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Why We Love It
While we’ve counted a few of these watches in our arsenal, the one that we offer here is a first.
This one is a Régate, which Yema launched in 1969. Unlike the previous models of Yachtingraf, the Régate featured a modified Valjoux 7733 as its drivetrain, which showed the regatta countdown in numerical format. Moreover, the Régate is the first Yachtingraf to feature crown guards, as well as a ship on the dial, giving rise to the nickname “white ship.”
As rare as it is distinctive, only about 25 of these awesome watches have emerged on the commercial market, so catch this one now before it sails away.
While Yema might not have as long and as storied a history as some other brands, Yema more than made up for lost time. Almost immediately following its foundation in France in the 1940s, the brand established a reputation for the quality of its products. One of its early achievements was manufacturing the first automatic chronometers made in France.
But the most famous watch of all is perhaps the Yachtingraf.
The Yachtingraf debuted in 1966, using a patented design for “yachting and underwater use.” Unlike the Aquastar Regate, the Yachtingraf combined a chronograph with the regatta timer, this time shown directly on the diver. The Yachtingraf would prove immensely popular, and would be produced in six different versions from 1966 to 1970, when the model was discontinued.
Stainless steel case is approximately 42mm (excluding crown). Valjoux 7733S. Circa late 1960s/1970.
Overall Condition: Case is in very good condition overall with some signs of use and wear. Dial is in very good condition with some signs of age, including patina. Unsigned crown. Case back has some signs of use and wear.
Includes one 19mm black rubber Tropic style strap
Analog/Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
We back each Analog/Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states. We are happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
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