As an enduring icon, Serpenti inspires endless reinvention. The Serpenti Misteriosi Romani High Jewellery secret watch represents another ultra-luxurious chapter for the motif.
Inspired by classical Rome and in a nod to the gold bracelets worn by upper-class society, the creation is one of the most expensive high-end timepieces ever made by Bulgari.
Honoured by the Jury of the prestigious Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) with the Jewellery Watch Prize in 2019, this truly spectacular one-of-a-kind creation comprises a massive number of precious stones. The snake’s head is crowned with a 10-carat Sri Lankan sapphire and a total of more than 60 carats of diamonds, while 35 carats of sapphires form the serpent’s body and scales. The magnificent piece echoes Bulgari’s Roman roots, emblematic of ancient gladiators and antique jewels. As sensuous as its inspiration, the cuff bracelet features a snake sinuously coiled around it. To reinforce the theme, the cuff is embellished with baguette-cut diamond scales, so that the wrist inhabits the design and becomes part of the snake itself.
SERPENTI MISTERIOSI ROMANI 102987
Serpenti Misteriosi Romani High Jewellery secret watch in 18kt white gold set with 1 cushion-cut sapphire (~10.83 cts), 674 buff-top cut sapphires (~32.49 cts), baguette and pavé-set diamonds (~63.33 cts) on the case, bracelet and dial. Pear-shaped sapphire eyes (~0.70 ct). Pavé-set diamond dial. Quartz movement, Bulgari-personalised and adorned with the Bulgari logo.