Cuervo y Sobrinos presents a new edition of its classic Historiador Flameante timepiece with a fascinating salmon dial. Inspired by an original model produced by Cuervo y Sobrinos in the 1950s, the latest Historiador Flameante flaunts an ultra-slim, vintage-style case and an original salmon ‘flameante’ or ‘flaming’ dial.
Made with stainless steel, the case of the Historiador Flameante has a diameter of 40 mm and an ultra-thin height of just 6.2 mm, a perfectly proportioned dress watch that will glide discreetly under a shirt cuff.
Inspired by the tailfins of American cars popular in Havana in the 1950s, the bold jutting legs are ergonomically designed and extremely comfortable on the wrist. Modest yet easy to manipulate, the crown sits close to the caseband, and the thin bezel offers a generous panorama of the dial.
The swirling guilloché flame motif engraved on the dial reveals the brand’s devotion to craftsmanship. The dancing flames emanating from the centre endow the dial with a fluid, mesmerising spectacle. Evocative of the sunsets over the Bay of Havana, the elegant salmon dial provides a marked contrast with the polished case.
Eight silver spear-shaped and faceted markers, along with Arabic numerals at 3, 6 and 9 and the brand logo at noon, are applied to the surface of the dial providing additional dimension and volume. Animating the dial at 6 o’clock is the recessed small seconds counter with a snailed interior and the word ‘Flameante’.
To consolidate the vintage identity of the watch, a double-curved sapphire crystal protects the dial. Not only is it a historically accurate feature of watches from the 1950s, but it also allows light to flood the dial plane enhancing legibility and showcasing the beautiful pattern. In tune with contemporary standards, the elegant lance-shaped hands have a touch of luminescence at their tips to consult the time in low light conditions.
The Historiador Flameante houses an ultra-thin (2.5 mm) Swiss hand-wound movement. Visible through the sapphire crystal window on the caseback, the finishes pay homage to traditional watchmaking: the bridges are decorated with Côtes de Genève, the main plate is embellished with circular graining, and there is a profusion of blued screws. The caseback is engraved with ‘Testimony of Style since 1882’, a reference to the foundation of the Cuervo y Sobrinos brand.
The Historiador Flameante watch is fitted with an elegant black color Louisiana alligator strap.
Model Name: Flameante
Diameter: 23.3 mm
Height: 2.5 mm
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 21600 A/h
Hours, minutes and small seconds
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 40 mm
Height: 6.2 mm
Double-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistant to 5 ATM
Screwed see-through case back with sapphire crystal
Salmon color with “Flameante” finishing, silver index and CyS emblem applied
Hands: Steel color hours and minutes with Superluminova, round shape small seconds
Black matte Louisiana alligator
Stainless steel folding buckle, engraved CyS emblem