MILITARE CHRONO OXIDIZED BRONZE
GETTING BETTER AS TIME GOES BY
Gone are the days of polished or satin-brushed finishing details. Here, imperfections and irregularities reign supreme! Their very existence is part and parcel of the desired-and-achieved one-of-a-kind style.
Own a unique timepiece: such is Anonimo’s surmise with this new 25-piece limited edition. Its particularity? As its name suggests, the Militare Chrono Oxidized Bronze hosts a cushion-shaped case fashioned in bronze. The choice of this metal is not without significance however. Over time, through contact with the air leading to oxidation, each timepiece will take on a natural patina and embrace a unique character. It must be said, the Florence-based firm is not a novice in the matter. It was, to boast, the first-ever watchmaking brand to use this copper-tin alloy back in 2006, as such a step ahead of the current trend. Drawing on its experience, for this series the brand decided to speed up the transformation process on the 43.5 mm-diameter case which is deliberately oxidized. The resulting warm hue combined with the hand-brushed-finished blue dial emphasizes the resolutely vintage look of the chronograph.
Short-cycle time measurements are driven by a caliber based on a Sellita SW 300. They are displayed through a center seconds hand and a 30-minute totalizer set at 9 o’clock. The self-winding movement powers the large hour and minute hands topped with luminescent coating as well as the small seconds featured at 3 o’clock. In addition, it provides the model with 42 hours’ autonomy once fully wound.
To stress its style even more so, Anonimo’s Militare Chrono Oxidized Bronze is complemented by a made-in-Italy brown calfskin strap attached by an oxidized bronze pin buckle.
Price: CHF5,490 www.anonimo.com
By Dan Diaconu
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