A winding snake might sound like the kind of thing you would hear about in the lyrics of Jim Morrison. But that is the imagery that this vintage stainless-steel Bvlgari watch evokes. Utilizing its landmark Tubogas design, the bracelet of this piece is composed of two stainless steel bands that are delicately heated to optimal softness, then wound around a wooden core where they interlock for a seamless, unsoldered look. This allows the bracelet a gently tenacious hold that winds around the wrist of the wearer, suggesting the look of the serpent bracelets that were commonly found among ancient civilizations along the Mediterranean.
The pseudo-Cyrillic script of the Bvlgari-Bvlgari logo that circles the bezel further adds to its air of Old-World mystique. Although this piece might take much of its inspiration visually from the look of Egyptian and Roman artifacts, it houses an electronic quartz movement that sets the casual collector free of the kind of steady maintenance and restoration required by the museum-ready timepieces from which it borrows.
Maker: Bvlgari Model: BB191TS
Year: c.1990s Material: Stainless Steel Dial: Black with Stainless Steel Markers Case Measurement: 19mm Movement: Quartz Condition: Pristine Vintage
Size: Adjustable, Fits Up to 7.5 Inch Wrist
Made in Switzerland
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