Bvlgari Serpenti Tubogas New Models

Bulgari’s single-tour Serpenti Tubogas wristwatch for women is now available in a bimetallic combination of yellow gold and steel, or exclusively in yellow gold set with diamonds on either side of the reptile’s head, embellished with a white opaline guilloché dial.

Bvlgari Serpenti Tubogas New Models 2022

Christened Tubogas because of its similarity to a lowly woven-metal gas pipe, the technique has been used in jewellery making since the late 1940s.

An eloquent example of industrial-inspired design, it was popularised in the Art Deco period when the challenge of miniaturising large engineered objects, and using them for novel purposes, took off.

Bvlgari Serpenti Tubogas watch New dual tone model

 

In the 1940s, Bulgari inserted a watch dial into a Tubogas bracelet to create a highly stylised serpent watch. The design was revived in the 1970s when Bulgari introduced it into watches, bracelets, necklaces and rings. The effect of a stark, engineered coil combined with coins and richly coloured precious gems created a fascinating contrast that marked Bulgari’s style of jewels, intended to be worn and enjoyed every day.

Bvlgari Serpenti Tubogas watch New Model in yellow gold

Complicated to produce, the Tubogas is formed by long bands of gold or steel, wrapped around a steel core. As they are coiled, the rounded contours of the bands interlock to conceal completely the inner structure.

The specialist goldsmiths use no soldering. The flexibility of the coiled bands alone is what gives the Tubogas its characteristic bounce.

Technical details

Model: Bvlgari Serpenti Tubogas 103648

35 mm curved steel case and yellow gold bezel set with 38 brilliant-cut diamonds (~ 0.29ct), paired with a yellow gold and steel bracelet, crown set with a cabochon-cut rubellite; sunburst white opaline guilloché dial; Bulgari-personalised high-precision quartz movement. Water-resistant to 30m.

Model: Bvlgari Serpenti Tubogas 101924

35 mm yellow gold curved case and bezel set with 38 brilliant-cut diamonds (~ 0.29ct), paired with a yellow gold bracelet, crown set with a cabochon-cut rubellite; sunburst white opaline guilloché dial; Bulgari-personalised high-precision quartz movement. Water-resistant to 30m.