he Historiador collection, originally created in 1946, has been relaunched by Cuervo y Sobrinos in 2009 to pay tribute to its heritage and revive a once forgotten beauty. This classical collection features near replicas of old historical models with a modern twist. With its radically assertive codes, the Historiador range interprets the key values of the brand with Latin roots, namely classical, timeless elegance and refinement.
The new Historiador Squelette brings the aesthetic appeal of skeleton watches to the collection. This model partially displays various movement parts to satisfy the wearer’s curiosity about the automatic mechanisms tirelessly working beneath the dial.
This new design of the Historiador Squelette combines retro-artistic patterns, reminiscent of the stained glass windows commonly found in Havana, with black movement parts that represent the embrace of modernity as well as the Swiss craftsmanship. This harmonious fusion of Latino exoticism and Swiss heritage is at the core of the Cuervo y Sobrinos brand. Complementing this new design is a pattern of 26 purple jewels that draw attention and invite both the wearer and onlookers to examine and marvel at the technical prowess of the movement.
The dauphine-shaped hour and minute hands return with their luminescent treatment that retains readability in dim light. The slender, red central sweep seconds hand contrasts with the openworked dial beneath to remain easily visible. The CyS logo is applied to the periphery of the dial.
Endowed with a 40mm stainless steel case, the Historiador Squelette is a prime example of elegant, timeless design. The graceful arcing sides of the case are juxtaposed with the elongated, angular lines of the lugs. The double-curved sapphire crystal features anti-reflective coating and is water resistant to 3 ATM.
The strap of the Squelette is made by an innovative black nubuck Louisiana alligator with red alcantara interior. The model is also available with a stainless steel bracelet.
• References: 3191.1NSQS (leather strap), 3191B.1NSQS (metal strap) • Movement: CYS 5101, base STP 6-15, 11 ½ ’’’ automatic, diameter 25,6 mm, height 4,6 mm, power reserve 44 hours, 26 jewels, frequency 28800 A/h, finished oscillating weight, black NAC coloured, with applied logo • Functions: hours, minutes, centre seconds • Case: stainless steel, diameter 40 mm, height 11.15 mm, double-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, water resistant to 3 ATM, screwed see-through case back with sapphire crystal • Dial: finely perforated squelette dial, applied Cys emblem • Hands: hours and minutes with Superluminova, red centre second • Strap: black nubuck Louisiana alligator with red alcantara interior or stainless steel bracelet • Buckle: stainless steel folding buckle, engraved CyS emblem
Price (excl. tax): CHF 3,000