Antiquorum has announced the arrival of Giovanni Varesi at its Milan office, with Varesi joining the global watch auction house as a watch expert and manager.
Varesi has been a Rolex chronograph collector since 1990 and is said to have a particular affinity for and expertise in Rolex and Patek Philippe vintage timepieces. He holds a degree in Engineering and worked as an electronic and mechanical project manager before beginning his horological career in 2007 at a vintage watch shop, where he sourced watches and accessories for Italian dealers and private clients around the world.
He also worked researching fine timepieces for Precious Time, a horology investment fund.
Varesi is said to be a popular and respected figure in the Italian watch market and has extensive relationships with dealers, customers and media. He has also become a recognised photographer of watches for dealers, collectors and the media.
Evan Zimmermann, president and chief executive of Antiquorum said: “We are very happy to have Giovanni join our team of renowned watch experts.
“Giovanni’s expertise, enthusiasm and talent in developing relationships will strengthen our presence in this important market and allow us to provide an even greater level of service to our clients.”
Giovanni’s interest in auctions and collectibles began when he was teenager and participated in many collectibles auctions in Italy. He is said to enjoy finding rare and unexpected watches and is “on a constant quest to find a never-seen piece”.