The new Superman Heritage Quartz recreates the classic features of the original Superman reference 53.00.16 model from the 1970s. With its iconic YEMA bezel-lock mechanism and with its 660 feet water resistance, the Superman is designed for underwater diving. The steel case has been redesigned in 3D as per the original model then modified to accommodate a Ronda 515 movement. The domed crystal contributes to the unique and resolutely vintage look.
316L steel unidirectional count-up bezel with a 0-60 scale black aluminium insert to track diver's bottom time
The unique Superman bezel-lock at 3 o'clock has proven very useful to professional divers and is found on all Superman models since 1963
The iconic chromed seconds hand with its head shaped like a shovel is exactly the same used in the 1970's original 53.00.16 model
The 316L Steel caseback proudly displays YEMA's historic crest beautifuly embossed with a hydraulic press
The Superman Heritage 316 L stainless steel bracelet with secure-lock comes with a divers extension so you can adjust it easily and quickly over a diving suit
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: 11 mm
Lug: 19 mm
316L stainless steel
Screw-down crown, vintage Y YEMA logo embossed
Domed mineral crystal
2.60 mm thickness
20 BAR / 660 Feet / 200 m
RONDA 515 FE
Hours, minutes and seconds
Date at 3 o'clock
Vintage black dial
Printed round hour markers
Triangular marker at 12 o'clock (luminescent zero mark)
Light-weighting fine steel with brushed effect
Diver's extension folding clasp with minted YEMA vintage logo
316L stainless steel
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 1970's YEMA equips French Air Force pilots with high-precision indestructible timepieces
Justine & Thibault are professional diving instructors (DEJEPS) and certified divers (2 and 3 B). Together they form the Kraken diving team which was created in 2016. One of their missions is to test our diving watches in the most extreme conditions up to 100 meters underwater.
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As I write this, my newly delivered Superman Heritage Quartz on my wrist ticks away absolutely silently for a quartz. The finishing on the case is a wonderful, even brushing which I greatly prefer to a polished surface as it easily hides small scuffs from every day wear. The dial is clean and crisp, the lume strong and evenly applied, and the hands legible even at a glance. A locking bezel took a few seconds to get used to, however the crown threads perfectly and the lock holds firm without wobble. This watch is a fantastic value for money considering the size, the looks, and wearability/versatility of it. There's just two small things that keep it from a 5 star for me. First, the bezel insert is not centered on 12, with the pip arrow sitting slightly to the right. It may not be worth a fuss for everyone, but on a $400 watch I do expect QC to see and fix that before it leaves. The second is that second hand does not line up with the minute track, which is not really an issue on a sweeping auto since it has the 6 or 8 ticks a second, however when there's only one tick per line if it doesn't line up it's obvious. Once again I'd have expected this to be seen, however it is not a deal breaker by any means, and it's quite possible on most examples it does indeed line up. The only person who is going to notice these things is the person wearing it, and I can easily deal with them. They will not stop me from giving a full recommendation of the piece. So very close to perfection!
Really like this watch. It does feel like what a quality vintage watch would be when new. Quality is excellent and everything aligns (bezel, hands etc). Design is unique.
This Yema Superman Quartz is the best quality/price piece on the market. If you are looking at getting your hand on an icon piece without breaking your pocket this is your best option out there.