The new Superman 500 DESTRO is the first Superman model featuring the crown on the left-hand side of the case, designed to be worn on the right wrist, and make it easier for lefties to wind their watches using their dominant hand. 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 position it as the ultimate French professional diver's watch.
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.
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.
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.
The new double-domed sapphire crystal offers better readability, increased resistance and a resolute vintage look.
The crystal has been reduced by 0.3mm in its height and widened by 0.6mm on its outside diameter so as to provide better seating in the case while preserving its 2.6mm thickness and the beautiful magnifying effect when looking through it from an angle.
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.
The timepieces are individually engraved with a unique number from 001 to 250 and the mention LIMITED EDITION.
The markers, hands and bezel are treated with Super-LumiNova 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.
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.
The Superman 500 DESTRO features an anthracite gray colour dial which is unique to this Limited Edition. The absence of the date complication allows a sleek and harmonious dial design with perfectly symmetrical elements while enhancing readability.
The 316 L Stainless Steel bracelet with a secure lock comes with a divers extension so you can adjust it easily and quickly over a diving suit.
Specifically designed for the Superman 500, the RUBBER FKM VITON® BAND has been engineered for intensive use in all extreme conditions thanks to its light, flexible and highly resistant VITON® material which also repels dust.
The elegant 316L Stainless Steel deployment buckle adds style and comfort
For daily use, we designed a black leather strap that enhances the overall neo-vintage look of the Superman 500.
39 mm | 11 mm | 19 mm
41 mm | 11 mm | 20 mm
Polished 316L stainless steel
Improved finishes, more qualitative rendering following a refined polishing work.
Aluminium unidirectional bezel insert with 0 to 60 graduation
Triangular marker at 12 o'clock (luminescent zero mark) treated with Super-LumiNova Grade A
Screw-down crown on left-hand side with YEMA logo embossed
YEMA2000 In-house Caliber "No-Date"
Maximum rate of +/- 25 seconds
Adjusted to +/- 10 seconds per day by our watchmakers before and after assembly
Self winding with ball bearings rotor
28 800 A/h
Hours, minutes, seconds
Grey vertical brushed
Printed in white coloured Markers
Super-LumiNova BGW 9 Grade A
2.60 mm double domed sapphire crystal
50 BAR / 1650 feet / 500
Light-weight fine steel with brushed and shiny effect
Diver's extension folding clasp with minted YEMA logo
316L stainless steel
During the last two years, YEMA has made substantial investments aimed at insourcing a good part of its production, constantly improving the quality of the manufacturing processes as well as developing a future range of French Manufacture calibers.
This significant development has required substantial R&D, new equipment and the expansion and modernization of our workshops and production lines. YEMA’s Manufacture Calibers benefit from improved precision and performance and will soon equip premium YEMA timepieces.
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.
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