To call it an expected good results frames the consequence somewhat properly. Watches of Italy, now in its third edition, and moved a thirty day period later owing to difficulties with the day coinciding with the Italian political elections, achieved and exceeded all the aims it had established for itself.
Around the weekend of Oct. 14, a lot more than 4,000 site visitors wandered via the booths set up inside of the Orsi Museum in Tortona – amid a charming exhibit of vintage agricultural equipment – to take a look at the 56 exhibitors. And with a hint of regret, Stefano Dellachà, the WOI initiative coordinator, confessed that some late bookers who wished to participate experienced to be sadly left out as the area was totally crammed, demonstrating in observe the remarkable vitality of Italian independent watchmaking, a phenomenon to pay focus to around the world and that is attaining excellent benefits.
A terrific screen of classic-encouraged types
The fashion of the proposals of the different makers certainly adopted the craze that sees Heritage and classic products in good prominence and highlighted fantastic focus by the companies on the diver sectors – with numerous interesting new entries, especially of lesser sizes.
We have presented a single of the novelties of the reasonable in this article, the Ichnos Arcipelago “Due Mari.” Also, a lot of awareness was devoted to GMTs, good protagonists of the launches of the most effective-identified Maisons this sort of as Squale, Venezianico, Perseo and Echo/Neutra. There was no shortage of skeletonized watches, offered by firms these kinds of as Venezianico and Out Of Buy, which launched its individual very personalized interpretation of the topic as scripted.
Big information on the horizon for Watches of Italy
The parterre of the exhibition was peppered with major information, a lot more than just goods revealed: the initially is that WOI has entered into a collaboration settlement with Vicenza Oro, the intercontinental jewellery honest, which will bring a representation of the party to the Venetian city at the future edition of VO Clock Privé, which was moved from March to September 2023 for the situation.
The 2nd is that Locman – the Italian view manufacture primarily based on the Island of Elba – will develop an all-Italian higher-end look at, caliber included. We are, in point, chatting about an OISA caliber, a Milanese firm that boasted an essential generation of calibers close to the 1930s and which has been reconstituted by the grandson of the brand’s founder. So finally, soon after two many years of development, the time has occur to get the plunge.
Below you will locate a gallery of some of the timepieces presented by the unique manufacturers at the Tortona trade reasonable. Upcoming calendar year, who knows? But for positive, we’ll be there to acquire a glimpse!