Lot 326
  • 326

18 Karat Rose Gold, Turquoise, Mother-of-Pearl, Diamond and Ruby 'Serpenti' Wristwatch, Bulgari

100,000 - 150,000 USD
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  • Bulgari
  • gold, turquoise, mother of pearl, diamond, ruby
Designed as a serpent, the scales applied with turquoise and mother-of-pearl, with pear-shaped ruby eyes, the mouth opening to reveal a circular dial, set with round diamonds weighing approximately 3.05 carats, quartz movement, internal circumference 7½ inches, the dial and caseback signed Bulgari, the caseback numbered BT5, the bracelet with Italian registry mark. With signed box and papers.


In very good condition. The turquoise scales are a medium to medium-light slightly green blue and intact. The mother-of-pearl scales are well-matched and exhibit subtle orient and sheen. The ruby eyes are a medium-deep pinkish red and slightly included. The diamonds are approximately E-F color, VVS clarity. Gross weight approximately 81 dwts. Quartz movement, currently running. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from Bulgari. Please see the Important Notice Regarding Condition of Watches on page 183 of the printed catalogue.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. Illustrations in the catalogue may not be actual size. Prospective purchasers are reminded that, unless the catalogue description specifically states that a stone is natural, we have assumed that some form of treatment may have been used and that such treatment may not be permanent. Our presale estimates reflect this assumption.Certificates of Authenticity: Various manufacturers may not issue certificates of authenticity upon request. Sotheby's is not under an obligation to furnish the purchaser with a certificate of authenticity from the manufacturer at any time. Unless the requirements for a rescission of the sale under the Terms of Guarantee are satisfied, the failure of a manufacturer to issue a certificate will not constitute grounds to rescind the sale. Gemological Certificates and Reports: References in the catalogue descriptions to certificates or reports issued by gemological laboratories are provided only for the information of bidders, and Sotheby's does not guarantee and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, terms or information contained in such certificates or reports. Please also note that laboratories may differ in their assessment of a gemstone (including its origin and presence, type and extent of treatments) and their certificates or reports may contain different results.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from Bulgari.

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