonious interplay of diamonds, Akoya pearls, and onyx beads, creating a mesmerizing contrast of textures and hues.

Vacheron Constantin Grand Lady Kalla Lifestyle

In total, the Grand Lady Kalla boasts a staggering 268 diamonds, weighing an impressive 46 carats, including a GIA-certified emerald-cut center diamond of more than 2 carats. The emerald cut, renowned for its ability to showcase a diamond's purity and clarity, has been masterfully executed, with each stone meticulously selected and set with utmost precision to ensure a harmonious symphony of light and radiance.

Vacheron Constantin Grand Lady Kalla Design

A Transformative Masterpiece: One Watch, Four Ways to Wear

What truly sets the Grand Lady Kalla apart is its ingenious transformability, a testament to Vacheron Constantin's unparalleled creativity and commitment to meeting the evolving needs of modern women. This extraordinary timepiece comprises a watch and a tassel sautoir necklace, offering four distinct ways to wear it, each as captivating as the next.


Vacheron Constantin Grand Lady Kalla Close-Up

The watch can be effortlessly removed from the bracelet and replaced with the jewel element adorning the sautoir necklace, allowing the wearer to transition seamlessly from a wrist-mounted timepiece to a stunning pendant watch. Alternatively, the watch can be affixed to the sautoir necklace itself, reviving the elegant gestures of the early 20th century when women would glance at the time by gently touching their sautoir.


From Geometry to Artistry: A Masterful Fusion

Inspired by Vacheron Constantin's annual theme for 2024, "From Geometry to Artistry," the Grand Lady Kalla is a masterful fusion of mathematical precision and artistic expression. Every aspect of this creation, from the initial sketches to the final polishing, has been meticulously crafted to achieve a harmonious balance between geometry and artistry.

Vacheron Constantin Grand Lady Kalla Detailing


The sleek, geometric lines of the watch case and bracelet provide a sophisticated canvas upon which the emerald-cut diamonds can truly shine, while the tassel sautoir necklace pays homage to the Art Deco era's penchant for geometric patterns and shapes. Yet, amidst this geometrical foundation, the Grand Lady Kalla exudes a soulfulness and elegance that can only be achieved through the artistry and expertise of Vacheron Constantin's master craftsmen.


Vacheron Constantin Grand Lady Kalla Dial Close-up


A Celebration of Heritage and Innovation

The Grand Lady Kalla is a resounding celebration of Vacheron Constantin's rich heritage and unwavering pursuit of innovation. Drawing inspiration from iconic models like the Kallista and Kalla of the late 20th century, this timepiece pays homage to the Maison's storied past while boldly forging a path into the future.