Yema Navygraf FSM

Yema presents the Navygraf French Submarine Forces collection designed in collaboration with Marine Nationale in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Strategic Oceanic Force (FOST). This new series is comprised of two case versions: 316L stainless steel and bronze.

Yema Navygraf FSM watch stainless steel model

The Yema Navygraf FSM model has a 39mm diameter 316L stainless steel case with brushed finish. This watch features a phantom dial. Upon request of Marine Nationale military staff, all inscriptions of the Navygraf FSM have been darkened to blend almost completely with the dial.

Yema Navygraf FSM watch stainless steel

The scratch-resistant flat sapphire crystal (2.5mm thick) and bezel offer a glossy and high-quality finish to this military timepiece. The hands, dial and bezel markers are treated with Swiss Super-LumiNova® C1 so as to offer perfect readability in low light conditions. Made of steel, the screw-down crown features Marine Nationale anchor insignia embossed.

Yema Navygraf FSM watch stainless steel lume shot

The Yema Navygraf FSM Bronze watch features a 38.5mm diameter case. The bronze case boasts different finishes with vertical brushing, polished bevelled lugs and a circular brushed bezel. The bronze hue is also visible in the dial’s Navygraf mention, the indexes and watch hands while the black dial is reminiscent of FOST’s nuclear submarines’ hulls.

Yema Navygraf FSM Bronze

The hands, dial and bezel markers are treated with Swiss Super-LumiNova® for ensuring readability in low light conditions.

Yema Navygraf FSM Bronze lume shot

A 3.00mm thick double-domed sapphire crystal, offers better readability, increased resistance and a resolutely vintage look. The screw-down crown in bronze features Marine Nationale anchor insignia embossed.

Yema Navygraf FSM Bronze

Created on March 1st, 1972 the Strategic Oceanic Force (FOST) is the key naval component of Marine Nationale’s Submarine Forces, made up of 4,000 sailors, military and civilians, who operate 4 ballistic missile nuclear submarines (SNLE), 6 nuclear attack submarines (SNA) and units providing their command and support.

The Marine Nationale (French Navy) was created in 1626 and looks after the world’s second largest maritime space after that of the United States. It operates a wide range of fighting vessels, aeronaval forces, submarines, frigates, patrol boats and support ships. YEMA is the Official Partner of the French Navy. The Yema Marine Nationale official collection is available to both army personnel and general public.

Yema Navygraf FSM watch stainless steel

Each Yema Navygraf FSM is equipped with a second-generation in-house Caliber YEMA2000 “NO DATE” is powered by optimised components offering a Daily Rate of +/- 10 s/d and a power reserve of 42h.

The Navygraf FSM collection is now available on pre-order at yema.com The price of the YEMA NAVYGRAF FSM BRONZE watch is $1,190 USD. It is available with a Marine Nationale black tropic or parachute strap.

The YEMA NAVYGRAF FSM model in stainless steel costs $790 with a black vintage black tropic watch band or France vintage leather strap. This timepiece is also available in a stainless steel bracelet version at a price of $849.

Technical details

Movement
YEMA2000 In-house Caliber
Maximum rate of +/- 25 seconds per day
Adjusted to +/- 10 seconds per day
Self winding with ball bearings rotor
29 Rubies
28, 800 A/h
Power reserve: 42 hours

Model: YEMA Navygraf FSM

Yema Navygraf FSM watch stainless steel watch

Case
Brushed 316L stainless steel
Diameter: 39 mm
Thickness: 12.15 mm
Lug width: 19 mm
Bezel: Sapphire unidirectional diving bezel with 0-60 graduation; Markers and triangular marker at 12 o’clock (luminescent zero mark) Super-LumiNova C1
Crown: Screw-down crown with Marine Nationale anchor insignia embossed
Crystal: 2.50 mm flat sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 BAR / 990 feet / 300 m

Dial
Phantom Black Dial
Printed index
Super Luminova C1

Bracelet
Light-weight stainless steel with brushed effect
Diver’s extension folding clasp with minted YEMA logo
316L stainless steel

Model: YEMA Navygraf FSM Bronze

Yema Navygraf FSM Bronze

Case
Brushed bronze
Diameter: 38.5mm
Thickness: 11.3mm
Lug width: 19mm
Bezel: Bronze unidirectional diving bezel with 0-60 graduation; Pearl marker at 12 o’clock (luminescent zero mark) Super-LumiNova C1
Crown: Screw-down crown with Marine Nationale anchor insignia embossed
Crystal: 3.00 mm double domed sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 BAR / 990 feet / 300 m

Dial
Black Dial
Printed index
Super Luminova C1

Straps
Marine Nationale parachute strap
YEMA Tropic strap

YEMA Superman FAF Search and Rescue Limited Edition

YEMA has announced the launch of the Superman FAF Search and Rescue Limited Edition watch made in new collaboration with the French Air & Space Force.

YEMA Superman FAF Search and Rescue Limited Edition

This new limited edition watch is a reissue of the historic YEMA Superman reference 24.11.17, an iconic military diver’s watch which equipped the French Air Force Aviation Rescue Swimmers in the early 1970s. The YEMA Superman FAF Search and Rescue Limited Edition watch is available to both the military and general public.

YEMA Superman FAF Search and Rescue Limited Edition

Featuring a solid stainless steel case, the watch is available in two sizes: 39mm and 41mm. It is topped with a 2.60mm thick double domed sapphire crystal glass for a resolute vintage look. This YEMA Superman watch is water resistant up to 300 meters. The French Air & Space Force insignia is stamped on the crown.

YEMA Superman FAF Search and Rescue Limited Edition

It has a unidirectional diving bezel made of sapphire with black insert and matte white plating. The luminescent mark on the graduated bezel and the luminescent arrow-shaped hand are treated with Super-LumiNova®.

YEMA Superman FAF Search and Rescue Limited Edition

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.

YEMA Superman FAF Search and Rescue Limited Edition

Made of 316L stainless steel, the case-back features France’s Air & Space Force logo. Each timepiece is engraved with a unique number from 0001 to 1000 for this limited edition.

YEMA Superman FAF Search and Rescue Limited Edition

The YEMA Superman FAF SAR is equipped with the 26-jewel, self-winding SW200-1 movement with a power reserve of 38 hours.

YEMA Superman FAF Search and Rescue Limited Edition

The watch comes with a blue dial featuring embossed U-shaped indexes inspired by the historical model of the early 1970s. Each of this shaped hour-markers features Super-LumiNova BGW9 filled dot on the center. The iconic seconds hand with its head shaped like a shovel is exactly the same used in other 1970’s Superman models.

YEMA Superman FAF Search and Rescue Limited Edition

The YEMA Superman FAF SAR watch is available with stainless steel bracelet, NATO wristband or rubber strap.

The YEMA Superman FAF Search and Rescue watch is available in limited edition of 1000 pieces. General public can pre-order from 20 July for delivery in September 2022.

About Yema X French Air & Space Force Collaboration

In the early 1970s, the French Air Force called on YEMA to equip Aviation Rescue Swimmers who were part of Search And Rescue (SAR) crews. This was the very first collaboration between the French Air Force and YEMA and the starting point of a close relationship with the French armed forces.

Aboard Caracal and Puma helicopters, Aviation Rescue Swimmers have become key players in Search and Rescue (SAR) missions through air-sea rescue operations in extreme conditions and hostile environments.

The Aviation Rescue Swimmers are nicknamed “THE SPLASH SQUAD”, they are primarily dedicated to the rescue of Air Force pilots who are victims of a crash in the open sea. These elite divers represent the last resort for French pilots, they intervene when conventional means can no longer intervene on open seas, that’s when “THE SPLASH SQUAD” takes off in helicopters.

Today, “THE SPLASH SQUAD” is a small elite unit of about fifty rescue divers located in 4 distinct military air bases strategically located in the 4 corners of the earth.

Technical details

Model: YEMA Superman FAF Search and Rescue Limited Edition

Case
316L stainless steel case with polished finish
Diameter: 39mm or 41mm
Thickness: 13mm for 39mm version and 13.2mm for 41mm version
Lug width: 19mm for 39mm version and 20mm for 41mm version
Scratch-resistant sapphire unidirectional count-up bezel with a 0-60 scale with aluminium insert under sapphire ring and Super-LumiNova at 12 o’clock marker
Bezel lock mechanism at 3 o’clock
Screw-down crown with French Air Force logo engraved
2.60 mm double domed sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 BAR / 300 m / 990 feet

Movement
Sellita SW200-1 Automatic
Frequency: 28, 800 A/h
Power reserve: 38 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Dial
Blue dial
Applied hour markers treated with Super-LumiNova

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

Price
With NATO strap: $1149
With stainless steel bracelet: $1249
With rubber FKM Viton strap: $1299

YEMA Superman 500

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. The first 200 watches are engraved with a unique number from 001 to 200.

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.

YEMA Superman 500

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.

YEMA Superman 500

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.

YEMA Superman 500

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 is powered by optimized components offering 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 are treated with a luminous coat of Grade A SUPERLUMINOVA®, so as to offer perfect readability in low light conditions.

YEMA Superman 500

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.

YEMA Superman 500

The bottom of the case 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.

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

Yema Superman Maxi Dial Full Lume Limited Edition

French watchmaking brand has launched a FULL LUME variant of its popular Superman Maxi Dial professional diving watch.

Equipped with the company’s in-house caliber, the YEMA2000, the Superman Maxi Dial Full Lume is available in limited editions of 500 pieces and engraved with a unique number from 001 to 500.

Yema Superman Maxi Dial Full Lume Limited Edition

Made of stainless steel, the watch is offered in two case sizes: 39mm and 41mm. It is provided with a 2.60mm thick sapphire crystal in double-domed shape for a resolute vintage look.

Yema Superman Maxi Dial Full Lume Limited Edition

A major component of a diving watch is the rotating count-down bezel. The unidirectional, circular-brushed steel bezel of the Superman Maxi Dial watch comes with marks at 5-minute intervals and a luminescent triangular zero-mark at 12 o’clock. Its unique Superman bezel-lock at 3 o’clock has proven very useful to professional divers and is found on all Superman models since 1963. The watch is water resistant up to the depth of 300 meters.

Yema Superman Maxi Dial Full Lume Limited Edition

This new diving instrument from Yema boasts a striking white dial enhanced with luminous treatment. Finished in black, its hands and indexes are perfectly in contract with the dial. The entire dial, hands, dial markers and bezel graduation are treated with a luminous coat of Grade A Superluminova® BGW9, for ensuring perfect readability in low light conditions.

Yema Superman Maxi Dial Full Lume Limited Edition watch

The iconic black seconds hand with its head shaped like a shovel is exactly the same used in other 1970’s Superman models.

Yema Superman Maxi Dial Full Lume Limited Edition

The second-generation in-house Caliber YEMA2000 is powered by optimized components offering an accuracy rating of +/- 10 s/d and a power reserve of 42h.

Yema Superman Maxi Dial Full Lume Limited Edition watch case back

Developed to withstand intensive use, the 316L Steel caseback displays YEMA’s historic crest beautifully embossed with a hydraulic press. Each timepiece engraved with a unique number from 001 to 500.

Yema Superman Maxi Dial Full Lume Limited Edition bracelet

The Yema Superman Maxi Dial Full Lume watch is available with a 316 L stainless steel bracelet featuring secure-lock and diver’s extension. The retail price of the Yema diving watch with steel bracelet is approximately $ 990 USD.

Yema Superman Maxi Dial Full Lume Limited Edition with rubber strap

This model is also available a Rubber FKM VITON® band with 316L Stainless Steel deployant buckle. With this modern strap, the watch costs $ 1,019 USD.

Technical details

Model: Yema Superman Maxi Dial Full Lume

Case
Brushed 316L stainless steel
Diameter: 39 mm | 41 mm
Thickness: 13 mm | 13.2 mm
Lug: 19 mm | 20 mm
Stainless steel unidirectional diving bezel with 60 minutes graduation and triangular marker at 12 o’clock (luminescent zero mark)
Screw-down crown with YEMA logo embossed
2.60 mm double domed sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 BAR / 990 feet / 300 m

Movement
Automatic YEMA2000 “No-Date” In-house Caliber
Self winding with ball bearings rotor
Number of jewels: 29 Rubies
Frequency: 28 800 A/h
Accuracy: 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

Dial
Matt white in Super-LumiNova BGW9 Grade A
Printed markers in black
Stainless steel IP black hands
Super-LumiNova BGW9 Grade A

Strap
Stainless steel with brushed effect diving bracelet
Diver’s extension folding clasp in 316L stainless steel with minted YEMA logo

YEMA MEANGRAF SOUS-MARINE

Inspired by YEMA’s 1960’s iconic model, the new MEANGRAF SOUS-MARINE is a high-quality, all-rounder tool watch with a distinct neo-vintage design.

YEMA MEANGRAF SOUS-MARINE

The new MEANGRAF SOUS-MARINE watch has a stylish 39mm 316L stainless steel case with elegant brushed-polished finishes with built-in bezel. A helium escape valve has been integrated as to achieve water resistance of 990ft / 300m. A high quality 2.60mm thick double domed sapphire crystal provides a resolute vintage look.

YEMA MEANGRAF SOUS-MARINE

The MEANGRAF’s bi-directional diving bezel is made of extremely durable, scratch resistant sapphire. The aluminium insert beneath offers luminous markings to easily calculate dive time under low light conditions.

YEMA MEANGRAF SOUS-MARINE

The second-generation in-house Caliber YEMA2000 is powered by optimised components offering a Daily Rate of +/- 10 s/d and a power reserve of 42h.

YEMA MEANGRAF SOUS-MARINE

The dial design is instantly recognisable by the slightly recessed hour markers, the large minutes and 24h rehauts and the famous yellow vertical stripes and sweeping second hand.

YEMA MEANGRAF SOUS-MARINE

For MEANGRAF SOUS-MARINE, YEMA is offering two types of straps. The vintage brown leather strap with large perforations is reminiscent of ancient sports cars’ steering wheels. It is fitted with a new high-quality steel buckle.

YEMA MEANGRAF SOUS-MARINE

The new RUBBER FKM VITON® BAND has been developed for the Meangraf and engineered for intensive use in all extreme conditions thanks to its light, flexible and highly resistant VITON® material which also repels dust. The elegant 316L Stainless Steel deployant buckle adds style and comfort.

This new collection is available with two models of 250 timepieces each.

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.

YEMA Flygraf French Air & Space Force Official Watch Collection

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.

YEMA Flygraf French Air & Space Force Official Watch Collection
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.

YEMA Flygraf French Air & Space Force Official Watch Collection
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.

YEMA Flygraf French Air & Space Force Official Watch Collection
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.

YEMA Flygraf French Air & Space Force Official Watch Collection
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.

YEMA Flygraf French Air & Space Force Official Watch Collection

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.

YEMA Flygraf French Air & Space Force Official Watch Collection
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

Yema Wristmaster Collection

YEMA announces the launch of Wristmaster, the French watch brand’s long-awaited classic and timeless dress watches collection. Three distinct neo-vintage models equipped with YEMA’s In-house Caliber will be proposed in combination with YEMA’s history book TIME OF HEROES during the upcoming KICKSTARTER campaign. Early Bird backers will enjoy an attractive -30% discount and priority delivery for December 2021.

YEMA Wristmaster Adventurer

Inspiring from the emblematic 1960’s Wristmaster dress watches, the new Wristmaster Adventurer is instantly recognizable by its unique 37mm neo-vintage brushed steel case, the raised silver indices and the hesalite domed crystal, delivering a large dial opening yet warmer, vintage feel.

YEMA Wristmaster Adventurer

Presence on the wrist is ensured thanks to the 48mm lug-to-lug and 12mm thickness, making this dress watch perfect for all wrist sizes.

YEMA Wristmaster Adventurer

Equipped with the in-house Caliber YEMA2000, the new Wristmaster Adventurer will be proposed with two distinct colour dials.

YEMA Wristmaster Adventurer

During the Kickstarter campaign, Yema is also offering Wristmaster Traveller, a contemporary automatic wristwatch inspired by the brand’s rich design past. To create this model, YEMA’s Managing Director and Head of Design Christopher Bôle drew inspiration from two distinct YEMA vintage models dating from the 1960’s (for the octagonal case) and the 1980’s (for the bezel).

YEMA Wristmaster Traveller

It is a sporty watch with an elegant design for daily use. Each aspect of the Wristmaster Traveller is fine-tuned and executed with the greatest attention to detail.

YEMA Wristmaster Traveller

The brand has also announced the release of the first book entirely dedicated to YEMA and its history since 1948. Marie-Pia Coustans, a renowned writer specialised in French watchmaking history, has dedicated 5 years of research in order to delight watch enthusiasts, collectors and brand enthusiasts.

Faithful to YEMA’s innovative commercial approach, the brand proposes to partially finance all these massive investments through the release of a new dress watch collection, eagerly awaited by brand enthusiasts, which will be proposed with YEMA’s book during the upcoming Kickstarter crowd funding campaign that will take place as from November 15th – 30th, 2021.

With more than 330 pages and approximately 1,600 pictures, this unique book covers YEMA’s complete history since 1948 and is the result of the in-depth investigation carried out by the author, which includes interviews with YEMA’s founders, former employees, French and Russian astronauts, French military, remarkable adventurers, renowned sportsmen and watch collectors. Listing more than 1,200 YEMA models from 1948 to 2021, this collector’s book is the most complete and comprehensive YEMA catalog available.

Technical details

Model: YEMA Wristmaster Adventurer

Movement
Automatic In-house Caliber YEMA2000

Case
37mm / 48mm lug-to-lug / 20mm lugs
Brushed-polished 316L Stainless Steel case
Double dome hesalite crystal
100m water resistance

Dial
Semi-glossy dark blue/beige crosshair dials
Polished hands and raised silver markers
SuperLuminova BGW9

Strap
Two-stitch vintage brown leather strap

Price
EUR 590 (EUR 399 at Kickstarter.com)

Model: YEMA Wristmaster Traveller

Movement
Automatic In-house Caliber YEMA2000

Case
39mm / 43.5mm lug-to-lug
Brushed/Polished 316L stainless steel
2.20 mm flat sapphire crystal
100m water resistance

Dial
Glossy black – Printed oversized markers
Polished stainless steel hands
Super-LumiNova Old Radium

Strap
Light-weight fine steel with brushed effect

Price
EUR 790 (EUR 499 at Kickstarter.com)

YEMA Rallygraf Michel Vaillant Chronograph

This special chronograph celebrates YEMA’s partnership with MICHEL VAILLANT, the main character of the eponymous French comics series created in 1957 by Jean Graton. The comic is notable for depicting real-life motor racing background, featuring many real-life drivers, teams and personalities while competing in existing Formula One and IndyCar motor races.

YEMA Rallygraf Michel Vaillant Chronograph

An estimated 17 million copies of the series’ albums have been sold worldwide. MICHEL VAILLANT will wear this exclusive Rallygraf chronograph in the upcoming comic book “Pikes Peak” that will be released on October 15th, 2021.

YEMA Rallygraf Michel Vaillant Chronograph

Worn by motorsport heroes, YEMA chronographs have been present in most iconic race tracks since the 1960’s. Designed for motor sports and speed, YEMA’s chronographs have helped numerous car racing drivers calculate average speed and keep track of lap times.

YEMA Rallygraf Michel Vaillant Chronograph

Mario Andretti, the legendary motorsport pilot, wore a YEMA chronograph on his wrist during his historic victory in Indianapolis 1969. With their distinct vintage design, YEMA chronographs seduce elegant race car drivers and vintage car enthusiasts.

YEMA Rallygraf Michel Vaillant Chronograph

Equipped with a Seiko VK64 mechanical quartz movement, this new Rallygraf Michel Vaillant features a circular-brushed steel tachymeter bezel which elegantly contrasts against the polished steel case.

YEMA Rallygraf Michel Vaillant Chronograph

The original blue striped sub-dials’ design inspire from the V-shaped front bumper of Michel Vaillant’s first racing car featured in the historic “Le Grand Défi” comic book released in 1959, while MICHEL VAILLANT logo is displayed on the dial at 6 o’clock and on the caseback.

YEMA Rallygraf Michel Vaillant Chronograph

Technical details

Movement
Seiko VK64 Hybrid Mechanical quartz

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds & date
Double counter chronograph, 24 hours and 60 minutes

Case
Polished 316L stainless steel
Diameter: 39 mm
Thickness: 13.10 mm
Lug: 20 mm
Circular brushed steel tachymeter bezel
Pushed crown with YEMA logo embossed. Crown with double seal “O” ring seals
2.00 mm K1 mineral double domed crystal
Water resistance: 10 BAR / 330 feet / 100 m

Dial
Matt white dial highlighting the colors of Michel Vaillant
Hands and applied markers in polished stainless steel
Green luminova
Red chronograph’s hands and chronograph sweep second hands with red tip

Strap
Rallye-style black leather strap
Clasp with engraved YEMA logo

Price
US$ 399

Availability
Available on pre-order on 15th September at yema.com (Shipping end of October)

Yema Superman Skin Diver Limited Edition

Following the success of the Superman Heritage 63 introduced last July, YEMA has unveiled a brand new edition of this iconic timepiece, the Superman Skin Diver Limited Edition.

Yema Superman Skin Diver Limited Edition

The unique Scales bracelet of this new model pays a special tribute to the original model. In reference to its name “Skin Diver”, the indexes are coated with a vintage feeling skin-like beige color. The Superman Skin Diver is available in limited edition of 1000 pieces in 39mm and 41mm, available for pre-order on yema.com.

Yema Superman Skin Diver Limited Edition

Water resistant up to 300m, and equipped with its iconic bezel-lock mechanism, the Superman Heritage 63 has the same “Skin Diver” hands as the original model.

Yema Superman Skin Diver Limited Edition

To differentiate this new Heritage timepiece, this limited edition comes with new printed indexes and the iconic “lollipop” seconds hand of YEMA’s iconic diver’s watches as well as a sapphire bezel to reproduce the shiny effect that the bakelite of that time used to offer.

Yema Superman Skin Diver Limited Edition

Technical details

Movement
Sellita SW-200-1

Cases
39mm/41 mm
316L stainless steel case – 300m water resistance – Unidirectional Sapphire bezel – Triangle marker SuperLuminova C3
Sapphire domed crystal

Dial
Black sunburst dial – Polished hands and printed indexes treated with beige SuperLuminova C3

Bracelet
Light-weight scales stainless steel with brushed effect

Price
US$ 1249

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Yema Navygraf Marine Nationale Collection

Official partner of the French Air Force since the 1970’s, YEMA becomes, for the first time in its history, an official partner of the French Navy.

Designed to meet the specific requirements of the French Navy personnel, the Navygraf x Marine Nationale collection has been jointly designed with French Navy personnel for marine professionals. These Marine Nationale official timepieces are military-grade, rugged and resistant, able to withstand the harshest conditions and travel across the most unforgiving seas.

YEMA Navygraf Marine nationale GMT Limited Edition

This watch collection features the official Marine Nationale blue colour and proudly displays the French Navy logo at 6 o’clock, while the crown is decorated with the vintage MN anchor stripes. All timepieces are delivered in a MN travel box. The first official MN parachute strap is offered as a gift.

YEMA Navygraf Marine nationale Automatic

The YEMA x Marine Nationale collection is composed of a 3-hands automatic watch and a GMT automatic, the first GMT Marine Nationale official watch in history, proposed as a 1,000 watches limited edition.

A quartz and ladies versions complement the collection, which is available for pre-order as from May 6th, 2021 on yema.com.

Technical details

Model: YEMA Navygraf Marine nationale GMT Limited Edition

YEMA Navygraf Marine nationale GMT Limited Edition

Case
Brushed 316L stainless steel case
Diameter: 39 mm
Thickness: 12.85 mm
Lug: 19 mm
Sapphire bidirectional diving bezel with 24-hours GMT graduation; 24h markers and triangular marker at 12 o’clock (luminescent zero mark) BGW9
Screw-down crown with Marine Nationale crest embossed
2.50 mm sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 BAR / 990 Feet / 300m

Movement
YEMA 3000 In-house Automatic GMT movement
Self winding with ball bearings rotor
29 Rubies
28 800 A/h
Accuracy: Maximum rate of +/- 25 seconds per day
Power reserve: 42 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date and GMT time zones

Dial
Matt blue dial
Printed markers with Super-Luminova BGW9
Polished stainless steel hands with Super-Luminova BGW9

Bracelet
Light-weight stainless steel bracelet with brushed effect
Diver’s extension folding clasp with minted YEMA logo

Price
$ 1,049.00 USD

Model: YEMA Navygraf Marine nationale Automatic

YEMA Navygraf Marine nationale Automatic

Case
Brushed 316L stainless steel case
Diameter: 39 mm
Thickness: 12.15 mm
Lug: 19 mm
Sapphire unidirectional diving bezel with 0-60 graduation; Minute markers and triangular marker at 12 o’clock (luminescent zero mark) BGW9
Screw-down crown with Marine nationale crest embossed
2.50 mm sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 BAR / 990 Feet / 300m

Movement
Automatic YEMA2000 In-house Caliber
Self winding with ball bearings rotor
29 Rubies
28 800 A/h
Accuracy: Maximum rate of +/- 25 seconds per day
Power reserve: 42 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds

Dial
Matt blue
Printed markers with Super-Luminova BGW9
Polished stainless steel hands with Super-luminova BGW9

Bracelet
Light-weight stainless steel bracelet with brushed effect
Diver’s extension folding clasp with minted YEMA logo

Price
$ 790.00 USD

YEMA WATCHES

YEMA x Worn & Wound Superman Maxi Dial Limited Edition

French watch brand YEMA presents a special Superman Maxi Dial limited edition timepiece in collaboration with Worn & Wound. The Superman Maxi LE is a unique and cool new variation on the Superman theme. The YEMA x Worn & Wound Superman Maxi Dial LE is limited to 300 pieces. This military style dive watch offers an aggressive presence on the wrist.

YEMA x Worn & Wound Superman Maxi Dial Limited Edition

Introduced in 1963, the YEMA Superman featured 300 meters of water resistance and a novel method of locking the bezel in place. Over the years since, many versions of the Superman were created, including the Superman II, which boasted some of the largest dive markers to ever grace a dial, earning it the “maxi” designation. The new version created in partnership with Worn & Wound takes inspiration from the maxi dial version.

YEMA x Worn & Wound Superman Maxi Dial Limited Edition

In this new timepiece, the dial was modified with a subtle two-tone design, playing a dark gray inner circle off of a black edge. To further preserve symmetry, the date was removed, allowing for all 12 maxi-markers to glow.

YEMA x Worn & Wound Superman Maxi Dial Limited Edition

Inspired by some military watches produced in the mid to late 20th-century, the new Superman Maxi Dial watch features an edge-to-edge black bezel with lumed 12-hour markers. It also incorporates the YEMA’s signature locking mechanism.

YEMA x Worn & Wound Superman Maxi Dial Limited Edition

The classic 39mm Superman design in fully brushed steel is topped with a double domed sapphire crystal. Measuring 13mm thick and 48mm lug-to-lug length, this diving watch has a water resistance of 300 meters. The Superman Maxi Dial LE features 19mm lugs, and comes mounted to a brushed 3-link bracelet.

YEMA x Worn & Wound Superman Maxi Dial Limited Edition

The Superman Maxi Dial LE is equipped with the YEMA 2000 self-winding movement. Designed and developed in-house, the YEMA2000 is the newest generation of YEMA’s proprietary movement, featuring 29-jewels, hacking seconds, 42-hour power reserve, and a frequency of 28,800 bph. Additionally, the YEMA 2000 is regulated in four positions and has a daily rate within +/- 10 seconds.

YEMA x Worn & Wound Superman Maxi Dial Limited Edition

The watch is available for sale through the Windup Watch Shop as from February 18th for $990, shipping first week of March 2021.

 

YEMA LED

French brand YEMA re-issues its retro-futuristic LED watch originally introduced in the 1970s, the era in which a radical shift in the watch making industry with the arrival of quartz and electronics technology. Available in silver and gold editions, the re-issue model captures the 1970’s retro-futuristic style while being functional and stylish.

YEMA LED watch gold

This new YEMA timepiece incorporates a battery driven LED-quartz movement that provides an eye-catching digital display on the dial. This timepiece indicates time on demand. When the wearer pushes the button on the side of the case, the display energises. A second push on the button will reveal the current date, and a third one the seconds. In normal conditions, the watch remains in stand-by mode to preserve the battery.

YEMA LED watch silver

The YEMA LED watch features a brushed / side polished stainless steel case redesigned in 3D as per the original 1970’s model. The case measures 37.5mm diameter and has a thickness of 10.5mm. Topped with a mineral crystal glass, the watch has a water resistance up to 100 meters. Rear side of the watch is secured with a stainless steel screw-down case back featuring YEMA’s historical crest.

YEMA LED watch gold wrist-shot

The YEMA LED watch is equipped with two push-buttons: One for energising display of hours, minutes, seconds and date. The second pusher is for settings. This timepiece is fitted with a brushed steel bracelet featuring an adjustable sliding clasp to fit all wrists. Lug width is 20mm.

YEMA LED watch silver wristshot

This timepiece is available as from October 23rd, 2020 with retail price of US$ 249.00 for Silver version and US$ 279.00 for gold version.

YEMA WATCHES

YEMA Superman Bronze Limited Editions

The iconic French watch making brand YEMA has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to promote their newly announced Bronze timepieces from the popular Superman collection. This is the second online crowd-funding campaign by the brand.

Yema Superman Steel Bronze Gray
Yema Superman Steel-Bronze edition with gray dial

In 2019, YEMA successfully raised over $1 million funding for its YEMA Superman Heritage Bronze, a reissue of the iconic French diver watch Superman (reference 53.00.16) initially released in 1970. Following this success, the brand now presents two new Superman models: Superman Steel-Bronze edition and Superman Bronze GMT edition.

Yema Superman GMT Bronze Black
Yema Superman GMT Bronze Edition Black with Black Dial

To promote these new exclusive Superman timepieces, Yema launched a Kickstarter campaign on 15 October 2020. Thanks to the quick response from the watch lovers across the world, the project achieved its funding goal within two minutes of the launch.

The campaign will be active till 01 November 2020 and this project has already secured support from more than 2100 backers. The Kickstarter launch of these two Bronze watches also marks the introduction of two in-house calibres from Yema: YEMA 2000 and YEMA 3000.

Yema Superman Steel Bronze Green
Yema Superman Steel-Bronze Edition with Green Dial

YEMA 2000 is a second generation in-house automatic movement and it features a 3-hands layout. This movement is an evolution of MBP 1000 Caliber, which is Yema’s first in-house movement. Introduced in 2011, the MBP 1000 Caliber became one of the most selling automatic movements, with more than 250,000 pieces sold since its induction.

Yema Superman GMT Bronze Blue
Yema Superman GMT Bronze with Blue Dial

The latest Superman Steel-Bronze will be equipped with the YEMA 2000 movement. Made on the foundation of YEMA 2000, the YEMA 3000 is an automatic movement with GMT function. This movement is the engine of Superman Bronze GMT edition.

Exclusive to the brand, these new two mechanical self-winding movements including the GMT complication of YEMA 3000 are designed, developed, and assembled by the watchmakers in Yema’s Morteau (France) workshops.

YEMA 3000
YEMA 3000

These mechanical movements employ bidirectional winding powered by an automatic oscillating weight with ball bearing. They incorporate hacking seconds and quick date setting mechanisms. Equipped with 29 jewels, they have an oscillating frequency of 28,800 vph (4 Hz). Power reserve is approximately 42 hours.

Caseback Superman Steel Bronze Gray
Caseback of Superman Steel-Bronze watch

Reissue of the iconic French diver watch YEMA Superman reference 53.00.16 of the 1970s, the Superman Steel Bronze edition is available in dark Gray and Green dials. The Superman Bronze GMT watch comes with an additional hand and a 24H GMT rotating bezel allowing the customer to glance on 3 different time zones. The GMT watch is available in black and blue dials.

Box Superman Bronze GMT Black

Each model will be made available with 2 distinct dial colors and case sizes (39mm and 41mm) including 2 straps.

Caseback Superman Bronze Black
Caseback of Superman GMT Bronze watch

Each of the 2 models is proposed as a limited edition of 1,948 timepieces regardless of the choice of dial color and case size. The limited edition number 1948 indicates YEMA’s year of foundation.

Technical details

Model: Superman Steel Bronze edition

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 39mm or 41mm
Crystal: Double domed sapphire crystal glass with magnifying lens effect
Bezel: Bronze; Triangular marker treated with Super-LumiNova
Water resistance: 990 feet / 300m

Dial
Dark Gray or Green
Diamond cut bronze hands
Round hour markers treated with Super-LumiNova
Hours and minute hands treated with Super-LumiNova
Iconic shovel seconds hand treated with Super-LumiNova

Movement
YEMA 2000

Strap
Leather strap
Tropic strap

Kickstarter price
Pledges start from 454 Euros (USD $ 532)

Model: Superman GMT Bronze edition

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 39mm or 41mm
Crystal: Double domed sapphire crystal glass with magnifying lens effect
Bezel: Scratch resistant sapphire crystal GMT (24H) bezel. The hour markers, numerals and triangular marker treated with Super-LumiNova
Water resistance: 990 feet / 300m

Dial
Black or Blue
Diamond cut bronze hands
Round hour markers treated with Super-LumiNova
Hours and minute hands treated with Super-LumiNova
GMT hand treated with Super-LumiNova
Iconic shovel seconds hand treated with Super-LumiNova

Movement
YEMA 3000

Strap
Leather strap
Tropic strap

Kickstarter price
Pledges start from 624 Euros (USD $ 734)

Kickstarter Campaign Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/yemawatches/yema-superman-bronze-limited-editions

YEMA WATCHES

YEMA SUPERMAN 63 Limited Edition

Paying tribute to the first Superman timepiece created in 1963, French watch brand YEMA presents the new Superman Heritage 63 diving watch.

YEMA SUPERMAN 63 Limited Edition

In 1963, the first Superman was born. The Superman Heritage 63 is a re-edition of this legendary and innovative Superman watch. The new Superman Heritage 63 diving watch is offering a limited edition of 1000 pieces both in 39mm and 41mm.

YEMA SUPERMAN 63 Limited Edition

The YEMA Superman 63 was designed and thoroughly tested with the support and input of Jason Washington, a highly skilled scuba diving specialist.

Jason Washington
Jason Washington

Jason Washington is a co-owner of Cayman Islands based Ambassador Divers, which offers Grand Cayman Scuba Diving services with their highly professional diving team. A 2017 International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame honoree, Jason is a professional scuba diver and underwater photographer featured in many print publications including the iconic National Geographic.

Jason is an iconic figure in the Cayman Islands underwater community, he’s at the origin of several projects which aim at protecting the delicate marine life found in the waters of the Cayman Islands and promoting sustainable tourism.

YEMA SUPERMAN 63 Limited Edition

Introduced in 1963, the Superman watch sets itself apart with its unique design, its famous bezel-lock and at the same time becomes the first watch of YEMA’s most appealing collection.

YEMA SUPERMAN 63 Limited Edition

In tribute to the trendsetter model of its collection, the Superman Heritage 63 retakes the essential and professional codes of that time. Water resistant up to 300m, and equipped with its iconic bezel-lock mechanism, the Superman Heritage 63 has the same “Skin Diver” hands as the original model.

YEMA SUPERMAN 63 Limited Edition

To differentiate this new Heritage timepiece, this limited edition has the iconic “Shovel” seconds hand of YEMA’s iconic divers watches as well as a sapphire bezel to reproduce the shiny effect that the Bakelite of that time used to offer.

YEMA SUPERMAN 63 Limited Edition

Rear side of the watch is secured with a stainless-steel screw-in caseback, which is embossed with YEMA’s historic crest. The “Skin Diver” inscription on the case back is a tribute to YEMA’s first dive watches from the 1950’s which inspired the creation of the Superman 1963 dial. Each of the two diameter (39mm or 41mm) variants features a limited edition number from 0001 to 1000 on the case-back.

YEMA SUPERMAN 63 Limited Edition

The YEMA Superman 63 watch is fitted with brushed stainless steel bracelet featuring secure-lock system and diver’s extension. The watch is also available with black vintage leather strap or black tropic strap.

YEMA SUPERMAN 63 Limited Edition

Technical details

Movement
Sellita SW-200-1
Self winding with ball bearings rotor
26 Rubies
28 800 A/h
Power reserve: 38 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes and central seconds
Date at 3h

Case
316L stainless steel case – Sapphire bezel
Diameter: 39 mm / 41mm
Thickness: 13 mm / 13mm
Lug: 19 mm / 20mm
Sapphire crystal: 2. 60 mm thick crystal, double domed with light magnifying lens effect for better dial readability
Scratch-resistant sapphire bezel
Unidirectional count-up bezel with a 0-60 scale with aluminium insert under sapphire ring
Bezel with lock mechanism at 3 o’clock
Screw-down crown, vintage Y YEMA logo engraved
Case back: Stainless steel case-back embossed with YEMA’s historic crest
Water resistance: 30 ATM/ 300 meters

Dial
Vintage styled black sunburst dial
Iconic “Arrow” hours and “Shovel” seconds steel hands
Hands and indexes treated with SuperLuminova C5 (Green luminescence)

Bracelet/Strap
Brushed stainless steel or black vintage leather or Black Tropic

Retail Price
US$ 1199 (stainless steel bracelet)
US$1049 (leather/Tropic)

Origin
Made in France

YEMA WATCHES

YEMA FLYGRAF PILOT

YEMA’s new timepiece FLYGRAF PILOT pays tribute to the iconic French watch brand’s horological expertise and tradition in the manufacturing of aviator watches.

YEMA FLYGRAF PILOT

The aviation world has been a great source of inspiration for YEMA since its creation in 1948, especially for its iconic FLYGRAF collection. Since 1982, it has been a partner of the CNES (French National Center for Space studies). In 2020, the brand once again entered into an official partnership with the French Air Force.

YEMA FLYGRAF PILOT

YEMA has now partnered with its new ambassador Samy Mason, a talented professional aerobatic pilot from California to introduce the Flygraf Pilot watch. In collaboration with Samy Mason, YEMA has created two Flygraf models: the Flygraf M1 and M2, designed for all enthusiasts of the aviation world.

YEMA FLYGRAF PILOT

The Flygraf Pilot was first designed for today’s flight crew and therefore aims to be efficient and reliable. The new Flygraf sports an ultra-readable and refined dial, inspired by military aviation watches from the 1960s. Water resistant to 300m, this timepiece has been designed to accompany the pilots in all circumstances.

YEMA FLYGRAF PILOT

The Flygraf Pilot is equipped with the in-house movement MBP1000 and is available in black dial (M1) and gray dial (M2).

The Flygraf Pilot features a 39mm diameter stainless steel case featuring a vertical brushed stainless steel bezel and sapphire crystal front glass. The case middle features an integrated crown protection system at 3h. The crown at 3h has fluted sides for better grip and the brand logo on the top.

YEMA FLYGRAF PILOT

The dial also features the vertical brush pattern complementing the finishing of the bezel. The two layer dial features numerals 1 to 12 on the outer dial ring and 1 to 24 on the inner dial. This dial arrangement allows easier calculation of the corresponding time according to the 24-hour pattern used by pilots.

YEMA FLYGRAF PILOT

To increase the visibility in the dark, all the three hands (hour, minute, seconds), hour markers on the 12h dial and dots on the 24h dial are embedded with SuperLuminova BGW9, which emits a blue-green luminescence.

YEMA FLYGRAF PILOT

On the rear side, the watch features an engraved screw-in case-back in stainless steel. The Flygraf Pilot watch is fitted with a black Canvas band or black vintage leather strap.

YEMA FLYGRAF PILOT

Technical details

Movement
YEMA MBP1000 in-house automatic caliber

Case
Diameter: 39 mm
Material: 316L stainless steel case
Brushed stainless steel bezel
Sapphire flat crystal

Dial 
Black matt dial (Flygraf Pilot M1)
Grey matt dial (Flygraf Pilot M2)
Hands and numerals with SuperLuminova BGW9

Strap
Black Canvas band or black vintage leather band

Price
US$ 690

Origin
Made in France

YEMA WATCHES

YEMA Superman French Air Force Collection

The highly celebrated partnership between the iconic French watchmaking brand YEMA and France’s Air Force dates back to the 1970s. The first YEMA French Air Force tool watches were made to equip the Air Force Diver Rescuers team during helicopter-borne sea rescue missions.

YEMA Superman French Air Force Collection

Since then, YEMA has been providing indestructible and high-precision timepieces to the French Air Force. The legendary YEMA Superman military watches were designed to be worn by the diver rescuers and fighter pilots of the French Air Force. The dual SEA-AIR capability makes these military tool watches highly distinguishable.

YEMA Superman French Air Force Collection

In 2020, celebrating this successful partnership and inspired by the legendary Superman Heritage, YEMA presents a re-edition of the French Air Force models. This brand new Superman French Air Force collection consists of two limited edition timepieces equipped with YEMA’s in-house caliber MBP1000. Two quartz versions are also available.

YEMA Superman French Air Force Collection

The two automatic models are limited to 1,948 timepieces each. These watches come in a black PVD coated, brushed stainless steel case with steel uni-directional 0-60 bezel featuring black aluminium insert (Superman French Air Force Black) or in a brushed steel case with steel uni-directional 0-60 bezel (Superman French Air Force Steel). Two case sizes are available: 39 mm or 41 mm. Case thickness is same (13mm) for both models. Lug width of 39mm models is 19mm, and 41mm models have 20mm lug width.

YEMA Superman French Air Force Black Limited Edition (Automatic)
YEMA Superman French Air Force Black Limited Edition (Automatic)

YEMA’s in-house MBP1000 self-winding mechanical movement is entirely designed, developed and assembled at the Morteau workshops in France. Beats at 28,800 vph and with a power reserve of 45 hours, this movement drives hour, minute, seconds and date functions. The movement provides a minimum accuracy of accuracy of +/- 12 seconds per day.

YEMA Superman French Air Force Steel Limited Edition (Automatic)
YEMA Superman French Air Force Steel Limited Edition (Automatic)

These timepieces features a matt black dial printed with “French Air Force” logo and the colored national insignia at 6 o’clock. The blue-white-red French national insignia has been used on French military aircrafts since the First World War. The insignia is also stamped on the crown under a crystal coating.

YEMA Superman French Air Force Black Limited Edition (Automatic) crown with logo

The metal accents of the embossed white markers along the printed dark red French Air Force logo and the colored national insignia at 6 o’clock create a striking contrast against the matt black dial. The hour-markers are treated with Swiss Super-LumiNova C1.

YEMA Superman French Air Force Steel Limited Edition (Automatic) hands

Treated with black PVD, the hour, minute and second hands employ Swiss Super-LumiNova C1 coating to ensure excellent visibility of indications under low light conditions. The seconds-hand features a shovel head inspired by the 1970s designs.

YEMA Superman French Air Force Collection dial and hands

The limited edition automatic models are fitted with a sapphire domed crystal (2.60mm thick) making it more scratch-resistant and vintage looking. The watches feature a 316L stainless steel case back with YEMA’s historic crest. Each limited edition automatic watch is engraved with a unique number from 0001 to 1948 regardless the diameter chosen.

YEMA Superman French Air Force Black Limited Edition (Automatic) case back

The 316 L stainless steel bracelet (in black PVD or in brushed finish depending on the model) comes fitted with a diver’s extension folding clasp with minted YEMA vintage logo.

YEMA Superman French Air Force Collection bracelet

YEMA also offers non-limited versions of Superman French Air Force Black and Superman French Air Force Steel models with quartz movement.

YEMA Superman French Air Force Collection quartz

Quartz versions are available only in 39mm case size, with a thickness of 10.80 mm and 19mm lug width. These timepieces are equipped with Swiss Made RONDA 515 FE 3-hands with date quartz movements.

YEMA Superman French Air Force Black Quartz
YEMA Superman French Air Force Black Quartz

The materials used for the case, bezel, bracelet and case back are same as their automatic counterparts. They also feature the similar dial pattern used in automatic models. These quartz models however features a domed mineral crystal glass (2.60mm) instead of sapphire crystal.

YEMA Superman French Air Force Steel Quartz
YEMA Superman French Air Force Steel Quartz

The automatic models are water resistant to 30 BAR (990 Feet / 300 meters) where as quartz versions offer water resistance up to 20 BAR (660 Feet / 200 meters).

Each timepiece is delivered in a blue leather travel case with French Air Force logo exclusive to the limited edition collection. The box also includes the official pilot watch canvas strap in addition to the original steel bracelet.

YEMA Superman French Air Force Steel Limited Edition (Automatic) canvas strap

YEMA offers 2 years international warranty & free shipping for all Superman French Air Force watches. The brand will be donating up to 12.5% of sales to the official French Veterans Foundation (FOSA).

Technical details

Case
Brushed 316L stainless steel, black PVD coated/ Brushed 316L stainless steel
Diameter: Automatic 39 mm or 41 mm/ Quartz 39mm
Thickness: 13 mm for automatic models (Thickness of quartz model is 10.80 mm)
Lug: 19 mm or 20 mm
Steel bezel/ Steel bezel with black aluminium insert; Unidirectional graduated 0-60
Screw-down crown (In Steel or black PVD coated steel) Stamped French Air Force national insignia stamped under a crystal coating
Glass: Domed Sapphire Crystal (Automatic models)/ Domed Mineral Crystal (Quartz models); 2.60 mm thickness
Water resistance: 30 BAR / 990 Feet / 300 m (Automatic models) and 20 BAR/660 Feet / 200 meters (Quartz models)

Movements

Automatic caliber MBP1000 French In-House Movement
– Self winding with ball bearings rotor
– 31 Rubies
– 28 800 A/h
– Minimum accuracy of +/- 12 seconds per day
– Observed accuracy of +/- 6 seconds per day
– Power reserve: 45 hours

RONDA 515 FE
– 3-hands with date quartz movement

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

Dial
Matt black with stamped French Air Force logo dark red logo
Stamped French Air Force national insignia at 6 o’clock
Minute/Seconds track consisting of 60 white marks
Embossed markers applied by hand
Triangular marker at 12 o’clock (luminescent zero mark)
Super-LumiNova C1

Hands
Iconic “Arrow” hours and “Shovel” seconds steel hands, black PVD coated
Super-LumiNova C1

Bracelet
Black PVD coated, light-weighting 316L stainless steel with brushed effect/ Light-weighting 316L stainless steel with brushed effect
Diver’s extension folding clasp with minted YEMA vintage logo

Retail price
YEMA Superman French Air Force Black Limited Edition (Automatic): $ 1,199.00 USD
YEMA Superman French Air Force Steel Limited Edition (Automatic): $ 999.00 USD
YEMA Superman French Air Force Black Quartz: $ 549.00 USD
YEMA Superman French Air Force Steel Quartz: $ 499.00 USD

YEMA WATCHES

Yema Superman Heritage Bronze

French watch brand YEMA launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign on 29 May 2019 to promote its latest timepiece, the Superman Heritage Bronze.

Yema Superman Heritage Bronze

With this campaign, YEMA is reissuing one of its most emblematic models the Superman 53.00.16 released in 1970 in a Bronze version. Resistant to corrosion, bronze makes this exclusive timepiece the ideal watch for all scuba diving amateurs and professionals.

Yema Superman Heritage Bronze

The SUPERMAN HERITAGE BRONZE with its brushed finish on the case and bezel retains all the key aspects of its original model: 39 mm (also available in 41mm) case, 300 meters water-resistance, emblematic Yema bezel-lock mechanism indispensable for scuba diving, round indexes with Super-Luminova coating, “shovel” seconds hand and domed sapphire crystal.

Yema Superman Heritage Bronze

Each timepiece is truly unique as each SUPERMAN HERITAGE BRONZE watch will patina differently depending on its use and its exposure to weather conditions. Each watch will have a natural vintage look with all the advantages of modern mechanical diving features.

Yema Superman Heritage Bronze

Designed in close collaboration with professional diver Hugues Vitry, the SUPERMAN HERITAGE BRONZE is now available in an exclusive numbered edition limited to 1948 timepieces.

Yema Superman Heritage Bronze - Artistic View

Technical details

Movement
YEMA’s in-house Caliber MBP 1000

Case
39mm & 41mm
Bronze case, bezel and crown
Domed sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflection treatment

Dial
Blue dial, cream-colored index, bronze hands with Super-LumiNova finish

Strap
Brown vintage leather, black rubber Tropic and navy blue nylon NATO

Price
Kickstarter Price: US$ 699/ Euros 624

Kickstarter campaign link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/yemawatches/yema-superman-heritage-bronze-iconic-dive-watch-reissue

YEMA WATCHES

Yema Master Elements Limited Edition Automatic Chronograph

Presented at Basel world 2009 watch and jewellery fair, the Master Elements limited edition automatic chronograph was manufactured by watch brand YEMA, which is now owned by Montres Ambre group of France. YEMA celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2008 and this special edition timepiece marks this historical milestone.

Equipped with the legendary ETA 7750 automatic movement and dressed in a Stainless steel 316L case measuring 46mm diameter, this chronograph is water-resistant to 300 meters. Its features a carbon fibre dial with Luminous hands and indexes.

Other notable features include: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal front glass, screwed crowns and pushers with double-gaskets; Steel tachymeter scale with black plating and steel rotating (bi-directional) bezel with black plating.

The watch is worn on a Calfskin and carbon look leather strap with deployment buckle. Bearing 25 jewels and equipped with stop-second device, the ETA 7750 automatic movement drives hours, minutes, small second, day and date display and chronograph functions.

The Master Elements automatic chronograph is available in limited and numbered editions of 60 pieces to mark the 60th anniversary of Yema watch brand. The watch features a screwed down caseback with blued sapphire crystal glass for admiring the views of mechanical chronograph movement beating inside.

YEMA WATCHES