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The watch year 2018 – an outlook to the upcoming highlights

Look forward to exciting novelties, old acquaintances and real masterpieces. We gladly provide an outlook to the year’s watch highlights.

SIHH 2018

At the beginning of the year, the SIHH opens its doors in Geneva 

Many new models and horological highlights from A. Lange & Söhne, Panerai, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Cartier and many others will be presented from January 15 to 19 at the 28th Geneva Watch Exhibition. This year, all eyes in the in industry are turned towards IWC Schaffhausen. Exciting anniversary models are expected to be launched on the occasion of the company’s 150th anniversary. In the event that you cannot personally attend the fair, we will set up an Exhibition Ticker and provide live coverage from the fair on our website. 
Explore the highlights of the baselworld 2018

Baselworld – the world’s largest watch exhibition welcomes its visitors 

The Who‘s Who of the watch industry will meet from March 22 to 27 in Basel searching for novelties, updates and great masterpieces. Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, Breguet and Hublot are among the exhibitors. You won’t miss any highlight from Baselworld and will be nearly live at the largest watch fair in the world with our Exhibition Ticker and a Special Exhibition Report.
The Art of Horological Complications 2018

New issue of The Art of Horological Complications in October 

Connoisseurs of fine watchmaking may already look forward now to autumn. A new issue of The Art of Horological Complications will be published in October. It provides you with interesting facts about the most sensational timepieces that have ever been manufactured, historical information and much background knowledge on technical features and construction details of mechanical watches. To shorten the waiting time until October, you can already read now the current issue of The Art of Horological Complication. Enjoy your reading!
Daylight Saving Time

A ritual loved by those who own mechanical timepieces: changing the clocks

Many electronic timepieces provide an automatic time changeover. However, what almost all watch aficionados are passionate about are mechanical timepieces. And they have to be set manually to the changed time – this year on March 25 and October 28 in Europe and on March 11 and November 4 in the United States. Time changeover has meanwhile become a fixed ritual for watch aficionados. As a general rule, the watch’s hands should never be turned backwards as this would damage the movement. Following this rule, a smooth start into the new time is guaranteed.

News from our branches

The year 2017 was marked at Wempe by new Rolex brand boutiques and the opening of our worldwide largest showroom on Munich’s Maximilianstrasse. And we won’t stand still this year either. Read here which modifications and news await you in our branches in 2018:

  • 2018 is a year of change. Our Madrid branch will shine in new splendor as of the beginning of the new year. The highlight for watch aficionados: two new sections dedicated exclusively to Rolex and Patek Philippe. 
  • The London branch is also undergoing renovation: The showroom will be modernized until summer and fitted with special sections for Rolex and Patek Philippe.
  • A lot of things are also going on in Stuttgart. Our branch will move to a new neighborhood in the course of the year and will be located at Kirchstrasse 3 as of the end of the year. 
  • Everything new in Berlin. The Kurfürstendamm branch will be enlarged and shine in a fresh new look. You will experience our selection of dazzling jewelry and exquisite timepieces on a enhanced sales floor as of summer 2018. 

Watch fairs, The Art of Horological Complications and news from our branches: 2018 promises to be an exciting watch year. Thrilling novelties can also be expected from Wempe Glashütte I/SA in the new year. We will surprise you with special materials, unseen functions as well as a limited special edition in the summer. We wish you a good start into the watch year 2018.  




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