Historiador- Tradición San Rafael (Blue)
In the 1950s Cuervo y Sobrinos produced the ‘Tradition’, a much-loved timepiece, highly prized by watch aficionados and style conscious wearers. Now, the brand unveils the new Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Tradición ‘San Rafael’, a new, contemporary interpretation of the 50s model. Following its inception in 1882, Cuervo y Sobrinos enjoyed years of continuous growth. On several occasions it moved to ever-larger premises in order to meet the growing demand for its jewelry and watches. The company moved to a new boutique on Calle San Rafael, a prestigious boulevard in Havana. Each dial is adorned with a ‘frappage’ motif, dauphine-style hands, the prominent central sweep seconds hand, with its ebullient red tip which emulate those found on the original Tradition of the 1950s . The case back is engraved with a depiction of the brand’s former boutique on Calle San Rafael in Havana.
Movement: CYS 5203, base SW 240-1 automatic diameter 29mm height 5.05mm power reserve 38 hours 26 jewels frequency 28800 A/h finished oscillating weight with engraving.
Function: Hours, minutes, central seconds, day and date
Case: stainless steel diameter 40mm height 10.7mm double curved sapphire crystal vintage inspired glass water resistant to 5 ATM screwed case back with engraving of San Rafael boutique
Hands: Hours and minutes ‘dauphine’ style, red arrow-shaped seconds hand
Buckle: Stainless steel open worked CyS-branded clasp
Strap: Dark blue high-gloss Louisiana alligator
Dial: Silver-toned. Rose gold plated, applied trapezoidal and circular indexes. A finely decorated dial with grid-shaped ‘frappage’, inspired by the original dial motif employed on the former 1950s model’. ‘Cuervo y Sobrinos’ and ‘Tradicion’ vintage style ‘cartouche, day/date indication. Applied CyS emblem
Limited Edition: 66/188 pieces. Made in Switzerland, 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.
Founded in 1882, Cuervo y Sobrinos has a prodigious history, enriched with many significant milestones along the way. By having a long history, there is an inference that a company possesses expertise and certainly over the coming pages there are many examples of the Maison’s virtuosity.