Ancient coins, skeletonized movements, and golden snakes meet some amazing diamonds, rubies, and sapphires.
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Bvlgari Serpenti Misteriosi Intrecciati
These secret watches are inspired by Bvlgari archives and follow a trademark snake aesthetics, featuring a beaded interwoven bracelet that wraps around the wrist. There are two versions: the first comprises more than 80 carats of rubies, while the second features over 35 carats of brilliant emerald beads and more than 40 carats of sapphires. Each is set with more than 10 carats of brilliant-cut diamonds. The watch is hidden in one of the two Serpenti white gold snakeheads, linked on an axis.
Bvlgari Serpenti Misteriosi Romani
The ultimate gala watch destined for mass eye-worship. A white gold cuff comprises a massive number of precious stones and a sparkling snake sinuously coiled around it. The watch dial is hiding inside its mouth and the snakehead is crowned with a 10-carat Sri Lankan sapphire. A total of 674 buff-top cut sapphires (~32,49 cts), two pear-shaped sapphire eyes (~0,70 ct) and baguette and pavé-set diamonds (~63,33 cts) were used in this one of a kind creation. The price is also one of a kind, and goes close to two million Euros.
Bvlgari Monete High-Jewellery Pendant Secret Watch
A stunning pendant watch featuring a 2nd-century coin depicting the Head Laureate of Apollo of Grynion on its face and the god Apollo on its reverse side. The octagonal 41mm pendant is crafted in rose gold and suspended from a 90-centimeter solid gold chain. Both the chain and the watch bezel are set with elements made of hand-cut red coral and brilliant-cut diamonds. The dial is entirely set with a diamond pavé.
Bvlgari Octo Roma Monete
Two pieces from the Monete collection use ancient coins as a hunter-style case cover emphasizing the brand’s Roman roots. The first comes in rose gold and is fitted with an ultra-rare 4th century Roman coin depicting the Emperor Constans, one of the three sons of Constantine the Great, who ruled Rome and the Western provinces of the Empire. When opened with a touch of a button, it reveals the skeletonized caliber BVL 268 SK, an in-house manufacture movement with manual winding and flying tourbillon. The second Octo Roma Monete, which comes in platinum, features a different coin that also depicts the Emperor Constans. The reverse side inscribed TRIVMFATOR GENTIVM BARBARARVM (‘triumfator over the barbarian nations’), is a gloating celebration of Roman supremacy over its foreign enemies. The 44-mm octagonal case of both Octos is complimented with a black alligator leather strap.