VO Vintage renews the passion for vintage watches and jewellery
From January 20th to 23rd 2023, collectors and lovers of jewellery icons and timeless wristwatches will meet in the Vicenza exhibition center for the fourth edition of VO Vintage, a unique meeting point on the national scene of sector events, not just to buy unique and valuable pieces, but also to negotiate with the best retailers and keep up to date with experts on topics and trends.
The appointment open to the public extends over four days and takes place in the foyer on the first floor of the tradeshow at the same time as Vicenzaoro January and T.Gold (January 20-24).
A true point of reference for watch lovers and for the various generations of collectors who can discover techniques, trends and curiosities over the weekend thanks to a large panel of events, seminars, interviews and training meetings with opinion leaders and experts, the best dealers , associations, brands, influencers.
The vintage watch and jewellery lounge displays a selection of 35 brands. For watchmaking, the best dealers will be present, including Vintage Watches by Stefano Mazzariol, Tempus by Elvio Piva, Goldfingers by Roberto Verde and Vintage Watches and Cars by Andrea Foffi, who returns to Vicenza also as a collector with the second part of the exhibition "Magister Speedmaster Exhibition" (the first at Vicenzaoro September 2022) dedicated to the most famous Omega watch models from his private collection. The Watch Passion association will also be present with a selection of 10 exhibitors, in order to gather and promote the best watch dealers.
To represent the vintage jewellery instead names such as Art Deco 'Bijoux, Montegrandi Gioielli, Micol, Gioielleria Faelutti and I Santi Medici.
The fourth edition of VO Vintage also hosts a rich panel of events.
Saturday January 21st we talk about the characteristics of a watch collector with Jacopo Spangaro, organizer of the auction-event The One and owner of Spangaro watch shop in Udine, Antonio Follari and Giancarlo Befera, collectors and members of L'Orologio Club, moderated by Dody Giussani, editor of L'Orologio magazine.
The "Latest trends of the international high-end market" will then be discussed together with Stefano Mazzariol, founder and CEO of Vintage Watches, Elvio Piva, founder and CEO of Tempus Padova, and Roberto Verde, president of the Watch Passion association, in a meeting moderated by Michele Mengoli and Jacopo Giudici, respectively director and founder and publisher of Watch Insanity.
Bruno Bergamaschi (aka Giorgione), one of the most recognized watchmaking experts in Italy, founder of Watchouse and ambassador of Vicenzaoro for the passion and culture of watchmaking, will instead be among the protagonists of the meeting on Sunday January 22nd "Defending the passion against counterfeiting and theft”, together with Mario Peserico, president of Assorologi, and Lorenzo Lucchinelli, founder of Ipsum - Identity for luxury goods.
With Italian Watch Spotter, space for collections from the 90s and 2000s and contemporary designs that evoke vintage. Saturday January 21st the talk with speeches by Franco Armentano, founder of DHM, Fabio Bertini, manager of F.lli Pisa of Milan and Michele Corvo, owner of Corvo & C and GMT Italia.
For technical training, the appreciated course held by Professor Ugo Pancani, of the Genevan FHH – Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and member of the GPHG Academy, returns on Sunday January 22nd.
VO VINTAGE increasingly involves the younger generation of collectors as well. Saturday January 21st, in the talk "Collecting out of the box" by Andrea Casalegno, watch lover, consultant and signature of IamCasa on Instagram, will discuss with three young influencers how the way of collecting has changed and the growing role of social networks : Alessandro Fanciulli, collector and hunter of valuable pieces (on Instagram @mr.a), Joël Laplace, collector and assistant director at the Zenith Heritage Department (@jojolamontre on social networks), and Lorenzo Maillard, collector and content specialist at Watches and Culture, the cultural hub of FHH.
Sunday January 22nd will be the turn of "Vintage Game Changers", with another key voice that changed the rules of the game in the field of collecting: Jasper Lijfering, owner and CEO of Amsterdam Vintage Watches, one of the most prestigious boutiques in the luxury vintage watchmaking, with an online offer of high-end pieces for collectors from all over the world.
Here the complete event program