Pirata- Rough Riders Series
In 1895, Cuba sought independence from Spain. As a result the Spanish brutally suppressed the islanders. The US press reported on the events, giving rise to widespread sympathy across America. While sympathy turned to anger and in 1898 a battleship USS Maine mysteriously sank, resulting in the death of 266 crew. President William McKinley called for 125,000 volunteers to counter the Spanish colonial policies in Cuba. Following this, Colonel Leonard Wood and his second in command, Theodore Roosevelt, formed a regiment. Named the ‘1st United States Volunteer Cavalry’, men from Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. This band of brothers, all accomplished horsemen known as the ‘Rough Riders’, albeit they fought on foot since their horses were not sent with them battled ensued at Las Guasimas and San Juan Hill. The Siege of Santiago was the last major operation of the Spanish-American War. Ultimately, the Rough Riders would prevail over the Spanish, culminating in the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1898 with Spain renouncing all claims over Cuba. Cuervo y Sobrinos honors the bravery of the Rough Riders with a new limited-edition model.
Movement: CYS 5103, base Soprod M100, 11 ½’’’ automatic diameter 25.6 mm height 3.60 mm power reserve 38 hours 25 jewels frequency 28800 A/h finished oscillating weight with applied logo
Hands: hours, minutes and centre seconds with rhodium treatment SLN (Super-LumiNova®) GL old tritium
Strap: green calf Barbour style
Buckle: pin buckle featuring aged treatment and engraved with CyS emblem
Functions: hours, minutes, centre seconds and date
Case: titanium and bronze diameter 45mm height 12.4mm sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating water resistant, 5 ATM screwed see-though case back, a depiction of a cavalryman holding a US flag
Dial: Green dial SLN (Super-LumiNova®) GL old tritium Arabic numerals 11 x SLN dots CyS emblem at 12 o’clock nickel double swords ‘Rough Riders’ pattern at centre of dial, presented in relief.
Limited Edition: 125 pieces, Made in Switzerland, 2 year manufacturer’s warranty