YEMA Superman 500 Dato

French watchmaker YEMA presents Superman 500 Dato, a modern evolution of its 1960s Superman watch.

Driven by the In-house Caliber YEMA 2000, and for the first time water resistant to 500m, the Superman 500 Dato is an ultimate French professional diver’s watch with a modernized architecture and substantial technical improvements.

YEMA Superman 500 Dato with Khakhi Green dial

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.

YEMA Superman 500 Dato with white dial

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. The watch also features a screw-down stainless steel case-back.

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.

YEMA Superman 500 Dato with white dial

While preserving its iconic design, this enhanced Superman benefits from a modernized architecture and substantial technical improvements.

High-quality 2.60 mm double domed sapphire crystal offering better readability, enhanced resistance and a resolute vintage look. The iconic seconds hand with its head shaped like a shovel is exactly the same used in other 1970’s Superman models.

Powering this timepiece, the second-generation in-house Caliber YEMA2000 offers a Daily Rate of +/- 10 s/d and a power reserve of 42h.

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. Moreover, this is water resistant up to 50 BAR (500 meters). It has a water-resistance of 3 BAR (30 meters) with the crown unscrewed.

The new Dato model is available in two dial versions: White and Khaki Green. The date window at 3 o’clock distinguishes this new member of the YEMA Superman 500 collection.

The Superman 500 dato is available on pre-order starting from May 23rd with two distinct dials. Delivery is planned end of June 2023.

Technical details

Model: YEMA Superman 500 Dato

Polished 316L stainless steel
Improved finish, more qualitative rendering following a refined polishing work
Unidirectional rotating diving bezel with aluminium insert with 0 to 60 graduation
Bead marker at 12 o’clock (luminescent) in Super-LumiNova Grade A
Screw-down crown with embossed YEMA logo
2.60mm double domed sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 50 BAR /1640 feet / 500 m
39 mm version: 11 mm thickness and 19 mm lug width
41 mm version: 11 mm thickness and 20 mm lug width

YEMA2000 In-house Caliber
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 our watchmakers before and after assembly
Power reserve: 42 Hours

Hours, minutes, seconds
Date at 3H


  • White dial with Sand effect, Printed indexes and IP black hands treated with Super-LumiNova Grade A
  • Shiny khaki dial with printed indexes and polished SS hands treated with Super-LumiNova Grade A

Thin and Light Stainless Steel 316L with polished-brushed effect
Double safety folding clasp with diving extension and YEMA logo

Suggested retail price
With stainless steel bracelet: $ 1249
With FKM VITON® rubber band: $ 1329