A short review of the Yema Seaspider diver

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A short review of the Yema Seaspider diver

Post by koimaster » March 19th 2020, 11:29am

Yema is a French watchmaking company based in Besançon, France.

Founded in 1948 in Besançon (Doubs) by Henry Louis Belmont.

The evolution of the brand is punctuated by:
The anti-shock watch in the 1950s;
The Yema Superman waterproof to 300 meters in 1963;
The Yema Rallygraf equipped with a tachometer for car enthusiasts in 1968;
The Yema Spationaute first French watch to fly in space with Jean-Loup Chretien in 1982;
The Yema North Pole which accompanied Nicolas Hulot and Hubert de Chevigny in the exploit of the North Pole in 1987.

In 1966, 1967 and 1968 Yema becomes the leading exporter of French watches with more than 500,000 watches sold every year across 50 countries.[citation needed]

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In 1982 Henry Louis Belmont's son sells the brand to Matra (Groupe Lagardère) which in partnership with Thomson takes control of Yema. At that time the brand produced 2 million watches per year.[citation needed]

Having been owned by Seiko Watch Corporation of Japan since 1988, Yema returns to French hands in 2004 through a buyout by Louis Eric Beckensteiner.

In 2009 Yema is acquired by the French watchmaker group Montres Ambre based in Morteau.


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