#TBT Yema Rallye Chronograph

Jim Clark (the Enicar Sherpa Graph and the Breitling Navitimer ref.806), Paul Newman (the Rolex Daytona intriguing dial), the Jochen Rindt (Heuer Autavia 2446) and Andretti once more (Heuer Autavia 3646), the Yema Rallye has some way or another remained calm. For what reason is this?

The Yema Rallye highlights the impenetrable Valjoux 7733 movement (picture credit: vender on eBay)

Perhaps the utilization of the more common movement inside the Yema Rallye doesn’t help or could it be the to some degree offbeat red stripes found on most forms? I don’t know, but rather when I learned of the hustling affiliation that Yema had with the incomparable Italian-American driver, it seemed like a watch that I needed to claim. The model you see here, which is sans stripes, was on eBay for a spell, up until as of late, out of Italy and didn’t earn a lot of revenue because of its moderately high get it presently cost of more than $900. At the point when it at last lapsed and the piece stayed unsold, I asked a companion in Italy to contact the dealer to check whether a neighborhood exchange could be overseen at a lower cost. As should be obvious, it worked out and I’m truly happy that it did on the grounds that this is a shockingly pleasant watch.

An unique Yema Rallye promotion (photograph credit: https://sites.google.com/site/yemaniasemaines/)

Yema Rallye…details of an exemplary 60’s chronograph

Another comparison of the Yema Rallye (top) and a Heuer Autavia 2446 “Rindt” (base). The gem and bezel seem to be indistinguishable. THe drags of the Yema are somewhat thicker and less sculpted.

The Yema Rallye comes in at generally 39mm with a 19mm haul width and utilizations a case that is very like the Heuer Autavia 2446. Truth be told, save for the way that the case’s chamfers aren’t too planned, its “feet” are somewhat thicker, and the bezel is non-pivoting, it’s the equivalent size.

The Yema Rallye does not have the sharp chamfers of the Heuer Autavia 2446/3646

I’d even dare to say that it may have shared the fundamental stepping pass on utilized for the Heuers by whatever company was sourced. Investigating the precious stone and the bezel tallness, the two watches show as indistinguishable. The Yema highlights its run of the mill crown with table surface all over and, fortunately, in contrast to the Daytona, has pushers that show their posts. As such, they don’t look excessively little for the case. Obviously, the dial and bezel contrast significantly from that of an Autavia.

A “Dot Over Ninety” bezel is a decent element on the Yema Rallye

While this Yema Rallye has a hint of wear to the bezel, one can see a “Dab Over Ninety” tachymetre scale. This sits inside an excellent, finely knurled bezel. The actual trim is a decent quality that should intrigue a great deal of gatherers who grovel over such a detail on Omega Speedmasters and Universal Geneve Compaxes. The dial, in this form at any rate, is generally stifled put something aside for a huge white/silver band around the subregisters. Here once more, I’d surmise that a dashboard was the expected plan. Sub registers are clear with varying hands – a sharp bolt on the right – and are indented underneath the huge band.

Note the slim hour and moment hands found on the Yema Rallye

Applied hour files with a lume stripe are pleasantly set between a minutes part ring. The focal hands are extremely thin and are done in white with tritium inside. Curiously, the focal chrono hand has an unfilled bolt molded tip. This detail is actually the lone gesture to the innovative silliness that regularly accompanies vintage Yema chronographs.

A flawless Yema peak embellishes the screw down case back of the Yema Rallye

The case back of this watch contains some genuine bas-help and shows the Yema peak while being encircled by some hopeful verbiage, “100% waterproof.”

“Obrey”…what’s in a name? Is it the top of the line goldsmith in Paris?

The nature of the Yema Rallye is impressive

Overall, the Yema Rallye is a far more pleasant watch than their “Daytona”. The subtleties are a lot better and the plan permits it to remain all alone. It wears similar as an Autavia, which means “amazing”! This size of watch is truly ideal for about anybody and the watch works with a wide range of lash tones and types. I should make reference to the odd name, “Obrey”, on the dial. It’s not by and large focused, which is somewhat odd and sometime later, however it drove me to do some exploration. What I discovered is that are top of the line goldsmiths in Paris, France that make their own line of watches. Their watches tend towards the gems side of things and appear to zero in on real silver development, so this makes a relationship with this somewhat distinct piece a peculiarity. On the other hand, this was the 60’s. In all honesty, I can’t locate any evidence to straightforwardly tie this watch, or some other Yema, to the house, however it’s conceivable that it was sold at the store or maybe appropriated by the company in a Tiffany-like way. Or on the other hand, possibly it’s a common name in French? On the off chance that anybody knows more, I’d love to hear from you!

The Yema Rallye on the wrist

Yemas have an ardent after, particularly among French gatherers. My comprehension of French is by and large as great as Google make an interpretation of permits it to be, so I for the most part picture perusing on the French gatherings, for example, . One can locate a stunning combination of lovely Yemas there and the gathering appears to be extremely open to assisting individuals with questions, however I’m not entirely certain how English passes as a discussion language! I’d welcome you to examine thoughts as Yemas and LeJours truly offer some energizing, and moderately savvy alternatives for the collector.

The Yema Rallye addresses extraordinary incentive in a hot market

Buying a Yema Rallye isn’t a bank-breaker

Buying a Yema Rallye isn’t exactly pretty much as simple as before. Indeed, these watches have fallen prey to the super hot vintage chronograph market, yet they do come up with moderately great costs. I’d financial plan somewhere in the range of $600 – 1,000 right now for a strong piece by either Yema or LeJour. Do be keeping watch for off base bezels and relumes, however understand that the lume on the hour lists does frequently practice environmental awareness. Dials come up sometimes too hands, yet I infrequently see bezels. Movements are unsigned on the extensions and make for a simple fix. I have seen models online where the focal chrono hand is filled in, so maybe the company gave a few variations over the long run. The equivalent can be said where the Yema logo is on the dial now and again. A decent tip is to check the French discussions as Yemas come available to be purchased there more frequently.

The Yema Rallye…an moderate piece with a genuine motorsports tie

Thanks for making a trip to look at the Yema Rallye. It’s uncommon to discover a pleasantly planned chronograph with a genuine motorsports tie in for such minimal expenditure. How about we be grateful that this watch has by one way or another maintained a strategic distance from the scourge of overheated interest. Add to this an impenetrable and effectively overhauled movement and it’s a genuine champ. As usual, appreciate the chasing and until one week from now…


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