The role of the historian is to rediscover the past, looking closely at those factors which have influenced a particular era. Sometimes by exploring a bygone age, the historian can uncover a once forgotten beauty.
Cuervo y Sobrinos reopened its Havana boutique in 2009. Dr Eusebio Leal Spengler, Havana’s official Historian, proved instrumental in the restoration of the boutique as well as many of the glorious buildings synonymous with the ‘Pearl of the Caribbean’.
Cuervo y Sobrinos wanted to recognise Dr Leal’s contribution to Havana’s architectural renaissance by naming its classical collection of watches, Historiador (Historian).
‘Prominente’ is a term used to describe one of the largest Cuban cigars available, much loved by Connoisseurs. Indeed, those in the know, when discussing Havana cigars, will often talk of elegant flavours, spicy qualities and a rich character.
Cuervo y Sobrinos chose the name Prominente for a distinctive line of watches, again rich in character. The nomen perfectly conveys the generous proportions of each model and, by default, their imposing character.
Churchill first visited Cuba in 1895 aged just 21. As young officer in the 4th Hussars, based in London, he was keen to take part in military action. His first taste of Cuba lasted only a few weeks, but it would not be the last time that he would visit the sun-kissed Caribbean island.
In the early part of 1946, clearly exhausted after undertaking his onerous role in the Second World War, Churchill travelled across the Atlantic Ocean at the invitation of President Truman, he took the opportunity to visit Cuba for a second time, albeit on this occasion as an elder statesman.
It is obvious that many Cubans were delighted to see Churchill during his time on the island. Likewise, Churchill seemed to enjoy his time in Cuba, especially when smoking his favourite Havana cigars. Indeed, when the former Prime Minister received a gift of 500 Romeo y Julieta cigars, his favourite brand of cigars, he was reportedly delighted.
The Churchill collection pays tribute to Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, a remarkable man who appreciated the finer things in life and who fell in love with Cuba and its friendly citizens.
Cuervo y Sobrinos, a company with a history dating back to 1882, has often looked to the past for inspiration when designing new creations. However, the Vuelo models are different.
'Vuelo', the Spanish word for 'flight', was the name selected by Cuervo y Sobrinos for its collection of contemporary watches. Indeed, the company describes this family of models as a 'flight to the future'. Each model is imbued with a sporty character, a Latin soul and an extraordinarily elegant appearance.
The Vuelo collection has been created for those individuals seeking functionality paired with notable flair. This family of models embodies the company's passion for innovation, captivating aesthetics and its legendary savoir-faire.
Since 1882, Havana has been the spiritual home of Cuervo y Sobrinos. The Cuban capital is also synonymous with the manufacture of fine cigars.
A fine cigar should be savoured. Likewise, any luxury product, including a beautiful watch, should be slowly appreciated. A peerless creation is seldom made in haste and, therefore, it should be admired leisurely and cherished for its virtues.
The Buceador is a collection of contemporary divers’ watches encompassing the numerous shades of the oceanic waters surrounding Cuba’s coastline. Indeed, the cyan coloured seas, the pastel sands and the black corals, indigenous to the region, have provided a rich source of inspiration for the Cuervo y Sobrinos design team.