This year Bulgari is introducing a Tubogas version combining the three classic gold colours: white, pink and yellow. An eagerly anticipated comeback for an interpretation offering a contemporary take on the tricolour creations introduced in the 1960s. The latter confirmed the snake as the cult theme of the Maison, with Tubogas as the House signature. This colour combination calls for specific expertise in order to unite the various shades without any sense of aesthetic rupture or discordance. While the 1960s and 1970s models often featured juxtaposed colours, Bulgari is innovating in 2018 with a new version merging the three types of gold into a subtly graded and appealing ensemble, accentuated by the light effects playing across the front and back of the Tubogas bracelet.
The watch, shaped like a snake head, is in pink gold. Its outline is accentuated by a setting of 38 diamonds and its winding crown is adorned with a cabochon-cut pink rubellite. The dial is elegantly attired with a black opaline base graced with a subtle guilloché motif and enhanced by pink gold hour-markers. Right from the introduction of its first modern watch models, Bulgari chose to associate its timepieces with the theme of the snake, which remains as powerful and multiple as it was seven decades ago – as confirmed by the two pink gold single or double tour Serpenti Tubogas models topped by an opaline silver-toned dial framed by a bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds.