Reissue of the iconic French diver watch YEMA Superman reference 53.00.16 initially released in 1970 as an indestructible measurement tool for diving professionals. With its distinct resolutely vintage design, this exclusive GMT Bronze edition is available in Black and Blue dials in two distinct sizes (39mm and 41mm) in a collector's edition limited to 1948 timepieces to commemorate YEMA's year of foundation.
15th OCTOBER 2020 10am EST
Les aiguilles et les index sont revêtus de Super-LumiNova. La Superman héritage Blue offre donc une parfaite lisibilité dans l'obscurité.
The new in-house Caliber YEMA3000 is YEMA's first GMT movement. Powered by optimized components yielding slightly better performance than similar calibers, the YEMA3000 GMT Caliber offers a Daily Rate of +/- 10 s/d and a 42h power reserve.
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal bezel delivering a high-quality, glossy rendering. Unidirectional rotatable 24-hour graduated bezel allowing the reading of a second time zone.
The unique Superman bezel-lock at 3 o'clock proprietary design has proven very useful to professional divers and is found on all Superman models since 1963
The black gradient dial with gilt finishing on logos, GMT Automatic and 990 feet depth rating mentions, hour marker surrounds, the hands, and date window, are all a warm shade of bronze
The 1970's iconic sweeping second hand with its head shaped like a shovel adds a distinct touch to this historic reissue
The Superman Bronze GMT features a high-quality 2.60 mm double domed sapphire crystal offering better readability, enhanced resistance and a resolute vintage look.
Premium watches like the Superman Bronze GMT generally use sapphire crystal which is extremely hard (Moh’s scale 9 – Diamond is 10), and will resist scratching by most substances short of diamonds.
For daily use we designed a black vintage leather strap that enhances the Superman Bronze GMT overall vintage look and perfectly fits the bronze case natural patina
Inspired from the 1960's tropical style rubber straps, this second-generation Tropic strap design will please vintage watch collectors but also those who are looking for the perfect strap to wear during aquatic or physical activities
The 316L Steel caseback proudly displays YEMA's historic crest, beautifully embossed with a hydraulic press, and a LIMITED EDITION mention engraved with a unique number from 0001 to 1948 (Black and Blue dials)
The hands, dial markers and bezel graduation are treated with Swiss Super-LumiNova C1 so as to offer perfect readability in low light conditions
Because its ability to patina, each watch will age differently according to its usage and exposure to diverse weather conditions, adding character to the watch and making each timepiece truly one of a kind. The best thing of patina on bronze is that you can easily reverse the process anytime and bring your bronze watch back to a healthy shine in just a few minutes.
We used sophisticated 3D modelling technology to recreate the original 1970s YEMA Superman case, which has resulted in a watch with the same proportions as the vintage original i.e. a 39mm diameter case with 19mm lugs width.
Those having a wrist size over 7 inches / 18 cm and those preferring larger standard sizes might privilege the 41mm case with 20mm lugs width variant.
Diameter: 39 mm / 41mm
Lug: 19 mm / 20mm
Scratch-resistant sapphire bezel
Unidirectional GMT bezel with a 0-24 scale with aluminium insert under sapphire ring
Bezel with lock mechanism at 3 o'clock
Screw-down crown, vintage Y YEMA logo engraved
2,60 mm thick sapphire crystal, double domed with light magnifying lens effect for better dial readability
30 BAR / 990 Feet / 300 m
YEMA3000 GMT Caliber
Self winding with ball bearings rotor
28 800 A/h
Daily Rate +/- 10 seconds per day
Maximum Rate +/- 25 seconds per day
Adjustments and checks made before and after assembly by our watchmakers
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, GMT
Date at 3 o'clock
Black gradient dial
Gilt embossed markers, polished and applied by hand
Green Super-LumiNova C1
Iconic "Arrow" minutes and "Shovel" second hands, hour hands in gilt finishing
Black phantom GMT hand with high-visibility red arrow
Green Super-LumiNova C1
Made by a French manufacturer in our region (Franche Comté), our vintage leather bracelets are thick and refined at their ends for ultimate comfort
TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) rubber-like material, extremely flexible, durable and smooth to the touch. Perfect sweat-wicking material, and the easiest strap type to wash.
Bronze color steel buckles with vintage Y logo engraved
The Superman Bronze GMT is a professional watch that comes with a GMT hand and a GMT rotating bezel allowing you to read the hour in 3 different time zones
MORTEAU, FRANCE 10:10 am
NEW YORK, US 04:10 am
TOKYO, JAPAN 6:10 pm
YEMA Superman Bronze GMT
Black vintage leather strap
Tropic dive watch strap
Leather travel case
YEMA 2-years International Warranty Card
Stretch Goal (locked)
- YEMA Superman GMT Bronze
- Black leather vintage strap
- Dive watch Tropic strap
- Leather travel case
Approx. US$ 749 (-58% off)
* European Union backers will be charged 20% VAT
i.e. € 749 incl. VAT
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2. Back our campaign between October 15th - November 1st, 2020 by choosing a Reward. You will choose Dial Color and Watch Size later on during STEP 5 below. The link to our Kickstarter campaign will be communicated soon, sign up to receive an alert!
3. & 4. On November 1st, 2020 the campaign will come to an end and your credit card will be charged.
5. Immediately after you will receive an email to confirm the watch model variant of your choice (i.e. Dial Color and Watch Size) along the shipping address to where we should deliver your watch.
6. On February 2021 we'll ship your watch over to you! Early Bird Rewards will be shipped in December 2020.
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Enjoy exclusive offers and discounts that increase in value as you move up the tiers, free shipping, 24/7 Customer Service and 2 Years International Warranty.
FILMMAKER & EXPLORER
YEMA's signature #TimeofHeroes dates from 1970. It reflects the history and values of the brand and what it stands for. It tells the adventures of remarkable sportsmen and explorers who have achieved the extraordinary under the most extreme conditions, with a YEMA watch on their wrists. Documentary filmmaker and wildlife explorer, Victor Rault hopes to elevate people’s consciousness on environmental change during his 4 years exploration mission in the footsteps of Charles Darwin Voyage of the HMS Beagle. He'll wear a Superman Bronze GMT on his wrist to keep track of time zones and as a measuring tool during his diving adventures.
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