VIDEO: Yema debuts new refined diver fit for Kal-El – the Superman 500 VIDEO: Yema debuts new refined diver fit for Kal-El – the Superman 500

VIDEO: Yema debuts new refined diver fit for Kal-El – the Superman 500

Zach Blass

With a name like Superman, the Yema Diver, which originates from the 60’s, has to live up to its robust nomenclature. Revamped and refined, the Superman 500 now boasts a 50 ATM depth rating, with two case sizes and dial/bezel colors to choose from. Finding a dive watch with rich heritage, 500 metres of water-resistance, patented bezel-lock system, and powered by an in-house calibre, all for just over $1K USD, is no easy feat – but Yema has created such an opportunity through their new Superman 500.

As I mentioned in my written hands-on review, often when I dig into the requests folder of my DMs I find various people have shot me a message asking what would be a good entry-level watch they could wear daily. Entry level, within the realm of luxury watches, is considered to be right at the $3,000 mark. This, however, for most is not entry – many of the people messaging me are working with a budget closer to $1,000. This is why I was so glad to have the new Yema Superman 500 come across my desk, as the more I dug into the specs, the more I realised I had a new top nomination to answer these messages with.

Yema Superman 500 pricing and availability:

Orders for the new Yema Superman 500 open on June 29, and can be placed here. Price: $1,049 USD (leather), $1,190 USD (bracelet), $1,219 USD (rubber) for both the 39mm and 41mm sizes

Brand Yema
Model Superman 500
Case Material Stainless Steel
Case Dimensions 39mm or 41mm x 13.4mm
Water-Resistance 500m (screw-down crown)
Dial Superman 500 (black), Superman 500 Mysterious Blue (blue)
Straps Steel bracelet, FKM rubber strap, leather strap
Movement In-house calibre YEMA2000
Power Reserve 42 hours
Complications Hours, minutes, date, month, moonphase
Availability June 29th 2022
Price Price: $1,049 USD (leather), $1,190 USD (bracelet), $1,219 USD (rubber) for both the 39mm and 41mm sizes

 

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