On Spec: YEMA Navygraf Chrono & Chrono UTC

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.

Off the Cuff: YEMA Navygraf FSM Bronze

The watch, inspired by a 1970s Navygraf reference, has a very vintage feel about it, particularly with the curved “smiley” line of text above the 6 o'clock position. I particularly like the fine red pip at the end of the seconds hand, which interrupts the otherwise two-tone agenda. Aside from being functional for a dive watch, it engenders a touch of sophistication. And, well, what can be said about a YEMA dome that has not already been lauded here and elsewhere?