YEMA Superman 500 GMT

A major evolution of YEMA’s 1960s iconic model, the new Superman 500 GMT preserves its main professional diving features while providing a 3-time GMT function for all globetrotters. For the first time water resistant to 500m, this enhanced Superman benefits from a modernized architecture and substantial technical improvements.

Equipped with the In-house GMT Caliber YEMA3000, the Superman 500 GMT is available in three different models starting from September, 15th in pre-order. The first 200 watches are engraved with a unique number from 001 to 200.

YEMA Superman 500 GMT watch

While preserving its iconic design, this enhanced Superman benefits from a modernized architecture and substantial technical improvements. As the Franco-Swiss Jura Arc is increasingly integrated, 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 will now be 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.

Watch with Pepsi bezel

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.


Beating inside the Superman 500 GMT, the second-generation in-house automatic Caliber YEMA 3000 offers a Daily Rate of +/- 10 s/d and a power reserve of 42h.

Bi-directional 24-hour graduated bezel made of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, offering a high-quality appearance. The GMT complication makes it possible to read up to 3 different time zones thanks to the GMT hand and the rotating (24 clicks) bezel.

YEMA Superman 500 GMT watch

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) and 3 BAR (30 meters) with the crown unscrewed.

The markers, hands and bezel are treated with Super-LumiNova Grade A to ensure increased readability. The iconic seconds hand with its head shaped like a shovel is exactly the same used in other 1970’s Superman models.

The YEMA Superman 500 GMT is available with Black & White, BATMAN and PEPSI themed bezels.

The GMT bezel with its Black & White sapphire insert combined with Super LumiNova, required a special and innovative design to offer day/night visibility even in the dark. This specific and meticulous construction made it possible to really dissociate the bezel in 2 parts, as can be seen by the indexes at 6 hour and 18 hour.

YEMA Superman 500 GMT watch lume

The bezel’s luminescent marker at 12 o’clock and the luminescent arrow-shaped minute hand provide scuba divers with an accurate indication of dive times in poor visibility conditions at the greatest depths.


The luminescent 24-hour scale on the bezel and the luminescent hands facilitates reading of the three time zones in all situations.

YEMA Superman 500 GMT Pepsi

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 bottom of the box is developed to resist an intensive use containing 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.

Technical details

Model: YEMA Superman 500 GMT

Vertical brushed 316L stainless steel
Diameter: 39mm or 41mm
Thickness: 11.52 mm
Lug width: 19mm or 20mm
Bidirectional bezel (24 clicks), 24-hour GMT graduation
Bi-color bezel-insert in Aluminum or sapphire crystal
24h graduation and triangular marker at 12 o’clock (Super-LumiNova BGW9 Grade A)
Screw-down crown with YEMA logo embossed
Crystal: 2.60 mm double domed sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 50 BAR / 1650 feet / 500m

YEMA 3000 In-house Caliber
Adjusted to +/- 10 seconds per day by our watchmakers before and after assembly
Maximum rate of +/- 25 seconds per day
GMT Automatic
Frequency: 28 800 A/h
Power reserve: 42 hours

Hours, minutes, seconds and GMT time-zones
Date at 3 o’clock

Glossy black
Printed markers
Super-LumiNova BGW9 Grade A

Light-weight fine steel with brushed effect
Diver’s extension folding clasp with minted YEMA logo
316L stainless steel
Also available with leather strap or rubber FKM Viton® strap

Suggested retail price
Leather strap version: $ 1,259
Stainless steel bracelet version: $ 1,399
Rubber FKM Viton® strap version: $ 1,429