SKU: YSUP22A39-AM2S

Superman 500

Sale price$ 1,149 USD

SIZE: 39mm

DELIVERED WITH 2 BRACELETS

- SCALES BRACELET
- OYSTER BRACELET

A major evolution of YEMA's 1960s iconic model, the new Superman 500 is the worthy heir to its predecessors. Equipped with our In-house Caliber YEMA2000 and for the first time water resistant to 500m, this enhanced Superman benefits from a modernized architecture and substantial technical improvements that positions it as the ultimate French professional diver's watch.

NEW IMPROVED DESIGN

For almost 2 years, we have worked on a substantial evolution of the Superman model, by bringing technical improvements and a modernized architecture to this legendary YEMA model, while preserving its iconic design.

CROWN & BEZEL-LOCK NEW ARCHITECTURE

Redesigned to ensure a smoother operation and that the bezel-lock stays securely in place

BEZEL

New micro drilling in strategic areas of the case right under the bezel allows for optimized rotation of the bezel click spring and a more precise alignment of the bezel insert.

BEZEL & BEZEL-LOCK NEW ARCHITECTURE

The bezel-lock, the Superman’s centerpiece which design was patented a long-time ago, and the crown tube have been redesigned to ensure a smoother operation and that the bezel-lock stays securely in place.

The bezel and the crown have also been redesigned. New micro drilling in strategic areas of the case right under the bezel allows for optimized rotation of the bezel click spring and a more precise alignment of the bezel insert.

ENHANCED WINDING CROWN

The winding crown's architecture has been completely reviewed. The crown tube and the winding stem have been modified to provide a smoother operation of the various pull-out crown positions and rotating directions when adjusting the caliber functions. When winding and setting the time of the Superman, the improved crown provides a feeling of stability and quality.

A new arrangement of the winding crown seals makes the Superman benefit from a 3 bars water resistance with the crown unscrewed. This enables bezel rotation on the water surface before starting a scuba diving descent, to ensure accurate dive times.

CLASSIC NEO-VINTAGE DIAL

The date complication removal allows a sleek and harmonious dial design with perfectly symmetrical elements while enhancing readability.

50 ATM CASE BACK

The 316L stainless steel case back thickness has been increased from 1.5mm to 2.2mm so as to achieve a 50 ATM water resistance. YEMA's historic crest, embossed with a hydraulic press, is now treated by various microblasting processes, which results in a more accurate and precise finishing.

YEMA2000 IN-HOUSE CALIBER "NO-DATE"

The second-generation In-house Caliber YEMA2000 is powered by optimised components yielding slightly better performance than similar Standard Grade calibers, offering a Daily Rate of +/- 10 s/d and a power reserve of 42h.This YEMA2000 "No-Date" version has no date nor phantom date position on the crown.

Thanks to a new movement holder design, our In-house Caliber offers increased resistance to shocks and vibrations.

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STAINLESS STEEL SCALES BRACELET

New reissue of the iconic YEMA Scales bracelet from the 1960s in polished/brushed 316L steel, featuring a new double security buckle with a diver extension for easy and quick adjustment over a diving suit.

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STAINLESS STEEL SCALES BRACELET

New reissue of the iconic YEMA Scales bracelet from the 1960s in polished/brushed 316L steel, featuring a new double security buckle with a diver extension for easy and quick adjustment over a diving suit.

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MORE RESISTANT DOUBLE DOMED SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL

The new double domed sapphire crystal offers better readability, increased resistance and a resolute vintage look.

The crystal has been reduced by 0.3mm on its height and widened by 0.6mm on its outside diameter so as to provide a better seating in the case, while preserving its 2.6mm in thickness and the beautiful magnifying effect when looking through it from an angle

SUPER-LUMINOVA GRADE A

The markers, hands and bezel are treated with Super-LumiNova BGW9 Grade A to ensure increased readability. The bezel’s luminescent marker at 12 o’clock and the luminescent arrow-shaped minute hand provide scuba divers with an accurate indication of dive times in poor visibility conditions at the greatest depths.

CALIBER

YEMA2000 In-house Caliber "No-Date"
Maximum rate of +/- 25 seconds per day and Adjusted to +/- 10 seconds per day by our watchmakers before and after assembly

Automatic | 28 800 A/h |
Hours, minutes, seconds | Power Reserve: 42 Hours

BEZEL

Unidirectional rotating diving bezel with aluminum insert with 0-60 min graduation

Triangular marker at 12 o'clock (luminescent zero mark) treated with Super-LumiNova BGW9

CASE & CRYSTAL

Material: Vertical Brushed 316L stainless steel
Diameter: 39mm | 41mm
Thickness: 13.4mm | 13.4mm
Lugs: 19mm | 20mm
 
2.60 mm double domed sapphire crystal

DIAL & HANDS

Matte finish dial

White printed markers and polished stainless steel hands treated with Super-LumiNova BGW9 Grade A

BAND

316L stainless steel bracelet with polished and brushed finish. Double security folding clasp with diving extension and YEMA logo.

CROWN

Screw down crown with embossed YEMA logo

WATER RESISTANCE

50 BAR / 500 m / 1640 feet

" The new Yema Superman 500 series seamlessly blends hardcore diver capability with a sleeker, more fashionable spirit to create a stunning testament to the brand’s newly revitalized capabilities. "
"What’s important to know with this new Yema Superman 500 is the fact that what we love in this watch is intact, and only what’s “under the hood” has been upgraded."
"Overall, the Superman 500 is quite the watch, though, especially when you take the movement into account. "
"Circling back to all those who have asked me about a quality daily watch close to $1,000 USD, I would say it’s hard to beat the 500m depth rating, usage of an in-house calibre design, and level of true heritage at this price point."

Local Production

Over the past two years, YEMA has made significant investments aimed at insourcing a good part of its production and constantly improving the quality of its manufacturing processes by using new equipment as well as expanding and modernising its workshops and production lines

Franco-Swiss Region

In addition, the Franco-Swiss Jura region being increasingly integrated, YEMA now works with new local partners to secure a more responsible and higher quality production. Werthanor, a Swiss company located 15 km from our workshops, which works with the biggest watch brands, is one of our main suppliers.

Local Production

Over the past two years, YEMA has made significant investments aimed at insourcing a good part of its production and constantly improving the quality of its manufacturing processes by using new equipment as well as expanding and modernising its workshops and production lines

Franco-Swiss Region

In addition, the Franco-Swiss Jura region being increasingly integrated, YEMA now works with new local partners to secure a more responsible and higher quality production. Werthanor, a Swiss company located 15 km from our workshops, which works with the biggest watch brands, is one of our main suppliers.

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. YEMA is proud to equip the French Navy with military-grade tool watches specifically designed for marine and underwater activities.

WELCOME TO A WORLD OF PRIVILEGES

With your first purchase you become a member ofYEMA's loyalty programYEMA Privilege. Enjoy exclusive offers and discounts that increase in value as you move up the tiers, free shipping, 24/7 Customer Service and 2 Years International Warranty.

SEE ALL BENEFITS

YOUR YEMA TRAVEL CASE & 2 YEAR WARRANTY

Each watch is delivered in a leather travel case together with a 2 year International Warranty leather card

WELCOME TO A WORLD OF PRIVILEGES

With your first purchase you become a member ofYEMA's loyalty programYEMA Privilege. Enjoy exclusive offers and discounts that increase in value as you move up the tiers, free shipping, 24/7 Customer Service and 2 Years International Warranty.

SEE ALL BENEFITS

YOUR YEMA TRAVEL CASE & 2 YEAR WARRANTY

Each watch is delivered in a leather travel case together with a 2 year International Warranty leather card