MILITARE CHRONO WRC
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
The Florence-based watchmaking brand unveils the 2020 vintage of its World Rally Championship chronograph. On the agenda: a new style combined with the same technical attributes.
The mythical Monte Carlo rally kicks off the 2020 WRC season. For the occasion, Anonimo, official race timekeeper, unveils an evolution of one of its flagship models, its Militare chronograph created in 2001. This timepiece boasts resolutely sporty features. Its 43.5 mm-diameter cushion-shaped steel case is set off with a black DLC and PVD-treated satin-brushed finish. A bezel enhanced with a tachymetric scale encircles a gray dial with hand-brushed finish, decorated with the WRC logo. Although previous references were underscored with touches of green, this year’s Militare Chrono WRC stands out with orange which adorns the railway-style minute tracker topping the flange, the central hand, the 30-minute totalizer hand at 9 o’clock as well as the push-piece set at 2 o’clock on the caseband, the indexes and the strap’s topstitching. This layout offers excellent readability obtained through the contrasting shades.
Aside from the above, this timepiece, waterproof to a depth of 120 meters, pursues the collection’s inherent characteristics such as the crown at 12 o’clock and its bi-compax-placed counters. Time data as well as short-cycle time measurements are driven by the Sellita SW 300 caliber. This self-winding movement delivers a power reserve of at least 42 hours. Its oscillating weight can be admired through the smoked sapphire-crystal caseback.
The Militare Chrono WRC is complemented by a strap fashioned using a highly-robust technical fabric, fireproofed Keprotec®.
Price: CHF5,250 www.anonimo.com
By Dan Diaconu
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