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Yema: Spacegraf GMT Expertly crafted, a synonym of creativity and function.


Yema,Beasacon based, founded in 1948, French watchmaker Henry Louis Belmont built the prestigious watch brand over the decades by focusing on the action sports of the day, namely diving, yachting, and racing. Going on to produce the first French watch sent into space. Part of the Spacegraf collection, the Spacegraf GMT is a unique space watch with a distinct history. Designed in collaboration with France's National Center for Space Studies, as a tribute to the 10th French space astronaut. As part of CNES' prototyping tests, the Yema Spacegraf has undergone a series of sub-spacial test flights to validate its solidity and good functioning under extreme atmospheric conditions.


Designed and assembled by master watchmakers in France, the detailing and execution are excellent, sporting modern robustness and unique aspects, such as screw-down crown and 316L steel unidirectional rotating jet- black bezel, displaying world prominent rocket launch sites, around the world, as such indicating the secondary time zone.

Note the superior quality of the high grade, stainless steel case, which comes in at a smart 40 mm and 14mm thick. A glance at the back of the solid case reveals, CNES engraved. Bringing this impressive timepiece to life is the Ronda 515.24, a movement with proven precision.

Excellent dial depth and finishing touches help round out this spacey timepiece. Note the strategically positioned red X at ten o'clock. A fitting tribute to the 10th French space astronaut,exemplifying the esprit de la nation is the red-white-blue symbol. Legibility is strong with every luminous marking and time indicator crisp and sharp. Not only impressive in appearance it boasts functions to match, equipped 3 hands and a GMT function sporting quick correction, plus date window at 3 o'clock. It's also tough, with its hardened curved mineral glass face which has a wonderful warm feel and will age beautifully as the watch agesand a high 30 bar water resistance.

Adding a stylish touch to your wardrobe the Spacegraf GMT comes supplied with two bands a plush leather nato band in the colour of of your choice, and as seen here, the ever so comfortable midnight- black nylon strap embossed with rich-red contrast stripe. Like the suave 20mm lugs the buckle, is especially superb, being smoothly machined. Wrapping stylishly around the wrist this jewel of a timepiece exudes history, confidence and style.

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