Marine Chronometer at the Annapolis Show

CW800004 Marine Chronometer
Wempe USA will be exhibiting one of our handcrafted marine chronometers at the upcoming Annapolis Sailboat Show. The mechanical time piece is a rare instrument that points to the history of maritime navigation. Wempe is one of a few companies that still produce such a unit today. 

Housed in a wooden case, the chronometer is painstakingly handcrafted by one of Wempe's master clockmakers. For the sailor of 2017, the chronometer is more a work of art or piece of history than a practical navigation tool. However, each timepiece must pass a series of tests for accuracy to receive certification as a marine chronometer. 

Wempe Chronometerwerke is a family-owned business specializing in marine instruments and timepieces. The company is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany and has been in business for over one hundred years. 

The marine chronometer and other select Wempe instruments will be showcased at the Annapolis Sailboat Show at booth YB6-7. We encourage anyone with a passion for sailing or timekeeping to stop by!

The show runs from October 5th - 9th and is America's largest in-water sailboat show. All the information that you need for attending the show can be found here.