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.
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.
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.