Yesterday, YEMA announced its first ever Navygraf chronograph with a pair of Valjoux-powered timepieces: the Navygraf Chrono and the Navygraf Chrono UTC. The iconic Navygraf design has been a staple in the brand's catalogue since the 1970s; however, it has always remained a three-hander throughout its various iterations. Now, you can have it in a tri-compax, lever-action chronograph.
It all began with a battered Speedmaster and the discovery of a Soviet Luch Moonphase, according to brand founder, Victor S. What am I talking about? The Mu:n Projects Swiss Made Moonphase that has been quietly blowing up Kickstarter this past week.
The Descent’s case is straightforward, and because of its short lugs and steel bezel appears very much like a coin. It measures 39mm in diameter and only 45mm lug to lug. For a diver, it also has a relatively slim profile of only 12mm. The lugs pinch inward from the outer edge of the case, visually shrinking the watch even further. Because of their downward slope, which dips below the caseback, they also hug the wrist nicely.