THE COHIBA TIME

WHEN CLOCK HANDS OVER­LAP, IT’S THE TIME OF THE WORLD’S BEST CIGAR: THE HA­BANO. THE JOINT EF­FORT CON­DUCTED BY THESE TWO STRONGHOLDS OF EX­CLU­SIVE­NESS AND TRA­DI­TION –HA­BANOS AND HIGH-END TIME­PIECES- YIELDS A NEW AL­LIANCE IN THE FORM OF TWO NEW WATCHES IN 201

Excelencias from the Caribbean & the Americas - - EXCLUSIVES - BY / MAITE LÓPEZ PINO PHO­TOS / ZENITH / EX­CE­LEN­CIAS ARCHIVES

An all-out ex­pe­ri­ence with a Ha­bano starts with the touch, by feel­ing the solid­ness of its body fol­lowed by the scent that wafts up in a va­ri­ety of woody and fruity smells. The cigar is then lit up and its slow burn­ing trum­pets the de­but of a one-and-only mo­ment. A Ha­bano lover never ever scants or skimps on the time to puff on a good cigar.

The magic process seems to roll on in a time lapse in which the clock hands stand still and only sen­sa­tions ap­pear to mat­ter. But time does pass by and as each third of the Ha­bano burns down to ashes. And Zenith does know what that means.

In 2016, Zenith paid trib­ute to the Cohiba brand in its 50th an­niver­sary with a watch that fits per­fectly in this Ha­bano col­lec­tion, thanks to the cre­ation of three com­mem­o­ra­tive lim­ited edi­tions. The first Leg­end of Cohiba de­scribes the ex­cel­lence, ac­cu­racy and mas­tery that bind Zenith and Cohiba to­gether.

The joint ef­fort con­ducted by these two realms of ex­clu­sive­ness and tra­di­tion –Ha­banos and me­chan­i­cal time­pieces- yields two new launches in 2018: the Pi­lot Type 20 Ex­tra Spe­cial Cohiba Maduro 5 Edi­tion and the Pi­lot Type 20 Chrono­graph Cohiba Maduro 5 Edi­tion, fea­tur­ing a lim­ited roll­out of 50 time­pieces plated in 18-karat pink gold, while the au­to­matic ver­sion –the Pi­lot Type 20 Chrono­graph Cohiba Maduro 5 Edi­tion– comes out with 150 brass-plated watches.

The num­ber five stamped on both prod­ucts in­di­cate the num­ber of years wrap­per leaves must be aged be­fore Ha­banos for the Maduros line ac­quire the taste and taste they are marked by. Once again, sheer chance pairs Ha­banos and watches on the edge of a time­frame.

Both edi­tions are num­bered and the bracelets are made of brown nubuck (soft sueded leather) pro­tected by a rub­ber cover, spe­cial seams and a ti­ta­nium buckle –in the case of the Pi­lot Type 20 Chrono­graph Cohiba Maduro 5 Edi­tion. The Spe­cial Edi­tion Cohiba Maduro 5, for its part, boasts a strap made of brown croc­o­dile skin with a pro­tec­tive rub­ber sheath and an 18-karat pink gold buckle. Like Ha­banos, these de­tails make them top-of-the-line cult prod­ucts, the best of their kind.

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