YEMA Superman Bronze Limited Editions

The iconic French watch making brand YEMA has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to promote their newly announced Bronze timepieces from the popular Superman collection. This is the second online crowd-funding campaign by the brand.

Yema Superman Steel Bronze Gray
Yema Superman Steel-Bronze edition with gray dial

In 2019, YEMA successfully raised over $1 million funding for its YEMA Superman Heritage Bronze, a reissue of the iconic French diver watch Superman (reference 53.00.16) initially released in 1970. Following this success, the brand now presents two new Superman models: Superman Steel-Bronze edition and Superman Bronze GMT edition.

Yema Superman GMT Bronze Black
Yema Superman GMT Bronze Edition Black with Black Dial

To promote these new exclusive Superman timepieces, Yema launched a Kickstarter campaign on 15 October 2020. Thanks to the quick response from the watch lovers across the world, the project achieved its funding goal within two minutes of the launch.

The campaign will be active till 01 November 2020 and this project has already secured support from more than 2100 backers. The Kickstarter launch of these two Bronze watches also marks the introduction of two in-house calibres from Yema: YEMA 2000 and YEMA 3000.

Yema Superman Steel Bronze Green
Yema Superman Steel-Bronze Edition with Green Dial

YEMA 2000 is a second generation in-house automatic movement and it features a 3-hands layout. This movement is an evolution of MBP 1000 Caliber, which is Yema’s first in-house movement. Introduced in 2011, the MBP 1000 Caliber became one of the most selling automatic movements, with more than 250,000 pieces sold since its induction.

Yema Superman GMT Bronze Blue
Yema Superman GMT Bronze with Blue Dial

The latest Superman Steel-Bronze will be equipped with the YEMA 2000 movement. Made on the foundation of YEMA 2000, the YEMA 3000 is an automatic movement with GMT function. This movement is the engine of Superman Bronze GMT edition.

Exclusive to the brand, these new two mechanical self-winding movements including the GMT complication of YEMA 3000 are designed, developed, and assembled by the watchmakers in Yema’s Morteau (France) workshops.

YEMA 3000
YEMA 3000

These mechanical movements employ bidirectional winding powered by an automatic oscillating weight with ball bearing. They incorporate hacking seconds and quick date setting mechanisms. Equipped with 29 jewels, they have an oscillating frequency of 28,800 vph (4 Hz). Power reserve is approximately 42 hours.

Caseback Superman Steel Bronze Gray
Caseback of Superman Steel-Bronze watch

Reissue of the iconic French diver watch YEMA Superman reference 53.00.16 of the 1970s, the Superman Steel Bronze edition is available in dark Gray and Green dials. The Superman Bronze GMT watch comes with an additional hand and a 24H GMT rotating bezel allowing the customer to glance on 3 different time zones. The GMT watch is available in black and blue dials.

Box Superman Bronze GMT Black

Each model will be made available with 2 distinct dial colors and case sizes (39mm and 41mm) including 2 straps.

Caseback Superman Bronze Black
Caseback of Superman GMT Bronze watch

Each of the 2 models is proposed as a limited edition of 1,948 timepieces regardless of the choice of dial color and case size. The limited edition number 1948 indicates YEMA’s year of foundation.

Technical details

Model: Superman Steel Bronze edition

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 39mm or 41mm
Crystal: Double domed sapphire crystal glass with magnifying lens effect
Bezel: Bronze; Triangular marker treated with Super-LumiNova
Water resistance: 990 feet / 300m

Dial
Dark Gray or Green
Diamond cut bronze hands
Round hour markers treated with Super-LumiNova
Hours and minute hands treated with Super-LumiNova
Iconic shovel seconds hand treated with Super-LumiNova

Movement
YEMA 2000

Strap
Leather strap
Tropic strap

Kickstarter price
Pledges start from 454 Euros (USD $ 532)

Model: Superman GMT Bronze edition

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 39mm or 41mm
Crystal: Double domed sapphire crystal glass with magnifying lens effect
Bezel: Scratch resistant sapphire crystal GMT (24H) bezel. The hour markers, numerals and triangular marker treated with Super-LumiNova
Water resistance: 990 feet / 300m

Dial
Black or Blue
Diamond cut bronze hands
Round hour markers treated with Super-LumiNova
Hours and minute hands treated with Super-LumiNova
GMT hand treated with Super-LumiNova
Iconic shovel seconds hand treated with Super-LumiNova

Movement
YEMA 3000

Strap
Leather strap
Tropic strap

Kickstarter price
Pledges start from 624 Euros (USD $ 734)

Kickstarter Campaign Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/yemawatches/yema-superman-bronze-limited-editions