Anonimo sets sail for a new journey
Anonimo is back, although it was never really gone. To make even more of a name for itself the Florentine watch house joined forces with the SFS team and skipper/ambassador Lionel Péan for the 64th edition of the Giraglia, one of the most famous regattas in the Mediterranean. 0024 was on board.
Perhaps superfluously: Anonimo started in 1997 when Panerai closed up shop. Closed up shop in Florence, to be precise, and moved to Switzerland. Anonimo made sure that the watch tradition was maintained for the region. The watch cases of the current collection are still being made by hand in ateliers in Florence that have been there since 1939. The movements are Swiss. The combination of Swiss precision and Italian design creates a modern reinterpretation of the famous professional watches that used to be produced on the banks of the Arno River for military divers of the Italian Marina Militare. The same applies to the 2016 collection that has now been expanded with the Nautilo Sailing Edition. This watch, with obvious historical features and characteristics, is introduced during a presentation in Marseille, attended by highly experienced French skipper Lionel Péan – he is also the ambassador for Anonimo – and the SFS team. We’re on the eve of the 64th annual Giraglia, and the captain and crew can hardly wait for the starting pistol.
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Photos by Gilles Martin-Raget, Aurelien Butfirst and Anonimo