Founded in 1882 by Ramón Fernández Cuervo in the heart of Havana, Cuba, Cuervo y Sobrinos is the only luxury watch brand with a true Latin heritage. Since the company’s relaunch in 1997, Cuervo y Sobrinos has been committed to producing finely crafted Swiss-made timepieces that pay homage to Havana’s golden years while reflecting the rich and vibrant culture of its home city. The brand’s latest release is Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Hemingway, which honors Ernest Hemingway, the great American literary figure and former patron of the brand, who frequented the Cuervo y Sobrinos boutique in Havana during his years living in Cuba. Created in collaboration with Hemingway Limited, the new watch is officially licensed by the company that manages the Ernest Hemingway trademark and features a number of design details that pay tribute to the great literary hero’s life.
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Based on the brand’s Historiador watch design with its signature engraved lugs, the Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Hemingway is crafted from stainless steel and measures 40mm in diameter and 11.75mm thick. The top of the case is fitted with a thin, smooth bezel that surrounds a double-domed sapphire crystal coated with an anti-reflective treatment. Attached to the reverse side of the watch is a solid screw-on stainless steel caseback with an engraved Hemingway logo, while a signed screw-down winding crown helps give the Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiader Hemingway an adequate 100m water resistance. As an added tribute to the famous novelist and literary genius, the rehat is inscribed with a famous Ernest Hemingway quote, “To write about life you must first live it.”
The new Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Hemingway collection consists of four watches in total, and each features a different dial color inspired by the tones that surrounded Ernest Hemingway during his time in Cuba. The cream and brown dial versions are limited to 140 pieces each, while the other two models feature black or silver dials and will be offered exclusively as a two-piece collector’s set limited to just 30 worldwide. The black and brown dial models have 18k gold plates mounted on the side of their cases displaying their limited-edition numbers, while the cream and silver dial examples have their limited-edition plates matched to the rest of their cases crafted from stainless steel.
Regardless of their differences, all dials fitted to Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Hemingway watches share the same core layout with a clean time-only display, large Arabic numeral hour markers, a trio of centrally mounted hands and railroad-style minutes. Track with the name “Ernest Hemingway” in red letters on the lower part of the dial. Additionally, the black and brown dial models feature white Super-LumiNova on their hands and hour markers, while the silver and cream dial variants feature colored Super-LumiNova for a warm vintage-inspired appearance. Furthermore, despite the differences in their color and production numbers, the dials fitted to the Historiader Hemingway have an applied Cuervo y Sobriños logo in place of the 12 o’clock marker at the top of the dial.
Powering the Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Hemingway and hidden beneath its solid screw-on caseback is the CYS 5121 automatic movement, which is based on the popular Sellita SW200. Running at a frequency of 28,800vph and offering users a power reserve of around 38 hours, the Swiss-made CYS 5121 movement also features a custom engraved oscillating weight. A proven design known for reliable timekeeping performance, the familiar nature of the CYS 5121 movement means that it is easily serviceable by any qualified watchmaker or repair center worldwide.
When it comes to straps, both the silver and cream dial models are fitted with light brown leather straps, while the black and brown dial versions receive straps made of dark brown leather. Additionally, the 30-piece limited edition collector’s set, which includes both black and silver dial models, includes two additional black leather straps, and various strap options for the Historiader Hemingway include double push-button, butterfly-style deployant clasps. Signed with engraved and open-worked Cuervo y Sobrinos logo.
Additionally, as the brand has always been against the idea of wasteful and unwanted packaging, Cuervo y Sobrinos sells its watches in fully functional humidors in a nod to one of Cuba’s most famous luxury products: fine cigars. The two 140-piece limited edition watches with brown or cream dials come in a special-edition wooden humidor that features the Ernest Hemingway logo on the top, while the 30-piece collector’s set is packaged in exclusive leather-wrapped travel humidor chest watches and their included replacement straps. Both can be used to store or serve as a luxury travel humidor to transport a collection of premium cigars.
Ernest Hemingway is often considered one of the greatest American writers, but he actually spent a significant portion of his time living in Cuba between 1939 and 1960. For more than 20 years, Hemingway would travel to Cuba with his family to escape the cold. Idaho winters, and it’s where he wrote iconic classics Islands in the Stream, A moving feastAnd The Old Man and the Sea. During his time in Cuba, Ernest Hemingway was a familiar face at the Cuervo y Sobriños boutique, and now the historic brand honors his life and his love for the city of Havana with a collection of watches honoring its former patron and literary legend.
Retail prices for two 140-piece limited-edition Cuervo y Sobriños Historiader Hemingway models CHF 2,500 For the cream dial version and CHF 3,000 For the brown dial model, the difference in price is a direct result of using solid 18k gold for the limited edition plate on the case side. A 30-piece limited edition collectors set featuring both black and silver dial Historiader Hemingway models with two alternate black leather straps and a travel humidor case will have an official retail price. CHF 6,000. These new models from Cuervo y Sobrinos are the first Swiss watches to be officially licensed by Hemingway Ltd., founded in 1988 by Ernest Hemingway’s eldest son Jack and preserving the legacy of his father’s name. For more information, please visit Manufacturer’s website.
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