TRADE EVENT – VO Vintage, in Vicenza, to gather vintage watch and jewellery community


The third edition of VO Vintage, which will take place from September 9-11, 2022, on the sidelines of Vicenzaoro September, will gather aficionados of vintage watches and jewellery, and will be attended by dealers as well as independent contemporary fine watchmaking brands.




On Friday 9th September the hands of time will turn back to celebrate the history of the Omega Speedmaster, the sports chronograph par excellence, with a talk in collaboration with the monthly magazine L´Orologio together with editor Dody Giussani, journalist and watch expert Paolo Gobbi and Andrea Foffi, author of the book ´Magister – A Unique Andrea Foffi Speedmaster Selection´ and curator of the exhibition, who will be bringing 15 pieces from his private collection to VO Vintage for the first time.

The past, present and future of watchmaking will be the focus of the meeting on Saturday 10th September, moderated by journalist and writer Michele Mengoli and featuring collectors Sandro and Giulio Fratini, top dealer Maurizio De Angelis, and Alessandro Squarzi, entrepreneur and opinion leader in the world of fashion and lifestyle. 

On Sunday 11th September Mo Coppoletta and Luca Soprana will be discussing ´Watchmaking trends, between mechanical savoir faire and designers´ aesthetic taste´.

Bruno Bergamaschi (aka Giorgione), one of the most recognised watchmaking experts in Italy, founder of the Watchouse forum and VO Vintage´s ambassador for watchmaking culture, will be meeting great master watchmaker Giulio Papi, regional brand director of ZenithPaolo Cappiello, and vintage wristwatch expert Stefano Mazzariol (Vintage Watches) for an excursus between technique and passion. He will also introduce Watch Passion, a watch dealers´ association that will be partnering VO Vintage as of next year.

How do you take part in a watch auction? What guarantees do online buying and selling sites offer? Which channels can be used to take up collecting? Anis Romdhane, co-founder of the website, and Matteo Cambi, founder of the Cambi Auction House, will answer to these and other questions on Saturday 10th September. The case of Panerai, an example of the importance of culture and information when building a collection, will then be illustrated with exceptional speakers such as Carlo Ceppi, Panerai´s heritage curator, Professor Ugo Pancani from the Geneva-based FHH – Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and member of the GPHG Academy, and Jacopo Spangaro, organiser of the auction-event The One.

Central to VO Vintage is increasing expertise in the sector through the participation of famous top experts, such as Professor Ugo Pancani who, on Sunday 11th September, will be offering two classes on vintage and contemporary watchmaking topics entitled: ´Understanding the technical innovations and trends of haute horlogerie presented in 2022´ and ´Getting to know vintage watchmaking: history, technique and all the reasons for its appeal´. On Saturday 10th SeptemberStefano Mazzariol will be holding a new edition of the ´Newman Master´ course, with a journey to discover one of the most legendary dials ever.

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