This exclusive 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.
The Superman French Air Force Black is made available with a mineral 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
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.
This Swiss quartz movement is composed by 3 hands and date. Thanks to its Its stepping motor and power saving mechanism, energy consumption is reduced by 70%
Diameter : 39 mm
Thickness : 10.80 mm
Lug : 19 mm
Brushed 316L stainless steel
Unidirectional graduated 0-60
Stamped French Air Force national insignia stamped under a crystal coating
Domed Mineral Crystal
2.60 mm thickness
20 BAR / 660 Feet / 200 m
RONDA 515 FE
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 watch checks all the boxes - big enough to be highly legible but not bulky, thin case, integrated quality bracelet, clean design, comfortable to wear. I am delighted. If I was to make any suggestions, I would say that I would likely have preferred a sapphire crystal (because I fear scratches) and more useful lume as the watch is not easily legible in the dark. Note that these minor drawbacks do not decrease my rating - it's just me trying to make 10/10 an 11.
Great looking Superman watch. The black fabric band looks good, but is a bit small for me. My third YEMA and I have been very happy with the watches, but the bands are small. Stick with the bracelet bands or purchase bands elsewhere if you don’t have smaller wrists.
But sadly too small for my wrist
Customer service on website was very responsive. Watch arrived in good time. It came in a nice box and with a free watch roll which I appreciated. Watch itself was as I imagined. Very nice finishing. I feel the mineral crystal does make the watch look a bit plastic-y but overall the watch looks ace. Love the canvas strap. I have 6 inch wrist and was scared there would be too much excess strap but fits nicely. I saw and read lots of Yema reviews and heard they had a few quality control issues and after sales customer service issues but so far my experience has been great. Thanks.
This watch exceeded my expectations upon unboxing it. It is an absolutely beautiful watch, the domed crystal creates a visually appealing effect. The easily sized bracelet and is perfect for my wrist while being very comfortable. All the details are perfectly executed. Definitely on par with any mid-term luxury watches but at an entry level luxury watch price. If you like tool watches, you'll love this one. The locking bezel is a relatively unique feature sure to be appreciated by its owner when needed.