A breeze of modernity is blowing over the 2017 edition of the Nautilo collection.
The watchmaker from Florence is always ahead of the game. After gaining a cult following with models like the Polluce, Militare and Millemetri, the firm established by Federico Massacesi is now expanding its well-known Nautilo range. With just a smooth twist, a new bezel provides this version of the Nautilo with a blue ceramic insert that protects it against scratches and adds depth and brilliance to the overall aesthetics. At 12 o’clock, a luminescent dot signals the first fifteen minutes of the celebrated “bottom time diving” while the rest of the indicators are in index form. A redesigned dial can be clearly seen through the slightly convex sapphire crystal that has been treated with an anti-reflective coating.
Echoing the numbers 20 and 40 engraved onto the bezel, only 04:00, 08:00 and 12:00 have double indexes, thereby invoking the traditional reading of the brand’s triangle. Day or night, on land or at sea, and even with the counterweight on the second hand taking the form of the logo, the capital A of Anonimo is ever-present. Bronze, the time-honoured material used by Anonimo, boasts a new hue this year with a delightful pinkish tint to it. A slow and progressive oxidisation process working on this alloy gives the watches a natural, and inimitable, patina over time – rendering the case both unique and classical. In addition to its resistance to wear and corrosion, bronze lives and evolves with the wearer and will eventually create a Verdigris shine on its surface after extended contact with salt water.