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Yema to supply the Marine Nationale

  1. abrod520 Feb 15, 2021

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    Yema posted this on their social media just an hour ago, translated from French:

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    Pretty exciting, not sure if this means they'll issue any but I'll bet there'll be some sort of civilian edition.
     
  2. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 15, 2021

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    Maybe a Rainbow Warrior limited edition for the frogmen
     
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  3. Engee Feb 15, 2021

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    Probably a GMT so they can keep track of British fishing vessels.
     
  4. p4ul “WATERRROOP” to 50m Feb 15, 2021

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    @Engee .....if we have any left.:(
     
  5. Engee Feb 15, 2021

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    We have more than we want. We can’t sell them. That’s the problem.
     
  6. vitriol Feb 15, 2021

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    It will be a sweet surprise if it is an analog watch, I thought once they went digital there is no turning back.

    Photo credit to Marine Nationale by Watchistry
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  7. p4ul “WATERRROOP” to 50m Feb 15, 2021

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    Exactly, our fishermen will go bust short time.

    I can recommend https://www.fishforthought.co.uk/ if anyone wants to help them.
     
  8. Borosilikat Feb 15, 2021

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    The french military really had taste, gotta admit
     
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  9. Ludi Feb 15, 2021

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    Yes, we have :thumbsup:

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  10. Dr.Sascha Feb 16, 2021

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    Hooray for Yema! Fingers crossed they go old school and choose some kind of snazzy automatic chronograph.

    As for our poor fisherman, alas, if only they could eat all that sovereignty they voted for ::facepalm2::
     
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  11. asrnj77 Feb 16, 2021

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    We all enjoy analog mechanical watches but in practical terms it would be akin to using a cell phone from 1987. The modern g-shock type of watch is the tool watch that modern divers and military members use. They’re tough, accurate, easy to read, cheap, and have multiple functions.
     
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  12. MTROIS Feb 16, 2021

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    Yes, not our finest moment... ::facepalm2::

    ...but very happy to see the current close collabs between Australian and French navies.
     
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  13. ekel May 5, 2021

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    Seems like these images were released before the French press embargo was lifted- https://www.montres-de-luxe.com/Navigraf-Marine-Nationale-quand-Yema-devient-M-N_a16622.html

    Google translated - In 2021, the Navygraf de Yema will therefore be dressed in the colors of the French Navy: this new watch features a matt blue dial and proudly displays the French Navy logo placed at 6 o'clock and the anchor of the braids embossed on the crown.

    It is available in four versions: available in quartz (waterproof 200 meters) and automatic (39mm, waterproof to 300 meters), the model will also be offered with the GMT function in an edition limited to 1,000 pieces. The Navygraf Marine Nationale will also see the light of day in a 34mm version - 100 meters waterproof - to adapt to the female wrist. The timepieces are delivered in a collector's box and will be available for pre-order from May 6, 2021 on yema.com.

    Note that by purchasing a Navygraf Marine Nationale, a donation is paid to the social works of the Navy. A percentage of the price of each watch is donated to the foundation.
     
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  14. timoss May 5, 2021

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    Boring.
     
  15. timoss May 5, 2021

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    I mean the watch, btw, not your post....
     
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  16. ekel May 5, 2021

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    Yes - quite meh. Seems like they just slapped the modern MN logo on the dial
     
  17. S.H. May 6, 2021

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    It's just branding, yema won't supply the marine... À whole line of various things including clothes was launched, with MN logo. Don't expect too much.
     
  18. ekel May 6, 2021

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  19. abrod520 May 6, 2021

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    Yep nothing too too special, though the GMT using a bidirectional bezel (finally, Yema) is pretty nice and I like the no-date configuration of the regular watch. And I agree I think the MN logo would have been better on the caseback.
    I do think Yema's in-house GMT is one of the better values out there though, it's quite a bit nicer than a 2893 or Soprod equivalent. I won't be jumping on these but I think anyone who does will be quite pleased.
     
  20. JAKX May 8, 2021

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    this looks like an interesting book. There is a nice write up of the MN GMT on Fratello. I did place an order on the GMT and will post when it comes (end of July, they say).