Wempe Chronometerwerke: Traditional high-precision instruments
Originally developed for the shipping industry, chronometers are known for being exceptionally precise timepieces and as such, they represent the epitome of the highest form of watchmaking. Wempe has been producing these precision instruments at the Chronometerwerke in Hamburg since the 1940s. The Wempe Chronometerwerke wristwatch line pays homage to this tradition-rich production.
The characteristics of Wempe Chronometerwerke watches
Wempe Chronometerwerke watches have round or tonneau-shaped cases and are known for showcasing the characteristic features of Saxon precision watchmaking: a three-quarter plate, ruby bearings in screwed gold chatons, a typical sunburst finish on the ratchet wheel and a hand-engraved balance cock. The range of calibers used inside Wempe Chronometerwerke watches are also exceptional. In the CW2 caliber, a constantly rotating tourbillon compensates for possible gravity errors to ensure the watch runs precisely at all time. Since 2012, the models have been fitted with an impressive and specially constructed hand-wound movement, and a power reserve indicator, the Caliber CW3. CW4 is the fourth manufactory caliber from Wempe Glashütte I/SA, it's brand's first self-winding movement and is especially impressive thanks to its high running time of at least 92 hours. Wempe Chronometerwerke models also feature date displays as well as a stop-second function which you can use to set the exact time.
Finding the perfect Wempe Chronometerwerke watch
Whether you want your watch to have a round or tonneau-shaped case in stainless steel or yellow gold, with a black or brown leather strap and automatic or manual winding, you will find many Wempe Chronometerwerke watches in many different designs. Have a look at the different models online or, if you have special requests, ask for some personalized advice at one of our showrooms. If you buy your watch from us, you will also benefit from our comprehensive range of services for your watch. And, to make sure you can wear the watch immediately once you've received it, we will adjust the strap to your wrist free of charge – all you have to do is specify your wrist circumference in the order process.