The Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon dazzles and inspires in a stunningly modern version. Even more of a boundless creative lab than ever, the watch illustrates the fruitful encounter between Haute Joaillerie and Haute Horlogerie through a contrasting play of diamonds and black spinels beating to the rhythm of a dainty mechanical tourbillon movement. Bulgari, which has always excelled in the art of precious jewel watches, treats its Serpenti icon to a contemporary black-tie look. Quintessential glamour!
Its undulating body and venomous sensuality have contributed to the legend. Snakes have inspired Bulgari since the 1940s. All it takes is a simple teardropshaped watch case and a bracelet that wraps around the wrist one or more times to evoke the spirit of Serpenti. The collection is constantly undergoing new transformations. A single or double tour, a new material, precious stones, a unique calibre. It systematically provokes the same effect: surprise, sensuality, mystery and femininity.
Bulgari continues to perpetuate this daring destiny with a stunning creation: the Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon, a watch featuring maximum visual impact. Spinels and diamonds reign supreme, distilling touches of contrast between light and shade. Its 34 mm white gold case is entirely set with diamonds, while its bezel sparkles with black spinels. A pure delight. Its curved, supple, extremely comfortable bracelet pays tribute to Bulgari’s unique expertise in this area and invokes the entire mythology of the serpent. Witness the entrancing allure of this creation with its mesh pattern sometimes paved with diamonds and sometimes with black spinels. This is exceptional Haute Joaillerie embodying a bold determination to combine the mad rush of time with the immortal nature of precious stones.
Bulgari and ultra-thinness have an unparalleled history of records punctuated by the Octo Finissimo Ultra and its 1.8 mm thickness. A dizzying figure that also explains the 3.65 mm thickness of the BVL 150 self-winding movement powering the Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon: a tailor-made miniature calibre that had to be designed to the nearest millimetre in order to be housed in the iconic snake-head case. While the excellence of its realisation is not to be outdone, the view of the tourbillon is simply breathtaking. The beauty of the complication can be seen at 6 o’clock, blending perfectly with the precious nature of the setting. From the great art of watchmaking to the smallest jewellery detail, this timepiece is thus an anthem to ancestral craftsmanship. It celebrates the hand of the artisan, enthralling the gaze through a game of light effects or mise en abyme. The beautiful mechanics and the alternating gems serve as infinite accelerators of creativity and endless sources of emotion.
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS - SERPENTI SEDUTTORI TOURBILLON WHITE GOLD, DIAMONDS AND BLACK SPINEL (103465)
Mechanical manufacture movement with manual winding, Caliber BVL150, tourbillon, hours and minutes indications, 40-hour power-reserve, 21’600 Vph (3Hz), 23 jewels. Movement dimensions: 22mm x 18mm; thickness: 3.65mm.
Case, dial and bracelet:
34 mm white gold case, with brilliant-cut diamonds pave; white gold crown set with a cabochon-cut black spinel. Case thickness: 9.40mm. Water-resistant up to 30m. Brilliantcut diamonds pavé dial (~0.5 ct). White gold bracelet full set with baguette-cut black spinels and brilliant-cut diamonds. Folding buckle. Diamonds ~5 cts in total, black spinel ~7 cts in total.