BVLGARI 'Tubogas Serpenti' Bracelet Watch 18K Yellow Gold 1970s
Model: Tubogas Serpenti
Reference Number: n/a
Condition: Good to very good
Time Period: Late 1970s
Retail / Compare-At Price: n/a collector's item
Our Best Price: $11,500
Movement: Manual winding
Case Material: 18K yellow gold
Case Diameter: 21.5 mm x 17 mm (21.5 mm x 18 mm including the crown)
Thickness: 6.25 mm
Waterproof: 80 ft. / 25 m.
Water Resistance: 2.5 ATM
Material Bezel: Stepped flat oval 18k yellow gold
Dial: Black matte
Dial Numerals: 18K yellow gold applied Arabic numeral at 12 and 6 o'clock and applied yellow gold stick-shaped hour indices
Bracelet color: 18K yellow gold
Bracelet Material: 18K yellow gold
Weight: 29.9 dwt - 46.4 gr
Total length: 5 1/2 inches - 140 mm (flexible)
The oval-shaped case is polished and brushed.
18K yellow gold applied baton-shaped hour/minute hands
18K yellow gold pull/push knurled crown
18K yellow gold solid brushed snap-on case back
18K yellow gold integrated, flexible 'Tubogas' link cuff bracelet
The Bulgari Serpenti was inspired by the Tubogas, which has existed in various forms since the 1940s. The Tubogas took years to design, taking cues from gas pipelines and assembled with a metal coil surrounded by interconnecting precious metal bands.
Tubogas translates literally to “gas pipe” and is the descriptive name given to a type of chain formed from a pair of interlocking gold strips wrapped tightly together. This forms a flexible and hollow tubular necklace/bracelet that requires no soldering.
Several Serpenti models, including this lovely example, were operated with miniature watch movements by Jaeger-LeCoultre, Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, along more.
Elegant and versatile, this BVLGARI Serpenti tension bangle bracelet watch is the perfect accessory for any occasion, day or night. It is a stunning statement piece for your wrist that will complement any outfit.
Case, dial, and movement are all signed.
The hallmarks engraved include BVLGARI, 18k, ITALY, 1L, 36, and a visible hallmark on the left side of the case.
Incomplete (box, no papers)
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