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Bvlgari Gold Tricolor Tubogas Bb232t

US$7,250Asking Price

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Inspired by the slinky metal coverings used to protect gasoline pipes, Bvlgari introduced their iconic (and often replicated) Tubogas style of jewelry in the mid-20th Century. Painstakingly assembled by wrapping two heated metal bands around a wooden core, the strap holds comfortably firm on the wearer, almost like an armored second skin. The process to create Tubogas not only requires the slowest and steadiest of hands, but also complete control of the temperature of the metal at all times. And since different metals begin to soften at different temperatures, that makes this piece from the 1990s an exceptional labor of love. The bracelet incorporates three different types of 18-karat gold— white, yellow, and rose — to form a gorgeous tricolor medley. The yellow gold bezel features the brand’s famous “Bvlgari-Bvlgari” design circling the dial in a sort of quasi-Cyrillic script, making for a timepiece that simultaneously leaves an impression of modern high fashion and Old-World mystique. Also of note: This timepiece houses a quartz movement, which guarantees years of hassle-free maintenance for the casual collector. Additional Information: Maker: Bvlgari Model: BB232T Year: 1990s Material: 18k White Yellow, and Rose Gold with Sapphire Crystal Dial: Black with Gold Index Batons, 6 and 12 Arabic Numbers Case Measurement: 23mm Movement: Quartz Condition: Pristine Vintage Weight: 74.21g Size: Adjustable, Fits Up to 8.0 Inch Wrist Made in Switzerland Stephanie Windsor guarantees the proper functioning of your watch mechanism for ONE year from the purchase date. Our watches are guaranteed to be of the period, material and manufacturer stated. Any damage due to accidents and/or wear and tear from use is excluded from this warranty. Stephanie Windsor is an independent watch dealer and is not authorized, endorsed, sponsored by, associated with and/ or affiliated with the original watch maker brand. Stephanie Windsor only sells pre-owned, vintage and refurbished watches that are subject to one or more of the following: Repair and replacement of damaged or worn parts or the replacement of the original watch crystal. The original maker of the watch is not under any obligation to service watches by Stephanie Windsor.

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Greek silversmith Sotirios Voulgaris arrived in Rome in 1881 and set up his own shop there in 1884, calling it Bulgari, an Italianization of his last name (eventually spelled BVLGARI, using the classical Latin alphabet in a nod to ancient Roman culture). In 1905, he opened the company’s flagship boutique on Rome’s Via dei Condotti.Although the house found success with its silverwork and Art Deco designs, popular through the 1920s, its signature style — bold, often using yellow gold embellished with big colorful gemstones — began to emerge when Sotirios’s sons inherited the business, in 1932. The brand truly hit its stride in the dolce vita era of the 1950s and ’60s, when the founder’s grandsons Paolo, Gianni and Nicola Bulgari decisively departed from demure traditional styles to develop the house’s exuberant multi-gem looks, attracting celebrity collectors like Elizabeth Taylor.In the 1940s, BVLGARI debuted perhaps its most famous design, the Serpenti bracelet watch. The piece’s snakelike coils were made possible by the tubogas jewelry technique, which links a flexible series of thin horizontal bands. Both the sleek, modern tubogas construction and the sinuous snake motif continue to be synonymous with the BVLGARI brand.On 1stDibs, our collection of BVLGARI jewelry includes rings, necklaces, watches and other accessories.
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