Thursday, February 4, 2016

Bulgari Serpenti Tubogas

Alongside the new snake theme watches, Bulgari is also reinterpreting another of its symbols: the Tubogas bracelet.

Two executions of the Tubogas bracelet are offered: one has the radiant gleam of polished steel, a material that exalts the architectural and technical nature of the articulated bracelet. The other plays on the combination of shimmering chrome and gold reflections, demonstrating Bulgari’s characteristic mastery of matter in general and of metals in particular.
Thus named in reference to the modernistic, industrial aesthetic of the flexible piping featured in sports car exhaust manifolds during the Art Deco period, the first supple Bulgari jewellery models appeared in 1932. The jeweller soon afterwards also created a distinctively styled watch collection unique in its kind. The bracelet sensuously wrapping itself twice around the wrist is the key asset of the new timepieces. It testifies to a specific Bulgari technical skill that consists in assembling gold or steel ribbon-like strips with clean-cut rounded contours around a core spring, without any soldering.

Technical details

Case, dial and strap
35mm steel curved case set with brilliant-cut diamonds; steel crown set with a cabochon-cut pink rubellite; violet lacquered dial with sunburst guilloche treatment; one-row steel or 18-kt pink gold and steel bracelet according to the model.

Quartz movement, Bulgari customised and adorned with Bulgari logo (B033).

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