Antiquorum is supporting Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte (The Cologni Foundation for Artistic Craft Professions) in its upcoming auction in Hong Kong on June 23. For lots 170 through 183, commission will be waived and all buyers’ premium donated directly to the Foundation, whose mission is to nurture a new generation of craftsmen, protect traditional craftsmanship and promote contemporary arts and crafts.
“Savior Faire and skilled craftsmanship are fundamental to watchmaking, and it is very important to preserve the knowledge of all artisans and ensure it is passed on to new generations,” said Evan Zimmermann, President and CEO, Antiquorum. “We are very happy to support the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte in their efforts.”
“In today’s economy, everyone is working harder. We believe that not enough attention is paid to the artistic craft professions and the applied arts and that young people need assistance in building their career,” added Franco Cologni, Chairman, Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte. “I thank Antiquorum for assisting our Foundation and the applied arts.”
The auction of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” will be held at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong and features 412 modern and vintage timepieces including an exceptional Patek Philippe Ref. 5029 minute repeater in18K pink gold. To view the auction catalog, visit: catalog.antiquorum.com