In 1878, Gerhard D. Wempe founded a modest jewelry store on the German countryside, laying the foundation for what is now recognized as one of the world’s leading purveyors of fine timepieces and jewels, Wempe Jewelers. In Elsfleth, Germany, Wempe established a core set of ideals that have since become synonymous with the Wempe tradition – exclusivity, service and horology – and he set his sights on expansion.
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