VO VINTAGE 2022: FROM 9TH TO 11TH SEPTEMBER, VICENZAORO RENEWS THE PASSION FOR VINTAGE WATCHES AND JEWELLERY

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  • The third edition of Italian Exhibition Group’s event dedicated to vintage watches and jewellery  during Vicenzaoro September.
  • The community of enthusiasts will join watchmaking opinion leaders and experts in watch  techniques and history: from Sandro Fratini (with son, Giulio) and Auro Montanari, among the  world’s most well-known collectors, to top dealers like Robert Maron Watches.
  • For the first time at VO Vintage, Andrea Foffi with an unprecedented exhibition of a veritable wristwatch icon: the Omega Speedmaster.

Vicenza (Italy), 5th July 2022 VO Vintage, Italian Exhibition Group’sfine 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.  

THE FINE VINTAGE WATCH AND JEWELLERY COMMUNITY IN A STAR ROLE 

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. 

SPEEDMASTER, THE STORY OF AN ICON 

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. 

WATCHMAKING CULTURE, THE VALUE OF VO VINTAGE 

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 masterclasses  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 “New Master” course. 

FOCUS ON ITALIAN EXHIBITION GROUP 

Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A., a joint stock company listed on Euronext Milan, a regulated market organised and  managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A., has, with its facilities in Rimini and Vicenza, achieved national leadership over the  years in the organisation of trade shows and conferences. The development of activities abroad – also through joint ventures with global or local organisers, in the United States, United Arab Emirates, China, Mexico, Brazil and India.

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