Cuervo y Sobrinos Pirata Complete Calendar Limited Edition
The brand, that was established on Cuba and is now owned by a Swiss-based company, has presented a new version of its Pirata timepiece — the Cuervo y Sobrinos Pirata Complete Calendar Limited Edition watch.
Although I find CyS’s design language somewhat disgusting, there is a certain beauty to this timepiece, especially if you are into pirate movies and steam-punk culture.
Also, there is something resolutely un-Swiss about this watch, which also makes it unique when compared to other Swiss Made and German devices that tend to look either, um, technocratic like a miniature Mercedes-Benz on your hand or, um, stately like a miniaturized pocket watch from the XVIII century.
As the rest of the family, the Cuervo y Sobrinos Pirata Complete Calendar Limited Edition is offered in a seven-piece case, where any of the pieces may be crafted in titanium, steel or bronze and combined to your liking.
As far as I can see, the model on the promo image has its bezel made of bronze, while the lugs, crown and chronograph push-pieces are made of titanium.
Being 45 mm in diameter, the case is rather large, but the crown is so oversized that it actually resembles a cannonball.
The matte-black dial provides a good background for the dagger-shaped hour and minute hands also made of bronze and supplied with tiny amounts of lume on their tips.
Its layout is rather standard, because the watch is equipped with a mass-produced ETA Valjoux 7751 automatic chronograph movement, but the decoration also makes the dial look, um, different.
Being a version of the ETA Valjoux 7750 caliber, the movement comes with a so called full calendar module, so that the watch can display date, day of week, and month. Of course, there is also a moon-phase display with day/night indicator.
Cuervo y Sobrinos plans to issue 200 pieces of the watch. Well, good luck with selling them.
Photos: Cuervo y Sobrinos
Cuervo y Sobrinos Pirata Complete Calendar Limited Edition watch watch specification
Movement: ETA Valjoux 7751, automatic, 25 jewels, 28,800 vph, diameter: 31.00 mm, height: 5.05 mm, Swiss Made
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, day of week, month, chronograph
Power reserve: 42 hours
Case material: Steel, titanium, bronze
Bezel material: Steel, titanium, bronze
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 45.00 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Hands: Steel, titanium, bronze
Water resistance: N/A
Strap: Dark rubber strap, embellished with a light brown stitching
Case back: N/A
Tags: 45 mm, Automatic, bronze, Chronograph, Complete Calendar, Cuervo y Sobrinos, date, day of week, ETA Valjoux 7751, limited edition, month, moonphase, Pirata, Titanium