Cuervo y Sobrinos Robusto Day Date Churchill Watch Review
Friday - 23 February 2018
Cuervo y Sobrinos choose iconic British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill as their muse for one of their newest releases. Adding to their already popular collection, the Robusto Day Date Churchill design brings the perfect blend of elegance, vintage charm and innovation. Reflecting on the past yet always looking to the future.
The link between the Latin brand and British politics is Sir Winston Churchill’s love for the Cuban sun. With strong roots in Havana, Cuervo y Sobrinos reflects on the cities past, in particular, the 1940s when the Cuban capital became a destination for rich, jetsetters seeking luxury and a hot climate. The Caribbean ignited his love for cigars and was rarely seen without one during his term in office. Smoking cigars is an authentic ritual in Havana, which has greatly influenced the brand. Each watch is presented in an elegant wooden case that transforms into a luxurious cigar humidifier out of respect for the traditional ceremony. Therefore, Churchill’s love for cigars is the perfect fit. Finally, his regular visits of the Cuervo y Sobrinos boutique in La Havana was the final piece of the puzzle.
Limited to 2000 pieces, the Robusto Day Date Churchill features a lacquered white cracked dial for a unique touch. The elaborate Arabic numerals, razor sharp hands and subtle minute dots contrast beautifully against the white watch face. The Churchill stamp situated at 6 o’clock is presented in a striking steel blue to match the accents on the dial and the Louisana alligator leather strap. The curved day display fits seamlessly into the dial design at 12 o’clock as does the date aperture at 3. Framed in a stainless steel case, the distinctive dial brings a sense of Cuban flair and British elegance.
Powered by the CYS 5204 automatic movement based on the Sellita SW240, the timepiece boasts an impressive power reserve of 38 hours. Admire the complex movement at work via the exposed sapphire crystal caseback.
The timepiece successfully marries both Cuban and British history in a modern platform.