Even though Bulgari created the first Serpenti jewelry design in the 1940s, it first rose to prominence in 1963 when Elizabeth Taylor was spotted on film wearing a Serpenti bracelet in Cleopatra. Drawing its inspiration from ancient Greek and Roman mythology, the coiled serpent-shaped design became an overnight success and a glamorous symbol of luxury. An 18 karat gold Serpenti bracelet with ruby eyes is featured in Heritage Auctions’ upcoming Timepieces Signature Auction.
A gold Rolex calendar wristwatch with moon phases is also highlighted. The piece includes a leather strap and gold hour markers. Launched in 1950, this particular watch was only produced for a few years. It was the first automatic watch to include a triple calendar and moon phases within a water-resistant case. Another notable lot is a Heuer stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with a reverse panda dial, subsidiary registers, and a minute bezel. Made in 1963, Jack Heuer produced these timepieces after recognizing a surge in luxury travel. Visit Heritage Auctions to view the entire collection and to place a bid.
Lot Categories:Watches & Clocks (388)
# of Lots:388
Price Range:$1 - $50,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Bvlgari & Jaeger LeCoultre, Exceedingly Rare and Fine Serpenti Scalia, 18k Gold, Enamel with Ruby Eyes, Circa 1960's|| Estimate: |
|Rolex, Rare Day-Date Lapis Lazuli Dial, 18k Gold, Ref. 18038/18000, Circa 1983.|| Estimate: |
|Vacheron Constantin, Métiers d'Arts|| Estimate: |
|Rockford Watch Co., Massive 14k Multicolor Gold Box Hinge 18 Size, circa 1891.|| Estimate: |
|Rolex, Set of 4 Retailer Catalogues. 3 wristwatch Official Retailer Sales Manual, and 1 Bracelet Official Retailer Manual, Circa 1975-78|| Estimate: |