YEMA has reissued one of its most emblematic diver’s models, a version the SUPERMAN 53.00.16 which was first released in 1970, in Bronze.

New BRONZE wristwatches continue to trickle into the market with each year; and while there is still some debate as its aesthetic appeal;

no one can argue with bronze’s relevance in the nautical world or indeed its suitability to scuba diving.

With a high, tensile-strength and saltwater-corrosion resistance, bronze has been used for maritime applications for literally thousands of years and remains in use to this day –

ship’s propellers, pumps, valves, bushes, bearings, shafts and fasteners as well as its use in the world of offshore and commercial diving.

The Superman Heritage Bronze comes in a 39mm or 41mm in diameter bronze case with a brushed ?nish.

The case has a water-resistance of 300m – you can see one of the watches proudly sat on the Swiss Roxer pressure-testing equipment in one of the pics shown in this article.

As this is a Superman, Yema’s hallmark bezel-locking mechanism makes an appearance, a devise that has proved itself indispensable for scuba diving.

Other historical references include: round indexes with a SuperLuminova coating, and of course Yema’s iconic shovel-style seconds hand as well as an old school domed Sapphire crystal.

Like any bronze diver, each Superman Heritage Bronze will develop a unique patina over time depending on its use and exposure to different atmospheric and climatic conditions.

Speaking of which, Yema have equipped this new bronze diver with a Stainless stele case-back so as to avoid any unwanted reaction between bronze and your sweat.

Each watch will have a natural vintage look however with all the advantages of modern mechanical diving features.

Designed in close collaboration with professional diver Hugues Vitry, the Superman Heritage Bronze will be available in an exclusive numbered Limited Edition of 1948 timepieces.

The Superman Heritage Bronze has already smashed its Kickstarter target when it debuted earlier this month.

World-renowned diver and vice president of the Marine Megafauna Conservation Organization (M2CO), Hugues Vitry contacted Yema to support his marine scientific expedition called Maubydick Mission, which is aimed at studying Sperm Whale populations in the Indian Ocean.

Yema has pledged 3% of the value Superman Heritage Bronze sold to M2CO to save these gentle giants of the oceans from extinction.

BTW, for anyone discovering Yema for the first time; they sent the ?rst French watch into space; a Yema was the ?rst French dive watch to go deeper than 300m, the ?rst French watch worn on North Pole expedition as well as one being worn by France's Air Force One pilots and renowned transatlantic sailing champions.


The combination of bronze and blue will certainly prove too much for many to resist while the inclusion of two case sizes will ensure that the Superman Heritage Bronze has an even wider scope of appeal.

This is pretty compelling package for a bronze diver that has true heritage and pedigree. What do you think, you in?

MOVEMENT YEMA's in-house Caliber MBP 1000

CASE & BEZEL 39mm & 41mm - Bronze case, bezel and crown

DIAL & HANDS Blue dial, cream-colored index, bronze hands with Super-LumiNova ?nish

CRYSTAL Domed sapphire with Anti-Re?ection treatment

3 BANDS Brown vintage leather, black rubber Tropic and navy blue nylon NATO

PRICE 1399USD (Kickstarter Price 699USD)

Made in France.

Available for PRE-ORDER as of June 1st, 2019 on