By introducing three new timepieces from its Vuelo collection, Swiss luxury watch brand Cuervo y Sobrinos pays tribute to the legendary Mexican aviator, Emilio Carranza.
The new Emilio Carranza edition from the Cuervo y Sobrinos Vuelo series consists of three references boasting a vintage pilot watch theme.
Emilio Carranza was born in 1905. He was one of the most respected aviation pioneers from the early 20th century. He carried out many successful flying missions, including a record-breaking flight from Mexico to New York City in 1928.
In 1926, Carranza participated in the “National Air Race” in Mexico City, where he won first place in the “Cabin Planes” category. This victory earned him national recognition and led to his appointment as the chief pilot of the Mexican military’s aviation division.
In the first transnational flight between the United States and Mexico in 1927, he flew 1,575 miles (3000 km) from San Diego, California to Mexico City in 18.5 hours. In 1928, Emilio Carranza died in a plane crash while returning from a goodwill mission.
Cuervo y Sobrinos Vuelo Emilio Carranza Series
The new Vuelo Emilio Carranza watch collection by Cuervo y Sobrinos pays tribute to this brave aviator and his love of flying. Moreover, this series draws inspiration from the aviation instruments of the 1920s and selected vintage-inspired shades and materials that would have been familiar to Emilio during his time in the air.
These automatic wristwatches feature a striking black dial with luminescent hands, which offers exceptional legibility both day and night a plane illustration on the dial. In addition, the Emilio Carranza portrait has also been engraved on the back case.
This new series comes with three choices. The first version, the Cuervo y Sobrinos Vuelo Emilio Carranza (reference 3202.1CN) is an automatic three-hand with date model.
This model houses a CYS 5103 base Soprod M100, automatic with 42 hours power reserve, 25 jewels, and 28800 A/h.
The second version, the Vuelo Emilio Carranza Bicompax (reference 3202.1CN.BI), is an automatic watch model with center hours and minutes hands and two sub-dials: small seconds at 9 o’ clock and date at 3 o’clock.
It works on the CYS 5160 base SW 295, automatic with 38 hours power reserve, 31 jewels, and 28800 A/h.
The last version, the Vuelo Emilio Carranza Cronógrafo (reference 3201.1CN), which is a chronograph with center hours and minutes, center hands GMT, chronograph center seconds, chronograph minutes on the 9′ counter, small seconds on the 3′ counter, and date.
It works on the CYS 8120, base Dubois Dépraz 30342, automatic with 40 hours power reserve, 51 jewels, and 28800 A/h.
All the three models feature stainless steel cases, measuring 44mm in diameter and 11.4mm in thickness.
Series Name: Cuervo y Sobrinos Vuelo Emilio Carranza
3202.1CN: Three hands and date
3202.1CN.BI: With Bicompax dial featuring hour, minute, small seconds and date
- Ref. 3202.1CN: Calibre CYS 5103, base Soprod M100, 11 ½ ”’, automatic, diameter: 25.6 mm, height: 3.6 mm, 42 hours, 25 jewels, 28800 A/h, finished oscillating weight with applied logo
- Ref. 3202.1CN.BI: Calibre CYS 5160, base SW 295, 11 ½ ”’, automatic, diameter: 25.6 mm, height: 5.6 mm, 38 hours, 31 jewels, 28800 A/h, finished oscillating weight with applied logo
- Ref. 3201.1CN: Calibre CYS 8120, base Dubois Dépraz 30342, 11 ½ ”’, automatic, diameter: 26.2 mm, height: 6.8 mm, 40 hours, 51 jewels, 28800 A/h, finished oscillating weight with engraving
- Ref. 3202.1CN: Hours, minutes, centre seconds and date
- Ref. 3202.1CN.BI: Hours, minutes, small seconds and date
- Ref. 3201.1CN: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, GMT, tachymeter, and chronograph
Diameter: 44 mm
Height: 11.4 mm
Double curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistant to 3 ATM
Crown with CyS emblem engraving, screwed-down lugs, engraved Emilio Carranza case back
Black dial, coated Super-LumiNova® Indices, applied CYS emblem
Hands Hours and minutes with Super-LumiNova®, steel centre seconds
Vintage leather strap with ecru stitching
Stainless steel pin buckle with engraved CyS emblem
Suggested retail price
3202.1CN: CHF 2950
3202.1CN.BI: CHF 3450
3201.1CN: CHF 4950