FrontRunners: Shifting Gears

    Not content with merely selling the wares of German watch manufacturers, the Hamburg-based retailer Wempe (www.wempe.com) has joined them. Wempe enlisted the German firm Nomos, located in the watchmaking center of Glashütte, to help develop its Wempe Chronometerwerke Glashütte watches. The company offers simple hand-wound models ($5,500 to $9,950) as well as a tourbillon ($110,500).

    The new timepiece has a fluid-based linear timekeeping display…
    The new watch has multiple systems to ensure that its movement receives consistent power…
    Computer-aided design is allowing watchmakers to push the boundaries of innovation...
    The watchmaker puts its skill in guilloche and damaskeening on full display…
    The two back-to-back auctions will offer hundreds of unique designs…
    The new variation sports a dial crafted from a meteorite...
    Photo by Didier Gourdon
    The new watch has a tourbillon hidden by an automaton…
    The watch’s case is a mere 8.24 mm thick…
    Photo by Vincent Wulveryck/Cartier
    Jeweler Cartier innovative work combined Roman, Egyptian, Indian, and Chinese elements with...
    On assuming his new position, Lambert lost little time in the development of new watches...