Meet Wempe Zeitmeister Glashutte Ceramic Chronograph Watch

May 10, 2010
In tribute to the forthcoming 100th anniversary of the Glashutte observatory, Wempe is delighted to unveil its new Zeitmeister Glashutte Ceramic Chronograph, which successfully combines strong character and undeniable charm. The watch comes in a limited series of 100 pieces.

Introduced three years ago, the Zeitmeister and high-end Wempe Chronometerwerke watches have already become hugely popular with discerning audience. To guarantee supreme accuracy, every timepiece has been submitted to a number of chronometer tests in the observatory of the Saxon watchmaking city of Glashutte.

The Zeitmeister collection currently includes extraordinary models reserved for both men and women. This line also embraces such useful complications as world time displays, pocket watches, alarm clocks, as well as a wall clock designed in conventional Zeitmeister style.

The novel Zeitmeister Glashutte ceramic chronograph is a worthy newcomer to this watch family.

The new Wempe Zeitmeister Glashutte Ceramic Chronograph watch features a 44 mm case crafted in matte black ceramic. An incredible work of art, the case is also extremely durable, though it may seem rather fragile. The high-end ceramic is capable of withstanding high pressures and helps to avoid the risk of scratching. It is attainable due to combining a powder mixture with a binder. Strongly heated under a high pressure afterwards, this compound is transformed into a very solid material.

The remarkable hardness of the ceramic, coupled with the extensive expertise of Wempes craftsmen, allowed the brand to pursue its long-held dream of employing ceramic in the manufacture of its timepieces.

The watch case reveals a screw-down back, which features a relief engraving of the observatory. The case is also outfitted with a crown for hand-setting, a corrector for quick-set date, as well as two buttons for start, stop, and reset of the chronograph.

The water-resistance of this model is down to 50 meters.

Embraced by the case is a black dial marked with steel hour markers. It is also equipped with dauphine steel hands, red second and minute counter hands. The hands circulate serenely under the sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides.

This breathtaking watch is powered by a self-winding chronograph movement - Caliber Valjoux 7753. Incorporating 27 jewels, this mechanism beats to the rhythm of 28,800 vibrations per hour and boasts a 42-hour power reserve.

The movement animates the functions of hours, minutes, seconds and date. Additionally, it provides the functions of the running seconds and stop minutes displayed in the counters at 9 and 3 oclock respectively.

The new Wempe Zeitmeister Glashutte Ceramic Chronograph watch is completed by a rubber strap closed with a stainless steel folding clasp.

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