The Snake has been an inspirational source in Jewellery and watchmaking and there have been numerous masterpieces such as rings, bracelets, necklaces and even timepieces which follow the natural curves of this mysterious animal.
Zannetti reinterprets the figure of Snake in a magnificent and mysterious way and introducing Green Snake model from his Ovum collection. For a feminine temperament the PVD black steel of the case juxtaposes an important pavè of precious stones: in most parts tsavorite, but also diamonds and rubies.
The result is a unique and highly precious watch especially made to impress and attract the audience. Refined with an obsessive precision, it proves Zannetti’s savoir faire and his natural ability to realise original and highly visual impressive watches.
Collection: ZANNETTI OVUM
Model: Green Snake
Oval steel black PVD three-piece case
External bezel inserts diamonds and tsavorite, snake design
Internal bezel set with diamonds and 4 natural rubies
Total: 130 tsavorites, 8 ruby, bezel 32 diamonds
Dimensions: 41 x 35 mm
Water resistance: 2 atmospheres
Crown: Pressured closed
Glass: Sapphire bombè anti-reflex glasses and logo engraved
Bottom : Steel, fixed by 4 screws, central engraved, out centered sapphire glass oblò.
Black mosaic mother of pearl, daga hands
Automatic, Swiss Made, Zannetti personalized
Rhodium and perlage plate, Cote de Génève
Bezel and carrure entirely handmade realized.
Louisiana alligator leather strap, hand sewing
Buckle: stainless steel deployant, Zannetti personalized
Tsavorite or Tsavolite got his name from the Tsavo National Park, at the border between Kenya and Tanzania, where it was discovered for the first time and where the sole and few known mines are located. It is a very rare variety of the garnet group species of green colour, discovered and used in jewellery in relatively recent times.
In 1967, British gem prospector and geologist Dr. Campbell R. Bridges discovered for the first time a deposit of green tsavorites in the mountains of north-eastTanzania in a place called Lemshuko. The specimens he found were of very intense colour and of a high transparency. Their commercial diffusion was delayed because the Tanzanian government did not provided permits of exporting the stones.
Believing that the deposit was a part of a larger geological structure extending possibly into Kenya, Bridges began prospecting in that nation. He was successful a second time in 1971, when he found the mineral variety there, and was granted a permit to mine the deposit.
Rare in gem-quality over several carats in weight, the tsavorite has been found in larger sizes. It is a stone that can vary in colour from light to dark green, very brilliant and hard like emeralds, but more resistant and for this reason easier to be cut. Its constitution makes it particularly suitable for the so-called “invisible” embedding.