Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Hemingway Watch-Brown Dial



The CyS Historiador Hemingway Watch – Limited Edition

Cuervo y Sobrinos’ Hemingway is the only watch to be officially licensed by Hemingway Limited! Hemingway Limited manages the Ernest Hemingway trademarks and was formed in 1988 by his three sons, Jack, Patrick and Gregory. Licensed Hemingway products must be timeless and enduring. But above all, authenticity and quality are hallmarks of the brand, in design and construction. In addition, the profound appeal of the Hemingway legend is embodied in the select group of products fit to bear his name.

With a nod of respect to their former client, Cuervo y Sobrinos is honored to release the Historiador Hemingway watch. Firstly, these Hemingway watches were developed in partnership with Hemingway Limited. Therefore, featuring a number of design elements paying tribute to his life as a great literary hero. Furthermore, like any product licensed into the Ernest Hemingway collection, the Historiador Hemingway is marked by superb craftsmanship and attention to detail. Capturing the spirit of the man who lives large in the hearts and minds of his readers.

Cuervo y Sobrinos

Cuervo y Sobrinos is the only luxury watch brand with a true Latin legacy. Establishing their fine boutique in 1882 in Havana, Cuba. Cuervo watches are historically significant and mark an unparalleled time in history.

But it was during Havana’s heyday of the 1930s-50s, when CyS was even more prestigious than Tiffany’s. Even Cartier envied Cuervo y Sobrinos during the years when Havana served as a playground for the rich and famous. In fact, the brand was so highly respected the boutique’s guest register boasts signatures of Ernest Hemingway, Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, Clark Gable and many more. With CyS being so distinguished, leading watches of the era, like Rolex, Longines and Patek Philippe produced double-branded watches with the “Cuervo y Sobrinos” name engraved on the dials.

Re-launching in 1997, CyS is committed to producing finely crafted Swiss-made, luxury timepieces that pay tribute to Havana’s golden years by embodying its rich and vibrant culture.

The Man

Ernest Miller Hemingway (1899 – 1961), the iconic, legendary man who lived a rich and adventurous life. With a larger-than-life persona himself, forever known for his fictional characters and literary works. However, during his life he also worked as a journalist, in an ambulance, as a rebel, a hunter and a fisherman. So, engraved on the watch’s inner bezel is his famous quote, “In order to write about life one must first live it”.

Clearly loving his Caribbean retreat in Cuba at ‘Finca Vigia’, living there the last 2 decades of his life, from 1939 – 1960. While residing in Cuba for 20 years, the literary genius frequently visited the Cuervo y Sobrinos boutique. Today, with the blessing of the Hemingway family, CyS is honoring the American literary powerhouse and former CyS client with a new series of watches. Watches Hemingway himself would be passionate about wearing.

The Watch’s Features

Collectable as a Limited Edition in your choice of a dark brown or cream colored dial. Each version is limited to only 140 watches. As an added bonus, your limited edition watch is delivered in a Hemingway Humidor box.


  • CYS 5121, base SW 200, 11 ½ ”’,  diameter: 25.6 mm, height: 4.6 mm,
  • automatic
  • 38 hours, 26 jewels, 28800 A/h
  • finished oscillating weight with engraving


  • Hours, minutes and centre seconds


  • Stainless steel, diameter 40 mm, height 11.75 mm
  • double curved sapphire crystal with anti reflective coating
  • water resistant to 10 ATM
  • Engraved Hemingway logo case back
  • screwed-in 18kt. Gold Limited Edition plate on the side case
  • Gold colour hours and minutes with Super-LumiNova®
  • gold colour seconds


  • Dark brown leather strap
  • Open-worked, CyS-branded folding clasp buckle


  • Brown dial, coated Super-LumiNova®
  • Indices, applied CyS emblem
Also available in a cream colored dial.



Additional information


Cuervo y Sobrinos




Stainless steel


Vintage style