“Watch & Act!” Auction Item – Lot 3: Bulgari’s Golden SerpentTime+Tide
One of the key pieces in Bulgari’s recent resurgence, alongside the record-breaking 50+ award-winning Octo Finissimo, the Serpenti Tubogas represents the height of feminine elegance. Note the serpentine Tubogas bracelet that snakes sensuously around the wearer’s wrist. It is offered here in 18k yellow gold with a silver opaline dial. This watch has been generously donated by Bulgari.
Merging two of the most iconic symbols of Bulgari design, the Serpenti Tubogas evokes both the shape of a woman and the fluid coils of the serpent. This watch marks a distinctive chapter in the constant evolution of Serpenti. It features a 35mm 18k yellow gold curved case housing a quartz movement, set with brilliant-cut diamonds. Note the 18k yellow gold crown set with a cabochon cut pink rubellite, silver opaline dial with guilloché soleil treatment and hand-applied indexes. It is attached to the wrist with a single spiral 18k yellow gold bracelet.
What we like about it
Andrew – The Bulgari Serpenti Tubogas is point-blank one of the most elegant feminine statements in watchmaking, and having spent so much time around the model’s designer Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, I feel even more appreciative of the design genius at work. The standout for me is simply the way that this watch encircles your wrist. It cannot help but be a conversation starter. And a stunning complement to whatever you are wearing.
Nick – Many brands have designs that are immediately recognisable, and for Bulgari the Serpenti is one such design. Lithely salacious and eye-catching, the Serpenti Tubogas in yellow gold is a statement of refined quality.
James – The Serpenti is an absolute icon … in fact, it might be one of the most important ladies timepieces. Period. This particular one is resplendent with its 18k solid yellow gold case, diamond bezel, silver opaline dial and conforming serpentine bracelet.
Model Name: Serpenti Tubogas Watch
Material: Yellow gold
Dimensions: 35mm diameter
Calibre: Bulgari B033 quartz
Bracelet/Strap: Yellow gold spiral bracelet
View the lot right here.