Lot 48 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 14th October 2015)
Founded in 1882 in Havana, Cuervo y Sobrinos attracted some of the most influential personalities of the 1900's as customers, including Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway, Clark Gable, Eleonora Dusel, Nat King Cole, and many others. The Cuervo y Sobrinos prestige was of the most respected of the 1920s period. Luxury watch manufacturers Rolex and Patek Philippe cooperated with Cuervo y Sobrinos agents by inscribing the Sobrinos brand name onto Rolex/Patek Phillipe wristwatches sold at the luxury Sobrinos watch and fine jewellery Boutiques. The watches are now produced in Switzerland, using the finest Swiss movements.
This particular example is a rare limited edition 'Prominente' model, fully automatic with a 21-jewel Swiss movement, stainless steel case, with art-deco textured dial, in the style of Franck Muller, with 'Calendagrafo' date window. The reverse of the case features a glass window to display the complicated movement. The watch retains its original black leather strap with double deployment concealed buckle. Serial number - A102 NUM 29844. Offered in very good condition, at a fraction of its original retail price. The watch comes complete with its own beautiful wooden Humidor and outer-box, which doubles as its display case. At the time of printing, we could not find another example of the watch model for sale in Europe.