Francis, this pen is lovely in its own way but it does not fit your brand identity. Purely on appearance, it is an ornamented pen and would fit in product lines from Visconti or Montblanc. There, value is dictated by how much precious material and labor goes into decoration. Conid has always been about form following function, with value lying in precision manufacturing and highly functional design.
In the past, your lovely prototypes have kept the basic Conid character while varying the material - not the appliques. Fine tools, not jewelry. Perhaps you want freedom to broaden the line and to compete in the luxury market. In that case, I congratulate Johan on his very nice design and wish you well with the strategy. Not to my taste (the arco prototype does it for me), but I am no gentleman.
This captures my thoughts exactly, and probably better than I could have on my own!