Yema Yachtingraf Crossiere

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SKU AS03142
SKU AS03142

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

There was a time when Yema Yachtingrafs were largely unknown in the collector community. In fact, when we first sold one, we described it as "one of the coolest watches that you’ve probably never seen."

Having sold several over years, we can safely say the days of Yema's obscurity have long since passed. Today, Yachtingrafs are highly sought after, whether branded by Yema or LeJour.  

This particular example features a 38mm steel case - sans crown guards - , a rotating outer bezel, and a Valjoux 7736 movement. The dial is a kaleidoscope of style and function, with its multicolored subregisters - including red, white, and blue regatta counter - presented in different textures and sizes. 

With dimensions and design similar to some of the 60s Chronograph "Greats" (Such as the first execution Heuer Autavia and Ed White Speedmaster), its easy to see why - when discovered by the masses- these watches blew up in value and desirability! 

The Story

Yema is a relatively young brand, founded in France in 1948, but they quickly because extremely popular in their home country and are credited with creating the first automatic chronometers entirely manufactured in France. In 1966, Yema patented a new watch for underwater and yachting use- the Yachtingraf. With a 38mm steel case rated to 10ATM, the Yachtingraf occupied a unique place in the market, and quickly caught on with European sailing enthusiasts. 

Yema actually produced six different models of the Yachtingraf from 1966 to 1970, all of which were driven by the venerable Valjoux.  This particular model is the Yachtingraf Croisière hailing from 1969 and is powered by the robust Valjoux 7736 manually-winding movement.  The particular draw of these models was the inclusion of a 12-hour counter at 6:00 with a unique 'cross'-style sub-dial that increases the computing power to 24 hours - an excellent (and rare!) addition to a yachtingraf.   

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Yema Yachtingraf Crossiere

Yema Yachtingraf Crossiere

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Yema Yachtingraf Crossiere

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

There was a time when Yema Yachtingrafs were largely unknown in the collector community. In fact, when we first sold one, we described it as "one of the coolest watches that you’ve probably never seen."

Having sold several over years, we can safely say the days of Yema's obscurity have long since passed. Today, Yachtingrafs are highly sought after, whether branded by Yema or LeJour.  

This particular example features a 38mm steel case - sans crown guards - , a rotating outer bezel, and a Valjoux 7736 movement. The dial is a kaleidoscope of style and function, with its multicolored subregisters - including red, white, and blue regatta counter - presented in different textures and sizes. 

With dimensions and design similar to some of the 60s Chronograph "Greats" (Such as the first execution Heuer Autavia and Ed White Speedmaster), its easy to see why - when discovered by the masses- these watches blew up in value and desirability! 

The Story

Yema is a relatively young brand, founded in France in 1948, but they quickly because extremely popular in their home country and are credited with creating the first automatic chronometers entirely manufactured in France. In 1966, Yema patented a new watch for underwater and yachting use- the Yachtingraf. With a 38mm steel case rated to 10ATM, the Yachtingraf occupied a unique place in the market, and quickly caught on with European sailing enthusiasts. 

Yema actually produced six different models of the Yachtingraf from 1966 to 1970, all of which were driven by the venerable Valjoux.  This particular model is the Yachtingraf Croisière hailing from 1969 and is powered by the robust Valjoux 7736 manually-winding movement.  The particular draw of these models was the inclusion of a 12-hour counter at 6:00 with a unique 'cross'-style sub-dial that increases the computing power to 24 hours - an excellent (and rare!) addition to a yachtingraf.   

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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