The stopwatch has already started to count down. And timepieces are the protagonists of Vo Vintage, the appointment introduced three years ago by Ieg as an experiment and which has proved to be a valid contribution to Vicenzaoro. So from 20 to 23 January Vo Vintage will be staged for the fourth edition, one day more than the previous ones. The event is always scheduled in the foyer on the first floor of the fair and is aimed at watch enthusiasts, collectors and traders. Unlike Vicenzaoro, in fact, in this case the entrance is open to the public and not only to operators.
35 brands and dealers will be present at Vo Vintage, 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 Magister Speedmaster Exhibition (the first at Vicenzaoro September 2022) dedicated to the most famous Omega watch models from his private collection. Representing vintage jewelery are also Art Deco’ Bijoux, Montegrandi Gioielli, Micol, Gioielleria Faelutti and I Santi Medici. Also present with a selection of ten exhibitors is the Watch Passion association, which brings together and promotes the best watch dealers.
Saturday 21 January
The event dedicated to watches (but also to vintage jewellery), has a series of meetings on its agenda. Saturday 21 January Jacopo Spangaro, organizer of The One auction-event and owner of the Spangaro watch shop in Udine, Antonio Follari and Giancarlo Befera, collectors and members of the L’Orologio Club, moderated by Dody Giussani, will talk about What characteristics a collector. The latest trends on the high-end international market will be addressed by 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. Also on Saturday 21 January, the talk is scheduled with speeches by Franco Armentano, founder of DHM, Fabio Bertini, manager of F.lli Pisa in Milan and Michele Corvo, owner of Corvo & C and GMT Italia.
On Saturday 21 January, in the Collecting out of the box talk curated by Andrea Casalegno, watch lover, consultant and signature of IamCasa on Instagram, he 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, Joël Laplace, collector and assistant manager at the Zenith Heritage Department, and Lorenzo Maillard, collector and content specialist at Watches and Culture, the cultural hub of FHH.
Sunday 22 January
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 22 January on the theme Defending passion for 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 is given to collections from the 1990s and 2000s and to contemporary designs that evoke vintage. 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 22 January. Sunday 22 January will be the turn of Vintage Game Changers, with another key voice that has 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 vintage watch boutiques luxury, with an online offer of high-end pieces for collectors from all over the world.