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The Bulgari Serpenti 2010 Collection

Date: Sep 02, 2010,02:34 AM -  (view entire thread)

The Bulgari Serpenti 2010 Collection re-lives the best of Bulgari's duo signatures - the serpent symbol and the Tubogas bracelet with a more contemporary reinterpretation.

The Tubogas, a well-known technique in the 1950s, was revived by Bulgari in the 1970s had stood the test of time till today.  The marvelous aspect of the Bulgari Tubogas is a flexible metal band with rounded and sleek contours produced without soldering but by meticulously hand-assembling of the many 'tubes' with an inner steel or gold 'vertebrate' to produce the coiling effect which sensually wraps around the wrist.

For the detailed specifications, please refer to the press release posted.     

Meanwhile during the media presentation recently in Singapore, here are some pictures of the 2010 Serpenti Collection and also the yester-year Bulgari's masterpieces of the Tubogas and the Snakes.




Setting - "Garden of Eden"  with a 'tree of knowledge' ...




Aerial view ...


The Museum Masterpieces ...


The Serpenti 2010 Collection ...



Let's start with the new collection of the contemporary Serpenti 2010 Collection ...


The double-coil Serpenti version in pink gold with 38 brilliant cut diamonds ...


Crown in 18 ct pink gold set with a rubellite cabochon...


Fluid serpenti motif case seamlessly flow to the Tubogas bracelet.  Anti-reflective sapphire crystal over the black opaline guilloché dial.

If you observed carefully, the above picture is showing the pink gold Serpenti version with a single-coil.




Solid caseback protecting the quartz Calibre B033.
This displayed piece was a prototype.


For white metal, this is Serpenti Single-coil in steel, set with 38 brilliant cut diamonds with a rubellite cabochon on the crown.



Another alternative for the subtle steel case, single-coil  without the diamond setting ...





The single-coil Serpenti on the forbidden fruits ....















And now for the rarely seen five vintage pieces ...


A Bulgari Tubogas Serpent bracelet watch in gold, circa 1972.

Stylish design at that era, and daring to explore with varied case form and dial shape.  The faceted crystal was interestingly shaped like
a gemstone!









The following are the  Bulgari's "Snake" bracelet-watches from the 1960s to 70s ....

Sort of  also known as the 'secret' watches for the ladies, a quick-glance would have thought that  the pieces were just bracelets, till
the secret compartment exposed ....


Circa 1975, the 'Snake' bracelet-watch in white gold and diamonds...


Diamond-set pear-shaped eyes ...




Exposing the watch with the mouth opened ...






Gold wedge-shaped and Arabic hour indexes, with " Jaeger-LeCoultre" printed on the dial.  The movement was a hand-wound mechanical!

It was known, that to build quality and honest luxury products, Bulgari previously purchased movements from other reputable watch-companies.







The following stunning vintage piece - " Snake" bracelet-watch in gold,  with red and yellow enamel and
rubies, circa 1967 ...


Note the details to attention placed into the whole work!




Ruby-set eyes ...





The 'secret watch-chamber' opened ...


This housed a hand-wound mechanical  "VACHERON CONSTANTIN".






The hidden hinges ...


The tapering gold-scales with red and yellow enamels.






The rounded tail ...






The flushed hinge on the snake-head, allowing the mouth to fully wide open to view the watch / time.





Next charmer ... the "Snake" bracelet-watch in gold, with white and turquoise enamel and
sapphires, circa 1967 ...

















And finally, another highly detailed vintage masterpiece - "Snake" bracelet-watch in gold, with green enamel,
rubies and diamonds,
circa 1975 ...







Ruby set eyes and even the nostrils ...














Hope you enjoyed the pictures and also get to appreciate some of the detailed and creative work which
Bulgari is capable. 


Kong









Related Read :

BVLGARI Serpenti 2009 Collection & Making of Serpenti


Bulgari Serpenti - Pre-Basel 2010






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