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The modern Yema Superman was just supposed to be a one-off remake of a vintage dive watch from the ’60s and ’70s. It was so well-received, however, that the French brand decided to make it the basis for iterations that don’t necessarily have historical counterparts. The Superman works particularly well as a GMT, and three tasty new color variations make it look better than ever.
The Yema Superman follows the familiar form of many GMT watches, best represented by the famous Rolex GMT Master II. That means the addition of a 24-hour hand on the dial and a rotating bezel with 24-hour markings rather than a diving-focused one. A bit more sober in tone than the first run, which quickly sold out, the new models have black dials and a choice of bezels in black, green, or half black and half gray.
The new models also feature a minor but notable upgrade: the bezel inserts now use scratch-proof sapphire instead of aluminum — with no change in price. Customers can customize their order to include or omit the bezel locking mechanism seen as the Superman’s most distinctive trait. Like the previous Superman GMTs, the movement inside is the Swiss automatic ETA 2893-2, and there are 39mm and 41mm-wide options.
The Yema Superman GMT watches are available now for preorder at a price of $1,499 with shipping expected at the end of April 2020.
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