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Iron Walker Automatic Women ’ s Watch ( blue + black dial )

AUTOMATIC AND QUARTZ UNISEX As a moderately sized ( 40mm ) or smaller-sized ( 36mm ) three-hand dress watch , Wempe ’ s remaining Iron Walker option is a simpler model offered with a choice of automatic or quartz movement . All four models are certified chronometers with central hour , minute , and seconds hands and a date , and each features raised , luminous markers .
Available with a black , blue or white dial , the automatic models are powered by an ETA 2892-A2 ( power reserve of 50 hours ) while an ETA E64.111 powers the quartz models ( constant running time 41 months ).
To impress as a dress watch , Wempe has made the both the larger ‘ Men ’ s ’ size and the smaller ‘ Women ’ s ’ size with a sleek 9.75mm-thick case . Nonetheless , any of these four dress models offers the same solid three-link tapered steel bracelet that marks the entire Iron Walker collection . Prices : $ 1,950 ( 36mm quartz ), $ 2,650 ( 36mm automatic ), $ 2,050 ( 40mm quartz ) and $ 2,750 ( 40mm automatic ).
I ’ ve long been impressed with high value Wempe has built into its Chronometerwerke and Zeitmeister collections . With Iron Walker , Wempe appears to again combine well-considered styling with top-level specs . Iron Walker ’ s elegant look , backed by the collection-wide chronometer rating , new angular case and three-link solid steel bracelet , is a winning combination . For details see the Wempe website . Wempe ’ s U . S . store is located at 700 Fifth Avenue in New York City .
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