Bulgari. BULGARI DIAMOND 'SERPENTI' WATCH

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27.10.2020 10:00 UTC +00:00
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ID 424036
Lot 1 | Bulgari. BULGARI DIAMOND 'SERPENTI' WATCH
Designed as a stylized serpent set with a quartz movement and mother-of-pearl dial, to the white gold case and diamond-set white gold coiled bracelet

METAL: 18k white gold
DIAMONDS: 33 round diamonds (dial) and 319 round diamonds with stated total weight of 24.87 carats
STONES: 1 mother-of-pearl plaque
SIGNATURE: BVLGARI to dial and case
MARKS: Au 750, 18K, FABRIQUE EN SWISS SP W 26 G VH 921
SIZE/DIMENSIONS: 15 mm case, flexible bracelet with resting inner circumference of 14.5 cm
GROSS WEIGHT: 119.9 grams
21st century
Accompanied by an unsigned push pin to set time, Bulgari 'Gem Report', Bulgari presentation box and Bulgari warranty card

Bulgari has declared the serpent its 'spirit animal' and this motif has become perhaps the most iconic look of all for a firm that has many, thanks to their strong and confident point-of-view. The serpent is a symbol of knowledge and eternity, and the motif has found its way into jewellery design since the Hellenistic period. Bulgari, always conscious of their ancient cultural heritage, drew from this tradition to create the first 'Serpenti' bracelet-watches during the late 1940s. Since then, the 'Serpenti' theme has crossed into all categories of jewels by Bulgari, and in a variety of creative iterations, including white, yellow and pink gold, steel, colored gemstones, diamonds and enamel. This bracelet-watch, while a contemporary example, is of the classic two-row wrap design in a timeless combination of white gold and diamond.

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