Limited Yema Superman French Air Force In Steel Or PVD A reborn sea-air icon with an in-house movementby Partner Content April 27, 2020 MIN READLimited Yema Superman French Air Force In Steel Or PVD
The latest Yema limited edition release with a blue-white-red French Air Force insignia is cold-bloodedly cool and confirms the obvious. The Yema Superman is a “magnifique” watch.
Yema has equipped the French Air Force with indestructible and high-precision timepieces since the 1970s. The first models that left the Yema manufacture were designed to serve the Air Force Diver Rescue team during helicopter-borne sea rescue missions. Over the next five decades, Yema watches were also used by fighter pilots. Thus, the Superman model became a unique sea-air military tool watch.
The latest Yema Superman release was jointly designed with the French Air Force. The combination of the original Yema design and functional codes with the thoughtfully placed magical blue-white-red insignia brings a fresh look to the storied line.
Yema goes PVD
The Yema Superman French Air Force in available in not only steel but also black PVD. The mysterious black attire fits the new Superman the most, as it underlines its military roots. The black PVD gives this model a completely new perspective. The case, bezel, and dial are typically quite dominant contrasting elements on Superman’s image. In French Air Force Black, all the elements blend into one minimalistic, but perfectly legible utility watch.
Concentric blue-white-red circles beautifully replace the 6 o’clock index. The inclusion of this well-known insignia will no doubt trigger all the heroic associations you have collected over the years of watching fighter planes in dozens of war movies. The symbols linking Yema Superman to the military are the only colorful highlights, but they stand out starkly, certainly able to catch the eye at a glance.
A black PVD treatment is applied to the hour and minute hands also. The iconic second hand with its head shaped like a shovel gets the same treatment also. A scratch-resistant sapphire crystal is domed as a reference to the past. This certainly provides the Yema French Air Force Superman with an identifiable profile and character.
The bracelet with a secure lock comes with a divers extension so it can be easily and quickly adjusted over a diving suit. In case you plan to deep dive. If you prefer straps, there is a canvas option. It is highly resistant — perfectly designed for the most extreme conditions. The inside of the band is decorated with France’s Air Force logo for an added flourish.
The MBP1000 caliber is the cherry on top of the cake. Yema introduced its own in-house self-winding mechanical movement in 2011, following two years of research and development and an investment of over €3,000,000. Military watches are very common. What is less common, however, is a military watch designed and assembled in the country it is intended to serve.
Designed by the French, manufactured in France, assembled in France, serving France.
From that perspective, the French Air Force Superman is a unique piece already. Designed by the French, manufactured in France, assembled in France, serving France. It doesn’t even need to see a wrist and you already have a story of national glory and pride.
Every watch features a serial number between 0001 and 1948. One incredibly appealing aspect of this design is the choice of diameters. Unusually, Yema is offering this model in both 39 and 41mm. Hopefully, these two case sizes will make the Yema French Air Force Superman more comfortable for even more customers.
Additionally, The Yema French Air Force Superman arrives in a blue leather travel case decorated with the French Air Force logo. To honor all those who served honorably in the French Air Force, Yema is donating part of the sales to the official French Veterans Foundation. To learn more about the brand and partnership, visit Yema’s official website here.
ModelYEMA SUPERMAN FRENCH AIR FORCE BLACK LIMITED EDITION, YEMA SUPERMAN FRENCH AIR FORCE STEEL LIMITED EDITIONReferenceYAA39-3AMS, YAA39-AMSDialMatt 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 marksCase MaterialBrushed 316L stainless steel, black PVD coated, Steel bezel with black aluminium insert, Unidirectional graduated 0-60Case DimensionsDiameter : 39 mm | 41 mmCrystalDomed Sapphire Crystal, 2.60 mm thicknessCase BackThe 316L Steel caseback displays YEMA's historic crest embossed with a hydraulic press.MovementMBP1000 French In-House Movement, Self winding with ball bearings rotor, 31 RubiesWater Resistance30 BAR / 990 Feet / 300 mStrapBlack PVD coated bracelet, light-weighting 316L stainless steel with brushed effectFunctionsHours, minutes, seconds, datePrice€1,199 Black PVD, €999 SteelWarranty2 Years International WarrantySpecial Note(s)Limited Edition: each watch is engraved with a unique number from 0001 to 1948 regardless the diameter chosen. Watch of the Week
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