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 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, black PVD coated
Steel bezel with black aluminium insert
Unidirectional graduated 0-60
Screw-down crown, black PVD coated
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
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 is astoundingly beautiful. I had no idea that I would like it this much. I had concerns that not having anti reflective coating on the crystal would detract from my enjoyment of the piece, but that is not so. The way the crystal plays with the light is gorgeous. The dial is also extremely dynamic, yet flies under the radar. It works really well on a nato, but equally well on the factory bracelet. New details to love about the watch are being revealed to me over the days and weeks that I enjoy wearing it.
Elle est parfaite vraiment agréable à porter,belle finition elle est au dessus de mes attentes c'est super de pouvoir porter une montre de l'armée de laire et le service à été vraiment exelent merci à toute l'équipe de yema.
I am no stranger to Yema as I have two others. This Superman PVD 41mm Limited Edition is the most recent and forms a trio. I have taken off the bracelet and put a black NATO strap with grey and red stripes that has matching PVD feeders and buckle. The French influence of the Superman is very subtle when one looks at the watch over time and in greater detail that separates from the traditional Swiss style in the same way as German brands do. It is unique and comfortable to wear with a price point of good value for money. They are well designed. The distinguished bezel lock gives the watch character and has become Yema's signature. Although this bezel lock is not to be used when in the water to avoid droplets from entering into the case and movement, diving should not be the primary use and function of this watch although water resistant to 300 meters or 1,000 feet. It is doubtful if many people will use the timer function on the bezel beyond cooking a meal on the stove or a parking meter to avoid not returning in time before it runs out then receive a fine! It is all about the design and some utilitarian aspects with character that the watch becomes very charming in a French way giving that "je ne sais quoi!" to a mechanical wristwatch aficionado to a collection with a good history and pedigree of an aviation reference. This is a piece to enjoy et voila!
I’so fall in love for this watch, it has become my new weekend, outdoors and travel favourite mate. Looking forward for the launch of the new bronze gmt.
Nice watch. The PVD coating is very nicely done (except between the links, but you only notice that when removing links). The dial is very sharp, lume works well. Love the overall design.