Militare Vintage

The Militare Vintage is a tribute to the fascinating first military wristwatches. Based on the succesful Anonimo model Militare, born in 2001, the Militare Vintage is the perfect combination of modern technology and forms and functions from the early days of military watchmaking.

This watch is an interpretation of the first Militare watch made by Anonimo. The crown is positioned at hour 6 by our patented crown locking device, like all the models from the Militare series. In this Vintage version we are using a newly developed automatic Swiss movement bearing the Anonimo signature, with small seconds indication at hour 9. The first ever Militare was issued with a mechanical hand wind movement. Another distinguishing feature of this watch is one of the two colors used for the dials. These colors are: first of all Black, and secondly a new color for Anonimo: Parchment. The shady look of this new color really expresses “Vintage”. There is also a date indication at hour 3, which distinguishes this edition further from the first Militare (which had no date indication). The Case is handcrafted in stainless steel.
Having its crown positioned at hour 6, is the reason for this line to bare the name “Militare”, because it really shows that the design of this series is inspired by the former military pocket watches with crown at hour 12, but then upside down. It is a modern interpretation of this pocket watch with the crown at hour 12, which was mainly used in the 30’s and 40’s of the last century. This is yet another reason for naming this watch “Vintage”.
Perhaps the most important reason for calling these series “Militare” is to give tribute to the fact that the technological evolutions in the watch industry owe a lot to military use. For a watch to be used in a military environment it was often required to be: dustproof, waterproof, shock resistant, etc.



About Anonimo

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.





Militare Vintage

Movement
Automatic caliber SW260-1 11 ½ ” 31 jewels, colimaçon finish, adjusted 4 positions, 28.800 A/h (4 Hz). Etachron balance. Power reserve 38 hours.

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds counter at h. 9, date at h. 3.

Watch Case
Sand-blasted and satinated AISI316 Plus stainless steel. Diameter 43.40 mm. Screw locked bezel, screw locked exhibition back with sapphire crystal. Superior sapphire crystal.
Patented crown vanishing locking device (integrated with watch strap) protects crown at h. 6.

Water Resistance
12 ATM

Dial
Extra thick dial, hours indexes treated with luminous coating for superior day/night readability. Concentric military time scale (00:00/24:00). Luminous coating treated baton hands and leaf small second hand. Small seconds counter at h. 12. Magnified date window at h. 6.

Wrist Strap
Manufactured in washable leather “Opera Kodiak” for extended immersions in water (24 continuous hours). Anonimo engraved on reverse of exclusive stainless steel buckle.

Retail price: 2.850


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