Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Clasico Copper
Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Clasico Copper brings references from Brice Goulard of Monochrome. From one of the best read online publications on fine watches, he puts it really well.
Cuervo y Sobrinos is a kind of special brand in the industry, as even if the watches are produced in Switzerland, with Swiss mechanical movements, the roots of this watchmaking company are… from La Habana, Cuba. It makes it a brand with a latin DNA and this can be seen in the watches they produce – with a specific and strong design, a mix of vintage and warm atmosphere that, for instance, a German brand couldn’t have. Their latest creation plays on the classical side but still, it shows an interesting design. Here is the Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Clasico.
The Historiador Clasico’s design elements exemplify this mix of vintage and warm atmosphere Goulard references. The Historiador collection is inspired by the iconic Cuervo y Sobrinos that was favored by the glitterati who frequented 1940s and 50s Havana. Gable, Hemingway, Einstein and Churchill all signed the shop’s guest book in their day.
Epitome of Sophisticated Vintage Style
Cuervo y Sobrinos’ Historiador Clasico Copper epitomizes this retro style because of several factors. Especially relevant, is the slim profile of 7.10mm. In addition, there’s the reasonably sized stainless steel case diameter of 40mm and distinctive sculptural lugs. Much like you find in 1930s and 40s vintage watches. And yet, Cuervo y Sobrinos manages slightly more squarish and modern lines. Therefore, the unique silhouette and lug design makes this watch instantly recognizable by those in the know. Also, the Historiador Clasico’s rounded central part, small crown, transparent caseback and the double curved sapphire crystal add to this classic look.
Most noteworthy, a galvanized copper color treatment lends unique character with a combination of a sun-ray pattern on the periphery and a “clou de Paris” guilloché in the central part.
Hand winding watch boasts a power reserve of 42 hours and 17 ruby movement. Brown Louisiana alligator strap. Water resistant to 3 ATM.
Easily readable with simple hours and minutes. Rounded hands sporting discreet luminous paint tips and a small second at 6. Roman numerals and a rail-road track finishes this elegant dial.
ETA 7001 (a.k.a Peseux), flaunts an extra flat hand winding movement with small second. Simple but reliable movement measures only 2.50mm in height and decorated with Geneva Stripes and blued screws.