Club Jibarito

Stars Alignment

November 1, 1998

Stars Alignment

The stars were aligned when Ilias Verras, José Enrique Rosell, and Francisco ‘Javier’ García, met in Puerto Rico in 1998. Ilias, who had already founded a successful, high end jewelry and art boutique under the staircase of 202 Cristo Street in Old San Juan, offered his friendship and expertise to José and Javier. Sharing a candid sense of humor and a passion for the cigar and watch business, they quickly became family. In due course the three men who always had a knack for business established what began as a cigar venture. Together with a local distributor, the cigars labeled Jibarito were successfully sold in Puerto Rico. Thus in October 1998 the name Club Jibarito was born,…

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First Believer

June 1, 1999

First Believer

The first man who believed in Club Jibarito’s potential and entrusted his brand to the store was former President of Ulysse Nardin, Rolf Schnyder, with the vehement support of his former Vice President and current CEO, Patrik Hoffman.  On June first of this year, Club Jibarito welcomed Ulysse Nardin to its newly established watch collection.

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Club Jibarito a “Par Excellence”

January 31, 2003

Club Jibarito a “Par Excellence”

In the upcoming years the adoption of numerous prestigious watch manufacturers made Club Jibarito a “par excellence” destination for Haute Horlogerie timepieces and jewelry. The brands resided under the same roof for several years attracting new clientele from the Caribbean as well as the rest of the world.

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Chopard’s Boutique

December 1, 2003

Chopard’s Boutique

The increasing patronage of female clients compelled the partners to cater more deeply towards the luxury jewelry business adding products specifically tailored to women. The addition of The Chopard Boutique in 2003, the only one on the island, culminated in Cristo 202 Street’s confirmation as “a veritable luxury center in the heart of the old town”.

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Acquiring the historic building

May 15, 2004

Acquiring the historic building

Acquiring the historic 202 Cristo Street building in 2004 was a very significant step towards establishing a destination worthy of the timepieces we had procured as well as our clientele. Club Jibarito thus owned its headquarters and flagship store where everything originally began. Our renovated, four-hundred-year-old building was previously a noble residence that is also situated near the Cathedral San Juan Bautista and the Governor’s mansion making it the perfect counterpart to our business which represents: History, Elegance, and Prestige.

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Present Days

March 24, 2019

Present Days

Presently, we are considered the true temple of Haute Horlogerie in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. We will continue providing a service of excellency and initiative at Club Jibarito by continually expanding our watch collection and welcoming other prestigious brands into our boutique so that we can offer our current and future clients the best timepieces and jewelry in the world!

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