MEET THE EXPERTS

ROMAIN REA

ROMAIN REA

CEO & Watch Expert

Romain is a leading vintage watches expert and entrepreneur since 1994. He organized and executed numerous thematic auctions and catalogues with Jaeger-LeCoultre, Rolex, Tudor, Hermès and Panerai. He is also in high demand as an expert for private institutions and for luxury watch manufacturers such as Vacheron Constantin, and Jaeger-LeCoultre and acts as the sole watch expert for the Court of Appeal of Paris, France. With more than twenty years of experience in the watch auction market, he joined the Antiquorum’s team in April 2017 to bring his experience, network and entrepreneurial spirit as CEO.

JULIEN SCHAERER

JULIEN SCHAERER

Managing Director and Watch Expert

Julien was introduced to the world of horology by his father who is an enthusiastic collector himself. Julien’s interest in timepieces further developed while working as an assistant at 16 at major auction houses in Geneva. After earning his BSBA in marketing, Schaerer moved to New York where he worked at an advertising rm but, ultimately was lured back to horology and embarked upon his career as a watch expert. After many successes working with world-renowned auction houses, Schaerer joined Antiquorum USA as a Watch Director and Expert in 2005 and was promoted to Managing Director of Antiquorum Geneva in 2010.

ETIENNE LEMENAGER

ETIENNE LEMENAGER

Director and Watch Expert

Etienne is an enthusiastic expert on pocket watches, wristwatches and clocks. He received his initial training at the “Ecole d’horlogerie de Paris.” In 1996, Etienne joined Antiquorum’s horology workshop as a trainee.

Soon thereafter, Etienne was promoted to Director of the workshop and only three years later as Watch Expert. An accomplished watchmaker, Etienne is today Director of Antiquorum’s Geneva showroom.

With nearly twenty years of experience in the watch auction market, Etienne is globally recognized for his extensive knowledge of fine timepieces.

GIOVANNI VARESI

GIOVANNI VARESI

Manager and Watch Expert

Giovanni Varesi joined Antiquorum as a Watch Expert and Manager of the Milan office in September, 2012. A Rolex chronograph collector since 1990, Giovanni has a particular affinity for and expertise in Rolex and Patek Philippe vintage timepieces. He 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. His love of horology extended to creative pursuits, as he became a recognized photographer of watches for dealers, collectors and the media.

ARNAUD TELLIER

ARNAUD TELLIER

Director Asia Pacific

After he finished his horology – restauration studies in 1990 at the International Museum of Horology of La Chaux-de-Fonds, he joined Antiquorum as an intern and was trained in watch expertise.

He chose to leave his responsibilities as Vice-President of Antiquorum to become the Director and Curator of the Patek Philippe Museum of Geneva in 2000.

PATEK PHILIPPE EXPERT

During his work at the Museum, Arnaud Tellier studied at length the Archives of the manufactory founded in Geneva in 1839. Thanks to these valuable documents, he is to this day one of the few experts to really know the truth about the history of Patek Philippe’s production. Thus, his expertise in this area is a real asset for Antiquorum.

FOLLOWING ANTIQUORUM’S TRADITION

Highly condensed works of art– both mechanical Arts and decorative Arts – watches and other timepieces have since their creation been idolized and collected by the elite. If many of these timepieces are now in public or private institutions, there are still thousands more of these museum-quality objects that Antiquorum’s new skilled team can help amateurs discover and in turn generate new categories of collectors who will become, in time, the “guardians for future generations”.

THE TEAM

Antiquorum Management, Zurich

GIULIO DE LUCIA

CHAIRMAN

ROMAIN REA

CEO & WATCH EXPERT

RENÉ STEINER

CFO

Antiquorum Geneva

JULIEN SCHAERER

MANAGING DIRECTOR AND WATCH EXPERT

ETIENNE LEMENAGER

DIRECTOR AND WATCH EXPERT

JORGE ROBELO

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR

ARMELLE DE MEDEIROS

LOGISTICS DIRECTOR

FRANCK GIORGINI

CHIEF ACCOUNTANT

TAKAHIRO HAMADA

WATCHMAKER & RESTORER

JIMMITI ABDALLAH

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT & RECEPTIONIST

BLUESCAPE

CATALOGUE PRODUCTION TEAM

Antiquorum Milan

GIOVANNI VARESI

DIRECTOR AND WATCH EXPERT

CHRISTIAN FUGAZZA

BUSINESS COORDINATOR

NICOLETTA MARRINI

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Antiquorum Munich

ETIENNE LEMENAGER

DIRECTOR & WATCH EXPERT

STÉPHANIE GANCE

REPRESENTATIVE

Antiquorum Hong Kong

CONNIE SIU

DIRECTOR

DAISUKE NITTA

WATCHMAKER & RESTORER

AGNES CHAN

CHIEF ACCOUNTANT & OPERATION MANAGER

SHOPIE CHAN

BUSINESS COORDINATOR

TERRY WAN

ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT

Antiquorum Beijing

JESSIE ZHAO

DIRECTOR

AMY CHEN

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Antiquorum Shanghai

JESSIE ZHAO

DIRECTOR

AMY CHEN

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Antiquorum Singapore

THOMAS SOH

CONSULTANT

Antiquorum Thailand

HO POPAYA

CONSULTANT

JACKIE YANGCHANA

BUSINESS COORDINATOR

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