The YEMA Superman was first released in 1963, as a professional-grade dive watch. The now iconic Superman bezel-lock at 3 o’clock was one of the first efforts to address the problem of accidentally disturbing the bezel while diving. Many iterations and later, and we find ourselves looking at the latest release from the brand--the Superman 500.
The CUSN6 case, with its matching bezel and crown, will slowly adapt to its wearer and his surroundings. Over the course of time, it will develop a patina that will be both individual and unique. It will not resist scratches like stainless steel; however, it has almost no magnetic qualities at all. It’s warm and its different. If you’re a dive watch collector, you’ve got to have at least one in the boathouse.
Artiste Calame, the founder of Zodiac, began making pocket watches in LeLocle, Switzerland in 1882. The brand made a number of early innovations, including the flat pocket watch, the automatic sports watch, and the power reserve gauge. But perhaps their most important contribution to the world of horology was the first purpose-driven dive watch--the Zodiac Sea Wolf.