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 Superman Steel Bronze edition is available in dark Gray and Green 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 YEMA2000 Caliber is YEMA's second-generation in-house movement. Powered by optimized components yielding slightly better performance than similar calibers, the YEMA2000 Caliber offers a Daily Rate of +/- 10 s/d and a power reserve of 42h.
Stylish sand-blasted bronze bezel. Unidirectional rotatable 60-minutes graduated bezel acting as a count up timer to measure diving time
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 dark green dial with white printed indices and the gilt hands ensure high readability and 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 Steel Bronze 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 Steel Bronze 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 brown vintage leather strap that enhances the Superman Steel Bronze 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 (Gray and Green 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
The Superman bronze bezel and crown offer a stylish contrast with the brushed steel case. Because its ability to patina, each watch bronze bezel 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 an 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
Thickness: 13 mm / 13mm
Lug: 19 mm / 20mm
Brushed Steel 316L
Sand-blasted bronze bezel
Unidirectional rotating diving bezel with a 0-60 scale
Bezel with lock mechanism at 3 o'clock
Bronze 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
YEMA2000 In-house 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
Date at 3 o'clock
White printed markers
Green Super-LumiNova C1
Iconic "Arrow" minutes and "Shovel" second hands, hour hands in gilt finishing
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.
Steel buckles with vintage Y logo engraved
The YEMA Superman model was originally designed in 1963 as an indestructible dive watch. Rather impressively for the time, the original watch featured already a depth rating of 990 feet / 300m, an a unique bezel-locking mechanism that ensured the bezel couldn’t accidentally move under water, a design feature that differentiates YEMA’s Superman from other mechanical dive watches.
It's graduated rotating bezel comes also handy to scuba divers as it allows measuring diving time. Before beginning a descent, the diver turns the bezel until the triangle on the graduation is opposite the minute hand. This indicates the beginning of the dive and is visible in the dark. The duration of the dive is indicated on the graduation on the bezel by the minute hand. Since the bezel graduation triangle and the hands are treated with Super-LumiNova, scuba divers can read diving time also under poor light conditions during deep-diving and cloudy days.
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 Steel Bronze
- Brown leather vintage strap
- Dive watch Tropic strap
- Leather travel case
Approx. US$ 545 (-54% off)
* European Union backers will be charged 20% VAT
i.e. € 545 incl. VAT
15th OCTOBER 2020 10am EST
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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. Victor will wear a Superman Steel Bronze on his wrist to keep track of dive time during his submarine adventures.
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