French Watchmaker
Since 1948

 YEMA is run by a third-generation watchmakers‘ family of Morteau, most employees averaging 30 years of service and having been trained in France's most prestigious horology schools located in our region. Over the years, YEMA has stood the test of time by specializing in luxury and high-precision mechanics made in partnership with the military, professional sportsmen and known scientists.

Our brand philosophy has always centered on creating timepieces which are truly French-made. Since 1948 YEMA’s main priority has been to craft accurate, reliable and solid tool-watches that can be passed from one generation to the next one as a legacy. That’s why we only use the finest components and materials available.  

Known for its excellent craftsmanship, the French art of watchmaking has a longstanding tradition of excellence. It goes back more than six hundred years but it is in the 18th century that it takes off in Franche-Comté, the French region in the Jura mountains where YEMA's workshops are located, just a few miles away from Switzerland. Watchmaking was first and foremost a meticulous craft practiced in winter as a supplementary activity by farmers living in the Jura mountains. Today the watchmaking craftsmanship is preserved by historical Franche-Comté brands like YEMA and the recurrent exchanges between skilled watch experts across the border. Design, prototyping and assembling is manually and precisely taken care of by highly experienced French traditional watchmakers at our Morteau workshops

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DIVING

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YEMA SUPERMAN HERITAGE GMT

Designed and developed in close collaboration with YEMA fans, the first Superman Heritage GMT is proposed as an ultra-limited edition of 100 time pieces for each of the 3 bezel variants. These exclusive GMT models allow reading of two time zones simultaneously, a practical function for globetrotters, while maintaining the classic dive watch features of the Superman. The unique bezel-lock mechanism provides a double safety: It prevents the rotating bezel from moving accidentally during scuba diving but also when travelling once the bezel is set to a second time zone.

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YEMA SUPERMAN HERITAGE GMT

Designed and developed in close collaboration with YEMA fans, the first Superman Heritage GMT is proposed as an ultra-limited edition of 100 time pieces for each of the 3 bezel variants. These exclusive GMT models allow reading of two time zones simultaneously, a practical function for globetrotters, while maintaining the classic dive watch features of the Superman. The unique bezel-lock mechanism provides a double safety: It prevents the rotating bezel from moving accidentally during scuba diving but also when travelling once the bezel is set to a second time zone.

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YEMA SUPERMAN HERITAGE BRONZE

Reissue of the iconic French diver watch YEMA Superman initially released in 1970 in a Bronze version. Resistant to corrosion, bronze makes this exclusive timepiece the ideal watch for all scuba diving amateurs and professionals. This exclusive bronze edition was initially launched to support Hugues Vitry marine scientific mission Mauby Dick. Equipped with Yema’s in-house self-winding mechanical movement is entirely designed, developed and assembled at our Morteau workshops in France. With its distinct resolutely vintage design, this exclusive bronze edition is limited to 1948 collector’s time pieces so as to commemorate YEMA's year of foundation.

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YEMA SUPERMAN HERITAGE BRONZE

Reissue of the iconic French diver watch YEMA Superman initially released in 1970 in a Bronze version. Resistant to corrosion, bronze makes this exclusive timepiece the ideal watch for all scuba diving amateurs and professionals. This exclusive bronze edition was initially launched to support Hugues Vitry marine scientific mission Mauby Dick. Equipped with Yema’s in-house self-winding mechanical movement is entirely designed, developed and assembled at our Morteau workshops in France. With its distinct resolutely vintage design, this exclusive bronze edition is limited to 1948 collector’s time pieces so as to commemorate YEMA's year of foundation.

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YEMA SUPERMAN HERITAGE 

Designed to be an indestructible diving watch, it was subsequently chosen to equip France's Air Force pilots in the 1970s. With its deliberate vintage look, this historic tool-watch is available with steel and brown leather vintage bands. It recreates the classic features of the original model with its distinct black dial and round markers, Recreating the iconic Yema bezel-lock mechanism and with a 990 feet / 300 meters water resistance, the Superman is designed for underwater diving. The steel case has been redesigned in 3D as per the original model then modified to accommodate an ETA 2824-2 Swiss movement. The domed crystal contributes to the unique and resolutely vintage look. 

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YEMA NAVYGRAF HERITAGE

The Navygraf initially released in the early 1970s, with its mythical markers shaped in the form of an exclamation mark, is back in an improved version. Formerly waterproof at 200 meters, this new model now offers a water resistance of 300 meters to meet the requirements of contemporary amateurs and professionals of the underwater world. The 39mm case has been completely redesigned and is made of 316L steel with a brushed effect. Iconic and recognizable at first glance with bright yellow hands, the new Navygraf’s indexes and hands are treated with Super-LumiNova offering exceptional readability during day and at night. 

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YEMA SUPERMAN HERITAGE 

Designed to be an indestructible diving watch, it was subsequently chosen to equip France's Air Force pilots in the 1970s. With its deliberate vintage look, this historic tool-watch is available with steel and brown leather vintage bands. It recreates the classic features of the original model with its distinct black dial and round markers, Recreating the iconic Yema bezel-lock mechanism and with a 990 feet / 300 meters water resistance, the Superman is designed for underwater diving. The steel case has been redesigned in 3D as per the original model then modified to accommodate an ETA 2824-2 Swiss movement. The domed crystal contributes to the unique and resolutely vintage look. 

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YEMA SUPERMAN HERITAGE BLUE

YEMA produced the first Superman watch in 1963. This watch was initially developed for diving professionals with its 300 meter waterproofing and iconic "Patent Pending" inscription. Designed to be an indestructible diving watch, it was chosen to equip France's Air Force pilots in the 1970s. In 2019, the mythical Yema Superman 24.11.17 blue returns in a new improved version closer to its original model: distinct blue dial, embossed markers and iconic "Shovel" seconds hand. The "Shovel" second hand has become the emblematic signature of this YEMA SUPERMAN model. 

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YEMA NAVYGRAF HERITAGE 

The Navygraf initially released in the early 1970s, with its mythical markers shaped in the form of an exclamation mark, is back in an improved version. Formerly waterproof at 200 meters, this new model now offers a water resistance of 300 meters to meet the requirements of contemporary amateurs and professionals of the underwater world. The 39mm case has been completely redesigned and is made of 316L steel with a brushed effect. Iconic and recognizable at first glance with bright yellow hands, the new Navygraf’s indexes and hands are treated with Super-LumiNova offering exceptional readability during day and at night. 

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MOTORSPORT

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YEMA RALLYE ANDRETTI 

YEMA produced the first Superman watch in 1963. This watch was initially developed for diving professionals with its 300 meter waterproofing and iconic "Patent Pending" inscription. Designed to be an indestructible diving watch, it was chosen to equip France's Air Force pilots in the 1970s. In 2019, the mythical Yema Superman 24.11.17 blue returns in a new improved version closer to its original model: distinct blue dial, embossed markers and iconic "Shovel" seconds hand. The "Shovel" second hand has become the emblematic signature of this YEMA SUPERMAN model. 

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YEMA RALLYGRAF HERITAGE 

The legendary Yema Rallygraf released in 1974 and nicknamed by his fans "Brown Sugar" returns in a new version very close to the original model. It inspires from the classic features of its predecessor: A brownish dial, beige brass chrono sub-dials and distinct tachymeter markers. The original model's steel case has been redesigned using 3D technology, then modified to accommodate a Swiss chrono movement, the ETA Valjoux 7753. Equipped with Super-Luminova markers, an arrow-shaped white seconds hand, a domed glass and a "Rally" bracelet it has a resolutely Rallygraf and vintage look! 

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YEMA RALLYE ANDRETTI

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. It comes with a Swiss chronograph movement, known for its precision and reliability, comes with an automatic ball-bearing winding. 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. This collector’s edition limited to 1969 timepieces. 

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YEMA RALLYGRAF HERITAGE 

The legendary Yema Rallygraf released in 1974 and nicknamed by his fans "Brown Sugar" returns in a new version very close to the original model. It inspires from the classic features of its predecessor: A brownish dial, beige brass chrono sub-dials and distinct tachymeter markers. The original model's steel case has been redesigned using 3D technology, then modified to accommodate a Swiss chrono movement, the ETA Valjoux 7753. Equipped with Super-Luminova markers, an arrow-shaped white seconds hand, a domed glass and a "Rally" bracelet it has a resolutely Rallygraf and vintage look! 

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YACHTING

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YEMA YACHTINGRAF HERITAGE

The legendary Yema Yachtingraf Croisiere released in 1969 returns in a new version almost identical to the original model. With its distinct black dial and its three emblematic sub-dials (hour and minute counters, regatta start timer countdown) and its 1/5 second central timer it accommodate a high-quality Swiss movement: the ETA Valjoux 7753. This new model is equipped with Super-Luminova index, a distinct white arrow-shaped seconds hand that is found in all Yema vintage chronographs and a domed crystal for an unique and resolute vintage look. This regatta chronograph will seduce sailing sports lovers. 

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YEMA YACHTINGRAF HERITAGE 

The legendary Yema Yachtingraf Croisiere released in 1969 returns in a new version almost identical to the original model. With its distinct black dial and its three emblematic sub-dials (hour and minute counters, regatta start timer countdown) and its 1/5 second central timer it accommodate a high-quality Swiss movement: the ETA Valjoux 7753. This new model is equipped with Super-Luminova index, a distinct white arrow-shaped seconds hand that is found in all Yema vintage chronographs and a domed crystal for an unique and resolute vintage look. This regatta chronograph will seduce sailing sports lovers. 

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SPACE & AVIATION

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YEMA FLYGRAF HERITAGE 

Reissue of the iconic Yema Flygraf, a French aviation chronograph released in 1978. With its deliberate vintage look, this historic tool-watch is available with a large selection of bands. This chronograph is almost a replica of the original model with its black dial and its distinctive aluminum insert placed over the three sub-dials. The steel case has been redesigned in 3D as per the original model then modified to accommodate a Swiss movement, ETA Valjoux 7750. This new model is equipped with Super-Luminova markers and hands as well as a domed crystal that contribute to an unique and resolutely vintage look which will seduce all aviation enthusiasts. 

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YEMA FLYGRAF HERITAGE 

Reissue of the iconic Yema Flygraf, a French aviation chronograph released in 1978. With its deliberate vintage look, this historic tool-watch is available with a large selection of bands. This chronograph is almost a replica of the original model with its black dial and its distinctive aluminum insert placed over the three sub-dials. The steel case has been redesigned in 3D as per the original model then modified to accommodate a Swiss movement, ETA Valjoux 7750. This new model is equipped with Super-Luminova markers and hands as well as a domed crystal that contribute to an unique and resolutely vintage look which will seduce all aviation enthusiasts. 

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timeofheroes

Since 1948 YEMA designs watches specifically for Sailing, Diving, Car Racing and Space Exploration. YEMA was the first French watch sent into space, the first professional deep diving French watch, first French watch on a pedestrian trek to the North Pole, the official military watch of France's Air Force pilots and renown sailing French champions.

MARIO ANDRETTI

LEGENDARY RACE CAR DRIVER 

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.

Reissue of the iconic Yema Rallye Andretti chronograph worn at Indianapolis 1969 by legendary race car driver Mario Andretti. Legacy timepiece to honour Andretti's epic career, winning 111 races, stretching over 5 decades and across 6 continents. 

MARIO ANDRETTI

LEGENDARY RACE CAR DRIVER 

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.

Reissue of the iconic Yema Rallye Andretti chronograph worn at Indianapolis 1969 by legendary race car driver Mario Andretti. Legacy timepiece to honour Andretti's epic career, winning 111 races, stretching over 5 decades and across 6 continents. 

HUGUES VITRY

MARINE CONSERVATION ACTIVIST

Hugues Vitry is a worldwide recognised professional diver & marine conservation activist responsible for Marine Megafauna Conservation Organization which studies the population of resident sperm whales in the Indian Ocean. Hugues is a fan of YEMA from a young age, his first diving watch was a YEMA Navygraf which he still uses regularly. 

HUGUES VITRY 

MARINE CONSERVATION ACTIVIST 

Hugues Vitry is a worldwide recognised professional diver & marine conservation activist responsible for Marine Megafauna Conservation Organization which studies the population of resident sperm whales in the Indian Ocean. Hugues is a fan of YEMA from a young age, his first diving watch was a YEMA Navygraf which he still uses regularly. 

PIERRE SANCINENA

PROFESSIONAL CAR RACING DRIVER

Pierre Sancinena is a French car racing sportsman, Junior Champion of French Championship GT category (2015) and currently leader of the Alpine Europa Cup championship where he competes at the most challenging European circuits: Nurburgring (DEU), Silverstone (GBR), Spa-Francorchamps (BEL)  

PIERRE SANCINENA

PROFESSIONAL CAR RACING DRIVER 

Pierre Sancinena is a French car racing sportsman, Junior Champion of French Championship GT category (2015) and currently leader of the Alpine Europa Cup championship where he competes at the most challenging European circuits: Nurburgring (DEU), Silverstone (GBR), Spa-Francorchamps (BEL)  

NATIONAL CENTER FOR SPACE
STUDIES (CNES) 

FIRST FRENCH WATCH IN SPACE

CNES is responsible for the development and implementation of the French space program. CNES currently remains one of the most important national space agency in the European Union.

The collaboration between CNES (the French NASA) and Yema dates back to 1982. In 1982 a French Spaceman, Jean-Loup Chrétien, flew from the Baikonour base for a 10-day trip into space. On his wrist, he wears the very first French watch in outer space, the Yema Spationaute 1. In 1985 the Discovery shuttle takes off with on board Patrick Baudry and his Yema Spationaute II for the first Franco-American orbital flight mission. In 1988, Jean-Loup Chrétien visits the Mir Orbital Station with his Yema Spationaute III.  

NATIONAL CENTER FOR SPACE
STUDIES (CNES) 

FIRST FRENCH WATCH IN SPACE  

CNES is responsible for the development and implementation of the French space program. CNES currently remains one of the most important national space agency in the European Union.

The collaboration between CNES (the French NASA) and Yema dates back to 1982. In 1982 a French Spaceman, Jean-Loup Chrétien, flew from the Baikonour base for a 10-day trip into space. On his wrist, he wears the very first French watch in outer space, the Yema Spationaute 1. In 1985 the Discovery shuttle takes off with on board Patrick Baudry and his Yema Spationaute II for the first Franco-American orbital flight mission. In 1988, Jean-Loup Chrétien visits the Mir Orbital Station with his Yema Spationaute III.  

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