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Bulgari Parentesi Vintage 20mm Timepiece Watch

Bulgari Parentesi Vintage 20mm Timepiece Watch

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Throughout the history of the Bulgari jewelry oeuvre, exquisitely designed luxury timepieces have captured iconic moments in time, both classic and daring. This Bulgari Parentesi Vintage Timepiece Watch, made in the later 20th Century, captures another critical design moment along the Italian jewelry house's timeline. The 1980s and 1990s were characterized by Bulgari's pursuit of modular jewelry, in which one strong motif is replicated in various metals and gemstones. The Parentesi collection takes its name from the "parenthesis" shape, a series of interlocking geometric shapes that create a graphic and dynamic design. The collection has become one of Bulgari's signature styles.

Bulgari's now iconic Parentesi collection originated in the late 1970s and launched in 1982 to create lovely-looking and luxurious feeling pieces that could be worn all day comfortably. The signature geometric links of the Parentesi collection were born from the streets of Rome, where Bulgari was founded in 1884, borrowing a detail quite directly. This unmistakable interlocking sculptural motif was derived from the travertine junctions of the Roman pavements. Here Bulgari brought the ancient detail into modern times, reflecting the infinite spirit of the Eternal City. The Parentesi collection was the foundation for Bulgari's first-ever modular pieces and became a trademark for the house.

The interlocking modular links that fit together like sensual puzzle pieces compose necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings, some dazzling with diamonds and vibrant, colorful jewels, some pared down and minimalist, focusing simply on the stylized motifs and the highly polished gold surfaces. Here the Parentesi links are exemplified in the watch's bracelet, crafted in bright warm 18K yellow gold, a metal that had become a signature for the house at this time. The stunning timepiece is wonderfully monochromatic, featuring a dial, bezel, crown, case, and bracelet in the same luxurious yellow gold. The dial is ultra-modern and sleek, devoid of hour markers, with only the relative positions of the gold-on-gold hour and minute hands to indicate the time. The bracelet's forms match the bezel's form to perfection, flanking the watch face with the signature motif, which radiates outward like stylized parenthesis and repeats an additional seven times. We love the seamless look of a stylized gold bracelet from afar, yet a highly functional timepiece up close, combined with a little slice of Bulgari history.

20mm face. The hidden deployment clasp at the back is invisible, perfectly fitting into the eternity-inspired design. The precision quartz movement is made in Switzerland. Overall weight approx. 95.91 grams, made in 18k yellow gold. Signed Bvlgari with serial number; circa 20th Century.

SKU :W1035
Category :WATCH
Metal :18KYG




18K Yellow Gold

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