Wempe Glashütte I/SA – the young watch brand is celebrating its tenth anniversary with three new wristwatches.

 

 

3. Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar

 

On the tenth anniversary of the launch of the Wempe Glashütte I/SA wristwatch chronometers, the Hamburg-based company is presenting the Zeitmeister Annual Calendar. Limited to 100 pieces, this Annual Calendar with a self-winding movement is considered to be the most complicated watch of the Wempe Zeitmeister range. It is also the world’s first annual calendar with a German chronometer certification. In addition to the central hour, minute and second indicators, the self-winding movement supplies four more pieces of calendar data — the date, the day of the week, the month and the moon phase.

Providing all the details of a full year on a watch that is only 42 millimeters in diameter calls above all for a clear design. To convey all of this information, the Zeitmeister Annual Calendar relies on separate subdials known as “totalizers.” The date is read off at three o’clock, the day of the week at nine o’clock and the month at twelve o’clock. A depiction of the moon phase on a midnight-blue sky full of golden stars lies behind a cut-out opening in the dial. It shows not just the current state of the moon but also whether it is waxing or waning. The moon phase is positioned at six or eighteen hours — the moment in the morning or evening hours when the moon rises or sets.

The 42-millimeter Zeitmeister case of stainless steel with deep-drawn horns and rounded sides shows a deliberate emphasis on wearing comfort and ease of use. Adjustments to the calendar, which are only necessary once a year, are made with four separate rapid-setting controls located on the case flanks, flush with the surface. The screw-down case back has a high-relief engraving of the Glashütte Observatory and the numbering of the 100 pieces of this limited edition.

 

Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar
Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar

 

Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar
Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar

 

Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar
Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar

 

Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar
Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar

 

Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar
Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar

 

Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar
Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar

 

Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar
Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar

 

Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar
Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar

 

Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar
Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar

 

Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar
Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar

 

Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar
Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar

 

Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar
Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar

 

Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar
Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar

 

 

Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Annual Calendar

 

Movement Calibre ETA 2892-A2 with self-winding mechanism and stop-seconds function combined with a Dubois Dépraz module (DD5900)

Oscillation system Wempe fine adjustment and KIF shock-protection system, balance frequency 28,800 A/h (= 4 Hz)

Movement dimensions Round, diameter 25.60 mm – 11 ½´´´, height 5.29 mm

Jewel bearings 21

Escapement Swiss lever escapement

Power reserve 42 hours

Chronometry German chronometer officially certified according to DIN 8319

Functions Hour, minute, stop-seconds function and annual calendar with date, day of the week, month and moon phase

Case Stainless steel, diameter 42 mm, height 14.28 mm, water-resistant to 5 bar, screw-down case back with high-relief engraving of observatory

Crystal Sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on the inside

Dial Silver dial with steel hour markers

Hands Steel dauphine-style hands

Wristband Full-cut crocodile leather with stainless-steel folding clasp

Edition size 100 numbered pieces

Zeitmeister Annual Calendar  7,975 Euro; 9,215 USD; 6,995 GBP

Available at all Wempe branches worldwide starting in October 2016.

 

 

>>> On page 3 please discover the Wempe Glashütte I/SA Zeitmeister Sport Diver’s Chronograph DLC >>>

 

 

 

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3 Comments

  • Wempe watches look pretty attractive, yet these watches are reasonably priced and do not cost an arm and a leg.

    Unfortunately, Wempe watches do not seem to be available in my country, India, and I shall be able to buy Wempe timepieces, only when I visit Germany or USA.

  • Wempe is an exceptional consumer experience. My wife and I have bought two watches from their NYC store and the purchase and post purchase has been excellently done.

  • Amazing!, You reviewed another watch that was not a Rolex…

    It is a vey nice watch and well worth the money

    Regards

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