FEATURED: LVMH WATCH WEEK 2021: BVLGARI – The new Serpenti Spiga 

The Serpenti rises yet again

Although snakes are often considered to be mythological symbol in many cultures, they certainly have a certain level of magnetism & fascination. Well, reptiles in general freak me out but Bvlgari’s pet Serpenti seems to have shed its skin yet again with the new Serpenti Spiga in three new versions that Bvlgari launched at the LVMH Watch Week 2021.

 

 

This captivating snake has been one of Bvlgaris most enduring motifs and represents the ultimate synthesis of jewelry craftsmanship. The Italian jeweller has been reinventing this icon since its launch way back in the 60’s with a number of reiterations. So, let’s get into what makes these Serpenti Spiga so different.

 

 

Well, in terms of the aesthetics it looks just like the traditional Serpenti Scaglie that was introduced in 2009, now with a new bracelet in precious metals set with gemstones. Representing the ultimate synthesis of jewelry craftsmanship, 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. 

 

 

With the introduction of Serpenti Spiga, Serpenti rises again, a forever-icon, reinvented anew for 2021. The Spiga pattern here is named after the Italian word for wheat”, which the motif resembles. Its characteristic module was indeed inspired by a stalk of wheat, a symbol of fertility and prosperity that has captivated throughout mythology and antiquity, and a theme that was often linked to marriage in ancient Rome and Greece.   

 

Now, the three Serpenti Spiga novelties collide that sensibility with Bvlgaris jewellery-making expertise, for an impeccable reimagining of the line in brilliant diamonds and precious rose or white gold, according to the models. 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. 

 

 

Serpenti Spiga 103250

18kt rose gold 35mm Serpenti case
Bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds
18kt rose gold crown set with a single cabochon-cut rubellite
White mother-of-pearl dial
Single-row 18kt rose gold bracelet partially set with diamonds for a total of 281 brilliant-cut diamonds (1,86 cts.)
Bvlgari-personalised high-precision quartz movement.

Serpenti Spiga 103252

18kt rose gold 35mm Serpenti case
Bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds
18kt rose gold crown set with a single cabochon-cut rubellite
Black lacquered dial
Two-row 18kt rose gold bracelet partially set with diamonds for a total of 461 brilliant-cut diamonds (2,83 cts.)
Bvlgari-personalised high-precision quartz movement. 

Serpenti Spiga HIGH-JEWELLERY 103251

18kt white gold 35mm High-Jewellery Serpenti case
Bezel set with 205 brilliant-cut diamonds (2.99 cts.)
18kt white gold crown set with a single cabochon-cut blue sapphire
Dial decorated with 257 snow pavé-set diamonds (0,72 ct)
Two-row 18kt white gold bracelet set with 425 brilliant-cut diamonds (17,04 cts.)
Bvlgari-personalised high-precision quartz movement. 

With a style that keeps secrets, dominates the day and shines at night, the Serpenti Spiga is nothing short of a powerful divide symbol coiled around the wrist.

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