This new year brings up 20 years existence for Anonimo who starts celebrating this event, the brand is bringing out a reissue of its Vintage model of the Militare line. Same functions, same aesthetics but with just a subtle hint of modernity – and an elegance worthy of Italy, its country of origin, which will delight both connoisseurs and collectors.
With a timelessly elegant style, a cushioned case and its dial illustrated by Anonimo’s famous 12, 04 and 08 o’clock triangle, this vintage model expresses the very DNA of the Militare. Almost identical in look to the original edition with the indication "Vintage" at 9 o’clock, while the red reminders of both the indexes and the 24 hour markers are recalled on the eggshell- coloured dial. Just as on the original, the date window stays housed at 6 o'clock, an unusual display compared to today’s collection.
However, there is a modern wind blowing over this particular model. Unlike the first Militare, which wore its crown at 6 o'clock, the 2017 model places the crown at 12 o'clock, repeating the aesthetic code of pocket watches that runs through the current Militare collection. This improves the comfort for the wearer, as well as the guaranteed water-resistance of the casing. Thanks to Anonimo’s patented design, the movable and discrete hinges protect the crown, nestling between the lugs of the case, from any unexpected mishandling.
The initial indication "Handcrafted in Firenze" has now been replaced by "Swiss Made", respecting the new "Swissness" legislation which came into force at the beginning of this year. Another improvement on the original Vintage model, this new timepiece’s automatic movement, on which “Anonimo” has been engraved on the oscillating weight, is visible through the watch caseback. This is another tribute to the brand’s historic watches as the first Anonimo watches also had see-through casebacks.
Sober and very legible with its polished bezel, this Militare Vintage reveals a new face of Anonimo on the occasion of its twentieth birthday and offers a promise of a future rich in innovation.
|Case||:||Steel, cushion shape|
|Water resistant||:||120 metres, 12 ATM|
|Dial||:||Eggshell||Crystal||:||Anti-reflective sapphire||Numbers and hands||:||Swiss Luminova|
|Movement||:||Sellita SW260-1 |
|Power reserve||:||38 hours|
|Case back||:||Glass with “Côtes de Genève’” decorated oscillating weight|
|Indications||:||Hours, minutes |
Small seconds at 3 o’clock
Date at 6 o’clock
|Bracelet||:||Brown calf leather, handmade in Italy|