The 2022 edition of Vicenzaoro (17 – 21 March 2022), organised by IEG – Italian Exhibition Group, will include ample space for the world of contemporary watchmaking with VO’ Clock Privé, an opportunity for top watchmaking companies, watch enthusiasts and experts, as well as the specialist media to gather.
Some 23 brands will be exhibiting at Vo ‘Clock Privé, which will open the doors of the lounge located on the first floor of Vicenza Expo Centre from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 March 2022.
The brands exhibiting will include: Allemano Time, Ba111od, Ball Watch, Bell&Ross, Bergeon, Casio G-Shock, Corum Italia srl, Eberhard & Co, Erwin Sattler, Girard – Perregaux, Junghans, Locman Italy, Meistersinger, Mühle Glashütte, Paul Picot, Perrelet, Romeo Ferraris, Squale, Timex, Unimatic, Venezianico, Vincent Calabrese, Wyler Vetta, Zenith.
At 11 a.m. on Friday 18March, VO ‘Clock will kick off with an introductory press conference in Sala Canova, followed in the afternoon by “Watchmaking Prospects”, an overview of market trends with talks entitled “Italian market data and trends; a preview of the results of the GFK-Assorologi survey” by Mario Peserico, president of Assorologi, and “The luxury market outlook” by Stefano Fenili, Partner Bain and Company.
During the weekend of Vicenzaoro 2022, the Vo ‘Clock Privé programme will also address the end customer, with talks and events aimed at collectors and lovers of timepieces.
On Saturday 19 March, enthusiasts will be able to enjoy informal discussions with various exhibiting or non-exhibiting brands at “meet-ups” organised in cooperation with the most recognised watchmaking forums and media, in which the brands will be telling their stories, outlining the most significant stages and latest innovations.
The morning will see the talk “The latest innovations in watchmaking” with the participation of Ugo Pancani, Carlo Ceppi and Vincent Calabrese moderated by Michele Mengoli in Sala Canova.
For watch lovers, on both days, sessions organised by the FHH – Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, to explore the most fascinating mechanisms such as the chronograph, tourbillon and perpetual calendar, and by trainers from the CAPAC watchmaking school in Milan, with whom they can learn the basics of mechanical watchmaking and acquire the skills to assemble and dismantle a mechanical movement directly in the classroom.
Maestro Sante Castignani will also be attending all three days of VO’Clock Privé to give live demonstrations of the stages involved in making a handcrafted watch using Bergeon equipment.