With this limited edition watch series, Cuervo y Sobrinos takes us back to 1957, a time when Cuba hosted the action-packed Cuban Grand Prix. Limited to 162 pieces, the Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Gran Premio de Cuba “1957” chronograph takes inspiration from the historical race, but crafted with modern day specifications.
History of Cuban Grand Prix
The inaugural Cuban Grand Prix, the Gran Premio de Cuba was held in 1957. In this race, the famous Argentinean driver Juan Manuel Fangio secured victory in his Maserati 300S. The following year, on the eve of the race, antigovernmental revolutionaries kidnapped Fangio, however, the race still went ahead and Stirling Moss was victorious in his Ferrari 335S.
Unfortunately, the 1959 race was cancelled due to political instability, however, it returned for one last time in 1960, when the British driver, Stirling Moss, was once again, triumphant, albeit this time in a Maserati Tipo 61.
Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Gran Premio de Cuba “1957”
Cuervo y Sobrinos honours the Cuban Grand Prix with a new, limited-edition chronograph bearing the name and date of the legendary race first edition.
The vibrant red dial evokes motor racing spirit. The cream hours and minute hands are leaf-shaped, luminescent and plump, while their colour bestows the dial with a bygone charm.
The central chronograph seconds hand and counter hands are in baton shape. Two chronograph registers, 30 minutes and 12-hours, once again encompass cream hues, while the small seconds display at 9 o’clock has a vivid shade of red.
The bold, cream Arabic numerals offer better clarity. The hour markers are treated with Super-LumiNova, enhancing readability in dim light.
The red tones of the central dial area are framed with a cream circlet that serves as a telemeter scale. Beyond the telemeter scale is a black ring, hugging the interior of the case which plays host to a tachymeter. This feature allows the wearer to determine the speed of a vehicle over a known distance.
Case, Movement and Straps
This timepiece has a 42mm diameter stainless steel case. The dial sits beneath a double curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. Two piston-style chronograph pushers are positioned on the right flank of the case. The ergonomically-shaped lugs provide optimum wearer comfort.
The watch comes with a black ‘racing style’ matte leather strap. It features numerous perforations, a detail inspired by the racing gloves of yesteryear. Red stitching and an open-worked CyS-branded clasp are two additional refinements.
The case back boast the Gran Premio 1957 de Cuba insignia and the model is limited to just 162 pieces. This latter number was inspired by the 162 mile race distance of the Gran Premio 1957 de Cuba.
At the heart of the watch sits an automatic Swiss movement, the CyS 8099 calibre. Based on the Valjoux 7753, the movement features an engraved oscillating weight and has a power-reserve of 48 hours.
Model Name: Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Gran Premio de Cuba “1957”
CYS 8101, base SW 7750
Power reserve: 48 hours
Frequency 28800 A/h
Finished oscillating weight with engraving
Hours, minutes, small seconds, tachymeter, telemeter and chronograph
Stainless steel case
Double curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistant to 3 ATM
Decorated Gran Premio de Cuba caseback
Printed with Super-LumiNova figures.
Hours and minutes ‘leaf-shaped’ with Super-LumiNova
The central chronograph seconds hand and counter hands are baton shaped
Black leather ‘racing style’ strap featuring red contrasting stitching and perforations
Buckle: Stainless steel open worked CyS-branded clasp
Limited edition of 162 pieces (inspired by the 162 mile race distance of the Gran Premio 1957 de Cuba)