Beginning in 2018, Ineichen started to work with distinguished unbiased watchmakers to promote their pre-owned timepieces. The corporate skilled a fivefold gross sales progress in 2019, had their most profitable public sale in forty years in 2020, and ultimately began a web-based retailer and on-line bidding platform in 2021. Gross sales have elevated by 1,233 % between 2017, when Lechbinsky purchased Ineichen Auctioneers, and 2021.
The primary Independents 2023 public sale by the Ineichen Auctioneers is about to happen in Geneva this spring on Might 9, 10 and eleventh and contains preview and pre-auction sale on Might ninth and tenth adopted by a bodily public sale of the heaps beginning at 2 p.m. on Might eleventh. The public sale will probably be hosted on the iconic 5-star Resort du Président Wilson overlooking Lake Geneva and minutes from the parks and boutiques of the well-known rue du Rhône and contributors will probably be handled to a cocktail get together on Might eleventh as part of the occasion.
So, why there’s a devoted public sale and web site for unbiased manufacturers and watchmakers? Ineichen Auctioneers clarify, “At present, we’re seeing a major improve within the curiosity of collectors in watches created by unbiased watchmakers and small inventive manufacturers. We intend to assist this development via our work – in trying to find necessary and enticing timepieces, in making correct assessments of their prospects, and in researching and offering info that we publish whereas presenting watches we’ve got chosen for public sale. Watchmaking, and above all of the works of unbiased watchmakers and small inventive manufacturers, wants explaining and a very good quantity of publicity. With out this, how else can one clarify the worth and distinction between a timepiece produced by an unbiased watchmaker and an abnormal watch purchased in a daily retailer?”
This primary public sale will probably be targeted on a few of the thrilling unbiased watch manufacturers which can be driving inventive and progressive approaches to watchmaking within the trade. Work of over 30 well-known and regarded unbiased watchmakers are featured on this thematic public sale, together with F.P. Journe, Kari Voutilainen, Gerald Genta, Vianney Halter, Roger Dubuis, Alain Silberstein, Daniel Roth and De Bethune. We picked 4 fascinating heaps from the Ineichen Independents 2023 catalog: