Welcome To WEMPE On Watchonista
"Welcome to Watchonista, a dedicated space to discover the very best of WEMPE, New York's premier address for exquisite timepieces and jewelry, located at Fifth Avenue & 55th Street. As a family business with 140-year history and 34 stores in 6 countries, we at WEMPE are commited to offering you an extraordinary experience, expert advice and professional after-sales service in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere"
– Ruediger Albers, President WEMPE USA
Ulysse Nardin: The Shark Arrives At WEMPE Fifth Avenue
By Josh Shanks - For the uninitiated, Ulysse Nardin is a brand seemingly at a crossroads. As the producers of some of the earliest Marine Chronometers, Ulysse Nardin has made a name for itself on the high seas. However, unlike other watchmakers struggling to adapt to today’s modern tastes, Ulysse Nardin has chosen to go full speed down both forks in the road.
An Inside Look At WEMPE's Fifth Avenue Service Center
by Hyla Bauer – “We’re not here to get rich on repairs,” says Ruediger Albers, president of WEMPE USA, at the flagship store on Fifth Avenue and 55th Street. With four highly-trained watchmakers and an assistant in the service department, it’s clear that, profitable or not, WEMPE has a lot invested in servicing its clients’ timepieces…
WEMPE Fifth Avenue And Panerai Celebrate SEA TIME
Panerai Releases New Submersibles And Ultra-Limited Experience Only Pieces
by Benjamin Teisseire – When you have a portfolio of collections as strong as Officine Panerai does, it is could easy to rest on your laurels. But that’s not Panerai’s style. The brand has proved again its unique ability to infuse youth in its iconic lines and generate enthusiasm among existing Paneristi and future fans. With on-trend colors and associations with meaningful ambassadors, the brand continues to elevate their stature for collectors of all kinds. Moreover, for 2019, Panerai is taking the idea of brand experience to the next level…
Black Bay Bonanza! Why Tudor's 2019 Novelties May Be The Boldest Yet
A His and Hers Valentine’s Day Gift Guide To The Watches And Jewelry
by Hyla Bauer – Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Shopping for gifts can be anxiety-provoking and, our retail partner WEMPE stands ready to assist. WEMPE’s Fifth Avenue boutique is conveniently located at 700 Fifth Avenue on the corner of 55th Street. It's one-stop-shopping for both fine watches and dazzling jewelry. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ve selected some pieces that will spark thoughts of cupid…
Hands-On With Possibly The Last Remaining Patek Philippe 5170P
by Alex Lam – Patek Philippe is one of those brands that garners respect whether or not you’re a watch collector. Patek is Patek, whether it’s just one of those mildly over-sentimental print ads you’ve seen or you’re one of the many collectors in line for a 5711 in steel. I will admit that my own collecting veers towards vintage, but my addiction…
700 Fifth Avenue Boutique – New York
Our showroom in New York is the fulfillment of Hellmut Wempe’s dream. As the third generation of leadership at Wempe, Mr. Wempe launched the international expansion of his family-owned company by opening an initially compact showroom on Fifth Avenue. Today, we are still located on the world’s best-known shopping street, but are no longer compact: with a striking presence of no less than 500 square meters (almost 5,500 square feet) of retail space.