French watchmakers, YEMA, are a shining light for Gallic horology and they’ve proven this fact once again with their latest release (which is available for pre-ordering now), the YEMA Navygraf Marine Nationale GMT Limited Edition Watch. This is the first official GMT watch in the history of Marine Nationale. It comes equipped with YEMA’s GMT In-house Caliber and the collector’s edition is limited to just 1,000 timepieces so move fast if you like what you see.
Priced at a thoroughly reasonable $1049, the YEMA Navygraf Marine Nationale GMT Limited Edition Watch allows you to reserve your preferred number upon ordering (with priority given to actual serving members of the Marine Nationale) so it will be unique to you. This timepiece has been designed by French Navy personnel for marine professional. It is military-grade, rugged and resistant, capable of withstanding the harshest conditions and travel across the most unforgiving of oceans.
No Nonsense Timepiece
Quality materials and craftsmanship combine to make this one of the most adventure-ready on the market and the notion of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC/GMT/Zulu Time) being essential for sailors sent out to the world’s oceans on military missions, this collector’s tool watch comes equipped with YEMA’s GMT In-house Caliber YEMA3000 so it can display up to three different time zones.
The YEMA Navygraf Marine Nationale GMT Limited Edition Watch ($1049) is powered by optimised components which are chosen because they can yield slightly better performance than similar Standard Grade calibres, and offer a Daily Rate of +/- 10 s/d alongside a mighty impressive 42h power reserve. The iconic markers are shaped like an exclamation mark, a distinct signature of the 1970’s vintage Navygraf model. The matt blue dial and the golden Navygraf proudly showcase the Marine Nationale official colours along their logo at 6 o’clock.
This eye-catching timepiece has a scratch-resistant sapphire glass bezel with blue insert and matt white plating to reflect the glossy rendering of the vintage bakelite resin bezel. The 316L stainless steel band boasts a secure lock and comes with a divers extension so it can be easily adjusted to fit over a diving suit – something essential to those serving in Marine Nationale.