MEET THE EXPERTS
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.
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.
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.
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.