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Thursday, 03 February 2022

VO’Clock, the new contemporary watch lounge

VO’Clock, the new contemporary watch lounge

During Vicenzaoro, VO’Clock Privé will take place, a moment for the main players in contemporary watchmaking, enthusiasts, sector experts and the media to meet.
From Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March VO'Clock Privé will welcome the entire watch community in Vicenza by presenting the industry novelties: Zenith, Girard-Perregaux, Eberhard & Co., Corum, Perrelet, Vincent Calabrese, Locman Italy, Junghans, Wyler Vetta and Timex the first confirmed names.

Wrist watchmaking is now reaching its peak in terms of economic valuation and represents a constantly growing sector. In October 2021, Swiss timepieces export amounted to CHF 2.1 billion, around 2 billion euros at current exchange rates, the highest monthly figure in the last seven years, up 4.8% compared to the same month in 2019.

VO’Clock Privé will host the most important luxury, global and independent brands in elegant lounges in the foyer on the first floor of the Vicenza Expo Centre, in a setting reserved for enthusiasts, press and traders. It will not only be an opportunity to meet, admire, see and touch the products being previewed, but also to talk and interact.

The public of enthusiasts will be offered training sessions with authoritative Italian and foreign institutions. Starting off with classes organised by the FHH - Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, which will be holding two sessions to explore the most fascinating mechanisms, chronography, the tourbillon and perpetual calendar, and going on to sessions with trainers from the CAPAC watchmaking school in Milan to learn the basics of mechanical watchmaking and acquire the skills to assemble and dismantle a mechanical movement directly in the classroom.

These courses will be accompanied by a full programme of meetings with brands that will involve the communities of enthusiasts, partners of VO'Clock, and a programme of in-depth talks with experts that, also open to the public, will be held in a special lounge on Saturday and Sunday, days that will be open to the public. Prominent names in the watchmaking sector will be invited to the talks and meetings.

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