Bulgari design strikes like a snake, with a stunning expansion of the iconic Serpenti collection, revealed at the 2015 Basel Watch Fair. With inexhaustible creativity, Bulgari's Serpenti timepieces are reinterpreted with a head-over-tail design, a variation on the beloved original that becomes only more iconic with time.
This latest Serpenti joins the family as a masterpiece of craftsmanship, lithely coiling with artisanal gold, mother-of-pearl, lacquer and diamonds, and boldly epitomising what a jewellery-watch can be. As the new face of Serpenti, the design of these innovative snakes entwines wearability with watchmaking, providing an everyday look that is rich with Serpenti seduction.
Colour, distinction and diamonds.
Heralding its colourful high jewellery spirit, Bulgari's Serpenti spirals in a bold combination of hues and materials that is wholly representative of the Maison style. A pink-gold and a black-lacquered dial is embellished by 12 set-diamond hour-markers, to sparkle the time away. This Serpenti's curved case is set with 6 brilliant-cut diamonds, 0.46 carats on either side, of the black sapphire-crystal dial that gleams with 1-row of diamond inlays along its lithe body. Its fraternal Serpenti twin gleams in white-gold, with 1-row of brilliant-cut diamond "scales" that preciously grasp the wrist. Another bright Serpenti version coils in pink-gold, with a red-lacquered dial and brilliant red-lacquer inlays – the most exotic of serpents. And the new collection culminates with the full diamond-set Serpenti watches: 168 brilliant-cut diamonds, totalling more than 12 carats, adorn the single-spiral bracelet, crafted entirely of white or pink-gold. To enhance the white-gold creation, the snow-set pavé dial shimmers with 144 brilliant-cut diamonds – the exclusive timepiece of the new Serpenti collection. As it interprets the serpent motif with a translucent distinction, the dial of the pink-gold Serpenti is graced by a rare variety of pink mother-of-pearl, prized for rosy nuances and a delicate translucency. The dial is studded with diamond-set décor, as 33 brilliant-cut diamonds indexes sparkle atop it.