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WEMPE GLASHÜTTE I / SA , THE WATCHMAKING DIVISION OF GERMAN-BASED WATCH AND JEWELRY RETAILER WEMPE , adds a third watch collection to its roster with Iron Walker , a set of four steel sport-leisure watches for men and women .

Named in reference to steel girders used to build skyscrapers , the new Wempe Iron Walker is the latest of many high-profile collections featuring integrated stainless-steel cases and bracelets . Of the recent integrated steel-cased watch debuts , Wempe ’ s Iron Walker is among the most comprehensive ( and affordable ) with a chronograph , a diver ’ s watch and two dressy unisex models .
All together , Wempe is launching sixteen models ( including a few with quartz movements ).
AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH At the top of the line is an ETA 7753 Valjouxpowered automatic chronograph offered with two dial treatments : steel blue or black-silver in a ‘ reverse panda ’ layout . The 42mm watch features a date , tachymeter and three totalizers in a tri-compax arrangement ; all hands and markers are coated with SuperLuminova . Two protected rectangular pushbuttons control the chronograph . As is the case with all Wempe chronographs , the caliber here is adjusted in the company ’ s own workshops in Glashütte so that it passes the more stringent German chronometric testing standards . These require the movement ’ s maximum average rate variation at only two seconds per day when mounted in the case . Price : $ 4,250 .