There’s nothing quite like a Florentine diving watch. The Italian city just seems to have a penchant for producing exceptionally beautiful pieces of equipment fit for the deep sea. Granted most of the brands birthed there have since moved to Switzerland, it doesn’t take away from their quintessential Florence-ness.
Take Anonimo for example. The new Epurato collection isn’t just a good watch; it’s one that pays homage to it’s spiritual home in the Tuscan capital. If the watch reminds you of Panerai then you’re not far wrong, even if the comparison is a little unfair. Think of Anonimo more as a version of Panerai not afraid to do something new.
Unlike the Militare and Nautilo collections, the Epurato has a focus on elegance over the usual bulky aesthetic of diving pieces and is all the better for it. It’s the kind of watch that can plunder a sunken wreck before an evening at a lounge bar.
It also occupies the grey area between modern and vintage thanks to it’s 42mm bronze case and beautiful anthracite sunburst dial. If it were more industrial looking it could be called steampunk but elegant as it is it’ll look more and more like a vintage piece as a unique patina develops.
There’s no in-house movement unfortunately, but the Sellita SW200-1 caliber that the Epurato uses is as solid as they come and embellished to within an inch of its life. It might be pure Italian style on the outside, but it’s decidedly Swiss within.
Like many a watch house before them, Anonimo has moved from their home in Italy. Yet as the Epurato shows, you can take the watchmaker out of Florence, but you can’t take Florence out of the watchmaker.
Price & Specs:
Case: 42mm bronze, sunburst anthracite dial
Movement: Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement
Power reserve: 38 hours
Water-resistance: 50 meters, 5 ATM
Bracelet/Strap: calfskin leather handcrafted in Italy
Price: 2,990 CHF
More at: www.anonimo.com