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About watches and jewelry – 11 exciting facts about the company Wempe

At a time when the world seems to spin faster and faster every day, it is reassuring to know that there are certain things we can rely on: lived tradition, passionate commitment, skilled craftsmanship and loving attention to detail. We have summarized for you in eleven facts what the house of Wempe has stood for since its founding and will also stand for in the future.

Wempe Glashütte Chronometerwerke wristwatch
Wempe observatory
Wempe Glashütte clockwork


The watches of our Wempe Glashütte I/SA Chronometerwerke and Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister lines are manufactured at our company-own production site in Glashütte. 


Wempe operates the largest independent watch workshop in Europe. More than 14,000 repairs are carried out there per year.


More than 60 watchmakers and master watchmakers – with the highest certifications – take care of watches from all the brands that we carry. There is at least on master watchmaker available at every showroom to advise you on partial repairs and general overhauls.


Wempe operates the only chronometer-testing center in Germany in cooperation with the Thuringia Office for Consumer Protection (TLV) and the Saxon State Office for Weights and Measures (SME). It is located at the Wempe-owned Glashütte observatory.

Kim-Eva Wempe
Exterior view of the New York branch
Branch inside view


Wempe is represented worldwide operating a total of 34 showrooms and brand boutiques in Germany, Austria, France, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. 


Patek Philippe timepieces have been available at Wempe since 1927, when Herbert Wempe received an exclusive license to sell the fine timepieces of this global brand in Hamburg.


Our showrooms carry more than 30 renowned watch brands including Rolex, A. Lange & Söhne and Jaeger-LeCoultre.


Founded in 1878 by Gerhard D. Wempe, Wempe is still nowadays a family-owned company. It is headed by Kim-Eva Wempe, who represents the fourth generation at the helm of the company. 

Wempe necklace with colored gemstones
Nahaufnahme eines Wempe Diamantens
Model with long necklace


Wempe has manufactured its own BY KIM brand jewelry at the L.C. Köhler Atelier in Schwäbisch Gmünd since 2003.


Wempe developed its own diamond cut: the WEMPE-Cut®. This unique cut has 80 facets more than a classic brilliant cut.


Our L.C. Köhler Atelier in Schwäbisch Gmünd crafts as well one-of-a-kind, customized and remodeled pieces of jewelry.

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