IEG: BACK AT VICENZAORO JANUARY 2022, THE VINTAGE WATCH AND JEWELLERY “LOUNGE”
At Vicenzaoro January (21st-26th January 2022) and after the extraordinary success of its second edition in September 2021, VO Vintage will be back with the third edition of the event created by IEG – Italian Exhibition Group, open to the public, collectors and enthusiasts as well as all those interested in vintage watches and jewellery.
From Saturday 22nd to Monday 24th January 2022, the doors of the Vicenza lounge dedicated to the beauty of yesterday’s timepieces, together with the allure and elegance of jewellery from the past, will reopen. VO Vintage, with a refined and distinctive set-up, will be hosted in the foyer on the first floor of the Expo Centre, an exclusive, reserved, warm and cosy setting that will pamper guests as they choose and purchase of antique items through to the moments for meeting and sharing to the benefit of every player in the high-end vintage world.
The exhibition offer at this third edition will be further enhanced, testifying to the liveliness of a sector whose requirements IEG has successfully intercepted. With VO Vintage, in fact, IEG offers a response to the needs of “Luxury Vintage”, a sector that is growing fast, also and above all due to the most recent push towards sustainable purchases and the ever-growing role of watches as investment goods.
The event will have three core aspects: business, information and high-level training. Indeed, VO Vintage will be the showcase for selected rare and much sought-after jewellery and watch collections that the most important dealers in the sector will be exhibiting in a location that guarantees maximum privacy and security for exhibitors and visitors. Guests expected to attend will include Stefano Mazzariol, one of the world’s top Rolex Daytona experts as well as antiquarian, dealer, expert and vintage watch consultant, who will be back in January with an in-depth session on the four-hand Newman Master together with Carlo Pergola, co-author with Mazzariol of the book “Rolex Daytona, from birth to legend.”
Ample space will be given to training sessions with authoritative Italian and foreign institutions. On Sunday 23rd, Prof. Ugo Pancani from the FHH – Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva will hold two technical sessions to learn about the most fascinating mechanisms in watchmaking: chronography, the tourbillon and the perpetual calendar.
On Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd, VO Vintage’s classrooms will host courses with trainers from CAPAC Polytechnic in Milan to learn the basics of mechanical watchmaking and acquire the skills to assemble and disassemble a mechanical movement directly in the classroom.
The courses will be open to all enthusiasts and no technical expertise is required. Information on how to enrol will be available on the event website.
VO Vintage is also an opportunity to admire and learn about the goldsmith-jewellery tradition of the past and to be seduced by the charm of those precious items that have gone down in history as symbols of their own era, and which, due to their uniqueness, are still popular today. In fact, selected market operators specialising in vintage jewellery and high jewellery will be in attendance, including Ela Antichità, Art Decò Bijoux and Montegrandi.
The event is also a valuable moment for exchange, re-encounter and information sharing for all those who revolve around the world of vintage watches and jewellery. In one single venue, they will have the exclusive opportunity to find those unique pieces that created the luxury dimension in history, as well as leading experts in the sector. The gathering will be further enriched by a programme of events curated by Michele Mengoli, advisor to VO Vintage, which foresees talks with experts and collectors.
VO Vintage’s partners include: AHCI – Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants, a historic Swiss association devoted to preserving the art of independent watchmaking, and the new Watchouse Forum for watch enthusiasts, founded by Jacopo Giudici and Giorgione, key opinion leaders in the sector.