Luxurysafes blog will talk today about very romantic and stylish brand- Bulgari an about their high jewelry creation. So what is special and/or new about this Serpenti? Well, it’s the very first rigid-style bangle that Bulgari has produced since the first Serpenti watch made its debut on Elizabeth Taylor’s wrist in 1962.
The Tubogas-style watch was first recorded in the late 1940s, but that’s a different beast entirely. Bulgari is one of the manufactures referencing its vintage archives and getting it right these days. For example, the also newly released Incantati was inspired by a vintage brooch found by Bulgari in its own archives. The Seduttori is not only the Roman house’s first fixed-bangle Serpenti, but also one of the few watches that it produces that showcases its incredible use of cabochon stones.
There is something so warm, earthy, and fundamentally beautiful about Bulgari jewelry, and a lot of that comes down to its stone choices and settings. After meeting with Lucia Silvestri, Bulgari’s Executive Director of Jewelry Design and Gem Buying, it is became obvious that each piece produced by Bulgari is built around the stones. Silvestri sources stones from all around the world and builds necklaces, rings, and bracelets based on the gems that she sources.
The Seduttori is available in two versions, one in 18k rose gold set with diamonds, emeralds, and rubies and another in 18k white gold with diamonds, rubies, and one hell of a sapphire. The one you see here is the latter. The case measures 36mm top to bottom and the bracelet wraps around the wrist with a hinged tail section. The bracelet itself is set with 197 brilliant and baguette-cut white diamonds in an alternating Art Deco pattern. The Serpenti head is set with two pear-shaped rubies for eyes, and the hinged head is set with a 16-carat deep blue cabochon sapphire.
The movement is quartz which isn’t ideal especially since back in the 1960s and 1970s Bulgari was well-known for partnering with the jewelry houss likes of Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, and Jaeger-LeCoultre to get extremely small manually-wound movements for its Serpenti creations.
This high jewelry watch creation is quite expensive with a price of $349,000, but definetely it worth.