French diver and arrogant

Watchmaker Yema, founded in 1948, announced the official launch on their website of the new Superman 500 with in-house Yema2000 caliber, water resistance up to 500 meters and available in a vintage black dial or a contemporary blue dial. A modern construction and technical improvements have been made to position it as the ultimate watch of the professional diver in France. Ihap 1,190 euros.




Yema Superman 500

Superman was originally sold in 1963. At the time, this supposedly indestructible timepiece was selected by the French Air Force to equip its pilots. This model was also chosen for and by large French expeditions (Serge Debru, globe-trotter; Lionel Terray and Robert Paragot, high-level mountain climbers).

Later, in 2017, Superman was relaunched by the brand (Bisontin Ambre group) in a version almost identical to the original model and since then, this watch has had many versions and variants.

Now, this historic diver is back in probably the most accomplished version of it. The worst. The very last. In fact, the Superman 500 is the model of all superlatives: a manuf caliber and water resistance up to 500 meters.


Yema Superman 500
Yema Superman 500

This Superman 500 will be available online starting tomorrow, June 29 at 4pm in 39 or 41 mm with a black or blue dial; a first series of 200 copies of the numbered editions engraved with a unique number from 001 to 200. For a delivery in the first week of July 2022, it’s never too late to pick it up on holiday at sea and try it in real conditions.

For almost two years, we have been imagining and working on an evolution of the Superman model. Our desire is to bring this mythological model to our collection, technical advances and a modern construction while preserving its iconic design. Tell Yema officials.

So, the famous glass container “, very characteristic and central feature of Superman, patented in his time brand, redesigned to ensure a better fit between the crown tube and the bezel stopper. The latter is therefore more robust- on.


Yema Superman 500
Yema Superman 500

To do sospecify the designers, we had to redesign all the bezel and crown components. Additional bezel holes are made to allow for optimized pawl spring travel and more precise bezel insert alignment. “.

On the other hand, the architecture of the crown has been completely overhauled. The length of the tube between the crown and the bezel lock has been changed, giving it better notching and better stability. In fact, when wiring and timing, in the unscrewed position, the crown offers an added sense of strength and quality.

In addition, our ambition is to also provide it with a basic technical advancement to allow it to be adjusted even on the surface of the water before sinking. continue the designers of this French diver. A new arrangement of crown seals provides additional rigidity when used, but above all to benefit from a water resistance of 3 bars in the non-set position of the crown. It is now possible to adjust the bezel setting and lock its bezel above the water “.


Yema Superman 500
Yema Superman 500

For others, this Superman 500 has a 2.60 mm thick double-domed sapphire crystal. The latter offers better wetness, more resistance and a determined vintage look (especially on the model with black dial and cream indices).

The glass is reduced by 0.3mm in its length and expanded by 0.6mm in its outer diameter while preserving 2.6mm in thickness, with the result of making it more resistant to the driven part while storing the DNA of the so-called “Ice Box” shape.

Main characteristic of a diver and to offer this new Superman with water resistance of 50 bar or 500m, the bottom of the case is from 1.5mm to 2.2mm thick. We found the famous historic Yema coat of arms sealed with a hydraulic press and now treated with various microblasting processes for a better interpretation of comfort.


Yema Superman 500
Yema Superman 500

On the dial side, we switched from the Standard Grade Superluminova to a more efficient BGW9 Grade A Superluminova that ensures more readability. A basic point for a diver. The luminescent mark on the graduate bezel and the luminescent arrow-shaped hand give the diver an accurate indication of time to dive in unfavorable visual conditions at the deepest depths.

On the engine side, this Superman 500 is powered by optimized components. In fact, it incorporates the Yema2000 in-house caliber into its dives, offering better performance than its caliber competitors with daily drift * of +/- 10 s/d and a power reserve of 42 hours. It should be noted that this movement does not have a disc date as well as its accompanying notch at the crown level.

It should also be remembered that the fastening system between caliber and a half is modified to ensure better retention of movement and thus increase its resistance to shocks and vibrations.


Yema Superman 500
Yema Superman 500

The elimination of the date function allows for a sleeker and more harmonious dial design with perfectly symmetrical elements. All of this gives it a sober finish while improving its readability.

In the blue version, the color of the aluminum bezel and matte dial (with white indices) is changed from dark blue with a navy shade to a blue-black metallic shade depending on the amount of light. In the black version, the aluminum bezel is black combined with a shiny dial with cream indices that reinforces the vintage look of this version.

The 316L steel bracelet has an extension so it can be quickly and easily adjusted to a diving suit.

In addition, specially designed for the Superman 500, the new FKM Viton strap is studied for intensive use in all severe conditions thanks to the light, flexible and highly resistant Viton material as well as resistance in the dust. The latter is equipped with a folding clasp of 316L steel. Finally, for everyday use, a brown leather strap accentuates the neo-vintage look of the Superman 500.

Last point, the Franco-Swiss Jura Arc being more and more integrated, Yema is now working with new local packaging suppliers for a more responsible and better quality production. Werthanor, a Swiss company located 15 km from the workshops and working with the largest watch brands, is one of the leading suppliers.

* Maximum drift +/- 25 seconds per day


Yema Superman 500
Yema Superman 500


Luxury-watches.com | Posted on June 28, 2022 | Read 3423 times


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