The Swiss watchmaker celebrated its Cuban roots by creating a serious diving timepiece, called after “Manjuari” fish, the icon of the Caribbean Sea. Just like this protected species, highly respectable among Cubans, a new Robusto Buceador Manjuari 1882 watch can resist water-pressure at the great depths. Interestingly, its superb water-resistance that goes up to 1882 feet (around 600 meters) corresponds to the founding year of Cuervo y Sobrinos watch manufactory.
Great water-resistance is not the only feature that makes the new Robusto Buceador Manjuari 1882 GMT watch highly recommended for both professional and amateur divers. A rotating bezel, highly readable indications, a robust, easy-to-use construction, a screw-on crown and after all, very durable materials define this sporty timepiece as an exquisite diving tool. What I particularly like here, is its modern looking, modular case, made of three different materials which, besides their high resistance to different kind of shocks and corrosions, also have important aesthetic roll, providing a cool contrast and an impression of complexity.
The central case with the diameter of 43 mm is made of stainless steel. The rotating bezel comes in titanium with sapphire crystal coating that showcases a minute track for calculations of diving time. The side of the case is covered with a rubber ring that gives the watch a nice, high-tech look. The screw-in, stainless steel case-back features an interesting engraving of Manjuari. The same engraving of this odd-looking fish can be found on the Cuban one-peso coin. The bold look of the case and the bezel is complemented with a soft rubber strap lined in personalized red rubber. It incorporates a stainless steel folding buckle.
The black dial of the Robusto Buceador Manjuari 1882 GMT watch features a nice “Clous de Paris” pattern and applied logo. Applied hour markers, as well as central hands are cover with white Superluminova, providing an exceptional legibility. At the 12 o’clock position, there is a double date window, while the second time-zone sub-dial takes the 6 o’clock position. It is marked by the red ring, featuring white luminescent markers. The dial is protected with anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
Inside the case, there is a CyS 2511 self-winding mechanism, based on the Soprod TT 651 calibre. The mechanism comprises 25 jewels and provides the power-reserve of 42 hours.