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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This has been a wonderful watch! From the awesome finishing, great craftmanship, and excellent character details, I'm really happy with my new watch. I've gotten several complements about it already. Thanks for a great piece:)
The watch is great. The movement is keeping good time, and the watch is finished well. Shipping was very fast.
I have wanted to buy this model for a long time and bought it last Black Friday The watch left conflicting feelings.Good processing of the case and bracelet .Interesting deep black dial color.Good arrow handling.sapphire crystal is made in vintage style, reminiscent of plex.In-house calibr works fine. these were the pluses.And now the cons decorative strip, on the bezel, is made of steel and has clear sharp corners.If you try to unscrew the crown, there is a high chance of injury to your fingers. Further, in modern times, such a lum that I saw on this watch is nonsense. We can say that it practically does not exist.And on the bracelet. As I said, it is done well.But the whole impression is spoiled by the clasp. It is stamped.One can only wish that these comments were taken into account in the future.Overall, the impressions are positive
The watch has a strong personality in a market where all watches are the same, We will see how will work the movement.Happy to have It in my watch collection.
I have to say, was surprised and actually blown away to see the quality and finish of the watch including the time keeping. If anyone is interested , go for it and you won’t be disappointed. A keeper for me.