Anonimo this week spices up its new Epurato collection with new models made with a matte black case and a light brown strap. The new color combination is meant to recall a trip to Africa because the strap is both the color of sand and made with antelope leather. While the strap source is interesting, and the choice of two stitching styles is nice to have, more notable to me is how its sandy color perfectly offsets the 42mm matte blackened DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) steel case while complementing either of the two dial options.
Called Epurato Safari, the watch’s new hues extend the collection’s more casual attitude, which is a break from the decidedly sportier lines Anonimo has been offering since it was founded as a dive watch company just over twenty years ago.
You may recall that the Epurato, a 2018 debut, marked Anonimo’s less sporty side. The new collection differs from the earlier Militare or Nautilo because Epurato features both a smaller cushion case diameter and a traditional crown location at 3 o’clock. The dial, framed with a fluted bezel, remains punctuated by the Anonimo trademark 12/04/08 triangle and can be had in either a sand or black.
The Epurato’s Safari’s choice of two straps, each with its own stitching pattern, is underscored with an easy-to-change quick release pin. 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: $2,700.
Anonimo Epurato Safari
Case: 42mm steel DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) matte cushion form, water resistant to 50 meters
Dial: Sand or matte black, sapphire crystal, anti-reflection treated double face applique index and numbers, hands with SuperLumiNova
Movement: Automatic Sellita SW 200-1 with a power reserve of 38 hours
Bracelet: Beige sand antelope made in Italy in ‘cavalier’ style stitching with black nylon thread or a top stitch; pin buckle allows interchangeability.