French watch maker Yema presents Superman 500 DESTRO, the first Superman model featuring the crown on the left-hand side of the case. It will be available in a limited edition of 250 timepieces.
Equipped with the In-house Caliber YEMA2000 and for the first time water resistant to 500m, this new Superman diving watch benefits from a modernized architecture and substantial technical improvements.
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 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.
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 hands, dial markers and bezel graduation are treated with a luminous coat of Grade A SUPERLUMINOVA®, so as to offer perfect readability in low light conditions.
The Superman 500 Destro features a unique grey dial reserved for this left-handed model. The iconic seconds hand with its head shaped like a shovel is exactly the same used in other 1970’s Superman models. For this DESTRO version, the Superman’s bezel lock is at 9 o’clock and has proven very useful for professional divers.
The high-quality 2.60 mm double domed sapphire crystal offers better readability, enhanced resistance and a resolute vintage look.
The second-generation in-house Caliber YEMA2000 is powered by optimized components offering a Daily Rate of +/- 10 s/d and a power reserve of 42h.
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 stainless steel case-back 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 250 watches are engraved with a unique number from 001 to 250.
Suggested retail prices
With stainless steel bracelet: $ 1,249
With leather strap: $ 1,109
With rubber FKM VITON® strap: $ 1,279