Yema Rallye 5 Turbo Limited Edition
YEMA, French Watchmaker founded in 1948, is pleased to announce the launch of the new YEMA Rallye 5 Turbo Limited Edition.
YEMA’s passion for the motorsports world, and more particularly for legendary French rally cars like Renault’s 5 Turbo hatch icon from the 1980’s, is embodied in this new Rallye 5 Turbo Limited Edition.
The aesthetics of this original chronograph, equipped with an ETA Valjoux 7753 caliber, draws its inspiration from the main design elements that have made the success and reputation of the R5 Turbo.
Equipped with the ETA Valjoux caliber 7753, the Rallye 5 Turbo is available in a limited edition of 300 pieces and will be available for pre-order from 22 March.
The Bôle family has a long watchmaking history spanning over several decades. This legacy is now managed by the third generation, YEMA’s Managing Director and Head of Design, Christopher Bôle.
“Motorsports has always been one of our greatest sources of inspiration when designing our chronographs. The R5 Turbo hatchback dashboard, steering wheel and interior colours were clear examples of creative risk-taking in terms of design at the time.
First, I started drawing an immediately recognisable dial reminiscent of the very singular steering wheel shape of the 1st generation R5 Turbo, as well as chronograph’s counters and hands retaining the characteristic design codes of the car’s dashboard. I then provided profound dial depth by stacking 4 distinct vertical layers: the applied markers, the main dial, the “sandwich” sub-dial and a recessed dial.
To complete the design, I imagined a new steel case specially designed for this Rallye, pushers resembling engine pistons and a choice of colours respectful of the 1980’s R5 Turbo."
New 39mm Steel Case & Chrono Push Buttons
The Rallye 5 Turbo 39mm case has been completely redesigned while preserving balanced and rather sleek dimensions for an automatic chronograph, with its 12mm thickness and 48mm lug-to-lug to ensure an amazing wrist presence. This new case features slightly sharper angles and bevels, all in a refined polished finish. The chronograph’s striated/polished pushers resembling engine pistons reinforce the rally spirit of the chronograph.
Steel bezel in circular brushed finish in contrast with the polished steel case. Designed for motorsports and speed, the Rallye's tachymetric scale bezel allows you to calculate your average speed over a given distance.
The watch hands and markers are coated with a layer of Super-LumiNova Grade A. The Rallye 5 Turbo offers therefore perfect readability in the dark.
Equipped with a high quality double-domed sapphire crystal 1.80 mm thick, offering better readability, increased resistance and a resolutely vintage look.
Collector's limited edition 000/300
Numbered collector's edition limited to 300 timepieces. YEMA’s cap and perforated leather travel case included in the package. The caseback, decorated with YEMA's historic crest, benefits from an improved and more qualitative finish.
Made by a French straps craftsman from Franche-Comté region, the Rallye strap is made in grained, perforated leather. The polished steel buckle is engraved with YEMA’s logo.
Yema Rallye 5 Turbo Limited Edition
Limited edition of 300 pieces
- Material: Polished 316L stainless steel
- Diameter: 39 mm
- Thickness: 12 mm
- Lug width: 20 mm
- Glass: 1.80 mm sapphire double domed crystal
- Circular brushed SS aluminium tachymeter bezel with black markings
- Pushed crown with YEMA logo embossed
- Water-resistant to 100 m (10 BAR / 330 feet)
Dial and hands
- Matt black with sand effect textures
- Applied polished SS indexes
- Polished SS hands
- Super-LumiNova Grade A
- ETA 7753
- Automatic movement
- Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
- Chronograph 60 seconds
- Power reserve of 44 hours
- Hours, minutes, date
- Chronograph counters, minutes and seconds
- Date at 6 o'clock
Strap and buckle
- Brown leather Rallye strap
- Polished clasp with engraved Y of YEMA logo
MSRP: EUR 2'190
For more information, please visit yema.com