Ummm yeah.......not good, just not good. Thanks for the live pics though!
Oeffffffffffffffff!!!!!!!!!!! That's no surprise unfortunately....
ANONIMO GLAUCO BRONZE /DRASS (bezel), black dial
ANONIMO GLAUCO II BRONZE, black guilloche dial
Seiko Marinemaster MM300 SBDX001
Seiko Marinemaster MM600 SBDB001
lets just all agree there is no more anonimo this forum is over
If possible, the new in-the-flesh models look even worse than the renderings, and it isn't just a problem with lighting--will have to stick with the "Original Anonimo" and not the new "Abominated Anonimo."
Here today, here tomorrow...
Korneevy - thanks a million for the pics. In the whole larger scheme of Baselworld, you managed to bring us the first set of live shots so major credit is due.
Soulless is the word that you (and another favourite blog I read) used and it is the word to sum all up succinctly.
Interesting you show the shots of the Jean Richard. I really like this watch and the direction JR are taking.
When the new Anonimo design renders were released, the renders were compared by some posters with Jean Richard in an unflattering manner. However, Jean Richard has learnt some lessons over the past two years. Though 12 months ago they released some interesting models, they appear to have scaled back to one basic model and as another blog posed, attempted to 'get it right' for both watch aficionados as well as the larger public. I believe they have succeeded with the Terrascope.
As you likely know, JR furnished most of the watch blogs with a Terrascope to try out for a few weeks. I really like the look of it - it has a perfect retro/contemporay feel to it. Without fail, all reviewed saying that the watch surpassed all expectations on every level- design, build quality, bracelet, value for money. They now appear to be building out from this base model.
Of course Jean Richard now belongs to the same group that owns Girard Perregaux which might go a long way to explaining how even after a recent few missteps, Jean Richard is now taking a very deliberate, measured approach with its future direction, whereas the new Anonimo seems clueless for now.
Last edited by DDD3333; April 29th, 2013 at 04:24.
No denying who that hour-hand was inspired by!
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I would like to thank our friend Korneevy for going to the trouble of bringing us these "in the flesh" shots of the new Anonimo. It's really nice to get this inside scoop from a fellow watch-lover.
Sigh. I kind of feel sorry for these new owners. I see a bunch of interesting concepts here -- the Anonimo "arrow" integrated into the hour and second hands, the relief details, the raised numerals -- but they are assembled and executed in such a haphazard manner that the result is just a mess.
There is no holistic vision in these pieces. They're just a collection of design features thrown in together. I honestly think they look like the work of an inexperienced design student. So many odd choices, weird proportions, rough and unpolished...a bunch of separate elements that add up to say what?
I look at these and it strikes me that someone(s) made a list features but lost sight of the main goal. It's sad, because I think there was some thought and effort behind this. But unfortunately, there was at least as much a lack of skill as well.
Before I move on, I'd like to take one last parting short at the horrid DLC version I see up there. Given the movement towards ceramic and composite pieces by the competition, DLC really screams "low-end" now more than ever. Oh well, movin' on.
'I flip my watches and I cannot lie, so many choices and I can't decide.' -- Sir WIS-a-lot
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