Official pilot canvas strap as a gift
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This 1948 timepieces Limited Edition has been designed jointly with France's Air Force. Inspired by the iconic Superman Heritage, this exclusive military tool watch comes with a steel bezel, a matt black dial, black PVD coated hands and date disc wheel mirroring France's Air Force dark camouflage pattern. The blue-white-red French national insignia used on military aircraft since World War I beautifully replaces the 6 o'clock index and is also stamped on the crown under a crystal coating, while the French Air Force logo is found on the dial and the case-back.
YEMA's in-house self-winding mechanical movement is entirely designed, developed and assembled at our Morteau workshops in France. It beats at 28,800 vibrations / hour and has a power reserve of 45 hours.
The Superman French Air Force Black is made available with a sapphire domed crystal making it more scratch-resistant and vintage looking
The stunning metal accents of the embossed white markers along the printed dark red French Air Force logo and the colored national insignia at 6 o'clock create a striking contrast against the matt black dial
A black PVD treatment is applied to the hour and minute hands as well as the iconic 1970's seconds hand with its head shaped like a shovel
The French Air Force national insignia is stamped on the crown under a crystal coating
Back in the 1970's, the first YEMA watch made for the French Air Force was designed to equip their Diver Rescuers team but was also used by fighter pilots, hence the dual SEA-AIR features of this unique military tool watch
The 316L Steel caseback proudly displays French Air Force crest beautifully embossed with a hydraulic press. Each watch is engraved with a unique number from 0001 to 1948 regardless the diameter chosen.
The 316 L stainless steel bracelet with secure-lock comes with a divers extension so it can adjust it easily and quickly over a diving suit
This unique canvas strap is primarily chosen for its rigidity in the most extreme conditions. The inside of the band is made of leather for excellent wearing comfort and is decorated with France's Air Force logo.
The hands and markers are treated with Swiss Super-LumiNova so as to offer perfect readability in low light conditions
Les aiguilles et les index sont revêtus de Super-LumiNova. La Superman héritage Blue offre donc une parfaite lisibilité dans l'obscurité.
Diameter : 39 mm | 41 mm
Thickness : 13 mm | 13 mm
Lug : 19 mm | 20 mm
Brushed 316L stainless steel
Unidirectional graduated 0-60
Stamped French Air Force national insignia stamped under a crystal coating
Domed Sapphire Crystal
2.60 mm thickness
30 BAR / 990 Feet / 300 m
Self winding with ball bearings rotor
28 800 A/h
Daily rate +/- 12 seconds per day
Adjustments and checks made before and after assembly by our watchmakers
Hours, minutes, seconds
Date at 3 o'clock
Matt black with stamped French Air Force logo dark red logo
Stamped French Air Force national insignia at 6 o'clock
Minute/Seconds track consisting of 60 white marks
Embossed markers applied by hand
Triangular marker at 12 o'clock (luminescent zero mark)
Iconic "Arrow" hours and "Shovel" seconds steel hands, black PVD coated
Light-weighting 316L stainless steel with brushed effect
Diver's extension folding clasp with minted YEMA vintage logo
To thank and honor all those who served honorably in the French Air Force military, we express appreciation by donating up to 12.5% of sales to the official French Veterans Foundation (FOSA). Thank you very much!
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. Since the 1970s, YEMA equippes the French Air Force with indestructible, high-precision timepieces.
The first YEMA French Air Force tool watches were designed back in the 1970's to equip the Air Force Diver Rescuers team during helicopter-borne sea rescue missions. Later on the watches were also used by fighter pilots, making of the Superman a unique SEA-AIR military tool watch.
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I was on the fence, I simmered then it was sold out and I moved on. Then these came back in stock because a distributor had decommitted so this was my second chance and this time I pulled the trigger, of course the new price also helped make that decision easy. Overall I am very impressed with the Air Force 41, it's very well made and finished for the price with significant wrist presence. I wised I had jumped on one sooner. There were 2 issues I saw was the fact that the spring bars were slightly bent for the bracelet to fully engage from the workshop which made me hesitant to remove the bracelet. The bracelet did come off the watch without any damage or trouble thanks to the tweezer style spring bar tool but I did tape the original spring bars to the bracelet in case I ever needed to reinstall it and since they were pre bent I didn't want to lose them. The Yema Spec spring bar were 1.8mm in diameter so you'd be wise to use the same spec, the common 1.5mm would be weaker and not suited for a sports watch but a 2mm would be touch to get it into the strap. The second issue is this watch desperately needs some kind of AR coating. If there is a coating on the inside I am not seeing it and this watch reflects everything. Other than that, it's seems to be a stunning watch. Cheers!
Coup de coeur pour cette très jolie Superman "Armée de l'air Steel". les 39mm du boitier mais aussi la courbure du bracelet sont parfaits pour mon poignet. Le cadran quant à lui est vraiment bien travaillé. Les index en reliefs ne vous lasseront pas et le disque de date a le bon gout d'être de la même couleur que le cadran ce qui ne casse pas l'harmonie de ce dernier. L'heure est lisible même si j'aurai aimé des aiguilles plus visibles encore. Coté précision rien à redire, le MBP1000 tient ses promesses. Depuis une dizaine de jour que je la porte quotidiennement, la dérive constatée est plutôt bonne et tourne aux alentours de +8s par jour mais je dois pouvoir encore optimiser cette dérive en lui trouvant une position plus avantageuse pour dormir car au poignet elle tourne à -1s. Fait plutôt appréciable, le remontage à la couronne est d'une grande douceur. Bref, je suis conquis par cette acquisition.
Conforme à mes attentes, cette montre s'accorde avec tout ! Un bracelet nato remplace à merveille celui en métal selon les envies de chacun !
Je n'avais pas l'habitude de porter des montres de grande taille, mais maintenant je suis totalement amoureux. Elle est tellement classe et stylée !
Très satisfait de mon achat (ma deuxième montre Yema). La dérive journalière est très bien contrôlée. La version 39mm permet quand même de bien lire l'heure et en fait un modèle discret et agréable à porter. Le réglage de l'heure et de la date est facile. Beau design. Encore une super réalisation de la marque. La cocarde fait son petit effet ! Bravo !