Cuervo y Sobrinos, the Swiss model with Cuban roots, has a number of collections named after well-known Cuban cigars. The Prominente, which will get its title from one of many largest Cuban cigars, is a set of huge rectangular watches with a decidedly Artwork Deco aptitude. 4 new Doble Tiempo (twin time/GMT) fashions be a part of the gathering fitted with two impartial actions. Accessible in 4 completely different dial colors, the benefit of getting two separate actions signifies that the time might be displayed appropriately in two completely different areas regardless of their UTC offset.
Like all Cuervo y Sobrinos designs, the temper is markedly retro. Established in Havana in 1882, the model was revived within the late Nineteen Nineties after which acquired by a staff of traders in 2018 with Massimo Rossi as CEO and headquarters in Capolago, within the Swiss canton of Ticino. Cuervo y Sobrinos has carved a distinct segment for itself with fashions that lean closely on classic design cues and lavish personalities. The instances are bigger than the unique classic items that impressed the collections consistent with extra up to date tastes. Cuervos y Sobrinos is all about recreating the Golden Days of La Habana within the Nineteen Fifties when socialites and celebrities flocked to this unique island playground (you possibly can learn in regards to the firm’s vibrant historical past on this article).
Outstanding case dimension
The chrome steel case of the Prominente Doble Tiempo is, just like the cigars they’re named after, outstanding and has a size of 52mm, a width of 30.5mm and a peak of 9.5mm. With its cambered case flanks, the elegant stepped case sits comfortably on the wrist and is completely polished to underscore its luxurious attraction. Two crowns, set on the precise aspect of the case, are used to set the impartial actions.
Though GMT watches are undoubtedly probably the most sensible complication for travellers, a GMT watch with two impartial actions and two impartial shows is much more sensible. Two separate actions signifies that 30 and 45-minute UTC (Common Coordinated Time) offsets adopted by nations like India, Iran and Afghanistan might be set independently.
Whereas the case follows the smooth, aerodynamic traces we affiliate with Artwork Deco styling, the dial is true to Cuervo y Sobrinos’ flamboyant, larger-than-life spirit. 4 dial colors – silver, blue, black and brown – show a dynamic guilloché-style background emanating in wave-like patterns from beneath the higher handset. The inscriptions ‘Cuervo y Sobrinos’ and ‘Habana’ seem within the high dial, though I’m positive a Cuban would like to see the capital spelt out as ‘La Habana’.
The highest dial, representing native time, is oval-shaped and aligned vertically with markings on the minute monitor that develop in dimension to replicate the altering dimensions of the guilloché sample. The stamped Arabic numerals are additionally of various sizes similar to the area offered and contribute to the dynamic attraction of the dial. The 12 o’clock marker is changed with the Cuervo y Sobrinos defend, and the massive 6 o’clock numeral spills over into the smaller dial for dwelling time. Additionally oval-shaped, the 24-hour smaller dial is aligned horizontally and options printed white Arabic numerals to tell apart it from the bigger dial. Each dials depend on Breguet-style hour and minute fingers with a contact of luminescence at their suggestions.
Turning the Prominente Doble Tiempo over, you possibly can respect the cambered case building and the 2 crescent-shaped sapphire crystal home windows revealing components of the highest and backside actions. The higher motion – calibre CYS 5024 – is a base ETA 2671 automated (suppressed seconds) with a 44h energy reserve and a personalised rotor with fan ornament and CyS engraving. The decrease motion – CYS 5025 – can be a base ETA 2671 modified to show 24 hours.
All 4 Prominente Doble Tiempo fashions are accompanied by elegant Louisiana alligator leather-based straps to enrich the dial color with chrome steel folding buckles engraved with the CyS coat of arms.
The Cuervo y Sobrinos Prominente Doble Tiempo fashions retail for EUR 4,000 or CHF 4,000. It’s now out there from the model’s web site. For extra data, please go to CuervoySobrinos.com.