CUERVO Y SOBRINOS – TORPEDO PIRATA GMT
Introducing the Cuervo y Sobrinos Torpedo Pirata GMT
The pirates of the Caribbean didn’t spring from a Hollywood director’s imagination: they actually existed. The Caribbean was teeming with buccaneers in search of silver cargo and precious goods transported by the Spanish Empire’s galleons between the 16th and 18th century. Tales of pirates gave Cuervo y Sobrinos the idea of designing a “swashbuckling” piece fuelled by a self-winding movement: Torpedo Pirata GMT.
The 45mm bronze, titanium and steel case brings to mind a cannon hole; its finishing touches are lugs in the shape of a ship’s bow and a sphere-shaped crown like the globe.
The hours, minutes and seconds lie in the centre of the ivory or black dial; they are joined by a short hand that tracks the Arabic hour numerals for the second time zone and a date display at 6.
Price: 5,900 CHF cuervoysobrinos.com
By Sharmila Bertin