Yema Launches the New Superman 500 Dato Collection in Two Colours

The latest variants have kept the signature design of the vintage-style collection intact. The diver’s watches now come with 39 mm and 41 mm dials
Yema Launches the New Superman 500 Dato Collection in Two Colours
May 24, 2023
Yema Launches the New Superman 500 Dato Collection in Two Colours

Continuing to upgrade its stylish Superman collection, one of the finest watch series from France, Yema has just launched the new Superman 500 Dato variants. This year, the brand has added two new colours to the collection — white and military green. The famed collection that was born in 1963 soon gained worldwide popularity. In fact, it became Yema’s star collection in no time. The idea behind launching the Superman collection was to introduce a watch that would be more accessible and pocket-friendly, compared with other renowned diver’s watches. In a way, the collection was resurrected in 2018, with the timepiece maker unveiling new models with modern specifications that enhance the old-school design. 

Introduced in 1963 as a slightly simplified and more accessible alternative to the professionally oriented dive watches on the market, it quickly made an impression on the recreational diving community with its 300m water-resistance and unique bezel-locking device.

The 39 mm, white-dial watch of the new Yema Superman 500 Dato collection includes a steel bracelet (Ref. YSUP23A39-BMS) and an optional FKM rubber strap (Ref. YSUP23A39-BRBS). Wearers can also opt for a 41 mm variant with a steel bracelet (Ref. YSUP23A41-BMS) and an FKM rubber strap (Ref. YSUP23A41-BRBS).

While keeping the design intact, Yema revised bezel-locking system (an emblematic feature of the collection) with tighter manufacturing, allowing it to stay firmly in place and to be more precisely adjusted.

The 39 mm, green-dial models include steel bracelets (Ref.YSUP23A39-ZMS) with optional FKM rubber straps (Ref.YSUP23A39-ZRBS). One can also opt for a 41 mm variant with a steel bracelet (Ref.YSUP23A41-ZMS) and an FKM rubber strap (Ref. YSUP23A41-ZRBS).

The sapphire crystal has been redesigned, being 0.3mm thinner yet 0.6mm wider. Combine all of these features with a reinforced 2.2mm steel back, and water-resistance is now rated at 500m.

Last year, Yema launched the Superman 500 timepiece that combined the best of two worlds — a diver’s watch coupled with  GMT. Needless to say, this brand with utmost professional specifications is also meant for a larger audience of collectors and recreational divers. In the past, the Superman 500 has seen multiple variations which also include a limited-edition Destro watch.

The movement is an alternative to off-the-shelf engines such as Sellita, ETA or Miyota, has been adjusted in 4 positions for an accuracy of -10/+10 seconds/day.

The newly launched Yema Superman 500 Dato collection has kept the signature designs intact. The 39 mm and 41 mm stainless steel watches now come with a revised bezel-lock feature and crown for smooth functioning. The unidirectional bezel of each watch gets aluminium inserts with a bead marker at 12 o’clock, complete with Super-LumiNova. While the white dial gets a sand effect, the green one has a simple look with a shiny texture. Each variant has a beige (for the green dial) or white (for the white dial) inverted marker for 12 o’clock, bar-shaped ones for 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock and 8 dotted hour markers with a date window at 3 o'clock. The green dial gets beige hour, minute and second hands while the white dial gets white hour, minute and shovel second hands with a red dot; all come with Super-LumiNova. Both have double domed sapphire crystal glasses. 

Design-wise, the classic skin-diver style with its pointy, elongated lugs, thin bezel with black aluminium insert and all-important crown and locking device still firmly in place.

Powering each watch is the in-house, self-winding Caliber YEMA2000, with optimised components and a power reserve of 42 hours. Turning each watch over showcases a closed caseback with YEMA's historic crest, embossed with a hydraulic press. This is now treated with various microblasting processes. Each Yema Superman 500 Dato watch is delivered in a leather travel case, along with a two-year international warranty on leather.

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