A refined brown leather watch box specifically designed for this unique collector’s edition includes commemorative medal honoring Mario Andretti's epic career, two autographed portraits of Mario at Indianapolis 1969 wearing the vintage Yema Rallye on his wrist and three 19mm leather rally-style straps for a resolutely racing and vintage look.
“I love wristwatches almost as much as I love racing. I bought the Rallye in the 1960s because I thought it was really cool. At the time, it was state-of-the-art and right on the cutting edge of modern. I got many compliments on it so I wore it often. I actually wore it daily for the entire month of May 1969 in preparation for the Indianapolis 500 – for practice, qualifying and during the race itself. It certainly became sentimental after I won that race, just like the helmet I wore that day and the fire suit. And the race car that carried me across the finish line ended up in the Smithsonian. All of these things became part of a day that changed my life.”
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Mario Andretti’s historic win at Indianapolis in 1969, YEMA pays tribute to his legendary career with the reissue of the Yema Rallye chronograph that Andretti wore during the race. This collector’s edition limited to 1969 time pieces is now available on pre-order with delivery scheduled start of June 2019.
This Swiss chronograph movement, known for its precision and reliability, comes with an automatic ball-bearing winding. With 27 Rubies he beats at 28,800 A / h and a power reserve of 44 hours.
The Rallye Andretti is made available with a sapphire domed crystal making it more scratch-resistant and vintage looking
Specially conceived for car racing sports to measure both speed and distance, the original aluminium tachymetre bezel has been faithfully recreated
The two sub-registers are reminiscent of a vintage car dashboard and are designed in chromed brass plate.
Stainless-steel, crown with vintage Y Yema logo engraved
The caseback features Yema’s coat of arms surrounded by an elegant engraving celebrating Mario Andretti's historic victory at Indianapolis 1969. The base of the caseback is adorned with Mario’s signature and each time piece is marked with an unique number.
The Rallye Andretti comes with a set of 3 perforated rally racing style vintage watch bands
A commemorative bronze medal honoring Mario Andretti's epic career winning 111 races, stretching over 5 decades and across 6 continents, is built-in the leather watch box
Refined brown leather watch box specifically designed for this unique collector’s edition
The hands and markers are treated with Swiss Super-LumiNova so as to offer perfect readability in low light conditions.
Diameter : 39 mm
Thickness: 15.35 mm
Lug: 19 mm
Polished 316L stainless steel
Scratch-resistant aluminium bezel
316L bi-directional with black insert
Crown with double "O" ring seals with vintage Y Yema logo engraved
Domed sapphire crystal (2.00 mm thick)
10 BAR / 330 Feet / 100 m
Chronograph 60 seconds
Valjoux 7753 - ETA Swiss Manufacture
Self winding with ball bearings rotor
28 800 A/h
Minimum accuracy of +/- 12 seconds per day. Observed accuracy of +/- 6 seconds per day
Adjustments and checks made before and after assembly by our watchmakers
3 push buttons: Hours, minutes, small seconds
2 counters: 30 minutes and 60 seconds
Matt black dial with distinct racing red stripes
Chrono sub-registers in chromed brass plate
Embossed markers, polished and applied by hand
Refined hour and minute hands
Iconic arrow-shaped seconds hand
Set of 3 rally racing style vintage watch bands:
Black leather perforated strap
Rallye sport ovoid black leather watch band
Rallye sport perforated black leather watch band
Made in France in vegetable-tanned leather which will naturally patina over time
Au début des années 1970, le Yema Superman a été choisi pour équiper les pilotes de l'armée de l'air française. En 2018, Yema crée, en collaboration avec l'Armée, une édition spéciale de la Superman avec le macaron de l'armée de l'air française.
Au début des années 1970, la Yema Superman a été choisi pour équiper les pilotes de l'Armée de l'Air Française. En 2018, Yema crée, en collaboration avec l'Armée, une édition spéciale de la Superman avec le macaron de l'armée de l'air française.
Alex Voyer est un photographe professionnel sous-marin et un passionné de montres, en particulier de plongeurs. Alex a été d’une grande aide pour le prototypage et le test sous-marins de tous les modèles Superman.
Alex Voyer est un photographe professionnel sous-marin et un passionné de montres, en particulier de plongeurs. Alex a été d’une grande aide pour le prototypage et le test sous-marin de tous les modèles Superman.
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.
Mario Andretti is a racing icon, considered by many to be the greatest race car driver in the history of the sport. He was born in Italy and didn't emigrate to the United States until age fifteen. At 19, he began racing stock cars in Pennsylvania and that was the start of an illustrious career that saw the versatile driver compete and win in every discipline he entered – midgets, sprint cars, dirt track cars, stock cars, IndyCars, Formula One, Formula 5000 and sports cars.
His achievements became legendary: The world watched as he won the Daytona 500, the Indianapolis 500 and ultimately the Formula One World Championship, an unprecedented trifecta. No other race car driver has ever won all three titles. Mario took the checkered flag 111 times during his career – a career that stretched five decades and across six continents.
Today he is a successful businessman off the track, serving as spokesman, associate and friend to top executives around the world.
He has received hundreds of awards and recognitions. Among the most prestigious, he was named Driver of the Century, he was knighted by his native Italy, and the Library of Congress in Washington DC added him to its Living Legends list. And on the lighter side, but undoubtedly affirmation of his charisma and popularity, he was in the first Pixar Cars movie voicing himself and GQ Magazine named him one of "The 25 Coolest Athletes of All Time”.
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