The primary collection of LVMH 2020 horological novelties is unveiled as we speak within the luxurious Dubai Bvlgari resort. So what might be extra becoming than a quick overview of the fruits of Bvlgari's watchmaking outings: the Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon. Consistent with Bvlgari's latest custom of setting world information within the area of watchmaking, this new Serpenti Seduttori assortment presents the smallest tourbillon in the marketplace as we speak.
GENESIS OF THE SERPENTI
It must be recalled that Bvlgari's watchmaking journey started within the late 1940s when designers had the thought of reworking an current – and very talked-about – snake bracelet of excessive jewellery right into a secret watch. Popping out of hibernation after virtually 60 years, the Serpenti has returned to the highlight to regain its iconic standing and has appeared in numerous iterations. 2020 marks the introduction of an interesting whirlwind complication positioned contained in the small head of the snake.
SNAKES AND STONES
Introduced in 18-carat pink gold or white gold, the tourbillon is positioned at 6 o'clock within the widest space of the stylized snake head and the dials and circumstances are embellished with diamonds (299 in complete). Measuring 34 mm in diameter with a top of eight.90 mm, the unmistakable form of the case is ready with brilliant-cut diamonds on the bezel and alongside the edges of the case. The dial is solely set with snow with good lower diamonds and options traditional Roman numerals whereas the cabochon within the crown is ruby for pink gold and blue sapphire for white gold.
MINIATURE MANUAL WINDING MOVEMENT
The miniature handbook winding motion – Caliber BVL150 – was designed to comply with the bizarre drop-shaped contours of the Serpenti case. That is an uncommon follow in watchmaking the place the circumstances are typically designed to accommodate motion. A small sapphire crystal opening on the caseback on the tourbillon reveals the diminutive rhodium-plated motion adorned by hand with straight Côtes de Genève stripes, beading and beveling. The tourbillon is held in place with a sapphire bridge.
The opposite variations embody the winding stem inclined at 6 levels and positioned between 2 and three hours and the particular pavé setting of the diamonds to maintain the case as skinny as potential. The mechanical motion with handbook winding beats at 21,600 vibrations per hour and provides 40 hours of autonomy for the hours, minutes and tourbillon features and has a thickness of solely three.65 mm.
Variations on the theme
The brand new Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon jewellery watches can be found in 18-carat pink or white gold paved with diamonds and are accomplished by a brown or blue alligator leather-based strap and a folding clasp set with brilliant-cut diamonds. There’s additionally a excessive jewellery model in diamond (588 diamonds in complete) with a white gold bracelet fashioned of snake-shaped scales.
Value and availability to be confirmed. Extra info on bvlgari.com