Monday, April 8, 2013

Cuervo Y Sobrinos Historiador Flameante Watch



The Swiss brand with a Latin soul, Cuervo Y Sobrinos excels in bringing its history to life in its watches. Once again this year, the brand revives a landmark model from its past. The Historiador Flameante pays tribute to a 1950s watch. Flameante or flaming like the finely guilloché dial and movement finishes: the Côtes de Genève pattern on the plate, the blued screws, and the "Testimony of Style since 1882" inscription engraved around the movement, all visible through the sapphire crystal back. The hand-wound calibre, with small seconds offset at 6 o'clock, is housed inside a rose gold case whose 40 millimetre diameter is both classic and universally pleasing. Cuervo Y Sobrinos again transports its history into the 21st century and, today as yesterday, proves it is an accomplished advocate of refinement and elegance.

Movement
Mechanical hand-wound, ETA 7001, 17 jewels, 42-hour power reserve, "Testimony of Style since 1882" inscribed on the movement, "Côtes de Genève" motif on the bridges
Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds
Case
18k rose gold, 40 mm Cambered sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating and transparent back Water-resistant to 30 m (3 ATM/100 ft)
Dial
White, guilloché Gold-toned applied hour-markers, hands enhanced with Superluminova Applied CyS logo at 12 o'clock  Offset small seconds at 6 o'clock
Bracelet/strap
Light brown alligator with 18k rose gold buckle

Cuervo Y Sobrinos Press