Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Bulgari Serpenti Incantati New Versions 2017 - Serpenti Incantati Jewellery & Serpenti Incantati Tourbillon Lumière

Launched in 2016 and embodying the reptile symbol flirting with the borders of High Jewellery and Haute Horlogerie, Serpenti Incantati testifies to the intensely adaptable nature of this design icon.

Through four new 2017 versions, the powerful fascination of this watch – that is exceptional in so many ways – shines and sparkles through its tourbillon movement and its jewellery settings. Since its recent introduction, Serpenti Incantati has exercised an ever-growing appeal. This highly exclusive and very rare Haute Horlogerie model is a precious watch that remains as appealing as ever. Its impeccable stone-settings naturally make it a gem of time bearing the inimitable touch of the Roman jeweller. Elegant and sensual, imbued with that touch of fanciful sophistication one expects from Italian chic, it also charms observers by its fascinating construction.

Bulgari Serpenti Incantati Jewellery
By coiling around the watch dial, rather than forming the case itself, the reptile displays a particularly supple facet of its nature. For the fully jewelled version, Bulgari has specifically devised for it a cleverly articulated system ensuring a superbly smooth flow.
Visually, this creates the impression that the diamond-studded serpent is actually in motion. In concrete terms, it ensures perfect comfort and a delightfully sensual feel for the woman who slides it onto her wrist.
In its jewellery version set with brilliant-cut diamonds, the snow-set dial and bezel create a particularly refined and dainty aesthetic effect. The entire watch is naturally made of gold. It embraces the wrist with a discreet, perfectly elegant and refined satin strap, or with a diamond-set bracelet graced with a pure design – and which is in itself a jewellery creation bearing the inimitable Bulgari signature.

Technical details
Case, dial and bracelet
30mm case in 18kt pink gold set with 112 diamonds, dial set with 116 diamonds
Water-resistant to 30m
18kt pink gold bracelet set with 139 diamonds or satin strap fitted with an 18kt pink gold pin buckle set with 20 diamonds:
Total number of diamonds: 367 (~8.95 cts) for the pink gold bracelet version
Total number of diamonds: 248 (~2.97 cts) for the satin strap version

Movement
Caliber B033 quartz movement customised for Bulgari


Bulgari Serpenti Incantati Tourbillon Lumière
Taking the collection into a whole new dimension, the Serpenti Incantati Tourbillon Lumière watches bring the magic of two enhancements cherished by Haute Horlogerie: the tourbillon regulator and skeleton-working.
The mechanical hand-wound movement crafted in gold has been finely sculpted and open-worked to allow light to pour into the heart of the watch through its sapphire crystals. It is enlivened by the central activity of the tourbillon, while its distinctive luminosity gives it a spectacular and unique sparkle that makes this precious watch truly incandescent.
Technical details
Movement
Caliber BVL 208, Manufacture mechanical manual winding skeleton movement in 18kt pink gold or 18kt white gold serving as a dial, segment in 18kt pink gold with brown PVD treatment or in 18kt white gold with purple PVD treatment; tourbillon and power-reserve indication (64h); all the metal –gold and steel – movement components are finished and decorated by hand by multiple operations: chamfering and polishing, circular graining, snailing; 21,600 V/H

Case and dial
41mm case in 18kt pink gold or in 18kt white gold
Pink gold: set with 225 diamonds (~ 2.61 cts) or with 1 ruby (~0.14ct)
White gold: set with 237 brilliant-cut diamonds (~ 2.37cts) and 2 tanzanites (~ 1.7ct).
Water-resistant to 30m

Bracelet
Bracelet with folding clasp in 18kt pink gold or in 18kt white gold;
Pink gold: buckle set with 28 brilliant-cut diamonds (~ 0.28 ct) ;
White gold: buckle set with 28 brilliant-cut diamonds (~ 0.28 ct).

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