When working at great depth, the most important information for the safety of the divers is that about the minutes spent outside the hyperbaric chamber. Dedicated to the Professionals of CNS, Cooperativa Nazionale Sommozzatori (C.N.S.), one of the world’s largest professional diver companies, the new Professionale CNS has been redesigned for the comfort of the divers. The new watch is the perfect example of a design collaboration of watch specialist Anonimo with the professionals who will use it.
Produced in a limited edition series of 50 numbered watches for 2011, the watch with oversized case has a redesigned dial to increase the readability of the scale of minutes. Large Arabic numerals make the new dial very easy to check the flow of time. The crown has been rotated 180 degrees, in an even more protected position. It remains an impressive 2000 meters waterproof, or 200 atmosphere pressure resistant.
The Anonimo PROFESSIONALE series was introduced in 2003. It was created based on extensive research and input by C.N.S. professionals involved in extreme underwater conditions. These watches are conceived and engineered TOGETHER WITH, not FOR the professional people that will wear them. Before starting this project, we listened humbly to the professionals. During the design process, we had a continuous exchange of ideas.
Cooperation between the brand Anonimo and CNS began with the Model 6000 Professionale, with an innovative approach to the needs of professional divers:
1° expeditionary teams on mother ship, without the common possibilities of maintenance and after-sales services to the watch.
2° long permanence in hyperbaric chambers.
3° multiple dives up to depth commonly around 400 meters.
4° aggressive submarine environments for the presence of equipments, tools, the most various liquids. (hydrocarbon, solvent..).
These data defined a series of features for the creation of a real professional watch and brought Anonimo to a radical change of perspective.
These features are:
· The extreme strength to pressure ratio of the watchcase (structural Calculus of water-resistance with safety margin about 3/5 times the standard value of diving, 400 meters).
· The waterproof U-Lock system, which will not put torsion on the O-Rings and which is easily repairable in emergency conditions. This can be done without the use of specific keys and will lower the risk of loosing parts of the watch.
· A very good readability in the darkness as well as in low light.
· The automation of the helium expulsion valve to avoid mistakes due to the user stress.
Starting from the base of these features, Anonimo created the first PROFESSIONALE, with an oversized watch case (43,4 mm), automatic movement, tested, reliable, ergonomically finished and with a specific locking system of the watch case, unusual in the world of watch making, but similar to the sailing system used by CNS for their equipment.
The U-Lock system works only by the compression of the O-Rings, without any torsion, through external female thread bars, with great dimension Torx screws that are easily accessible and replaceable, as well as the bars themselves, if they are damaged or even if a professional user should change an O-Ring. With a traditional locking system bezel/back cover, this is almost impossible, while in this case bezel and back cover are hinged at 9 hours and they cannot accidentally come off when the watch is open forrepair. For the same reasons screws and bars allow the watch to open without being totally removed but only released: you need only to first remove the strap. The crown, which has a comfortable hold, compresses the internal gaskets with a lower torsion compared to the common screw-locked crowns and it warns the user with a warning red signal when it is not correctly closed.
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.
Professionale CNS - mod. 6000
Automatic, caliber Anonimo 01.0 on base SELLITA SW200-1 with rotor manufactured upon Anonimo specifications; 26 jewels, colimaçon finish, adjusted 4 positions, 28.800 A/h. Power reserve about 40 hours.
Hours, minutes, central seconds; date window.
Sand-blasted AISI316 Plus stainless steel, diameter 45.00 mm, satinated bezel and back cover. The locking system of the bezel and back cover works with external female thread bars, easily replaceable and connected to the back cover, and rotation hinges at h. 9.
Great dimensions crown, comfortable hold, with innovative locking system in protected position at h. 10 and warning red signal.
Automatic helium expulsion valve. Extra thick domed sapphire crystal
Great dimensions and extra thick dial, hour indexes treated with luminous coating for superior day/night readability. Luminous coating treated baton hands and thread central seconds hand. Date window at h. 4.
Waterproof, rubber injected strap. Anonimo engraved on reverse of stainless steel buckle.
Retail price: 6.000 €
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