Fine cigars and luxury watches have co-habited in the lives of the rich for centuries, but it is 1966 that is remembered in a new Zenith El Primero timepiece that celebrates the creation – 50 years ago – of Habanos cigars by Cuban legend Cohiba.
“A Habano is a prestigious object that, just like a watch, embodies an entire tradition of historical production and know-how,” Zenith says.
The limited edition El Primero “Legend of Cohiba” houses the El Primero chronograph movement in a watch that adopts the colours of Cohiba’s Habanos.
The case-middle of the 42mm pink gold case is engraved with the year 1966. The small seconds at 9 o’clock reveals the profile of the aboriginal chief Taíno – the emblem of the brand Cohiba.
The dial displays the golden hues of a tobacco leaf and bears the signature Cohiba rings.