Watch brands with roots in North America
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Post by koimaster » September 7th 2020, 9:11pm

Founded in 1882 , Don Ramon Cuervo established what was to become the most successful jewellers and watchmakers of the Latin world, only for the story to be lost in the midst of time. During the 1880s Havana enjoyed a height of success where affluent travellers from all over the world would visit to enjoy the slow-paced way of life and celebrate the finer things in life.

Whilst commodities such as Cuban cigars and white rum where doing very well, the demand for timepieces bearing the Cuervo family name became insatiable. It wasn’t long before well-known watch companies such as Rolex , Vacheron and Longines were producing watches exclusively for sale in Don Ramon’s shops, with each timepiece bearing the Cuervo y Sobrinos name. Don Ramon’s work was continued notably by his nephew Don Armando. With an atelier in La Chaux-de-Fonds and with the expansion of their outlets to Germany and North America, business was good for the growing family business.

‘Cuervo Y Sobrinos’ translates as ’Cuervo and nephews’, as the skills and passion for the trade was passed down through the generations of the family. Influential figures such as Ernest Hemingway, Clark Gable and Winston Churchill had been patrons for the brand. Even Albert Einstein felt the Cuban watch company was the intelligent choice. ... r-semenal/


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