Yema Superman 990 Feet Diver Automatic ref. 87.062 K circa 1969

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Brand: Yema

Model: Superman 990 Feet Diver Automatic ref. 87.062 K (LNOS w/ Rare Brushed Metallic Grey Dial); Made in France circa 1969

Case: Solid stainless steel case with screw-down back is approximately 39mm excluding the original screw-down winding crown with bezel-locking mechanism

Strap: New 19mm HODINKEE aged moss green leather strap with contrast stitching and polished stainless steel tang buckle

Movement: ETA cal. 2452 self-winding automatic movement with date display at 3 o'clock; 18,000 BPH; Swiss Made

Features: Stunning original brushed metallic grey "PATENT PENDING" dial with date display at 3 o'clock and raised "block" hour markers; original luminous handset includes unique "stoplight" sweeping-seconds hand; original rotating bezel with locking mechanism displays elapsed time (i.e. during dives); large 39mm stainless steel case with cool screw-down caseback and original domed acrylic crystal

Condition: Nearly new old stock (NOS) original condition overall with only the lightest signs of "shelf wear" from handling and storage; solid stainless steel case is razor sharp and completely unpolished with the original finishes throughout; crisp screw-down caseback with some of the factory purple protective wax still visible within the Yema crest; original rotating diver bezel is in mint condition overall; very attractive original brushed metallic grey dial with no blemishes; original handset with all luminous material in tact and matching; clean original domed acrylic crystal

Other: Collector-grade vintage Yema Superman Diver watches don't come up for sale often, so we jumped at the opportunity to acquire this rare grey-dial variation in nearly unworn condition. This incredible example came from a gentleman that inherited a collection of vintage watches with this being among the very best. Just look at how crisp it is all around! We love the brushed metallic grey dial and how it catches the light. The raised block hour makers and domed acrylic crystal give it a 3-dimensional appearance that simply cannot be replicated on modern pieces today. The retro handset is super cool and unique - How about that "stoplight" sweeping-seconds hand? The bezel insert is so mint and shiny that it almost looks ceramic. The trademark bezel-locking mechanism prevents accidental rotation and proves that this dive watch was ahead of its time. With a large straight-lug case with massive crown guards and the perfect strap pairing from our friends at HODINKEE, what more could you want in a vintage diver watch for under 2 grand?

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