Review: Wempe Chronometerwerke Tonneau

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Review: Wempe Chronometerwerke Tonneau

Postby Racer-X » December 1st 2018, 4:40am

"The giant German retailer Wempe has a collection of watches under their Chronometerwerke line. Here we examine one of their earlier offerings, the Wempe Chronometerwerke Tonneau. A tonneau shaped watch with a form movement made for them exclusively by Nomos.

Interesting play with channel harmony when a retailer decides to up his game, and offer watches with his own name on the dial to compete against the maisons he carries. Such is the confidence of major German retailer Wempe, that their own line of watches – known as Chronometerwerke are offered alongside the likes of Patek Philippe, A. Lange & Söhne, Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin and a huge array of name brands.

...The watch we review here is the Wempe Chronometerwerke Tonneau. The watch is no longer seen on the Wempe catalog, but we are unsure if it is still available in Wempe stores. The review piece is the property of a Deployant Friend, Eddie Sng who reviewed this very piece on his blog here."
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Re: Review: Wempe Chronometerwerke Tonneau

Postby foghorn » December 1st 2018, 6:44am

That's a handsome watch.
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Re: Review: Wempe Chronometerwerke Tonneau

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » December 1st 2018, 1:25pm

Nice watch. Nice movement as well - nowadays, it isn’t exactly common to see a nice Formwerk.
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Re: Review: Wempe Chronometerwerke Tonneau

Postby 3Flushes » December 4th 2018, 11:54am

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Re: Review: Wempe Chronometerwerke Tonneau

Postby TemerityB » December 4th 2018, 12:26pm

I used to be intimidated just to walk into Wempe in NYC (champagne, man, champagne, hoity toity fixtures, "is there something you're interested in, sir") since it's mostly high-end stratospheric stuff ... and I then I saw someone buy a $400 Tissot. Now I go there all the time, even if I'm wearing jeans. Haven't seen that one, tho.
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