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Introducing: Yema Superman Heritage GMT Watch

There are few watches more iconic than the Rolex GMT Master II, Pepsi Cola bezel and all. There are also few watches with a bigger waiting list, which seems a little odd as there are some seriously decent alternatives out there: case in point, the Yema Superman Heritage GMT.

Based on the French watchmaker’s iconic diver, this colourful, retro-slanted piece is the first time the Superman has been equipped with a dual time zone and it’s a hell of an update. The nicely chunky watch is already a charming piece, but the addition of a trio of aluminium bezels – the classic Pepsi and Coke along with a cool grey and blue number – transforms the watch.

Yema Superman Heritage GMT

There’s also another reverential reference to the most famous GMT watch: the bracelet. The Superman Heritage GMT uses an “Oyster” bracelet to complete the full-on vintage vibe.

Yema Superman Heritage GMT

It’s still a true diving watch of course, with a lock by the crown for the rotating bezel and a water resistance of 300m. The whole thing is powered by a solid ETA 2893 GMT movement making it a nicely accessible piece, though getting hold of one might be easier said than done. Each variation is limited to just 100 examples.

Still, at €1,499 – just under £1,200 – it’s worth braving hell or high water to get hold of.

Price & Specs:

Model Name: Yema Superman Heritage GMT
Case/Dial: 39mm diameter x 13mm thickness, brushed stainless steel, matte black dial with Super-LumiNova C1 markers
Water Resistance: 300m (30 bar)
Movement: Calibre ETA 2893 GMT, automatic
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power Reserve: 38h
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, 24-Hour hand, date at 3 o’clock
Strap: “Oyster” brushed steel strap with folding clasp
Price: €1,499, available to pre-order at yema.com from July 22nd, limited run of 100 pieces for each of the 3 bezel variants

More details at Yema’s website.

About the author

Sam Kessler

Legend has it that Sam’s first word was ‘escapement’ and, while he might have started that legend himself, he’s been in the watch world long enough that it makes little difference. As the editor of Oracle Time, he’s our leading man for all things horological – even if he does love yellow dials to a worrying degree. Owns a Pogue; doesn’t own an Oyster Perpetual. Yet.

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