LVMH’s first round of 2020 watchmaking oddities is being revealed in the lavish Dubai Bvlgari Hotel today. So the thing could be really fitting that a fast look at the feature of Bvlgari’s watchmaking discharges: the Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon. With regards to Bvlgari’s new custom of establishing world precedents in the watchmaking field, this new Serpenti Seduttori assortment includes the littlest tourbillon available today.
GENESIS OF THE SERPENTI
It’s beneficial recollecting that Bvlgari’s watchmaking experience started in the last part of the 1940s when creators had changing a current – and mainstream – high gems snake wristband into a mysterious watch. Rescued once again from hibernation after just about 60 years, the Serpenti crawled once more into the spotlight to recapture its famous status and has showed up in innumerable emphasess. 2020 imprints the presentation of an interesting tourbillon complication set inside the small top of the snake.
SNAKES AND STONES
Presented in 18k rose gold or white gold, the tourbillon is set at 6 o’clock, in the amplest zone of the adapted snake’s head and the dials and cases are adorned with precious stones (299 aggregate). Estimating 34mm in distance across with a tallness of 8.90mm, the obvious state of the case is set with splendid cut precious stones on the bezel and at the edges of the case. The dial is full snow-set with splendid cut jewels and highlights the exemplary Roman numerals while the cabochon in the crown is ruby for the rose gold and blue sapphire for the white gold.
MINIATURE MANUAL-WINDING MOVEMENT
The small scale manual-winding development – Caliber BVL150 – was intended to fit the unordinary drop-molded forms of the Serpenti case. This is an uncommon practice in watchmaking where cases are normally intended to accommodate the development. A little sapphire gem opening on the caseback at the level of the tourbillon uncovers the small development that is rhodium-plated and hand-finished with straight Côtes de Genève stripes, perlage and sloping. The tourbillon is held set up with a sapphire bridge.
Other transformations incorporate the winding stem slanted at 6 degrees and situated somewhere in the range of 2 and 3 o’clock and the uncommon pavé setting of the jewels to keep the case as dainty as could really be expected. The mechanical manual-winding development beats at 21,600vph and offers 40 hours of self-rule for the hours, minutes and tourbillon works and has a thickness of simply 3.65mm.
Variations on the theme
The new Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon gems watches come in 18k rose or white gold with precious stone pavé and are complemented with earthy colored or blue gator calfskin lash and a collapsing fasten set with splendid cut jewels. There is likewise a full-set precious stone high adornments variant (588 jewels altogether) with a white gold arm band framed of snake-molded scales.
It will be estimated at USD 78,000 (103257 rose gold/tie), USD 82,000 (103260 white gold/lash) or USD 151,000 (103262 white gold/wristband). More data at bulgari.com .