A major evolution of YEMA’s 1960s iconic model, Superman 500 GMT preserves its main professional diving features while providing a 3-time GMT function. For the first time water resistant to 500m, the YEMA Superman 500 GMT watch benefits from a modernized architecture and substantial technical improvements. Equipped with an in-house automatic movement, this timepiece comes with a bi-color bezel.
YEMA Superman 500 GMT New Models
In 2022, the French watchmaking brand introduced the Superman 500 GMT in three color styles: Black & Red, Blue & Grey and Black & White. Among them, the first two models feature bi-colour aluminium bezel-inserts. The third variant comes with sapphire bezel-insert combined with Super LumiNova.
This year three new versions joining the collection: Green & White and Red & White with luminous sapphire bezel-insert and Black & Brown with aluminium bezel-insert.
The YEMA Superman 500 GMT is available in stainless steel with a 39mm or 41mm case. 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 double domed sapphire crystal offers better readability, enhanced resistance and a resolute vintage look.
The thickness of stainless steel case-back has been increased from 1.5mm to 2.2mm. Thanks to new technical improvements, this Superman is water resistant up to 50 BAR (500 meters) and 3 BAR (30 meters) with the crown unscrewed.
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.
The bi-directional 24-hour graduated bezel-insert in bi-color scratch-resistant sapphire crystal that offers a sophisticated appearance.
The GMT bezel with its 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.
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. The YEMA Superman 500 GMT is also available with a bicolour aluminium bezel-insert offering a neo-vintage look.
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.
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.
The second-generation in-house Caliber YEMA 3000 with optimised components offers a Daily Rate of +/- 10 s/d and a power reserve of 42h.
The markers and hands of the glossy black dial feature Super-LumiNova Grade A application to ensure increased readability. The iconic shovel seconds hand is exactly in the same design used in other 1970’s Superman models.
Three strap choices are available: stainless steel bracelet, leather strap and Rubber FKM VITON®.
Model: YEMA Superman 500 GMT
Vertical Brushed 316L stainless steel
Diameter: 39mm or 41mm
Lug width: 19mm or 20mm
Screw-down crown with YEMA logo embossed
2.60 mm double domed sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 50 BAR / 1650 feet / 500m
Bidirectional bezel with sapphire insert (24 clicks), 24-hour GMT graduation
Markers and triangular marker at 12 o’clock (Super-LumiNova BGW9 Grade A)
White luminescent bezel in (Super-LumiNova BGW9 Grade A)
Bi-color bezel-insert, available in Green & White, Red & White and Black & White color combinations
Also available with bi-color aluminium bezel-inserts: Black & Brown, Blue & Red and Blue & Grey
YEMA 3000 In-house Caliber GMT Automatic
Adjusted to +/- 10 seconds per day by the watchmakers before and after assembly
Maximum rate of +/- 25 seconds per day
28 800 A/h
Power reserve: 42 hours
Hours, minutes, seconds and GMT timezones
Date at 3 o’clock
Super-LumiNova BGW9 Grade A
316L stainless steel bracelet with brushed effect
Diver’s extension folding clasp with minted YEMA logo
Also available: Leather strap and Rubber FKM VITON® strap
Suggested retail price
Leather strap version: $ 1259
Stainless steel bracelet version: $ 1399
Rubber FKM VITON® strap version: $ 1429