Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Hemingway Limited Edition

Swiss luxury watch brand Cuervo y Sobrinos pays tribute to its former patron, Ernest Hemingway, with the release of a new series.

These timepieces have been developed in partnership with Hemingway Limited, an organization that manages the Ernest Hemingway trademarks. Cuervo y Sobrinos is the first watch brand to be officially licensed by Hemingway Limited, dedicated to a great literary figure.

Hemingway lived in Cuba at ‘Finca Vigia’ for 20 years (1939 – 1960). During that period, the literary genius frequently visited the Cuervo y Sobrinos boutique. Now, the brand has chosen to honour the former patron of the firm with a new series of watches produced in collaboration with Hemingway Limited.

The Historiador Hemingway comprises four watches. The creative team at Cuervo y Sobrinos has selected vintage-inspired shades such as mellow creams and tobacco toned hues, colours that would have been familiar to Ernest during his time in Cuba.

This new model is officially licenced by Hemingway Limited, an organisation that manages the Ernest Hemingway© trademark, initiated by Ernest’s eldest son, Jack and founded by the three sons, in 1988. This timepiece comes with a choice of cream or brown dials. Both versions are limited to 140 pieces each.

In addition, Cuervo y Sobrinos also offers a two-piece set comprising one watch with a silver dial and a second watch with a black dial.

The two-piece set is presented in a travel humidor that can also be used for transporting cigars. The sets are limited to just 30 examples and include two additional black straps.

The hour and minute hands are colour-coordinated and lined with Super-LumiNova®, aiding readability in dim light. The centre seconds hand features a circular counterweight with its shade determined by the dial hue selected.

Each hour is denoted with bold Arabic numerals, again lined with Super-LumiNova®. A fine minute track encircles the dial area, facilitating ease of read off, while an applied CyS emblem is positioned at noon.

Measuring 40mm in diameter, the stainless steel Historiador case stands out with its vintage-inspired appearance and ergonomic elongated lugs. The case back is engraved with a Hemingway logo, as a tribute to the legendary American novelist.

The Historiador Hemingway is equipped with the CyS 5121 calibre, an automatic Swiss movement. Based on the Sellita SW 200, the movement features an engraved oscillating weight and has a power-reserve of 38 hours.

Each timepiece is fitted with a matching color leather strap with CyS-branded clasp. Those watches featuring a black or brown dial have an 18k gold limited edition plate mounted on the side of the case.

The two-piece set is presented in a travel humidor that can also be used for transporting cigars. The sets include two additional black straps.

Technical details

Model: Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Hemingway

3189.1HC (cream dial with silver/black hands)
3189.1HB (brown dial with golden/golden hands)
3189.1HA (silver dial with silver/black hands)
3189.1HN (black dial with golden/golden hands)

Calibre CYS 5121, base SW 200
Automatic movement
Diameter: 25.6mm
Height: 4.6mm
Power reserve: 38 hours
26 jewels
Frequency 28800 A/h
Oscillating weight with engraving

Hours, minutes, centre seconds and date

Stainless steel case
Diameter: 40mm
Height: 11.75mm
Double curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistant to 10 ATM
Engraved Hemingway logo caseback

Super-LumiNova® indices
Applied CyS emblem

Colour-coordinated hours and minutes with Super-LumiNova indices, applied CyS emblem


3189.1HC (cream dial) – light brown leather strap
3189.1HB (brown dial) – dark brown leather strap

2-piece set:
3189.1HA (silver dial) – dark brown leather strap
3189.1HN (black dial) – light brown leather strap
Note – also supplied with two additional black leather straps

Stainless steel open workedCyS-branded clasp

Limited edition
3189.1HC (cream dial) – limited to 140 pieces
3189.1HB (brown dial) – limited to 140 pieces

A two-piece set, limited to 30 sets, including:
3189.1HA (silver dial)
3189.1HN (black dial)