The Bôle family has a long watchmaking history spanning over several decades. This legacy is now managed by the third generation, YEMA’s Managing Director and Head of Design, Christopher Bôle.
In 2022, Christopher reinterprets the iconic 1960s Meangraf model by incorporating modern features while preserving a strong neo-vintage style.
This design exercise results in a stylish, all-terrain luxury tool watch that can be used in multiple professional scenarios, on land or in the depths of the oceans around the world. It is also meant as an everyday watch that will turn heads wherever you go because of its original design.
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.
The MEANGRAF's bi-directional diving bezel is made of extremely durable, scratch resistant sapphire which confers a premium aspect to the watch. The aluminium insert beneath offers luminous markings to easily calculate dive time under low light conditions.
Inspired by vintage MEANGRAF models, this original dial design is instantly recognisable by the slightly recessed hour markers, the large minutes and 24h rehauts and the famous yellow vertical stripes and sweeping second hand.
The MEANGRAF's case is arguably the most complex case made by YEMA. The built-in bezel represented a design challenge in terms of both functionality (a diver should easily manipulate the count-up bezel wearing diving gloves) and engineering. The result is an original, stylish 39mm 316L Stainless Steel case with elegant brushed-polished finishes with a strong neo-vintage design that doesn't compromise its primary function as a professional tool watch.
Due to the complex case structure with recessed bezel, our watchmakers proposed to implement a helium escape valve so as to achieve YEMA’s standard tool watch Water Resistance of 990ft / 300m. This feature is normally found in higher-end dive watches.
Featuring a high quality 2.60mm thick double domed sapphire crystal, offering an increased scratch resistance (Mohs 9 scale - Diamond 10) and a resolute vintage look.
For daily use, we recommend the vintage brown leather strap with large perforations reminiscent of ancient sports car's steering wheels.
This strap comes with YEMA's new high-quality steel buckle.
Specifically designed for the MEANGRAF, the new 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 deployant buckle adds style and comfort.
Developed to withstand intensive use, the 316L Stainless Steel case back is decorated with YEMA's historic crest
The hands, dial markers and bezel graduation are treated with a luminous coat of SUPERLUMINOVA® BGW9, so as to offer perfect readability in low light conditions.
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.
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.
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Beautiful vintage style watch. However in use I noticed the following: Unfortunately the bezel is not moving unidirectional. Also it is a little bit tricky to move the bezel when wearing gloves. When wearing the watch in other occasions it feels a little bit chunky.
Une superbe montre de plongée avec un diamètre raisonnable et un très beau bracelet "rubber".
This watch is perfect....) Experience from about 10x times on the wrist is pleasant, the weight is spot on and the Yellow hand is the eye-catcher. Thanks for good work :)
The Meangraf if different in a positive way. My only concern is that it feels small and the dial a bit «closed». For me a 41mm version would have been much better and given the watch better proportions.
I fell in love at first sight and was not disappointed when I received it. It is a very unique design and I love the case and the dial. Build quality is great, it feels very solid, wearibility is good and the movement keeps good time (+3/4 seconds per day). In terms of improvements, I would have liked to see AR coating on the cristal: dial is very busy and the double domed sapphire crystal generates distorsion (which I love) but reading time can be difficult under certain conditions.