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YEMA x WORN & WOUND Superman MAXI DIAL Limited Edition

Here’s a Maxi Dial that’s truly earnt its name. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the term “maxi dial” (i.e. not a die-hard watch nerd) – 

I think you need merely glance at this new Superman LE from Yema and you’ll have a pretty good idea where it got its name from cos’ you don’t come across such prominent dial markers every day – they’re huge!

The term maxi-dial is most associated with Rolex Submariners and GMTs that have been given larger than usual hour markers and handsets but it’s pretty much used describe any dive watch boasting larger than usual lumed hour markers. As far as diver’s watches are concerned the bigger, bolder and brighter the hour markers are the better because legibility is king – or in this instance with the Superman, legibility has literally become its super power. The Yema Superman made its debuted appearance in 1963 with 300 meters of water resistance along with a unique system from locking its timing bezel in place. Today this innovation has become just one of the Supeman’s trademark features along with its famous shovel-shaped minute hand.

Over the decades since, several Superman variants were created, including the Superman II, which boasted some of the largest dive markers to ever grace a dial, earning it a “maxi” designation. 

This quirky yet charming vintage reference has become the source of inspiration for a collaborative release with Brooklyn, NY based watch retailer, Worn & Wound.

The first collaboration between Worn & Wound and Yema, the Supeman Maxi Dial Limited Edition mixes classic dive design with rugged, military-influenced details. 

Drawing from the oversized markers of the Superman II, the LE has a highly legible dial with a bold, aggressive attitude.

The 39mm, 300m Superman case has been fit with an edge-to-edge black bezel with fully lumed 12-hour scale, and still features Yema’s signature locking mechanism. Powering the Superman Maxi Dial LE is the YEMA2000 caliber. 

Designed and developed in-house, the YEMA2000 is the newest generation of Yema’s proprietary movement, featuring 29-jewels, hacking seconds, 42-hour power reserve, and a frequency of 28,800 bph.

Additionally, the YEMA2000 is regulated in four positions and has a daily rate within +/- 10 seconds. The Yema x Worn & Wound Superman Maxi Dial LE is limited to 300 pieces. 

It is listed at 990USD and will ship in March 2021.

Thoughts? Never underestimate the power of big punchy hour markers these are very appealing and look like they could pack quite a punch lume-wise. 

What do you think – which brand’s model would you most like to see given the maxi treatment???