YEMA Flygraf French Air & Space Force Official Watch Collection

The French Air & Space Forces have recently merged, which marks the launch of a new collaboration with YEMA through the release of a new collection of military pilots’ tool watches.

This new YEMA watch collection consists of two automatic GMT models proposed as a limited series of 500 exclusive timepieces each, two meca-quartz chronographs with UTC functionality, as well as the very first French Air Force military watch exclusively designed for ladies. All models are available to the French military and the general public.

UTC Quartz Blue

The aviation-style hands resemble those navigation instruments that can be found onboard fighter jet cockpits and are designed to offer high contrast and good legibility in all lighting conditions.

GMT Automatic Black

The 39mm case with integrated crown guards is made in 316L stainless steel in black PVD coating with a distinguished vertical brushed effect.

UTC Quartz Black

Responding to the request of French Air & Space Force fighter jet pilots who carry out military missions all around the world, the brand has equipped this professional tool-watch with a GMT function allowing the simultaneous reading of 2-time zones.

UTC Quartz Steel

The French Air & Space Force national insignia is beautifully embedded on the crown under a crystal coating. YEMA’s GMT In-house Caliber is powered by optimized components yielding slightly better performance than similar Standard Grade calibers, offering a Daily Rate of +/- 10 s/d and a 42h power reserve.

The dial’s striated and vertically brushed finish is reminiscent of the military aircraft fuselages. It proudly displays the mention French Air & Space Force official logo at 6 o’clock.

UTC Quartz Femme

About Yema X French Air & Space Force Collaboration

The first YEMA French Air Force tool watches were designed back in the 1970’s to equip the Air Force Diver Rescuers team during helicopter-borne sea rescue missions.

Later on, the watches were also used by fighter pilots, making the YEMA Superman a unique SEAAIR military tool watch. The French Air & Space Forces having recently merged, this marks the launch of a new collaboration with YEMA through the release of a new collection of military Flygraf tool watches specifically designed for fighter jet pilots.

For the first time in their history, the French Air & Space Force military are equipped with an official space strap. Jointly designed with the military, this strap is made of two-piece black nylon. The 316L stainless steel bracelet in black PVD coating with secure-lock comes with a divers extension so it can be easily and quickly adjusted over a fighter jet pilot’s suit. French Air & Space Force’s official logo is engraved on the clasp.

Technical details

Model: GMT Automatic

Case
Vertical Brushed 316L stainless steel/ Vertical brushed 316L stainless steel with black PVD coated
Diameter: 39 mm
Thickness: 13.75 mm
Lug: 19 mm
Vertical brushed steel bezel with polished bevelled sides/ Vertical brushed 316L in black PVD coated bezel with polished bevelled sides
Screw-down crown with French Air & Space Force national insignia stamped under a crystal coating
2.30 mm sapphire crystal
Water Resistance: 30 BAR / 990 feet / 300 m

Movement
YEMA 3000 In-house Caliber
Automatic GMT
Self winding with ball bearings rotor
29 Rubies
28 800 A/h
Maximum rate of +/- 25 seconds per day
Adjusted to +/- 10 seconds per day by Yema’s watchmakers before and after assembly
Power reserve: 42 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, GMT timezones and date
Date at 3 o’clock

Dial
Dark blue with vertical brushed effect/ Black dial with vertical brushed effect
Printed markers with Super-LumiNova BGW9
Stainless steel IP (blue or black) hands with Super-Luminova BGW9

Bracelet
Light-weight stainless steel bracelet with vertical brushed effect, Diver’s extension folding clasp with minted Charognard logo
Light-weight stainless steel with black PVD coating and vertical brushed effect, Diver’s extension folding clasp in black PVD coating with minted French Air & Space Force logo

Suggested retail price
GMT Automatic Black Limited Edition: $ 1,149
GMT Automatic Steel Limited Edition: $ 1,049

Model: UTC Quartz

Case
Polished 316L stainless steel/Black PVD coated 316L stainless steel
Diameter: 41 mm
Thickness: 13.25 mm
Lug: 20 mm
316L stainless steel or 316L stainless steel black PVD coated bidirectional bezel with 12 hours gradation; Triangular marker at 12 o’clock (luminescent zero mark) BGW9
Push-down crown with French Air & Space Force national insignia stamped under a crystal coating
2.00 mm double domed K1 crystal
Water Resistance: 10 BAR / 330 feet / 100 m

Movement
Mechanical-Quartz hybrid
Seiko VK64

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds
Chronograph, 60 minutes counter, 24 hours counter
Date at 6 o’clock

Dial
Matt blue or Matt black dial
Printed markers with Super-LumiNova BGW9
Stainless steel IP blue or black hands
IP Black or Blue Second hand with French Air & Space Force national insignia
Hands with Super-luminova BGW9

Bracelet
Stainless steel mesh band, clasp with engraved YEMA logo
Stainless steel IP black mesh band, IP black clasp with engraved YEMA logo

Retail price
UTC Quartz Black: $ 449
UTC Quartz Blue: $ 399

Model: UTC Quartz Femme

Case
Polished 316L stainless steel
Diameter: 34 mm
Thickness: 10.5 mm
K1 mineral bidirectional bezel with 12 hour graduation
Push-down crown with French Air Force national insignia stamped under a crystal coating
2.00 mm double domed K1 crystal
Water resistance: 10 BAR / 330 feet / 100 m

Movement
MIYOTA GN 12 Mechanical-Quartz hybrid movement

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds
Date at 3 o’clock

Dial
Blue MOP, Printed markers, Blue luminous
Stainless steel IP blue hands
Second hand in IP Blue with French Air & Space Force national insignia
Hands with white luminous

Bracelet
Stainless steel mesh band
Stainless steel clasp with engraved YEMA logo

Retail price
$ 349