Anonimo 10th Anniversary (1998-2008) Collection

Unique and precious watches that have already become a benchmark for all enthusiasts. Time machines with unique features of quality, design, innovation, technology, performance and craft expertise Technology, sport and performance: these are the foundations of Anonimo’s success. The Florentine company, leader in the production of hand-crafted timepieces, in 2008 reaches a historic goal: ten years of life. A relatively short period of time, but which has nonetheless been sufficient for Anonimo to rivet the attention of the watchmaking world through the proposal of unique objects, created with passion, technical skill and craft expertise unrivalled throughout the world.

Today Anonimo represents the true tradition of “hand-made” watchmaking, each article created individually with the care that only professionals and impassioned craftsmen manage to infuse into their daily work. For this reason too, for Anonimo the ten-year mark represents a result of crucial importance, marking at once the finishing line for what has been achieved so far and a springboard for a further leap towards new and ever greater successes.

Beginning with the ten-year celebrations, which the Florentine company, with a consolidated position of leadership in the sector of quality craft watchmaking, wishes to underscore with a truly special production: “Ten watches for ten years”. A unique series, enhanced by the specially-designed “10 year” logo and reserved for true enthusiasts and collectors of ‘time machines’. In its first ten years, from its home in the Tuscan capital – the cradle of culture – Anonimo has proved itself eminently more capable than any other company of renewing the tradition of watchmaking and of spreading the art of its master watchmakers throughout the world.

An efficient business, characterised by a product that has from the very start aroused the attention and admiration of enthusiasts. A career that Federico Massacesi, president of Anonimo, has successfully mapped out without neglecting any detail, starting from a solid basis of business management know-how and from the invaluable expertise of craftsmen with dozens of years’ experience to their credit.

Ten years of technology, sport and performance: in 2008 Anonimo reaches a goal of crucial importance, marking at once the finishing line for what has been achieved so far and a springboard for a further leap towards new and ever greater successes. This is a celebration that the Florentine company, with a consolidated position of leadership in the sector of quality craft watchmaking, wishes to underscore with a truly special production: “Ten watches for ten years”. A unique series, enhanced by the ten-year logo and reserved for true enthusiasts and collectors of ‘time machines’.

1. Anonimo SAILOR DIVER – 1989

Technical details
Movement
Automatic caliber Anonimo 01.0 on base SELLITA SW200 with rotor manufactured upon Anonimo specifications; 21 jewels, colimaçon finish, adjusted 4 positions, 28.800 A/h. Power reserve: about 40 hours.

Functions
Hours, minutes, central seconds, date window at h. 4.

Watch Case
Sand-blasted and satinated stainless steel,diameter 42.00 mm, max. diameter at the protection crown case extension 44.50 mm. Screw locked satinated bezel and back cover. Stainless steel screw locked crown. Extra thick domed sapphire crystal. Water Resistance:30 ATM

Dial
Extra thick great dimensions dial with indexes and hands treated with luminous coating for superior day/night readability. Date window at h. 4.

Wrist Strap
Manufactured in washable leather. Stainless steel buckle.

2. Anonimo MILLEMETRI 10 anni – 2000


Technical details
Movement
Automatic caliber Anonimo 01.0 on base SELLITA SW200 with rotor manufactured upon Anonimo specifications; 21 jewels, colimaçon finish, adjusted 4 positions, 28.800 A/h. Power reserve: about 40 hours.

Functions
Hours, minutes, central seconds, date window at h. 4.

Watch Case
Sand-blasted AISI316 Plus stainless steel case, manufactured in three screw locked components. Sand-blasted bezel. Diameter 42.00 mm, max. diameter at the protection crown case extension 44.50 mm. Satinated back cover. Screw locked stainless steel crown. Manual helium expulsion valve. Extra thick domed sapphire crystal. Ox-Pro blackening treatment and passivation process of the case surface for antireflection and anticorrosion functions. Successive sandblasting finishing cycle to improve resistance to wear (Drass). Water Resistance:120 ATM

Dial
Extra thick great dimensions dial with indexes and hands treated with luminous coating for superior day/night readability. Date window at h. 4.

Wrist Strap
Manufactured in water resistant leather. Stainless steel buckle.

3. Anonimo POLLUCE 10 anni – 2003-ORANGE/BLACK VERSION

Technical details
Movement
Automatic caliber Anonimo 01.0 on base SELLITA SW200 with rotor manufactured upon Anonimo specifications; 21 jewels, colimaçon finish, adjusted 4 positions, 28.800 A/h. Power reserve: about 40 hours.

Functions
Hours, minutes, central seconds, date window at h. 4.

Watch Case
Sand-blasted and satinated watch case and bezel manufactured in a special bronze alloy UNI5275; diameter 42.00 mm, max. diameter at the protection crown case extension 46.00 mm. Alloy UNI5275 belongs to a group of alloys (bronze-aluminium iron-nickel) employed in hi-tech and high mechanical resistance and anticorrosion naval constructions, like high performances propellers, propeller pitches, torpedoes flanges. Satinated AISI316 Plus stainless steel back cover. Screw locked bezel and back cover. Screw locked great dimension large crown for comfortable hold, manufactured in stainless steel. Automatic helium expulsion valve to be used in pressurized hyperbaric chambers in overpressure conditions. Extra thick domed sapphire crystal.Water Resistance:120 ATM

Dial
Extra thick great dimensions dial with indexes and hands treated with luminous coating for superior day/night readability. Date window at h. 4.

Wrist Strap
Manufactured and hand finished in patented Kodiak process calfskin to allow for extended immmersions in fresh and sea water up to 24 continuous hours. Stainless steel buckle.

4. Anonimo Polluce – mod 2003

Technical details
Movement
Automatic caliber ANONIMO 01.0 on base Sellita SW200 or ETA 2824-2, with rotor manufactured upon Anonimo specifications; 21 jewels, collimation finish, adjusted 4 positions, 28.800 A/h. Power reserve: 40 hours.

Functions
Hours, minutes, central seconds; date window at h. 4.

Watch Case
Sand-blasted AISI316 Plus stainless steel watch case and bezel with Ox-Pro blackening treatment process of the case surface and passivated for antireflection and anticorrosion functions; successive sandblasting finishing cycle to improve resistance to wear (Drass).AISI316 Plus stainless steel back cover. Screw locked bezel and back cover. Screw locked great dimension large crown manufacture in stainless steel for comfortable hold. Automatic helium expulsion valve to be used in pressurized hyperbaric chambers in overpressure conditions. Extra thick domed sapphire crystal.Diameter 42.00 mm., maximum diameter at the protection crown tool 46.00 mm.Water Resistance:120 ATM

Dial
Extra thick dial, hour indexes treated with luminous coating for superior day/night readability. Baton hands and thread sweep seconds hand treated with luminous coating. Date window at h. 4.

Wrist Strap
Version OX-PRO: Rubber strap NBR injected; Anonimo engraved on reverse of stainless steel buckle.

5. Anonimo MILITARE AUTOMATICO 10 anni – 2010

In its constant research of technical and functional improvements, in 2004 Anonimo announced the third model of the Militare project and employed an automatic movement derived from the famous and well known Valijoux 7750. Besides being more functional and distinctive for its exhibition back, this variant happily satisfies all those who prefer the automatic movement but in the same time do not want to renounce to the well balanced design of the Militare.

Technical details
Movement
Automatic caliber ANONIMO 03.1 on base ETA-Valijoux 7750 13 ½?. 25 jewels, colimaçon finish, adjusted 4 positions, 28.800 A/h (4 Hz). Etachron balance. Power reserve 42 hours.

Functions 
Hours, minutes, small seconds counter at h. 12, date at h. 6.

Watch Case
Sand-blasted and satinated AISI316 Plus stainless steel. Diameter 43.40 mm. Screw locked bezel, screw locked exhibition back with sapphire crystal. Superior sapphire crystal. Patented crown vanishing locking device (integrated with watch strap) protects crown at h. 6. Central case and bezel OX-PRO treated, blackening treatment and passivation of the case surface, for antireflection and anticorrosion functions. Successive sandblasting finishing cycle to improve resistance to wear.Water Resistance :12 ATM

Dial
Extra thick dial, hours indexes treated with luminous coating for superior day/night readability. Concentric military time scale (00:00/24:00). Luminous coating treated baton hands and leaf small second hand. Small seconds counter at h. 12. Magnified date window at h. 6.

Wrist Strap 
Manufactured in washable leather “Opera Kodiak” for extended immersions in water (24 continuous hours). Anonimo engraved on reverse of exclusive stainless steel buckle.

6. Anonimo CRONO MILITARE 10 anni – 2017

Technical details
Movement
Automatic DUBOIS DEPRAZ 2035 chronograph module, manufactured upon Anonimo specifications with rotation of the chronograph functions module to position the stem at h. 6 and push-buttons at h. 9. Base module ETA 2892°2; 47 jewels, colimaçon finish, adjusted 4 positions, 28.800 A/h. Powe reserve: about 40 hours.

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds at h. 9; central hand for chronograph seconds; minute subdial at h. 3; hour subdial at h. 12; Magnified date window at h. 6.

Watch Case
Sand-blasted AISI316 Plus stainless steel, diameter 43.40 mm, screw locked satinated bezel and back cover. Ox-Pro blackening treatment and passivation process of the case surface for antireflection and anticorrosion functions. Successive sandblasting finishing cycle to improve resistance to wear (Drass). Patented exclusive crown vanishing locking device (integrated with watch strap) protects crown positioned at h. 6. Stainless steel shaped push buttons on the left side of the case in protected position. Domed sapphire crystal. Exhibition back with flat sapphire crystal. Water Resistance:12 ATM

Dial
Extra thick dial with applied elements: hour indexes treated with luminous coating for superior day/night readability; concentric military time scale (00:00/24:00). Baton hands and “leaf” small second hand treated with luminous coating. 30 minute subdial at h. 3, 12 hour subdial at h. 12, under dial magnified date window at h. 6.

Wrist Strap
Manufactured and hand finished in patented Kodial process calfskin to allow for extended immersion in fresh and sea water (24 continuous hours). Anonimo engraved on reverse of stainless steel buckle.

7. Anonimo CRONOSCOPIO MARK II SE – 2018


Technical details
Movement
Chronograph, Valijoux 7750 or 7760 modified with small seconds subdial suppressed; 25 jewels Incabloc; finishing: V7750 standard finish, V7760 Soignée; adjusted 4 positions, Glucydur balance, 28.800 A/h. Power reserve about 40 hours without the chronograph counting.

Functions
Hours, minutes, central chronograph seconds, 12 hour subdial at h. 6, 30 minute subdial at h. 12; day and date displays at h. 3.

Watch Case
Polished and satinated AISI316 Plus stainless steel, maximum lenght mm 54.30; maximum diameter crown included mm 48.50; nominal diameter mm 43.40; thickness mm 16.25, wrist strap mm 22.00. Polished and satinated screw locked bezel (5 screws); screw locked back cover with exhibition back to allow the viewing of the movement balance. Screw locked push buttons, screw locked great dimension crown, screw locked tube. All the accessories are made in stainless steel. Upper sapphire crystal, externally domed. Flat lower sapphire crystal.Water Resistance:12 ATM

Dial
Oversized dial with telemetry scale up to 20 Km. Distance. Arabic numerals and indexes treated with luminous coating for superior day/night readability. Hour and minute hands and chronograph subdials treated with luminous coating.

Wrist Strap
Manufactured and hand finished in patented Kodiak process calfskin to allow for extended immersion in fresh and sea water (24 continuous hours). Anonimo engraved on reverse of stainless steel buckle.

Versions
Available in two versions: automatic (100 pieces), manual (50 pieces).

8. Anonimo Wayfarer II – mod. 2019

Technical details
Movement
Automatic MICAL 2892-17 with additional module for GMT functions; base module ETA 2892A2; 21 jewels, rhodium-plated soignŽ finish, Anonimo engraved on rotor, adjusted 4 positions, 28.800 A/h. Power reserve 40 hours.

Functions
Hours, minutes, central seconds, 24 GMT hour hand at h. 12, power reserve counter at h. 6, date window at h. 3.

Watch Case
Sand-blasted AISI316 Plus stainless steel watch case and bezel with Ox-Pro blackening treatment process of the case surface and passivated for antireflection and anticorrosion functions; successive sandblasting finishing cycle to improve resistance to wear (Drass).Diameter 42.00 mm. ; maximum diameter at crown protection tool 46.30 mm. Screw locked satinated bezel and back cover. Screw locked crown at h. 3, manual helium expulsion valve at h. 8 to be used in pressurized hyperbaric chambers in overpressure conditions. Extra thick domed sapphire crystal. Water Resistance:50 ATM

Dial
Restyled oversized dial for superior readability of the day/night function and GMT 24 hours. Hour indexes treated with luminous coating for superior day/night readability; auxiliary 24 GMT hour counter at h. 12 with specific day/night scale. Baton hour and minute hands treated with luminous coating, “Obelisque” hands for secondary functions. Power reserve at h. 6, date window at h. 3.

Wrist Strap
Manufactured in washable leather “Opera Kodiak” for extended immersions in water (24 continuous hours).

9. Anonimo PROFESSIONALE RM 10 anni – 6003

Technical details
Movement

Automatic caliber Soprod SO 9040/2892-A2-SO, 24 jewels Incabloc, “colimaçon” finish, adjusted 4 positions, Glucydur Balance Anachron Hair-spring, 28.800 A/H. Power reserve: 42 hours.

Functions
Hours, minutes, central seconds. Hand for Power reserve check. Date window between h.3/h. 4.

Watch Case
Sand-blasted and satinated AISI316 Plus stainless steel. diameter 45.00 mm; maximum diameter at the protection crown tool 46.40 mm. Satinated bezel and back cover. The locking system of the bezel and back cover works with external female thread bars, easily replaceable and connected to the back cover, and rotation hinges at h. 9. Special thread bars, Thorx key. Great dimensions crown, comfortable hold, with innovative locking system in protected position between h.3/h. 4 and warning red signal. Automatic helium expulsion valve. Extra thick domed sapphire crystal. Water Resistance 200 ATM

Dial
Oversized extra thick dial. Hour indexes treated with luminous coating for superior day/night readability. Luminous coating treated baton hands and thread central seconds hand.

Wrist Strap
Waterproof rubber strap, NBR injected. Anonimo engraved on reverse of stainless steel buckle.

10. Anonimo Chrono Racing 10 anni – 7000

Technical details
Movement
Automatic chronograph Dubois-Depraz 2075 with supplementary module for chronograph functions, modified upon Anonimo specifications to rotate the base caliber through 180 degrees and to remove the 24 hours function; base ETA 2892A2; 49 jewels, “luxe soigné” finish, adjusted 4 positions, 28.800A/h. Power reserve 40 hours. The escapement assortment is high quality made, already foreseen for chronograph certifications (COSC). An upper module is laid on the base caliber for the supplementary functions.

Functions
Hours, minutes, dial-center minute (60) and second (60) hands; small seconds at h. 3; 12 hours subdial at h. 6, date.

Watch Case
Manufactured in titanium alloy Grade 5, biomedical and aeronautical certification Ti-6Al-4V, nonmagnetic, ISO 5832/3, sand-blasted finish and successively submitted to the TiHard ™ anodic oxidation process. Stainless steel satinated bezel. Dimensions: maximum length mm. 54.50; maximum diameter, crown/GMT setting push button included: mm. 48.80; nominal diameter mm. 46.00, maximum thickness mm. 18.80; wrist strap width mm. 22. Monobloc construction in which a sole element works as central part of the case (Carrure) and back cover, closed by one bezel on the upper side.Bezel closing is ensured by tie rods and five external stainless steel Thorx screws. Screw locked main crown at h. 9 with screw locked tube; chronograph push buttons at h. 2 and h. 4. Wrist strap is provided with hexagon-headed security screws and one lower screw with shaped head. This last screw allows the access for the release of the winding stem. All the above mentioned components are manufactured in stainless steel. Flat upper sapphire crystal. Water Resistance:15 ATM

Dial
Oversized round dial for optimal visibility. The chronograph hours subdial is positioned at h. 6, while the small seconds subdial at h. 3. Chronograph seconds and chronograph minutes are coaxial at the centre of the dial. For a better readability the resetting of these hands move them at h. 1 and not at h. 12. Date at h. 4. Hour indexes are treated with luminous coating for superior day/night readability. Hours, minutes, chronograph seconds hands, hours subdial hand and chronograph minute hand treated with luminous coating; the chronograph seconds hand is painted in contrasting colour with the dial.

Wrist Strap
Manufactured in washable leather “Opera Kodiak” for extended immersions in water (24 continuous hours). Anonimo engraved on reverse of exclusive stainless steel buckle.

11. Anonimo MARLIN 10 anni – 7001

Technical details
Movement
Automatic, caliber Anonimo 01.0 on base SELLITA SW200 with rotor manufactured upon Anonimo specifications; 21 jewels, colimaçon finish, adjusted 4 positions, 28.800 A/h. Power reserve about 40 hours.

Functions
Hours, minutes, central seconds; date window at h. 4.

Watch Case
Sand-blasted and satinated AISI316 Plus non magnetic stainless steel. Dimensions: maximum length mm 55.50, maximum diameter crown included mm 52.50, nominal diameter mm 46.50, maximum thickness mm 15.50; wrist strap 24.00/20.00 mm. Monobloc construction in which a sole element works as central part of the case (carrure) and back cover, closed by one bezel on the upper side. Bezel closing is ensured by tie rods and five external stainless steel Thorx screws. Great dimension screw locked stainless steel crown at h. 4 for comfortable hold. Automatic helium expulsion valve at h. 10 to be used in pressurized hyperbaric chambers in overpressure conditions. Extra thick domed sapphire crystal. Wrist strap is provided with hexagon-headed security screws and one lower screw with shaped head. This last screw allow the access for the release of the widing stem; a specific tool is required to unscrew it.Water Resistance:150 ATM

Dial
Oversized and extra thick dial with hour indexes treated with luminous coating for superior day/night readability. Hands treated with luminous coating. Date window at h. 4.

Wrist Strap
Manufactured and hand finished in patented Kodiak process calfskin to allow for extended immersion in fresh and sea water (24 continuous hours). Exclusive Anonimo stainless steel buckle or stainless steel folding clasp with security push button.

10th Anniversary (1998-2008) of Anonimo
Starting from the Tuscan capital, in the first ten years of its life Anonimo has managed to renew the tradition of watchmaking and spread the art of its master watchmakers throughout the world. From the very start, its products have aroused the interest and admiration of enthusiasts. Federico Massacesi, the President of Anonimo, has astutely built this road to success by melding his experience in corporate management with the expertise of craftsmen who have been working in this sphere for decades.

The commercial secret of Anonimo, which the company has decided to reveal on the occasion of its tenth anniversary, can be summed up in a simple concept: Research and Development, which in Anonimo are skilfully matched with the demand emerging from professionals in both the civilian and military sectors and in the world of sport. Hence, specific targets, who want watches that offer a performance that measures up to their demanding standards.

The pursuit of this path has led to the generation of some of the most interesting projects and patents of recent years. Such as the ‘Professionale’ series, emerging from collaboration with the CNS (National Divers’ Co-operative) of Avenza, characterised by the revolutionary ‘U-lock’ seal system, and, in the case of the Chronograph 6002, by push buttons developed and patented jointly by Anonimo and by the manufacturer. Deriving instead from the military world is the ‘San Marco’ model, emerging from collaboration with Dino Zei and the former commander of the San Marco Regiment, Franco Zavattaro. Then – again among the technical features unique to Anonimo – the crown-locking device integrated into the watch strap that characterises the watches of the ‘Militare’ series.

Among the other patents, we can mention the Kodiak process, that makes the leather of the Anonimo watch straps resistant to corrosion by sea water.Finally, there is the sphere of sport, with its specific demands for extreme performance, which has provided inspiration for the ‘TP Chrono Racing’ model 7000, an authentic gem of titanium technology dedicated to the world of sailing.

However, the Anonimo watches are not characterised solely by the aspects mentioned above. The quality manufacture of the cases, which the Florentine company has always performed independently, has to be seen as another crucial factor of success. An example of all this is the ‘Millemetri model 2000’.

Launched on the market in 1998, the name of this gem derives from the designers’ intention to create an underwater watch for even extreme immersion activities, more specifically to a depth of a thousand metres, hence the name of the watch. In 2001, through valuable collaboration with the INGV, Anonimo was also able to test the Millemetri in the open sea, proving that it was able to sustain pressure even at a depth of 2,105 metres. Anonimo quality goes far beyond the guidelines scheduled by the
company designers. This is a secret that has its roots in the exceptional quality of the case which – as in all the Anonimo models – enables them to successfully withstand a pressure of up to 200 ATM and beyond.

Here we’re talking about performance and technical characteristics. But Anonimo is much more besides. If it is true that one of the ‘great’ Florentines, Michelangelo, maintained that the sculpture already exists inside the marble and that all we have to do is remove the excess, then we have to admit that the same tradition persists today in Florence, and that it does so thanks to Anonimo. In this sense not much has changed in Florence, since this same theory is upheld by the Anonimo craftsmen when they carve out the case for each watch entirely by hand.

Unique pieces, that continue the Tuscan tradition of craft luxury watchmaking. A school launched by Panerai which, through the genius of Dino Zei, initiated a tradition. Dino Zei now collaborates with Anonimo. His creativity evolves alongside those same people who, over the years, have developed the manual expertise that has established Florence as the capital of craft watchmaking. In ten years Federico Massacesi – now president of the company and with a career in Ferragamo behind him – has achieved his objective: to make Anonimo the Italian brand of mechanical watches best known and most highly esteemed in the world. An exclusive product, for enthusiasts, with a production that oscillates between three and four thousand articles per year. Today, ten years after its birth, Anonimo can proudly claim that it has outreached even its own objectives and look to the future in the certainty of continuing to offer truly unique quality, design, innovation, technology, performance and craft expertise.

A precious combination that no-one appears to be in a position to offer with that blend of skill and passion that is characteristic of Florence and the Florentines.

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