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YEMA x Fans

YEMA CoLabs is a collaborative platform that gathers creators around the world, complementary brands but specially all YEMA passionates in order to foster the co-creation of unique timepieces.

Many of you have submitted your own design ideas via YEMA CoLabs that you would like to see in production… We have selected the 4 best projects of 2019 with the aim to create the first YEMA watch designed by one of our fans!

This first YEMA x Fans project offers YEMA fans the opportunity to discover the different facets of watch creation till the final design phase. We will of course share all progress reached with the community through our collaborative platform YEMA CoLabs.

The 4 projects will be upvoted by recognised watch media journalists and YEMA’s community via our collaborative platform YEMA CoLabs.

Discover here below a detailed presentation of each pre-selected project! Have a look at the drawings, interviews with the project creators and design notes. Share the passion of other YEMA amateurs!

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PROJECT #4 :  Marin Ravenel’s Pearl Diver

YEMA Pearl Diver : An original dive watch!

Marin Ravenel is a young watch collector who first became interested in dive watches of all brands before setting his sights on a Submarine then a Superman 24.11.17 3 lines, the YEMA virus having had its effect. Subsequently, Marin becomes fond of a YEMA vintage model too often neglected due to his particular case: The Navygraf 2 which it’s also the greatest inspiration for his watch project.

YEMA Navygraf II 1977 (photo: Watch Free Fall)

As you will discover further below in the interview devoted to him, Marin explains among other things the reason why he has named his watch project “Pearl Diver”.

Discover here below the first drawings of the Pearl Diver made by Marin!

This is the drawing made in collaboration with Marin and our designers team:

• Matt black dial
• Black steel bezel
• YEMA’s in-house calibre MBP1000
• Domed plexiglass crystal

During YEMA CoLabs Event #2, Marin was interviewed by our team during which he revealed the background of his watch project and his particular story with YEMA.

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Thank you very much Marin for your Pearl Diver watch project, well done! 🙂

Have your say, come interact with YEMA’s online community and give your views on each watch project before they are upvoted by recognised watch media journalists!

PROJECT #3 :
Arnaud Branchereau’s Yachtingraf Riviera 300

YEMA Yachtingraf Riviera 300 : New colourful look for a historic model!

Arnaud Branchereau likes to ride vintage motorbikes, he’s passionate about leather jackets and vintage jeans, he is also a renown watch lover! His personal story with YEMA starts in the early 90’s through an interesting anecdote which you can discover in the interview below.

Since then, Arnaud collects YEMA’s most beautiful vintage time pieces with a slight preference for the Yachtingraf. Today he’s glad to present his watch project taking as a base this iconic model which represents the Grail for many fans of the brand.

1960’s Yachtingraf Croisière

Discover here below the first drawings of his Yachtingraf nicknamed Riviera 300!

This is the drawing made in collaboration with Arnaud and our designers team:

• Mat white dial
• Blue steel bezel
• Chrono caliber ETA 7753
• Domed sapphire crystal

During YEMA CoLabs Event #2, Arnaud was happy to take time to present his project in front of the camera while expressing his passion for the brand and sharing a few anecdotes. Have a look!


English subtitles available

Thank you very much to Arnaud for his colourful Yachtingraf watch project which will surely resonate to many YEMA fans. Well done to him! 🙂

Next week, on January 3rd we’ll unveil the fourth and last project pre-selected. Stay tuned!

PROJECT #2 : Jean Buchser’s YEMA Superman

YEMA Superman : A timeless neo-vintage look!

Jean Buchser is a watch lover and above all a watch passionate! He developed an interest for YEMA only since a few years ago. Being an impulsive watch collector, his collection has quickly become important in terms of size. Today he presents his watch project involving YEMA’s most iconic model.

1970’s YEMA Superman 53 00 16

As you will find out a little later in the video interview, Jean’s proposal is to revisit YEMA’s Superman model by introducing a timeless style: A “washed red coloured bezel”, a “black tropical (aged) dial” and “creamy patina hour markers”. Here below the first drawing of Jean’s neo-vintage Superman:

This is the drawing made in collaboration with Jean and our designers team:

• Black tropical (aged) dial, no-date
• Washed red aluminium bezel insert
• YEMA’s in-house calibre MBP1000
• Domed sapphire crystal
• Creamy patina hour markers and hands
• “990 FEET” mention in red at 6 o’clock

During YEMA CoLabs Event #2, Jean was happy to take time to present his project in front of the camera while expressing his passion for the brand and sharing a few anecdotes. Have a look!

English subtitles available

Thanks a lot Jean for this interesting watch project, bravo to you! We hope that your watch project will create lots of excitement at YEMA CoLabs. 🙂

Next week, on December 27th we’ll unveil the third project we have pre-selected. Stay tuned!

PROJECT #1: Raphael Chardon’s YEMA Sous-Marine GMT

YEMA Sous-Marine GMT : Back to basics with a touch of innovation!

Raphael is a long time watch passionate and a member of YEMA Club founder’s team. While enjoying his vast watch collection, he got inspired for a new urban YEMA.

Raphael felt in love with the calligraphy used in YEMA’s Sous-Marine vintage models. This particular calligraphy is at the baseline of his project.

Yema Sous-Marine vintage

Discover herewith Raphael’s first drawing of the Sous-Marine GMT:

This is the drawing made in collaboration with Raphael and our designers team:

• 39mm steel case and bezel (polished)
• GMT caliber, date, small seconds
• Slightly domed sapphire glass
• Applied markers (polished steel)

During YEMA CoLabs Event #2, Raphael was happy to take time to present his project in front of the camera while expressing his passion for the brand and sharing a few anecdotes. Have a look!


Thanks a lot Raphaël for this work and your talent. Your project will surely trigger lots of reactions at YEMA CoLabs. Bravo to you 🙂

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