Though the model is headquartered in Switzerland, Cuervo y Sobrinos absolutely embraces its distinct Latin roots. What was began by the Cuervo household in Havana, Cuba in 1882 fell sufferer to the Cuban revolution and was nationalized in 1965 and vanished shortly after that. Revived in 1997, and now positioned in Switzerland, the model nonetheless makes use of its heritage as inspiration. The brand new Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Asturias assortment honours the birthplace of the Cuervo household who based the corporate after migrating from Asturias, Spain to the Caribbean island.
Whereas Cuervo y Sobrinos was based in 1882, the story really begins 20 years earlier when Ramón Fernandos Cuervo opened up a jewelry and watch restore store in Havana. By 1882, 5 extra Cuervo nephews joined, and Cuervo y Sobrinos was born. Being lively for over 80 years, the corporate disappeared on account of the nationalization by the Cuban authorities. Beneath the revived Cuervo y Sobrinos, the Historiador honours the model’s Latin roots and is taken into account a cornerstone assortment.
The case for the Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Asturias collections comes with that distinct Latin aptitude the model is thought for. It measures 40mm throughout and solely 9.9mm in peak, making this an undoubtedly nice watch to put on. The elongated horn-shaped lugs are one other CyS signature. A domed sapphire crystal covers the dial, whereas a see-through caseback reveals the mechanical coronary heart. Water-resistance is rated at 30 meters.
With out a shadow of a doubt, the most effective factor about these watches are the 4 completely different fumé fashion dials. Not that the remainder is sub-par or something, however the smokey, radiant colors simply pop. The dial is available in a darkish blue, darkish pink, darkish inexperienced or tobacco tone, all darkening in direction of the periphery. Time is indicated by elegant Losangé fashion palms for the hours and minutes, and a slender needle-like seconds hand. The hour indices are polished, and utilized, simply because the CyS brand at 12 o’clock. A facetted window reveals the date, which is all the time a black disc with white digits for the absolute best distinction.
Turning the watch over reveals the Calibre CyS 5104, which is predicated on the Peseux 224. This is similar motion we’ve seen within the Historiador 1519 and the Buceador Caribe. It’s a substitute for the fabled ETA 2824 and delivers slightly related specs. The frequency is 28,800vph, it makes use of 28 jewels and offers 38 hours of autonomy. It’s pushed by a winding rotor that options the CyS brand.
The Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Asturias assortment is worn on a colour-matching Cordovan leather-based strap with a chrome steel folding buckle. The buckle options an open-worked CyS brand on the clasp. The gathering is non-limited and retails for CHF 2,000. For extra info, please go to CuervoySobrinos.com.