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The new Bulgari Serpenti Spiga
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The new Bulgari Serpenti Spiga

Thursday, 18 February 2021
By The FHH Journal editors
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Bulgari’s most enchanting icon sheds its skin, debuting new styles that wrap the wrist in flowing sensuality.

As the latest wrapping bracelet watch in a saga that began with Serpenti Scaglie in 2009 – and continued with Serpenti Tubogas in 2010 and the original Serpenti Spiga designs from 2014 – the three new Serpenti Spiga editions represent an evolution of the Serpenti style. Crafted in exquisite gold and diamond and featuring an intricate matelassé pattern, they represent Bulgari’s ability to redraw the boundaries of creativity. Taking inspiration from a heritage timepiece from 1957 with a square-shaped face and dial and a modular construction bracelet wrapping around the wrist, this latest Serpenti interpretation joins the family as a masterpiece of craftsmanship. As the new face of Serpenti, the design of these innovative snakes entwines the chic matelassé pattern with jewellery-making artistry and intrinsic wearability, for a look that is rich with Serpenti seduction.

Serpenti Spiga © Bulgari
Serpenti Spiga © Bulgari

Production of the Serpenti Spiga watches entails skilled manual labor. Though each single modular element is cast and produced in series, it is always finished and meticulously assembled by hand. Each individual piece is a triumph of focused artistry, executed with passion and skill: the two-row bracelets comprise 70 different elements, while the single-row watches comprise 40 links cast from 40 different moulds. The process requires hours of skilled craftsmanship and consists of inserting the modular elements around an internal flexible spring. The gold links interlock seamlessly, requiring no soldering, creating a flexible band that is then shaped into bracelet watches, which fit perfectly and comfortably around the arm. A brilliant all-diamond High Jewellery interpretation, elegantly adorned with more than 800 diamonds and a cabochon-cut blue sapphire on the crown, completes the collection.

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