Cuervo y Sobrinos is known for the Latin influence that radiates through pretty much all its watches. Born as a brand in Havana, Cuba, nowadays its headquarters are located in Switzerland. But don’t be fooled into thinking it has lost any of its flamboyance, as most watches still show signs of the golden days of the company. Often inspired by historical Cuban events, architecture, culture, historical figures and celebrity visitors, Cuervo y Sobrinos fully embraces its heritage. The latest to do so is the new Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Flameante Green, made in partnership with renowned British watch and jewellery retailer CW Sellors.
Besides its flamboyant dial, one of the best attributes of the Historiador Flameante is the very pleasant size of its stainless steel case. At 40mm in diameter and just 6.9mm in height, it will grace your wrist very comfortably. The bullhorn-shaped lugs are a signature element of the Historiador collection and add a distinctive touch. A sapphire crystal on the front and back of the case protects both the dial and the movement. The crown is positioned at the traditional 3 o’clock position and is signed and knurled.
Just as with the previous Historiador Flameante, the dial is decorated with a swirling guilloché pattern radiating outwards from the centre, now finished in a lush green colour. Eight applied spear-shaped indices are spread evenly around the dial, with the CyS logo on top doubling as an hour marker. At 3, 6 and 9 o’clock, we find applied Roman numerals. This small seconds sub-dial reveals a circular pattern and the word “Flameante” in the bottom half. The central leaf-shaped hour and minute hands have a small touch of Super-LumiNova in their tips.
Inside the Historiador Flameante, we find the familiar CYS 2502 movement, a hand-wound calibre based on the ETA 7001. This very thin movement is the reason Cuervo manages to keep the Historiador Flameante’s case at just 6.2mm in height. With 17 jewels, it runs at a rate of 21,600vph and can store up to 42 hours when fully wound. Seen through the sapphire crystal caseback, the decoration is quite ornate, with engraved floral patterns, blued screws, polished ratchet and crown wheels, and more.
The Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Flameante with a green dial is worn on a dark green Louisiana alligator leather strap with a double folding buckle in the shape of the CyS logo. Limited to just 30 pieces, it retails for EUR 3,300 and is available exclusively through Cuervo y Sobrinos’ e-commerce platform or directly at CW Sellors.