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Recently, Cuervo y Sobrinos held an event in Bratislava. Guests were indulged with a Cuban-themed evening and also had the opportunity to view the company’s products at close quarters. However, the climax of the evening was the unveiling of the new Pirata Tourbillon, a limited edition model featuring a ‘high complication’. Cuervo y Sobrinos recently held an event in Bratislava where guests were invited to discover the company’s collection of watches.
The highlight of the evening was when Massimo Rossi, the CEO of Cuervo y Sobrinos, opened a vintage-themed safe and removed the new Pirata Tourbillon, a watch equipped with a much-coveted complication. This timepiece is limited to 10 pieces, hence exclusivity is assured.
The tourbillon, patented in 1801, mitigates the adverse influence of gravity on the watch’s movement. The mechanism involves placing the escapement and the regulating organ within a rotating cage. As the cage rotates, any positional influences acting on the movement are negated, thereby augmenting precision. Such is the complexity of a tourbillon that it is often termed a ‘high complication’.
The assembly of the movement and its subsequent regulation requires the expertise of a Master watchmaker. The Pirata Tourbillon is housed in a bronze and titanium case measuring 45mm in diameter. The bronze components will acquire a patinated appearance with the onset of age. Moreover, by blending said metals, the case looks understated, providing the perfect foil for the dial to shine. The dial celebrates Cuba’s rich maritime history with its distinctive ship’s wheel design. Openworked hour and minute hands impart meaning, while at the same time affording better views of the movement. The dial area is encircled by a grey-hued maritime rope. A track is positioned on the flange and uses silver-toned spherical markings to denote the minutes. Thermally blued screws adorn the tourbillon bridge and cage, upholding fine watchmaking practise.
The Maison’s emblem is positioned at the top of the dial, a sign of excellence familiar to legions of clients. At the heart of the Pirata Tourbillon is the calibre CYS 6000, a hand-wound movement with a prodigious power reserve of 105 hours. Unlike most movements which feature an index regulator, this movement is equipped with a variable-inertia balance, a feature that provides superior rate stability and, once again, makes the watch less prone to positional errors.
The sumptuous feel of the watch also extends to its black alligator strap which is paired with a titanium pin buckle, adorned with an engraved CyS emblem. The Pirata Tourbillon is the ultimate expression of Cuervo y Sobrinos ownership. It is rich in horological virtue, encompassing precision and refined finishing, all endowed with notable Latin style. Cuervo y Sobrinos: Swiss manufacture, Latin heritage.
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