Based on the images alone from last year I wasn't sure if the stones would make for a good base on which to build a stunning women's haute jewelry watch. Vacheron Constantin is known for pretty sexy jewelry watches - so their little flame watch should have made a big splash. You need a sexy watch to go with over 36 carats of precious stones.
Finally I was able to see the Lady Kalla Flame watch myself. It is a very emotional design, a watch third, ultra-high end piece of jewelry second, and a unique design experiment first. It is a success but I am afraid it is either ahead of or behind its time. It is an optimistic wild design for era of more flagrant spending and wealth. It is about as sober feeling as a tray of martinis. Not what most people call for in this time of subdued, conservative wealth.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.