SACHA DAVIDOFF’S PREVIEW OF GENEVA MAY AUCTIONS: PART III (ANTIQUORUM)
Antiquorum is the only major auction house which exclusively focuses on timepieces. The Antiquorum Geneva team is headed by Julien Schearer accompanied by Etienne Lemenager who are both passionate watch aficionados and collectors. Although this auction house has seen its fair share of ups and downs, we do enjoy talking watches with them and appreciate the friendly atmosphere there.
We have been pretty adamant about the need for auction houses to keep their catalogs slim and concise. Generally, Hong Kong watch auction catalogs are known for being larger than their Geneva counterparts, but in any case big catalogs are exhausting for everyone. Antiquorum’s upcoming auction in Geneva was super sized due to a large collection of pocket watches, mostly Urban Jürgensen, we still enjoyed visiting them and hunting for some of their more interesting wristwatches and some cool objects too.