Bulgari Serpenti bracelet-watch
In some cultures the serpent was a fertility symbol, and in others it represented strength, eternity and seductiveness. In ancient Crete, snakes were worshiped as guardians of birth and regeneration because of the way they shed their skin.
Bulgari produced some stylised coiled serpents in the late 1940s, but it was not until 15 years later that the technique was perfected which gave the Bulgari Serpenti bracelet-watch tremendous flexibility.
Many Serpenti bracelets included a watch concealed within the serpent's head. The dial is revealed from beneath a hinged cover.