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Following the success of its original series of timepieces that celebrate the life of legendary author Ernest Hemingway, Cuervo y Sobrinos has created a new collection of watches specifically dedicated to the famous writer and loyal customer of the brand. While Hemingway was American by birth, he chose to make a home for himself in Cuba, and he would frequently visit the Cuervo y Sobrinos boutique in Havana during the 20 years he resided there. Produced in collaboration with Hemingway Limited, which is the organization founded by the writer’s eldest son Jack in 1988 that manages the Ernest Hemingway trademark, the new Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Hemingway collection spans three different limited-edition models that are inspired by the life and work of one of literature’s greatest heroes.
The three models that make up the new Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Hemingway collection consist of two variations of the Historiador Hemingway Icònico, along with a GMT edition called “The Fisherman” that is inspired by Hemingway’s novel, The Old Man and the Sea, which received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1953 and was written by the American author while he stayed in Cayo Blanco, Cuba. The two Icònico models feature either cream or tobacco-colored dials that embody the hues that would have surrounded Hemingway during the years that he called the island nation his home. Meanwhile, “The Fisherman” GMT variant embraces a rich blue colorway that recalls Hemingway’s love of the ocean. Each of the new Historiador Hemingway Icònico models is produced as a limited edition of 882 examples, while the Historiador Hemingway GMT “The Fisherman” will be offered as an exclusive limited edition of just 288 pieces.
Despite their differences, all three of the new watches that make up the Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Hemingway collection feature the same stainless steel case that offers a distinct vintage-inspired appearance and measures 40mm in diameter by 11.75mm-thick. Similarly, all three of the new limited-edition Historiador Hemingway watches feature double-domed sapphire crystals with anti-reflective treatment above their dials, along with signed screw-down winding crowns at the 3 o’clock location, which help support their 100 meters of water resistance. With that in mind, while the two Historiador Hemingway Icònico models feature smooth fixed bezels with solid casebacks that are engraved with the Hemingway logo, the GMT variant features a bezel with a 24-hour scale, along with a display-style caseback that has a sapphire window to showcase its internal movement.
The dials fitted to the two Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Hemingway Icònico models are either cream or tobacco-colored, although each version features different colored text and accents. The cream dial has its printing in black, red, and blue, while the tobacco-colored dial has its text in white, rose gold, and red. Similarly, while the cream dial version features a polished handset with a blue seconds hand and a blue crescent tip on its fourth centrally-mounted pointer date hand, the tobacco dial variant receives rose gold hour and minute hands paired with a polished seconds hand and a bright red pointer date hand. Additionally, the Arabic numeral hour markers along with both the hour hand and minute hand are coated in Super-LumiNova on both versions of the Historiador Hemingway Icònico in order to provide users with maximum legibility in low-light settings.
As for the Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Hemingway GMT “The Fisherman” watch, the dial fitted to this 288-piece limited-edition model features an ocean blue surface with a vertically brushed finish and luminous Arabic numeral hour markers. While the core design of the dial is relatively similar to what can be found inside the two Icònico models, the GMT variant does not follow a pointer date configuration, and rather than having a calendar track printed along its periphery, “The Fisherman” features a date window with a circular bevel at the 6 o’clock location. Similar to the two Historiador Hemingway Icònico models, the GMT-equipped variant features four centrally-mounted hands, although rather than having one of them be dedicated to its calendar display, “The Fisherman” receives a polished handset that includes a fourth GMT hand with a blue shaft and a luminous triangular tip.
As an additional nod to the life and work of Ernest Hemingway, all three of the new limited-edition Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Hemingway models feature famous quotes from the great American author engraved along their rehauts. The two Icònico watches with cream and tobacco-colored dials have the inscription “In order to write about life, first you must live it” engraved in English at 12 o’clock, with the same quote in Spanish sitting opposite it on the 6 o’clock side. Similarly, the blue Historiador Hemingway GMT “The Fisherman” watch features a quote from the author’s famous book The Old Man and the Sea inscribed around its dial, and the engraving along its rehaut reads “Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky” in English on the 12 o’clock side with the Spanish translation on the lower half at the 6 o’clock position.
Powering the duo of Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Hemingway Icònico watches with cream and tobacco dials is the brand’s CYS 8121 automatic movement, which is a 26-jewel caliber based upon the venerable Sellita 221-1 that runs at a frequency of 28,800vph (4 Hz) with a power reserve of approximately 38 hours. Meanwhile, the Historiador Hemingway GMT “The Fisherman” is powered by the CYS 8122 self-winding GMT movement, which is a 25-jewel caliber based on the Soprod C125 that offers an independently adjustable 24-hour hand and runs at a frequency of 28,800vph (4 Hz) with a power reserve of 42 hours. Both Swiss-made automatic movements are fitted with custom engraved oscillating weights, although it is only “The Fisherman” that displays its movement through the sapphire window in its exhibition-style caseback, as the two Icònico models feature deep engravings of the Hemingway logo in relief.
Completing the pair of Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Hemingway Icònico watches are color-coordinated leather straps, with the cream dial model receiving a light brown strap, while the tobacco dial version gets fitted with the same style strap in a dark brown color. Both straps are completed by stainless steel deployant buckles that feature double push-button releases and are signed with an open-worked version of the brand’s CyS logo. As for the Historiador Hemingway GMT “The Fisherman” model, it gets paired with both a three-link stainless steel bracelet and a matching blue Cordura strap that is fitted with a signed stainless steel deployant buckle. Lastly, all three of the new models from the Historiador Hemingway collection are delivered in special presentation boxes that are designed to look just like leather-bound books, so that they can be stored on a bookshelf alongside Hemingway’s famous literary works.
The Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Hemingway watches are the first Swiss timepieces to be officially licensed by Hemingway Limited, and this latest trio of limited-edition models expands upon the original time-only series to celebrate the life and work of one of America’s most influential writers. Prices for new 882-piece limited edition Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Hemingway Icònico models with either cream (ref. 3190.1ICC) or tobacco (ref. 3190.1ICB) colored dials are set at $3,100 USD, while the 288-piece Historiador Hemingway GMT “The Fisherman” (ref. 3192B.1B) is accompanied by an official retail price of $3,850 USD. Additionally, rather than just being new versions of the original time-only models or limited-edition colorways of existing watches from the brand’s Historiador collection, the new Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Hemingway timepieces are truly unique creations — just like the books written by the legendary author who serves as their inspiration. For more information on the Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Hemingway collection, please visit the brand’s website.Sponsored Posts are a form of advertising that allows sponsors to share useful news, messages, and offers to aBlogtoWatch readers in a way traditional display advertising is often not best suited to. All Sponsored Posts are subject to editorial guidelines with the intent that they offer readers useful news, promotions, or stories. The viewpoints and opinions expressed in Sponsored Posts are those of the advertiser and not necessarily those of aBlogtoWatch or its writers.