FRENCH AIR & SPACE FORCE OFFICIAL STRAP
The French Air & Space Force military are equipped with an official space strap
Made of 316L stainless steel Milanese mesh for greater flexibility.
Built in collaboration with the French Air & Space Force, this military-grade, fighter jet pilot's chronograph is equipped with Seiko's VK64 hybrid mechanism and a rotating UTC bezel that allows reading of a second time zone. Designed as a professional time instrument for the military, this unique tool watch resembles those navigation instruments that can be found on-board fighter jet cockpits offering high contrast and good legibility in all lighting conditions.
The Flygraf French Air and Space Force is powered by a Seiko VK64 Mechanical-Quartz hybrid caliber. The time measurement complication is operated by a quartz movement while the chronograph's hand is controlled by a mechanical module that ticks multiple times per second, perceived by the eyes as a sweeping motion.
Strongly inspired by flight instrumentation of military aircraft cockpits, the dial offers uncompromising legibility, an absolute necessity for professional fighter jet pilots.
The circular brushed stainless steel bidirectional bezel with 12 hours graduation, provides an easy way to track a second time zone without the need for a GMT movement.
The singular shape of the hands strongly ressemble those found on-board 1950's military aircraft cockpit clocks.
The 41mm 316L stainless steel case with a polished finish in elegant contrast with the bezel's circular brushed effect.
The French Air & Space Force national insignia is beautifully embedded on the crown under a crystal coating.
Featuring a high quality 2.00mm thick K1 mineral double dome crystal for a resolute vintage look.
Made of 316L stainless steel Milanese mesh for greater flexibility. The clasp is engraved with YEMA’s logo and easily adjusts to fit all wrists.
For the first time in its history, the French Air & Space Force military are equipped with an official space strap. Jointly designed with the military, this strap is made of two-piece gray nylon.
The 316L stainless steel caseback proudly displays French Air & Space Force crest beautifully embossed with a hydraulic press.
The hands and markers are treated with a luminous coat of SUPERLUMINOVA® BGW9, offering perfect readability in the dark.
MORTEAU, FRANCE 04:10
ATHENS, GREECE 05:10
The notion of time is capital for French Air & Space Force fighter jet pilots sent on military missions all around the world. On their request, we have equipped this professional tool-watch with a UTC rotating bezel allowing the simultaneous reading of 2-time zones without the need for a GMT movement. Simply rotate the 12 Hour bezel and align the relevant bezel UTC hour markers with the hour hand to a time zone you wish to follow.
Diameter: 41 mm
Thickness: 13.25 mm
Lug: 20 mm
Polished 316L stainless steel
Bidirectional bezel with 12 hours graduaion
Triangular marker at 12 o'clock (luminescent zero mark) BGW9
Push-down crown with French Air & Space Force national insignia stamped under a crystal coating
2.00 mm double domed K1 crystal
10 BAR / 330 feet / 100 m
To thank all those military who honourably served in the French Air & Space Force, we express appreciation by donating up to 12.5% of sales to the official French Veterans Foundation (FOSA). Thank you very much!LEARN MORE
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 YEMA Superman a unique SEA-AIR military tool watch.
The French Air & Space Forces having recently merged, this marks the launch of a new collaboration with YEMA through the release of a new collection of military tool watches specifically designed for fighter jet pilots.
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 equips the French Air Force with indestructible, high-precision timepieces.
“France's Air & Space Force is very proud to collaborate with French watchmaker YEMA in crafting professional tool watches specifically designed for our soldiers and made available to the general public.”
Colonel Stéphane SPET
Spokesperson for France's Air & Space Army Chief of Staff
Head of SIRPA Air & Space
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Handsome watch, solid and nicely finished. 10/10.
I am a proud owner of 2 other Yema watches (Heritage GMT Pepsi and Wristmaster Adventurer Blue). Strangely, how did I miss out on this Flygraf French Air & Space Force UTC Blue? Better late than never, right? I finally got it, on my wrist and I am so glad I did. A handsome, pretty and functional watch. The color combo in steel, blue, white/red hands and mesh strap, brings out the creativity of the designer and beauty of this watch. And the use of the hybrid caliber and 12 hours bezel, makes this watch very functional. Overall, it's a pleasure to have it on my wrist and it has not left my wrist since I received it 2 weeks ago. Still on my wrist while I post this. Cheers!
I love this watch. Great style. Nitpicks are that the bezel moves a bit too easily, the dial should be larger (but not the case size), it is a bit heavy and just a mm too tall.
Considero que es comodo de usar y tiene un aspecto muy refinado, el proceso de compra fue simple y el envío muy cumplido.
This watch keeps perfect time and is the ultimate tool watch: beautifully designed and made, rugged, perfectly sized, easily readable, and rooted in aviation history.