In October 2019 the W.O.I. – Watches Of Italy group has been formed.
The group is a free aggregation of Italian operators in the watch industry and accessories related to the world of watches (boxes and packaging, straps and leatherworks, bracelets, spare parts, supplies, materials, processes and finishes, design, machining, prototyping, etc.).
The idea was born simply for creating a flexible and easy to be managed container of Italian entrepreneurs who have devoted themselves to the universe of watches at 360° and put them in synergistic contact. To date, the collective already has achieved over 50 members including established brands, microbrands and startups, artisans, designers and planners.
The purpose of this Group is to create an useful network for all the members and to organize, on a regular basis, sharing and promotion appointments such as exhibitions, gatherings, presentations and launches of new models, markets and expos, etc., so that each of the members can attend and introduce themselves to the enthusiasts, collectors, the media and the general public.
The goal in progress over time is to create an ever wider network at national level and to succeed under a single flag to be present and active even at major international events.
The first national exhibition/gathering, thanks to the interest of the Municipality of Tortona who, as a sponsor, showed great enthusiasm and interest in the initiative and immediately proposed itself as a partner of the collective for its pilot experience of a fair/expo, will be held on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of September 2020 at the Museum of Agricultural Machinery “Orsi” in Via Emilia 446 – 15057 Tortona (AL). The fair/expo is FREE ENTRANCE and will observe the hours continued from 10:00 to 19:00.
We are sure that the initiative will have great public feedback and we are ready to export the same event model also to the rest of Italy … and we hope soon also in the world!
At the moment, are already part of the collective W.O.I. – Watches Of Italy:
- III Legio
- A.S. by Alessandro Staffetta
- Asia Leader
- Booble Watch
- Eric Bigagli Firenze
- ErreDiBi – RdB Watches
- Fonderia Lab
- G.A.W. – Gruppo Ardito Watches
- Hangar Italy
- H.T.D. – Horological Tools Department
- Inceptum Duo A
- Italiana Manifatture
- John Cool Straps
- Kienzle Italia
- Lazzarini Watches
- Marc & Darnò – Orologi Astronomici
- Masera Design – AttoVerticale / Off Stage
- Mazzucato Design
- Meccanica Grezza
- Meccaniche Veloci
- Meccaniche Veneziane
- Memphis Belle – Military Watches
- O.O.O. – Out Of Order Watches
- O.I.S.A. 1937 / Morezzi Milano
- Orologi Calamai
- Orologi Fumagazzi
- PAC Team Group
- P.N.W. – Portus Naonis Watches
- Progetto Tetra – TetraWatch
- Sante Castignani Watches
- Sconvolto by Luca Ubertini
- Sole & Luna by Andrea Di Ciancia
- SpiderStraps Atelier
- Star-Kiin Firenze
- Strategie CAD
- T.F.P. Watches – Time For Planet
- Vertigo Watches
- Viqueria Italian Watch Company
- W&N Straps
Bloggers, YouTubers and Watch Reviewers who will be present in the “Watch Bloggers Arena” in the hall of the Museum:
- Amico Orologiaio by Cesare Palmisano
- TBOW – The Blog Of Watches by Fabrizio Dellachà
- Underseatime by Pier Paolo Cassoni
- Underwater Time – Professional Divers Watches Forum by Michele “Hydroman” Grassi
- Watch Maniac by Mattia Papili
- Wrist Addiction by Marco Bracca
In this way, they will be able to interact directly with exhibitors, stream directly on social medias, review the watches on the fly and personally meet their followers and supporters.
La Clessidra 1945, the oldest national watchmaking magazine in Italy, will be partner of the event as the Official Magazine Of Watches Of Italy.
We will therefore have some pages reserved to talk about our fair/expo and free copies will be distributed to the visitors – while stocks last – on the opening day.
Mob.: + 39 333 2842225
→ W.O.I. GROUP COORDINATOR/MANAGER :
Ing. Fabrizio Dellachà
Mob.: + 39 347 4309475
The exhibition of the 26th & 27th of September 2020 in Tortona on Eventbrite:
Our online media & social channels:
Official Website: www.watchesofitaly.com
FB Profile: www.facebook.com/fabrizio.dellacha (Group Coordinator)
FB Official Page: www.facebook.com/watchesofitalygroup (Official Facebook Page)