Bvlgari: New Interpretations of the Serpenti

by Pressroom
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At Baselworld 2018, Bvlgari re-interprets its iconic snake – a signature source of fascination and power.

Serpenti Tubogas

The Tubogas application in jewellery was made popular in the 1930s-40s. To mean “gas pipe” literally, the technique requires for gold strips or metal to be wrapped tightly together, and then coiled to create a hollow and tubular chain. The flexibility and versatility of the chain allows much creativity and function in jewellery creation.

The Bvlgari Tubogas watch is one such standout creation. A hugely successful and iconic pillar to the House, it has evolved over the years since its creation in the 1940s.

This year, Bvlgari introduces a colour gradated Tubogas version that combines the three classic colours of gold: white, rose, and yellow.

The distinctive serpenti shaped watch dial is encased in rose gold, gradating to white gold, to finish with yellow gold. The dial is of a black opaline base carrying subtle guilloché motif and enhanced by rose gold hour-markers. The outline is further accentuated by a setting of 38 diamonds, with a cabochon-cut pink rubellite adorning the winding crown.

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Technical specifications:

3 gold colours: Tubogas double tour bracelet combining three colours of 18kt gold: yellow, rose, white; 18kt rose gold case topped by a bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds; 18kt rose gold crown set with a cabochon-cut rubellite; Bvlgari-personalised high-precision quartz movement.bvlgari serpenti tubogas_Baselworld2018

Serpenti Tubogas: Tubogas 18kt rose gold double tour bracelet; 18kt rose gold 35mm case with brilliant-cut diamonds; 18kt rose gold crown set with a cabochon-cut rubellite; opaline silver-toned dial with sunburst guilloché motif; Bvlgari-personalised high-precision quartz movement.

Tubogas 18kt rose gold single tour bracelet; 18kt rose gold 35mm case with brilliant-cut diamonds; 18kt rose gold crown set with a cabochon-cut rubellite; opaline silver-toned dial with sunburst guilloché motif; Bvlgari-personalised high-precision quartz movement.

Serpenti Twist Your Time

You can now personalise your Serpenti at will.

Bvlgari’s symbolic snake wraps itself around the wrist with a double tour golden strap adorned with an antique bronze patina. As a symbol of perpetual renewal, the bands are all interchangeable – choose from colourful leather straps for daily wear or an unusual bracelet made of several dainty rose gold chains.

Two of the models come in contemporary hues: indigo-topaz blue and wisteria jade, both with shimmering metal accents. Ultimately, the colour of the Italian jewellery is that of gold, as the new Serpenti Twist models demonstrate.

The Maison takes personalisation a step further by allowing customers to choose her Serpenti Twist elements on the My Serpenti app.

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Technical specifications:

18kt rose gold bracelet composed of four tiny chains, easily interchangeable, 18kt rose gold 27mm case, crown set with a cabochon-cut rubellite, Bvlgari-personalised high-precision quartz movement.

Quadruple tour indigo-topaz blue metallic calfskin strap, easily interchangeable; steel 27mm case topped by a bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds, crown set with a cabochon-cut rubellite, blue-lacquered sunburst dial; Bvlgari-personalised high-precision quartz movement.

Quadruple wisteria jade metallic calfskin strap, easily interchangeable; 18kt rose gold 27mm case topped by a bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds, crown set with a cabochon-cut rubellite, black-lacquered sunburst dial; Bvlgari-personalised high-precision quartz movement.

Double tour antique bronze metallic calfskin strap, easily interchangeable; steel 27mm case topped by an 18kt rose gold bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds, crown set with a cabochon-cut rubellite, grey-lacquered sunburst dial; Bvlgari-personalised high-precision quartz movement.

Serpenti Spiga Ceramic

Here, an unexpected combination surfaces – the Serpenti theme mingles technological and precious materials and reveals its strength.

Serpenti Spiga comes in white or black, featuring rose gold inserts. It coils twice around the wrist and forms a natural extension of the case, also set with rose gold, and frames a black or white lacquered dial. The Spiga takes on a contemporary tone too, as it twines a five tour black ceramic bracelet with 18kt rose gold and diamond accents around the forearm.

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Technical specifications:

Double tour white ceramic bracelet with 18kt rose gold inserts; white ceramic case topped by an 18kt rose gold bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds; crown set with a cabochon-cut rubellite, polished white-lacquered sunburst dial; Bvlgari-personalised high-precision quartz movement.

Double tour black ceramic bracelet with 18kt rose gold inserts; black ceramic case topped by an 18kt rose gold bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds; 18kt rose gold bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds, crown set with a cabochon-cut rubellite, polished black-lacquered sunburst dial; Bvlgari-personalised high-precision quartz movement.

Five tour black ceramic bracelet with 18kt rose gold inserts set with brilliant-cut diamonds; black ceramic case topped by 18kt rose gold bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds; 18kt rose gold crown set with cabochon-cut rubellite, polished black-lacquered dial; Bvlgari-personalised high-precision quartz movement.

 

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