Cuervo y Sobrinos Torpedo Historiador Semanal

With the new Torpedo Historiador Semanal (“Weekly Historian Torpedo”), Cuervo y Sobrinos brings to life again one of their most emblematic historic models.

The firm Cuervo y Sobrinos was founded in La Habana at the end of the 1800s, during the heyday of the Cuban capital. It became a point of reference in the world of watchmaking and reached its pinnacle during the period from 1940 to 1950. The Torpedo Historiador Semanal is a revival on a modern note of the Cuervo y Sobrinos dating back to the 40s.

Cuervo y Sobrinos Torpedo Historiador Semanal

The original mechanism was created and subsequently patented in 1944 by a Fontainemelon manufacturer of Swiss movements. Cuervo y Sobrinos was using this original movement during many years between 1945 and 1955. The Swiss Watch manufacturer decided to reproduce this calibre, creating their own module to enhance the original product. Two years’ research was devoted to developing this model and the result was well worth the effort.

The main characteristic of the CyS module is the immediate reading of the weekday and date. Innovation in relation to the original movement was the introduction of the week number. It is this detail which gives it its name “Semanal” (weekly). The indications of days, dates, months and weeks of the year, are arranged in a circle around the dial.

Cuervo y Sobrinos Torpedo Historiador Semanal

Two crowns are placed at 8 and 10 o’clock. One regulates the month and week, and the other regulates the date. The crown at 3 o’clock regulates hours and minutes.

The case, created in both steel and 18kt rose gold is slighter larger than the original 40s’ design, while maintaining a vintage touch in the dial graphic, available in two versions – black or white.

Technical details

Model: Cuervo y Sobrinos Torpedo Historiador Semanal

Classical and timeless product inspired by an original CyS design from the fifties Vintage timepiece
CyS in-house caliber based on a patented original CyS caliber from the sixties
Functional movement with indication of date, day of the week, month and week of the year

Automatic CyS 2853
Diameter: 38 mm
Height: 6.15 mm
27 jewels
Power reserve: 44 hours

Hours, minutes and small seconds
Date, day of the week, month and week of the year

Stainless steel
Sapphire crystal with antireflective coating on both sides
Water resistant to 3 atm
Case diameter: 45 mm
Height 13.55 mm
Case back: screwed see-through back

Louisiana alligator strap
Stainless steel folding buckle

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