Anonimo is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, marking the date that Dino Zei and Federico Massacesi used the “remains” of the famous Florentine origins of Panerai to build a new brand following their move to Switzerland. The focus was to offer robust, nautical inspired watches with Italian design as their core. Over the years, the brand that doesn’t say its name… has built quite a name for itself, recently unveiling some cool new additions to the 2017 collection. Not only is there the 20th Anniversary Militare Vintage Edition, but also some new additions to the Nautilo range.
The Nautilo is not new of course, as it has been in the collection since 2006. Although the design has changed over the years, the cushion shaped case and crown at 4 still remain as a nod to the original. Anonimo offers the Nautilo in a wide range of colors and strap combinations, and also in bronze of course. We reviewed the previous Nautilo Bronze back in 2015 and now show you the new variation of the dive watch by Anonimo. The Nautilo case hasn’t changed, so it is still a rather large but surprisingly wearable 44,4mm, in bronze. The aesthetics of the dial and bezel have changed though and give it an all new look.
Among the changes to the new Nautilo, the dial has received quite an update. Instead of the large oval hour markers arranged in the somewhat classic 3/6/9/12 positions, we now see a more contemporary 4/8/12 spread. And where the previous version featured only one double index (at 12 o’clock) Anonimo opted to double them all around in the 2017 Nautilo. The dots for the other hours remain the same. The deep blue dial has a grainy texture and is extremely legible. Clear and uncluttered, featuring large updated hands, time can be read in an instant. The matching hour and minute hands are a nice touch, whereas the previous version had the Anonimo-A on the end of the hour hand. The logo is now placed as a red counterweight on the lollipop-seconds hand, which is a bit less distracting on the dial.
The bezel receives a ceramic blue inlay, matching the dial in tone. An array of white marking completes the indication of the bezel, with large 20- and 40-minute digits interchanged with stick markers for the remainder. The new Nautilo Blue is offered in bronze with a blue calf leather strap. For the moment, this is the only combination available but something tell us that the entire Nautilo collection, including steel options, will evolve soon with this new style of dial and the ceramic bezel.
Inside the redesigned Anonimo Nautilo Bronze Blue you can find the same movement as before – a Sellita SW200-1, which is of course an ETA-clone but one that has proved its worth so far. The automatic movement has a power reserve of 38 hours and displays the date at 6 o’clock. The Anonimo Nautilo Blue Bronze will be priced at CHF 2,790. www.anonimo.com.
Technical specifications – Anonimo Nautilo Bronze Blue
- Case: 44,4mm diameter – cushion shape – marine grade bronze – ceramic bezel insert – unidirectional rotating bezel – luminous numerals & indices – navy blue dial – 200m water resistant
- Movement: Sellita SW200 – automatic – 38h power reserve – 28,800 vibrations/h – hours, minutes, seconds, date
- Strap: blue denim calf leather – pin buckle
- Price: CHF 2,790 in bronze