Baselworld 2015: Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Vuelo Watch

By Jovan Krstevski

What I love about the Historiador Vuelo is its amazing form factor and subtle presentation of time, sporting both classic and futuristic designs that are somewhat creatively inspired. If there is one thing constant in this world, it’s time and the Vuelo constantly reminds its wearer of the value of time. Actually, this watch draws inspiration from the successful Cuervo y Sobrinos sketch from the 40s hence the subtle sophistication and magnificent engineering.


The new Cuervo y Sobrinos – Historiador Vuelo marriages the traditional Swiss expertise with its recent advancements in engineering. One look at it and you’ll admire its classical stance but if you look closer, you’ll notice its subtle technological advances such as the multi-level dial. For me, it kind of bridges the past and the future neatly and silently and I simply like it. The Swiss watches of course come with prestige and complexity and we pay good money to experience these things.


The 44 mm stainless steel case adheres to the standard size but somehow I find the lugs a bit odd simply because they look muscled even if they factor in the looks of the two pushers on the right. They are huge and rather fat even if they look very nice with smooth machined looks. Nonetheless, the lugs are seamlessly screwed to the case very neatly and you will not even see the difference or the tiny grooves connecting it with the case. The lines are smooth and the crown with blazon engraving goes with the overall design. The bezel has a tachometer scale engraving and subtly blends in the background. As such, I always have doubt with screwed in lugs particularly with its durability but with the Swiss watches, I highly doubt that they will come of easily.


The dial is where the magic is, featuring the Vuelo’s unique multi level complications and it sports a refreshing ivory color too. Everything here is driven with classical masterpieces but then you will ask yourself; that these will not be possible without incredible new Swiss engineering techniques. The design is simply classic and nothing more. The subdial at the 3 o’clock holds the small second counter while the subdial at the 9 o’clock holds the minutes counter – these are on the first level. You will find the 24 hours printing on the second level while the date function is at the 6 o’clock position. I do not know if you like the hands but the design is a clear indication of classical colors with super-luminova coating. Overall, the design is neat and simply handsome and protected by a stunning curved sapphire crystal with antireflective coating making reading a tad easier.

What powers the watch is the reliable Dubois-Dépraz 30342, 11 1/2 CYS 8120 Automatic Chronograph sporting 40 hours of power reserve. You can see the incredible rotor with special decoration and CyS perforated through the exhibition case back.

Of course, you’ll be wearing this with the fashionable Alcantara and Louisiana Alligator strap featuring a stainless steel folding buckle with an engraved CyS emblem. For more info, please visit


Jovan Krstevski – Founder, Proprietor & Executive Editor

Watch collector, aficionado and an Event profile in the Swedish nightlife. He launched Watchgeek back in 2011, which is now known as WristReview and is one of the most widely read watch blogs on the Web. He quotes ’WristReview is a site to help people find, explore, discover and enjoy wristwatches.’  His passion for horology jump started in his early teens, when he was given his first mid-range wristwatch which was an Omega Seamaster. Since then he has always been in love with wristwatches! Besides WristReview, he also writes for a number of publications. P.S. He is also a huge fan of The Man of Steel/Superman. Read his articles here.