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YEMA is a French watchmaker founded in 1948 specialised in tool-watches made in partnership with the military, professional sportsmen and known scientists.

Delving into YEMAs history, in the 1960s we produced the Superman watch which satisfied the needs of French Air Force pilots. Subsequently, the YEMA Yachtingraf was associated with professional sailing, while the Rallygraf was worn by Formula 1 driver Mario Andretti. Going even further, in the 1980s YEMA embraced a partnership with the National Center for Space Studies (CNES, the French NASA) and designed the first French watch to go into space, as worn by Jean-Loup Chrétien. And to top it all, YEMA was behind the first French watch worn by French explorer Jean-Louis Etienne on his 800km trek to the North Pole.

YEMA has its own workshops in the small town of Morteau in the Jura Mountains (France) just 21km away from La Chaux-de-Fonds, cradle of the Swiss watchmaking industry. Morteau is found in Franche-Comté region which was the world capital of fine watchmaking in the 19th century. Watchmaking was first and foremost a meticulous craft practiced in winter as a supplementary activity by farmers living in the Jura mountains. Today the watchmaking activity takes on an industrial scale with historical Franche-Comté brands like YEMA that has maintained itself by specialising in luxury and high-precision mechanics.

YEMA is run by a third-generation watchmakers family nonetheless, most employees averaging 30 years of service. Design, prototyping, and assembly takes place within YEMA's Morteau workshops, handled by highly experienced French traditional watchmakers.

Over the years, YEMA has stood the test of time by specializing in luxury and high-precision mechanics. Our brand philosophy has always centered on creating timepieces which are truly French-made. Of course, not all components are available in France, but where possible, craftsmanship is French-owned when it comes to YEMA. And to this day, we continue to stay true to their heritage.



1 rue Fontaine l Epine
25500 Morteau

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