Lot 253. A turquoise, emerald and diamond 'serpenti' bracelet-watch, by Bulgari. Estimate CHF 180,000 - CHF 250,000. Price realised CHF 509,000© Christie's Image Ltd 2015

Designed as a gold coiled serpent bracelet, the sprung body with turquoise scales, the head with pear-shaped emerald eyes, opening to reveal a circular gold dial with brilliant-cut diamond bezel, mechanical movement by Jaeger-leCoultre, in pink leather Bulgari case. Signed Bulgari, dial signed Jaeger-leCoultre.

Accompanied by a certificate no. 011-2015 dated 27 April 2015 from Amanda Triossi stating that the bracelet-watch was manufactured for and retailed by Bulgari in the early 1960s.

Christie's. GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 13 May 2015, Geneva