Our Origins

The birth of the company in 2014 is the result of the founder Maurizio De Angelis' experience and professional evolution. Even before reaching the age of eighteen, he ventured into the world of fine watchmaking driven by a special passion for collectible timepieces and vintage items in general. Maurizio loves watches. He delves into their history, design, and engineering. He spends hours disassembling and reassembling them to truly comprehend and recognize them down to the smallest detail.

Over the years, Maurizio's passion steadily grows and evolves into a highly satisfying entrepreneurial journey. He actively participates in the most prestigious industry fairs and important international auctions in Europe and beyond. Through these experiences, Maurizio further refines his expertise and builds relationships with prominent international collectors and specialized dealers from all around the globe.

In 2016, Maurizio decides to transform his individual endeavor into a specialized company focused on consulting and trading iconic collectible watches, with an additional online presence for promotion and sales. Then, in August 2020, the company marks its entry into the retail sector by opening the first Deangelis Concept Boutique in Forte dei Marmi.

In 2021, the first Deangelis watch is designed and created in a limited edition partnership with Locman for Alpemare, a renowned beach club owned by the Bocelli family in Forte dei Marmi. In June of the same year, the watch is unveiled during the inaugural auction organized by Deangelis in collaboration with the prestigious auction house, Antiquorum. This event sets a record for Italian auctions in terms of sales. During the auction, Maestro Andrea Bocelli generously donates his watch, which is then sold to the highest bidder with the proceeds being dedicated to charitable causes.

In June 2022, a second auction is held in partnership with Antiquorum, and it sets a new record by reaching 6.5 million euros in sales. In September of the same year, Deangelis opens its second boutique in the heart of Milan's fashion district, marking a significant milestone for the company. The company's growth trajectory continues to be on a steady upward trend.