Three decades ago duPont REGISTRY was founded in Cigar City (Tampa, Florida). We are accustomed to fine tobacco, even building a mobile humidor in 2013. That being said, the only thing better than a fine cigar is a quality timepiece. That is why we are proud to announce an unprecedented collaboration. Zenith Watches has unveiled a pair of equisite timepieces based on Habanos’ Romeo y Julieta cigars.
A perfect blend of his and hers, these chronographs evoke the detail and intrigue of Zenith’s hand-rolled masterpieces. With each watch displaying the moon’s face, their goal is for them both to meet according to Shakespeare’s timeless plot. I can think of no other way to spend time with my wife at midnight.
From Zenith: “Established in 1875 and celebrating its 145th anniversary this year, Romeo y Julieta is one of the most revered names in the world of Cuban cigars. Between 1885 and 1900, the brand won numerous awards at different tasting exhibitions, which the brand honours as medals on its logo. The brand garnered international acclaim under the ownership of Jose “Pepin” Rodriguez Fernandez at the start of the 20th century. Being a very cosmopolitan man, Rodriguez constantly travelled across Europe and the Americas to promote the Romeo y Julieta brand, with his racing horse Julieta taking part in prestigious races across the globe. Among the many avid devotees of Romeo y Julieta was Sir Winston Churchill, to whom the brand has named its flagship vitola in his honour.”
From the Cigar Maker: We have always said that our relationship with Zenith is marked by the emotion that unites our brands, and we are proud to witness the series of unique watches that are the result of the alliance of these two icons of luxury. In 2016, it was the time of Cohiba, the most prestigious Premium tobacco brand in the world, with which we started this partnership, reaffirmed with new special editions of Zenith watches for Cohiba in 2017 and 2018.“
“Then it was the time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our Trinidad brand in 2019, and Zenith surprised Habano collectors and lovers with 3 unique watches. Today, at the dawn of the new decade, it is the time of passion, of living every second with intensity. That’s why Romeo y Julieta and Zenith have come together so that we appreciate every moment that we carry this exclusive watch in our hands while enjoying this magnificent Habano” José María Lopez, Habanos Vice-president of development. Click the button below to learn more, and stay with us for the latest in chronographs.