Introduced at the LVMH Watch Week Dubai 2020, the indisputable highlight of the 2020 debuts was the new Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon, a Ladies watch World Record echoing the Octo Finissimo World Records on the men’s watches side. This unique small-sized women’s tourbillon is specially designed to fit inside the sleek dimensions of the serpent-head case of the latest incarnation of Bvlgari’s most iconic watch, Serpenti.
Over the years, Bvlgari has assumed the unique role as the Jeweler of Time thanks to the distinctive and unprecedented combination of jewelry-making expertise and Swiss watchmaking know-how that is at the heart of every single timepiece. These are watches with the soul of a jewel. In their fabrication, function follows form — but only to the most minute degree; each technical element must not only be impeccably wrought, but it must also exist in service to the distinctive design codes of the brand.
When it was presented last year, the Serpenti Seduttori reimagined the Serpenti cult watch. The women’s watch that is Born to Be Gold, it elevates the preciousness of time and marks the golden moments of a woman’s life. Now, Serpenti Seduttori continues its journey with the debut of new models that are Born to Shine, including the rare tourbillon movement for women, BVL150 Caliber. The movement of the new Seduttori represents that synthesis of Swiss knowledge and jewelry-making savoir-faire that only Bvlgari can execute — and is a pinnacle of design as the smallest tourbillon on the market. It revives the lost tradition of the small mechanical movements that were replaced by the quartz in the early 70’s.
Designed to fit the Serpenti-shaped case, this small-sized shaped Haute Horlogerie movement is rhodium-plated, hand-decorated with Côtes de Genève, perlage and beveling, and features one sapphire bridge. Unlike other watchmakers, Bvlgari adapts the technical considerations to suit the aesthetics, and thus chose a transparent sapphire backcase at the level of the tourbillon to highlight the movement and decoration work, a winding stem inclined of 6 degrees, located between 2h and 3h, and special pavé setting to achieve as thin a case as possible.
The new Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon models come in rose gold or white gold with diamond pavé and a leather strap or white gold with diamond pavé and a full diamond bracelet. In addition to those styles, five new Serpenti Seduttori editions round out the 2020 assortment. Their designs reinterpret the typical snake-skin smooth bracelet to debut one precious version with diamonds and one with alternating rose or white gold and steel.