(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — Reborn with the same passion for innovation and groundbreaking technology, Accutron recaptures its legacy as one of the most important innovators in timekeeping history with the world’s first-ever watches powered by electrostatic energy. Marking its official return, Accutron reclaimed its status with the new Spaceview 2020 and now unveils a Limited Edition version in collaboration with longstanding partner, La Palina cigars.
Accutron, always considered more than just a watch, is an epic, omnipresent component of American popular culture. First unveiled in 1960 to universal acclaim, Accutron, known as the world’s first fully electronic watch revolutionized time as we knew it with its iconic tuning fork movement. The revival of such a brand is familiar to that of La Palina cigars, which in 2010 was restarted by the original founder’s grandson, following his grandfather’s dedication to cigar making excellence. Today, La Palina cigars are ultra-premium handmade cigars offering a meritage of the finest aged tobacco leaves selected and blended by master artisans, emblematic of the originals. These two forward-thinking brands with rich American heritage and innovative expertise first partnered to celebrate Accutron’s 60th anniversary and continue their partnership unveiling a new Accutron x La Palina Limited Edition Spaceview 2020 timepiece.
”La Palina is a proud partner of Accutron and we are excited to collaborate on a very special Spaceview 2020 timepiece,” said Jeffrey Cohen, President of Citizen Watch America. “This new timepiece, with its beautiful humidor and cigar set, pays tribute to not only the original Spaceview design, but the inventive spirit and quality of La Palina cigars that matches our own.”
Recreating the stunning visual impact of the original open dial design with the exact-same signature green accents, the Accutron x La Palina Spaceview 2020 boasts a brown open-work dial with signature Accutron green accents and brown outer ring, light green super luminous markers, hour and minute hands and warm yellow second hand. Finished on a matching genuine brown alligator strap, the watch comes with a humidor set with cigar cutter and ten Accutron blend cigars.
The Accutron cigar crafted by La Palina is a blend of proprietary tobacco‘s from Nicaragua, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. Crafted out of the highly acclaimed El Titan De Bronze factory in Little Havana Miami, The Accutron blend is sure to impress the true Cigar Aficionado or the individual that is smoking their very first cigar.
The custom-designed humidor is 100% handmade by master craftsmen in the Nicaraguan region of Estel . Selected by La Palina’s rare wood specialists and chosen for its exceptional figure and grain, all of the cedar was sustainably harvested from forests in Nueva Segovia, then slow aged for ten years giving the wood ample time to set. Each humidor holds a minimum of 50 cigars and includes an independent climate top with La Palina’s “ultimate perfect” seal to maintain ideal humidity. Other features include a recessed glass top with CO2 laser-finished logo and detail work, light espresso wood finish, a removable component for Boveda packets or other humidification inserts, and secondary drawer for smoking accessories.
Limited to only 222 pieces, the Accutron x La Palina Spaceview 2020 luxury set retails for $5,000 and is available for pre-order with a fall delivery.
“Finding true kindred partners to collaborate with is remarkably rare. However, going back to their earliest days La Palina and Accutron share countless values as authentic American heritage lifestyle brands with respective reputations for unsurpassed innovation and quality. Which is precisely why La Palina is beyond proud to have partnered with Accutron on this very special limited edition Spaceview timepiece and humidor that in itself follows a longstanding tradition of cigar-inspired wristwatches dating all the way back to the 1930s,” said Sammy Phillips, President and Principal La Palina Cigar Company.
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