I recently had the opportunity to speak with Orefici Watches for an Exclusive Interview about their popular watch line. You may have spotted some of your favorite athletes and entertainers such as Colin Kaepernick, Dez Bryant, and John Wall wearing Orefici Watches. Be sure to check out the feature below, you don’t want to miss it.
Hello, How are you?
Hello Dominico! I am doing pretty good.
What city is Orefici Watches based out of?
The headquarter is based out of Miami Beach in Florida. We do also have an office in Milan, Italy.
How did you get your start in the field of watches?
Umberto Cipolla when younger was sparked by his fathers watch collection which led to designing this brand. He was intrigued by how complex and detailed some of his pieces were.
How did you come up with the idea for Orefici Watches and what is the concept behind the name as well as the brand?
Umberto Cipolla’s grandfather was a goldsmith in Italy where he made very detailed and intricate jewelry pieces by hand. Him being a goldsmith is what led Umberto into watches and where the company’s name originated. Goldsmith in Italian is orefice in which we got OREFICI. The concept behind the brand is to create sophisticated, unique, and trendy timepieces that make the wearer feel they have a piece of Italy on their wrist.
I noticed your watches on a lot of celebrities, Professional athletes in particular. Who are some of the celebrities that you have made watches for?
Yes, we do have many celebrities and professional athletes that love, wear and support our brand!
Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Swim Suit Model Nina Agdal
Boxing Legend Iron Mike Tyson.
World renown POP Art Romero Britto.
NBA Star and most recent Slam Dunk Champion John Wall from the Washington Wizards.
Two time NBA Champion Norris Cole from the Miami Heat.
The 2014 Super Bowl Champions Seattle Seahawks, Doug Baldwin and Golden Tate.
The 2013 Super Bowl Champions Baltimore Ravens Jacoby Jones and Torrey Smith.
The San Francisco 49er’s Colin Keapernick, Navarro Bowman.
Buffalo Bills Quarter Back EJ Manuel.
Dallas Cowboys Dez Bryant and Demarco Murray.
Denver Broncos Super Star Demarius Thomas and Wesley Woodyard.
The watch business is interesting. How do you come up with your concepts for your watches?
That is a very good question, as far as the designing goes we are always looking at the latest materials and upcoming trends. We do use many inspirations from Italy and its culture. Our main goal is to provide the best quality in watchmaking and the latest trends in Italian fashion.
What are the different styles of Orefici Watches that are currently available for purchase?
We have many different models ranging from the big 48mm down to a small 41mm case. We have rose gold, stainless steel, and black I.P. coating with matte and polished finishes. Honeycomb dials are also one of our special touches allowing you to see the movement below as well as the mother of pearl dials for women. We also just released a huge Vintage Collection for men and women with suede and leather straps hand-made in Italy with a great assortment of colors.
Where can our readers inquire or follow your watch brand?
You can buy them directly from our website and even your local Neiman Marcus or Bergdorf Goodman. You can also call the office and locate a boutique in your state as well. Make sure you follow us on FaceBook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest updates and news!
On Behalf of The Bachelor Project, it’s been a pleasure speaking with you. Is there anything you would like to say to our readers?
I appreciate the time you took to interview me and the company and look forward to a great relationship with you. To the readers, check us out and feel free to contact us with any questions. “It’s a movement” as we all say here in the office. Thanks Dominico!
Courtesy of Orefici Watches and Dominico Maxwell