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Tradición “San Rafael”


Tradición “San Rafael”

Cuervo y Sobrinos revisited the ‘Tradition’ of the 1950s, eager to capture some of its period charm. However, the modern-day Historiador Tradición ‘San Rafael’ is not a replica, but a contemporary reinterpretation of the ‘much-loved classic. It is offered in two variants, Champagne or silver.

Limited Edition: 188 pieces, individually numbered.

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Category: Brand: Cuervo y Sobrinos Product ID: 8203



CYS 5203, base SW 240-1, 13”’, automatic, diameter: 29 mm, height: 5.05 mm, 38 hours, 26 jewels, 28800 A/h, finished oscillating weight with engraving


Hours, minutes, central seconds, day and date


Stainless steel, diameter 40 mm, height 10.7 mm, double curved sapphire crystal vintage inspired glass, water resistant to 5 ATM, San Rafael engraved case back


Champagne. Rose gold plated, applied trapezoidal and circular indexes. A finely decorated dial with grid-shaped ‘frappage’, inspired by the original dial motif employed on the former 1950s model’


Hours and minutes ‘dauphine’ style, red arrow-shaped seconds hand


Openworked CyS-branded clasp


Honey matte Louisiana alligator


188 pieces, individually numbered


Following its inception in 1882, Cuervo y Sobrinos enjoyed years of continuous growth. On several occasions it moved to ever-larger premises in order to meet the growing demand for its jewellery and watches.

Ultimately, the company moved to a new boutique on Calle San Rafael, a prestigious boulevard in Havana. This became a must-see destination for the great and the good, attracting various visitors including Caruso, Churchill, Einstein, Gable and Hemingway. This latest addition to the Historiador collection honours this exceptional retail establishment.

Each dial is adorned with a ‘frappage’ motif and features dauphine-style hands which emulate those found on the original Tradition of the 1950s. Likewise, the prominent central sweep seconds hand, with its ebullient red tip, references the hand found on the original. A combination of circular and trapezoidal indexes denote the hours.


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