A major evolution of YEMA's 1960s iconic model, the new Superman 500 is the worthy heir to its predecessors. 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 positions 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 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 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 bar 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 new double domed sapphire crystal offers better readability, increased resistance and a resolute vintage look.
The crystal has been reduced by 0.3mm on its height and widened by 0.6mm on its outside diameter so as to provide a better seating in the case, while preserving its 2.6mm in 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 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.
Passage de Super-LumiNova Grade Standard à Grade A pour assurer une lisibilité accrue.
Le repère luminescent sur la lunette graduée et l'aiguille luminescente en forme de flèche fournissent au plongeur une indication précise du temps de plongée en condition de mauvaise visibilité dans les plus grandes profondeurs.
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.ière de +/- 10 s/j et une réserve de marche de 42h.
New reissue of the iconic YEMA Scales bracelet from the 1960s in polished/brushed 316L steel, featuring a new double security buckle with a diver extension for easy and quick adjustment over a diving suit.DISCOVER
The 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.
Specifically designed for the Superman 500, 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 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 / 11mm / 19 mm
41 mm / 11 mm / 20 mm
Polished 316L stainless steel
Improved finish, more qualitative rendering following a refined polishing work
Unidirectional rotating diving bezel with aluminium insert with 0 to 60 graduation
Bead marker at 12 o'clock (luminescent) in Super-LumiNova Grade A
Screw-down crown with embossed YEMA logo
YEMA2000 In-house Caliber
Self winding with ball bearings rotor
28 800 A/h
Hours, minutes, seconds
Date at 3H
2.60mm double domed sapphire crystal
Printed indexes and Polished SS hands treated with Super-LumiNova Grade A
50 BAR /1640 feet / 500 m
316L stainless steel bracelet with polished and brushed finish. Double security folding clasp with diving extension and YEMA logo.
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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