I think Anonimo got it just right with "Opera Meccana". Indeed - like the opera you either love it or loath it but one thing is for sure. It´s got soul. More so actually than perhaps any other watch I´ve had. If all Anonimos share this same feeling... I think I´ve found my spiritual "home" what comes to watches. And the search has been long.
Oh, right, almost forgot - that thing about loving the crown vanishing device that drives me mad... well... It´s one of those things. The Italians... They´ve got style. They´ve got design. And oh boy are they controversial. Just like The Ferrari. - It´s so low but oh so wide. It´s so beautifull but oh so powerfull. Its so rare but oh so famous. It´s so fast but oh so timeless. As two such controversial makes I think Anonimo and Ferrari have a lot in common. And actually, in a way, they do: there is a <a href="http://www.novitecrosso.com/boutique2.htm#1">special limited edition Militare made for Novitec Rosso</a>. In their own words:
"NOVITEC ROSSO and ANONIMO joins the common aim to create exceptional products for exceptional characters. NOVITEC ROSSO is well known due to the conversion of the fabulous and very fast Italian cars making them even more exciting and exceptional. The mechanical watches of Anonimo are as exceptional and exclusive as a NOVITEC ROSSO Ferrari."
Yeah, pretty nice wheels that Novitec Ferrari. - But, its still disappointing. I guess that the guys driving Novitec Ferrari´s are spoiled brats: they chose the auto version of the Militare! I guess they have automatic gearboxes too instead of the good ol´clutch and stick! So, yeah, I may not have a old school Ferrari but my handwound Anonimo Militare 2004 more than compensates for the lack of it as they both have soul worth sacrificing some convenience for
This review was published on TZ-UK.com by JCJM. All credits should go to him.