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Press Release - April 11, 2014

Michael Fossner Joins Heritage As Consignment Director Of Timepieces In New York

A fifth-generation watch dealer, Fossner is a Graduate Gemologist and Accredited Jewelry Professional

Michael Fossner
NEW YORK — Heritage Auctions has announced fifth-generation watch specialist Michael Fossner has joined the company as a Consignment Director, operating out of the company's New York office.

Fossner is a Graduate Gemologist and an Accredited Jewelry Professional through the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) resident program in Carlsbad, CA. He is also the fifth-generation of a family in the watch business; his earliest memories include sitting on his late grandfather's lap as he would take apart and fix watches. Fossner learned the trade in his father's business, New York's J & P Timepieces, while attending trade shows with his family. He eventually became the company's website and sales manager, focusing on ecommerce sales of high-end timepieces.

"Michael passion for fine timepieces is apparent in his devotion to the trade and his scholarly pursuit of the works themselves," said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions. "We are proud to add his expertise to this growing and dynamic category."

Fossner holds degrees in International Business and Marketing from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland in College Park. Following his studies, he served six months as an apprentice for a watch dealer in Switzerland.

Fossner may be reached at or 1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824) x1208.

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