VO VINTAGE 2022: Vicenzaoro by Italian Exhibition Group Renews the Passion for Vintage Watches and Jewellery

VO Vintage, Italian Exhibition Group’s fine vintage watch and jewellery lounge, will be back in Vicenza with numerous new features.

From 9th to 11th September, during Vicenzaoro September (9-13 September), the third edition of the event will offer the community of collectors, dealers and enthusiasts the chance to admire and wear unique objects that bear the value of time as well as to increase their technical skills and exchange views with opinion leaders and watchmaking historians.

In a elegant and secure setting in full privacy, in the foyer of IEG’s Expo Centre, a unique opportunity for a face-to-face encounter with collectors of the calibre of Sandro Fratini, with his son Giulio, and Auro Montanari; opinion leaders from the worlds of watchmaking, such as Bruno Bergamaschi (aka Giorgione), and Fashion and Lifestyle, such as Alessandro Squarzi; the most renowned experts in watchmaking technique and history, such as Professor Ugo Pancani from the FHH – Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva; and great masters of watchmaking, such as Luca Soprana.

At VO Vintage the public will be able to meet exhibitors such as new entry top dealers Robert Maron Watches and Andrea Foffi with Hipster, and re-confirmations such as Lucas Relogios and Luigi Loiero’s Lo Time for watchmaking; Ela Antichità, Karma Pearls Limited, Montegrandi, Francesco Pontillo’s F&F, Barbara Bassi and Art Decò Bijoux for vintage and high jewellery.

In addition to these, VO Vintage has selected a number of independent, contemporary haute horlogerie brands from the AHCI (Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants). In fact, in Vicenza, contemporary and vintage will go hand in hand thanks to the concurrence and expertise of Vicenzaoro, a top event for global jewellery with an international community of professional visitors from over 120 countries, which provides a prestigious setting for the event.

From book to exhibition, a double new entry for VO Vintage 2022: “Magister Speedmaster Exhibition. Birth and evolution of an Icon” is the exclusive exhibition that Andrea Foffi, for the first time at VO Vintage, will organise at Vicenza Expo Centre with 15 timepieces from his private collection to round up the history of the Speedmaster: from its debut in 1943 with an evergreen movement designed by Albert Piguet, right up to present day.

Seven pairs for seven icons: the original and its modern “re-edition”. A journey that ends with the platinum model made to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Apollo XI moon landing in 1969.

The collector, who described the myths and secrets in meticulous detail in the book “Magister, a Unique Andrea Foffi Speedmaster Selection” in 2021, combines history and contemporaneity. The observer has the pleasure of discovering the similarities and differences and understanding how the models being made today are an integral part of a story that began long ago and is destined to last through time.

The community’s passion and desire for knowledge can count on a format based on training and information through a full programme of sessions and meetings with experts, opinion leaders and protagonists from the world of watches and jewellery.

Central to VO Vintage is the sector’s culture with talks and master classes that will give everyone, from collectors to first-timers who will experience the beauty of fine timepieces, the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills. Scheduled events will include FHH classes held by Professor Ugo Pancani on vintage watchmaking topics, such as proper maintenance.

Among the talks, a dialogue on “Past, present and future of watchmaking” with Sandro and Giulio Fratini, Alessandro Squarzi and Maurizio De Angelis and with Luca Soprana, Mo Coppoletta and Auro Montanari on “Watchmaking trends, between mechanical savoir faire and the author’s aesthetic style”.

Bruno Bergamaschi from the WatchHouse forum will moderate some conversations, while Stefano Mazzariol will hold a new edition of the “Newman Master” course.

Vicenzaoro Exhibition, September 2022

A business showcase, a breeding ground for trends, innovation, information and training, a place for global networking, a reference point for the entire gold and jewellery supply chain, recognised and appreciated worldwide, Europe’s most eagerly awaited international event for the gold and jewellery community will be back in Vicenza from 9th to 13th September 2022: VOS Vicenzaoro September – The Jewellery Boutique Show.

Running alongside from 9th to 11th will be VO Vintage, the event open to the public of vintage watch and jewellery collectors and enthusiasts, a chance to buy unique and valuable pieces, negotiate with the best dealers and catch up on the latest developments with sector experts on topics and trends in an exclusive and reserved area.

VOS, organised by Italian Exhibition Group, will showcase a complete offer at Vicenza Expo Centre: high-end and gold jewellery, with the latest collections and the very best of Made in Italy production from the main national manufacturing districts as well as top quality international companies.

Sector leaders will be displaying the most advanced technologies for production and processing, components and semi-finished products, diamonds and precious and coloured stones, services, visual merchandising and packaging.

Companies, buyers, traders, institutions, associations, media and new generations will be the centre and beating heart of the VOS format, a look at the present and the sector’s evolution, from internationalization to corporate social responsibility, from new technologies to communication.

Thanks to the involvement of the city of Vicenza and the entire territory, Vicenzaoro will once again feature the all-round experience of a show both in and outside the exhibition grounds with the eighth edition of VIOFF, offering history, art, music, culture and unique food and wine, all just waiting to be discovered.

Source: Italian Exhibition Group S.P.A.