Cuervo y Sobrinos Watches

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Cuervo y Sobrinos Watches

Armando Rio y Cuervo and his cousins took over the management of their uncle Ramon Cuervo's jewelry store in Havana, Cuba, in 1882, effectively launching what the horological world now knows as Cuervo y Sobrions -- "Cuervo and Nephews." Within 50 years of the nephews' takeover, the company had added three offices worldwide, including one in La Chaux-de-Fond, Switzerland, where they soon started their own watchmaking division. The company is currently headquartered at their Capolago House, rechristened as La Casa in homage to the name given their original Havana location. Playing to their "Latin soul," many of their lines derive their names and inspirations from Cuban cigars, and each piece is presented in a specially made case that doubles as a cigar humidor.

Cuervo y Sobrinos collections include Esplendidos, inspired by the art deco architecture of old Havana; Prominente, Robusto, and Torpedo, all of which take their names from cigars; the Pirata, which draws inspiration from the pirates of the region and makes use of bronze in its aesthetic; and the Historiador, a line inspired by an in-house design from the 40s, through which it's claimed one can see the brand's heritage and history.