This special chronograph celebrates YEMA’s partnership with MICHEL VAILLANT, the main character of the eponymous French comics series created in 1957 by Jean Graton. The comic is notable for depicting real-life motor racing background, featuring many real-life drivers, teams and personalities while competing in existing Formula One and IndyCar motor races.
An estimated 17 million copies of the series’ albums have been sold worldwide. MICHEL VAILLANT will wear this exclusive Rallygraf chronograph in the upcoming comic book “Pikes Peak” that will be released on October 15th, 2021.
Worn by motorsport heroes, YEMA chronographs have been present in most iconic race tracks since the 1960’s. Designed for motor sports and speed, YEMA’s chronographs have helped numerous car racing drivers calculate average speed and keep track of lap times.
Mario Andretti, the legendary motorsport pilot, wore a YEMA chronograph on his wrist during his historic victory in Indianapolis 1969. With their distinct vintage design, YEMA chronographs seduce elegant race car drivers and vintage car enthusiasts.
Equipped with a Seiko VK64 mechanical quartz movement, this new Rallygraf Michel Vaillant features a circular-brushed steel tachymeter bezel which elegantly contrasts against the polished steel case.
The original blue striped sub-dials’ design inspire from the V-shaped front bumper of Michel Vaillant’s first racing car featured in the historic “Le Grand Défi” comic book released in 1959, while MICHEL VAILLANT logo is displayed on the dial at 6 o’clock and on the caseback.
Seiko VK64 Hybrid Mechanical quartz
Hours, minutes, seconds & date
Double counter chronograph, 24 hours and 60 minutes
Polished 316L stainless steel
Diameter: 39 mm
Thickness: 13.10 mm
Lug: 20 mm
Circular brushed steel tachymeter bezel
Pushed crown with YEMA logo embossed. Crown with double seal “O” ring seals
2.00 mm K1 mineral double domed crystal
Water resistance: 10 BAR / 330 feet / 100 m
Matt white dial highlighting the colors of Michel Vaillant
Hands and applied markers in polished stainless steel
Red chronograph’s hands and chronograph sweep second hands with red tip
Rallye-style black leather strap
Clasp with engraved YEMA logo
Available on pre-order on 15th September at yema.com (Shipping end of October)