Just ahead of Baselworld 2018, where Anonimo will debut all its latest watches, the Italian-influenced maker known for its sporty watches adds a third collection called Epurato. While the new collection retains Anonimo’s well-known cushion-case, Epurato marks a turn for the elegant with both a smaller case diameter and a traditional crown location at 3 o’clock.
Still, Anonimo elegance doesn’t mean the new collection offers an ultra-thin profile or a minimalist dial. In the new Epurato, the Florentine-founded company continues to echo many of the characteristics that endear it to its fan base. Notably, the 42mm case in this debut piece is bronze, a case metal Anonimo helped popularize since it began offering bronze-cased dive watches in 2006.
Remember that bronze ages by reacting to its environment. Over time the case gains a patina that personalizes each watch. Clearly Anonimo is proud of its bronze cases. After all how many brands debut the very first watch of a new collection in bronze.
There are several other items here that retain Anonimo’s carefully considered homage to Florentine design. Epurato’s dial is distinctly Anonimo with its large Arabic 12, 04 and 08, set to trace a triangle across its broad dial. There’s a crown guard here as well, echoing Anonimo’s Nautilo collection. It’s just that with the new Epurato, Anonimo plays it traditional with a crown at 3 o’clock instead of at 4 o’clock as on its Nautilo collection, or at noon, as seen on Anonimo’s Militaire line. e new watch’s cushion case also offers a fluted bezel that nicely complements the bronze case’s alternating satin and polished shiny surfaces. The Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement, visible in part through a transparent caseback, shows a beaded movement endowed with a skeletonized and Côtes de Genève- decorated rotor. Price: $3,185.
Specifications: Anonimo Epurato
Case: 42mm bronze cushion shape, water resistant to 50 meters
Dial: Sunburst anthracite, applique indexes and numbers, hands with Super-LumiNova
Movement: Sellita SW 200-1 with automatic winding and a power reserve of 38 hours
Bracelet: Calfskin leather handcrafted in Italy, pin buckle