French watch brand YEMA presents two new versions of its Superman 500 watch.
Introduced in 1963, the Superman was initially developed for diving professionals. Equipped with the in-house caliber YEMA2000, the Superman 500 is available in two versions starting from 29th June this year.
While preserving its iconic design, this enhanced Superman benefits from a modernized architecture and substantial technical improvements YEMA works now with new local suppliers for a more responsible and better quality production.
The bezel clamp has been redesigned to ensure better stability with the crown tube. New micro drilling in strategic areas of the case right under the bezel allows for optimized rotation of the bezel click spring and a more precise alignment of the bezel insert.
With a new joint layout, it is now possible to adjust the setting of the bezel and its bezel lock on the surface of the water. The Superman benefits from a 3 bar seal in the unscrewed crown position representing a major improvement.
While maintaining its thickness of 2.6 mm, the double dome sapphire crystal has also undergone a change to make it more resistant while retaining the original DNA of the Superman. The height of the glass has been reduced by 0.3 mm while widening by 0.6 mm on its outside diameter.
The unidirectional, aluminum bezel comes with 0-60 marking intervals and a luminescent bead zero-mark at 12 o’clock. The unique Superman bezel-lock at 3 o’clock has proven very useful to professional divers and is found on all Superman models since 1963.
New technical improvements allow this Superman to be water resistant up to 50 BAR (500 meters). The iconic seconds hand with its head shaped like a shovel is exactly the same used in other 1970’s Superman models.
The second-generation in-house Caliber YEMA2000 with optimized components offers a Daily Rate of +/- 10 s/d and a power reserve of 42h.
High-quality 2.60 mm double domed sapphire crystal offering better readability, enhanced resistance and a resolute vintage look. The hands, dial markers and bezel graduation with luminous coat of Grade A SUPERLUMINOVA® offer perfect readability in low light conditions.
The bottom of the 316L steel case has been modified from 1.5 mm to 2.2 mm thick, the water resistance increased with 50 bars.
The YEMA Superman 500m diving watch is available in two case sizes: 39mm and 41mm. The dial colors presently available are black and blue. The watch also offers three strap options: Stainless steel bracelet, Leather strap and Rubber FKM VITON® Band.
The bottom of the case contains YEMA’s historic crest, treated with different methods of microblading which allows it to bring depth. The first 200 watches are engraved with a unique number from 001 to 200.
The retail price of YEMA Superman 500 is:
- With stainless steel bracelet: $ 1,190
- With leather strap: $ 1,049
- With Rubber FKM VITON® band: $ 1,219