Photo Report: Celebrates The Recently Expanded Wempe Flagship Boutique In New York City
After a year redesign (which supernaturally didn’t need the store to close a solitary day), the new space is open, vaporous, and enchanting, and incorporates a lower-level parlor with a striking cluster of watch safes from Buben & Zorweg, including one lodging a wonderful high-accuracy pendulum controller clock. The overall topic of interest with accuracy timekeeping you feel in the store (Mr. Albers is, in addition to other things, a prepared watchmaker, and one of the show-stoppers hanging in the store is a specialized drawing of a switch escapement, done by Mr. Albers himself while in watchmaking school) is additionally underscored by the presence of a genuinely entrancing imitation of John Harrison’s H1 marine chronometer , with its twofold grasshopper escapement.
A few weeks prior, we likewise offered a gathering of VIP authorities the opportunity to be a portion of the primary individuals to make the most of Wempe’s new home. We were joined by Philippe Bonay, President of Jaeger-LeCoultre North America for a conversation about current watchmaking and the significance of the retail experience.
Thanks to each and every individual who went along with us for the two occasions, to all our HODINKEE companions, and to Wempe for a task well done!
L-R: HODINKEE Managing Editor Stephen J. Pulvirent, Jaeger-LeCoultre North America President Philippe Bonay, and Mr. Rudy Albers
Left, HODINKEE’s Ben Clymer; right, Rudy Albers
HODINKEE Editor-in-Chief Jack Forster, with the Harrison H1 imitation clock.
Photos: Will Holloway