Revisiting the ‘Tradition’ of 1950s Havana and eager to capture some of its period charm, is the Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Tradición San Rafael. However, this modern-day watch is not a replica, but a contemporary reinterpretation of one of Cuervo’s most-loved classics. With two variants being offered, this luxury watch comes in a Champagne or Silver dial. Limited Edition of 188 watches.
The most prestigious boulevard in Havana, Calle San Rafael. So, Cuervo y Sobrinos moved their famous company there. Into a new upscale boutique in the 1950s. As a result, becoming a must-see destination for its distinguished clientele. With such notoriety, they were attracting various notables, including Caruso, Churchill, Einstein, Gable and Hemingway. Therefore, this latest addition to the Historiador collection honors this exclusive retail salon of yesteryear on Calle San Rafael.
Through masterful craftsmanship, each dial exhibits an exceptional ‘frappage’ motif. Featuring dauphine-style hands reflecting those found on the original Tradición of the 1950s. Likewise, as with the original, you’ll notice a red-tipped arrow standing out boldly as its central sweep seconds hand. In detail, a combination of circular and trapezoidal indexes denote the hours. In addition, marking the noon hour is the historical CyS emblem.
Finally, engraving on the case back depicts the brand’s former seal with the boutique on Calle San Rafael in Havana. Historically, this seal was applied to all Cuervo y Sobrinos documents.
Limited Edition of 188 watches. Available in a cream or silver dial. Your Cuervo y Sobrinos watch will be delivered in a humidor box.
- CYS 5203, base SW 240-1, 13”’
- 29 mm diameter, 5.05 mm height
- 38 hours, 26 jewels, 28800 A/h
- finished oscillating weight with engraving
- Openworked CyS-branded clasp
- Honey matte Louisiana alligator
- Rose gold plated
- applied trapezoidal, circular indexes and CyS emblem at 12:00
- finely decorated dial with grid-shaped ‘frappage’, inspired by the original dial motif employed on the former 1950s model