The evolution towards a watchmaking character of the Vicenzaoro jewellery reasonable continues. Immediately after the efficiency of the editions subject to health limits, VO returns in a significant way in 2023.
There is no question that the watch sector is booming is almost nothing new: all marketplace indicators ensure that the enthusiasm for watches has never been so prevalent. So, the Italian Exhibition Team intercepted this craze and, thanks to an agreement created with the Watches of Italy team, the trade demonstrate expanded its offer of spaces to include things like a illustration of Italian microbrands.
Accomplishment outside of the optimum expectations
The final customer figures set the 2023 version as the 1 for the history guides, with a +11% improve in attendance compared to the 2020 edition of the truthful, the a single that experienced so far the maximum attendance – and with one particular much less working day of opening. Of the additional than 1,300 exhibitors, about a hundred arrived from watchmaking sector, masking both equally microbrands and well-set up companies, as effectively as many vendors of watchmaking machines and equipment. As a be aware, we observed a compact 5-axis CNC machine introduced by the German Chiron Group capable of machining any content and getting a foundation plate in about 20 minutes which induced a stir.
Likely back again to the exhibition, the format will make the variation: apart from a committed pavilion like VO Classic, the producers were being scattered inside Corridor 1, alongside the stands of jewelry manufacturers, and hence the fruition by the community, composed largely of specialised stores, was natural and organic and uninterrupted, favoring the presentation of the models that are aiming to enter common jewelry distribution.
The proposals of microbrands
We locate it really hard to determine some of the providers we satisfied as microbrands: quite a few are solidly rising realities etching their mark on the worldwide indie watchmaking scene, and they used Vicenza Oro as a platform to existing their newest solutions to the regular distributors. One particular example is Venezianico, which showed its GMT Ceratung with a ceramic and tungsten bezel. A attractive and effectively-designed timepiece animated by the new V3290 caliber designed in collaboration with SOPROD.
But let’s also not fail to remember the new Redentore models with mother-of-pearl dials and indexes dotted with diamonds – a unisex type that is turning into the latest sector pattern. Among others, we observed Gravithin with its Argo (which we showcased in this short article), and we heard the to start with rumors about a new model coming soo.
On the other hand, Out Of Get unveiled its cards, formally presenting its GMT Cocktail collection in 6 various variations centered on the Seiko NH34A movement, a indication that a passion for travel is an crucial trait for put up-pandemic watches.
Classic and trend models
In the jewellery universe, the difference among these niches turns into blurred, resulting in two incredibly unique companies, these kinds of as Daniel Wellington and Maurice Lacroix, to obtain on their own showing their products and solutions facet by aspect – and this, in our watch, is a superior point, because like this just about every retailer can discover focused recommendations to serve their particular consumers.
For example, Maurice Lacroix supplied a variation of its Aikon, the Venturer, with a 38 mm situation and unidirectional rotating bezel, with a comfortable armed forces green rubber bracelet embellished with the Maison’s emblem.
Still speaking about Italian microbrands, we discovered the presence of D1 Milano, with its styles encouraged by traditional watchmaking classics but re-proposed at considerably more reasonably priced prices, this sort of as the Polycarbon Street model, a Royal Oak in three colour versions produced of tender-contact polycarbonate that mounts a quartz movement. Ironic and enjoyment at a certainly inexpensive value (160 Euros).
The Italian Motion
The Italian Revolution of watches does not stop right here it also expands into a strategic sector this kind of as caliber generation. We learned it at Watches of Italy three a long time ago, and these days OISA 1937 presents its individual fully Italian-designed caliber, manufactured by means of a collaboration with Locman. The caliber 29-50 “Cinque Ponti” (Five Bridges), with an exquisite and cleverly retro style, reproduces with proper improvements the 1 produced in the 1960s by the Maison. It is hand-wound, but many exceptional versions are getting studied, like the double barrel and the automatic, that will be introduced in the coming months.
The charge is in line with mid- to superior-stop Swiss calibers such as La Joux Perret or Vaucher. Also, the performance is just about chronometric, many thanks to a certain winding power distribution system invented by Domenico Morezzi in the 1960s. In quick: the disorders for a thriving long run are all there.
We ended up amazed by the evolution of these new interaction formats, and Vicenza Oro signifies an exciting circumstance analyze involving the watch business we imagine that the blend of jewellery and watchmaking has fantastic likely. We are joyful to witness this new synergy, which has now resulted in quite a few aspect situations, this sort of as themed conferences.
So, we look forward to what the following edition of VO will provide us and how indie watchmaking, both equally Italian and international, will develop in the meantime.