Hands-on Review: Anonimo Epurato Automatic

Hands-on Review: Anonimo Epurato Automatic

The Epurato is the third and latest watch line in the Anonimo collection. Launched in 2018 once in a while of Baselworld, the Epurato comes with slender structures and a less marked game character compared to the other lines of the brand. Its refined design makes the watch very versatile and suitable for most events.

Picture by Monica Cristale

Anonimo is based in Switzerland however has a solid Italian heritage which dates back to 1997 when Panerai was offered to the Vendôme/Richemont Group and part of the Italian team left to establish the new brand. Anonimo pioneered the use of bronze in watchmaking and specialized in the creation of lively and military-inspired watches.

The DNA of the brand is recognizable likewise in the Epurato, especially in the ordinary pad shaped case and the irregular “04/08/12″ numerals format on the dial.

Crafted from stainless steel and offering water resistance to 50 meters/165 feet, the 42 mm case alternates glossy silk brushed and polished surfaces and is enhanced by a fluted bezel. The case is perfectly executed and the perception of value is instantaneous while dealing with it. The crown-watch on the correct side isn’t just useful yet in addition an esthetically pleasing detail which changes up the design.

On account of the curved carries, the watch will sit comfortably on most wrists (the wrist in our pictures is 17.7 cm/7 in).

Protected by a sapphire gem with against glare treatment on the two faces, the dial shows the time with an alternation of applied indexes and numbers. The 04, 08 and 12 Arabic numerals are arranged to shape a triangle suggesting the “A” of Anonimo which we find above the brand logo at 12 o’clock just as engraved on the crown.

Completed by a little date window at 6 o’clock, the sober however distinctive dial offers excellent legibility on account of the generous Super-LumiNova covering used for the hour and minute hands.

The model that we used for our active review had a galvanic opalin grayish dial, an alternative which is ideal to emphasize the design of case and dial, yet the Epurato is additionally available in a wide range of varieties including blue, anthracite, green and dark dials just as bronze and stainless steel DLC cases.

The Epurato is equipped with a hearty and reliable Swiss programmed movement based on the Sellita SW 200-1 caliber and enhanced by a skeletonized weight, decorated in the Côtes de Genève style, visible through the sapphire gem case back. Beating at 4 Hz (28,800 vph), it offers 38 hours of power reserve.

The tie is crafted from calf leather with a very appealing dark to dim gradient and it is secured to the wrist by a tongue buckle. On account of the brisk release system of Anonimo’s ties, there’s nothing more needed than few seconds to change them without needing any apparatus.

The Anonimo Epurato Automatic with galvanic opalin grayish dial (ref.  AM-4000.01.100.W11) 

has a suggested retail price of Swiss Francs 2,290 which is in line with the assembling nature of the watch, its beautiful finishes and a really distinctive look.  anonimo.com

Above and below, pictures by Monica Cristale