Kalmar Antiques unveils refurbished QVB boutique and state of the art watchmaking workshop

Press release

Kalmar Antiques, Sydney’s premier destination for antique jewellery and vintage watches, has  today unveiled its newly refurbished boutique, complete with some of Australia’s rarest pieces  and a state-of-the-art watchmaking workshop. 

Established residents of the Queen Victoria Building, the family business has expanded its retail  space on the second level of the historic Sydney shopping precinct. The new store features an  incredible front window display spanning over 13 metres that houses antique jewellery, watches  and pocket watches from as early as the Georgian era.  

A specialised showcase features historical items that have never been available for public display  before. The expansion marks a new era for the second-generation family business as they apply  their wealth of industry expertise to excel the future of antique dealing in Australia.  

The experienced team of registered valuers, gemmologists and jewellers will be on hand to  provide jewellery valuation services, custom jewellery design, repairs and remodels.  

The Kalmar team welcomes Rolex trained watchmaker, Lorenzo Del Rosso, to their in-house  watchmaking team. Lorenzo’s experience and expertise as a master watchmaker, makes him an  industry leader in the repair and servicing of vintage timepieces and pocket watches.  

Kalmar Antiques invites the public to visit the newly completed boutique to experience the  extensive range of antique jewellery and timepieces first hand, and to meet with the team of  experts. 

Kalmar Antiques, where you can hold a piece of history in your hand. 

Damien Kalmar FGAA Dip Dt, Director of Kalmar Antiques says: 

“Thirty-four years in the making, nine weeks to complete, Kalmar Antiques has a newly  renovated and larger premises, complete with a master watchmaker on site. This expansion is  the next chapter for our business and I am incredibly proud to continue on my family’s legacy.  We hope to ignite a new and exciting era of antique dealing in Sydney, whilst maintaining good  old-fashioned service to our existing and new customers.” 

“The addition of master watchmaker, Lorenzo Del Rosso, to our watchmaking workshop marks  an important step for the future of vintage and antique timepieces. We have seen the popularity  of watch collecting flourish so much over the last decade and we are proud to offer a place for  repairs and servicing with a trusted team of experienced craftspeople”.  

Kalmar Antiques is founded on the strong heritage of the Kalmar family. Starting in 1986, the  business has operated across two generations. The heritage of the Kalmar brand has carved out  the business’ own place in Sydney history and across the Australian antiques industry as a whole.  Kalmar Antiques specialises in antique jewellery and timepieces, while providing a range of  services including; jewellery valuations, custom jewellery design, repairs and remodels,  servicing and repairs of watches, pocket watches and clocks. 

Damien Kalmar is a registered valuer with the National Council of Jewellery Valuers and  lecturer with the Gemmological Association of Australia, his writing contributions and  commentary have featured across various industry publications.