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When Italy and Switzerland join forces, the result is a judicious mix of elegant lines, subtle curves, rigour and precision.
Born on the banks of the Arno in Florence, Anonimo was raised and grew up in Switzerland, a country where watchmaking rules. From its native Italy, the brand conserves the know-how of its craftsmen, experts in the making of watch cases.
Watchmaking has always been a part of Florence’s history, from Giovanni Dondi who made its planetarium in the fourteenth century, to Lorenzo Della Volpaia who worked on the calendar and astronomical instruments, and of course Leonardo da Vinci and the mathematician Galileo. More recently the early twentieth century saw the Italian watch industry supply military submariners and divers. But the core of its know-how resides in the excellence of its small businesses, specialists in the design and manufacture of watch cases. They have been able to perpetuate the tradition of attention to detail and meticulous work, using a single machining process at room temperature. In 1997, Federico Massacesi made a smart move when he used their skills to develop a unique brand: Anonimo.
Driven by Swiss made movements, Anonimo watches combined solid, tough and elegant Italian design with Swiss reliability and accuracy. The mechanical movements were partially ...