Dino Zei Aeronauta
On the occasion of Basel 2011, Anonimo is adding the new Aeronauta to its collection. As well as its ability to display different time zones, it is the robustness and versatile appearance that makes the watch suitable for any occasion. The perfect watch for pilots, frequent flyers and businesmen who communicate with people around the world.
Produced in a limited edition series of 50 numbered watches for 2011, this watch, with Marine Bronze case and steel side plate indicating the series number, has a redesigned dial consisting of a central scale for 24 hours day/night function. It entails a rotating disk with indication of the representative airports of the corresponding 24 time zones. Each airport identifiedby its international three-letter code. At 1 o’clock for example, we find FLR, the three-letter code for Firenze airport. The 24 airports corresponding to the codes are engraved on the back cover.
The Aeronauta is inspired by a previous watch of the Dino Zei series: the Argonauta.
Introduced for the first time at Baselworld 2005, the Dino Zei line combines the vision of Anonimo with the expertise of Engineer Dino Zei, whose prestigious leadership in the modern history of the Florentine watchmaking industry is recognized worldwide.
This line combines strong and solid traits with a classic elegance design and absolute masculine rigour.
Faithful to the principles of value and innovation of the Dino Zei line, the ARGONAUTA was introduced by Anonimo in 2006. It emphasizes a sturdy watch case whose dimensions are raised to a height of 54 mm. and a diameter of 46 mm, with a back cover featuring a decentralized window to allow viewing of the movement balance, resulting in a new shape of strong impact and technological emotion.
For the Aeronauta, instead of indicating 24 representative cities on the central rotating disk dial (Argonauta), we have chosen to indicate 24 representative airports, honouring modernity of today’s travel.
Since ancient times, Man has travelled. Travel was often tied to the great war enterprises of the most famous Heroes: Jason and the Argonauts and Ulysses who sailed for 20 years in the Mediterranean sea. These Heroes were protected by imperishable Bronze (Iliad, XVII, 474), the material used by the God named Hephaestus to forge Achilles’ Shield.
Today, Man is still travelling, yet not at the pace of a slow boat, but with the quickness of modern airplanes. This pace is marked by the new Anonimo AERONAUTA:
No more Argo (Jason’s boat) but jets are the most frequent means of travel, travel that takes Man to all corners of the earth through airports worldwide, hence, why the AERONAUTA features the 24 hours time zones.
At the same time, the material found to be the most reliable to protect our ancient heroes; Bronze, re-appears in the material of which these unique timepieces are made of; Marine Bronze.
The choice of materials, particularly those used in making the cases, is one of the areas in which the ability of a brand to innovate can be expressed most strongly.
Anonimo started to use marine bronze in 2006. It is a material which immediately evokes the world of the sea with which Anonimo is historically associated. The Anonimo watches are manufactured by the same casemakers that used to produce watch cases for the Italian Navy. The story goes back to 1939 .
The Hi-tech Bronze used in the Anonimo Timepieces is a modern way to honour Florentine Renaissance Tradition, our most ancient roots. And at the same time paying tribute to the competence of our Master Casemakers that re-invented this bronze alliance almost 20 years ago.
In fact the same hands and the same machinery that at the beginning of 90’s manufactured very few pieces in Marine Bronze for an exclusive watch brand, are today manufacturing these limited series for Anonimo models, with an even improved and more high-performing Bronze alliance.
Firenze Orologi distributes the watch brand Anonimo. This is the Italian fine watchmaking company that was founded in 1997 in Florence (Italy) by Federico Massacesi, former executive at the fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo.
Although the company is still relatively young, it can boast years of experience in manufacturing hand-made top-quality watches.
Handcrafted watchcases are produced in an artisinal way in ateliers existing in Florence since 1939. By means of its luxurious mechanical timepieces, Anonimo continues the Florentine tradition of watch-making. Anonimo, which means ´anonymous´ in Italian, refers to Massacesi´s philosophy: the product (the watch) is the focus, not an overhyped brand name.
Each year Anonimo makes a very limited number of mechanical watches, made by hand.
Aeronauta - mod. 11019
Automatic movement on base ETA 2893-1, 21 jewels, 4Hz. Power reserve 40 hours, colimaçon finish on movement and rotor; specific Anonimo rotor.
Hours, minutes, continuous seconds; universal hours disk indicator (world hours); date window at h. 3.
Manufacturing in three components, totally carved from a stainless steel bar. Screw locked bezel and back cover with external Thorx screws (9 screws) to ensure better tightening. Bayonet quick tightening crown, screw locked tube. Screw locked secured strap. Flat superior sapphire crystal. Visible joint for bezel seal. Back cover featuring a decentralized window to allow viewing of the movement balance.Sand-blasted and satinated watch case and bezel manufactured in a special bronze alloy, diameter 43.40 mm, maximum diameter at the protection crown tool 46.00 mm. Alloy UNI5275 belongs to a group of alloys (bronze-aluminium-iron-nickel) employed in hi-tech and high mechanical resistance and anticorrosion naval constructions, like high performances propellers, propellers pitches, torpedoes flanges. Polished and satinated AISI316 Plus stainless steel back cover and side plate.
Minute scale applied ring. Applied DINO ZEI logo. Hour indexes treated with luminous coating for superior day/night readability. Central scale for 24 hours day/night function; rotating disk with indication of the representative airports of the corresponding 24 time zones. Hour and minute hands treated with luminous coating.
Manufactured in washable leather “Opera Kodiak” for extended immersions in water (24 continuous hours). Exclusive DINO ZEI line stainless steel buckle.
Retail price: 5.500 €
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