Monday, September 4, 2017

Looking Back with Anonimo

I am, at present, somewhat torn about Anonimo.  I have, in all honesty, not held back on some of my criticism.  But I thought it might be worthwhile to look back on some highlights.

Part the first - the Tricolore.  This first ran in 2012

Keeping it Real - A Favorite Anonimo

Courtesy of Anonimo 
Perhaps some of my favorite memories working for Tourneau was when I would get a customer coming in looking for a Panerai, and I got to tell them the story of Anonimo.  At that time we had the Millimetri, the Three Glasses, and the other "early" models.

But this one to me has always been special. The Anonimo Tricolore.

It is based on the Millimetri and is not part of the Dino Zei Collection, but with Mr. Zei's involvement.  There were only 150 of this model produced. The Tricolore was designed to honor Italy's 150th anniversary (1861 - 2011).

And in addition, I would have to say that one of my favorite interviews was with Mr. Zei. The usual interview is ME, MY ACHIEVEMENTS, etc. but I can say that Mr. Zei was a revelation. Sincere, and a very lovely person. I was lucky to meet him at BaselWorld this year - albeit briefly. It is a memory that I treasure. I keep looking for one of these - I hope to find one someday. I deeply
respect what the founders of Anonimo did, and with that same level of respect, I truly appreciate what the current owners are doing to promote and expand on Anonimo's brief, but rich history.
Thank you Anonimo - for keeping it real.

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