Thursday, January 6, 2022

The Militare Chrono In Green

From Anonimo -

A few months back I had the opportunity to drop in on Anonimo HQ, in Le Locle. And while there I got to try on a few of the new watches coming out and one of them was this lovely green time  machine -
And I have to say, I was very impressed. And getting to try this bad boy on and chat with the folks who assembled it, it was a bit of bringing it all back home.  So for those of you just tuning in, let me share a bit about me and Anonimo -

Way back at the turn of the century, I found myself behind the (at that time) excruciatingly cramped counters of Tourneau's nascent San Francisco location. In 2003 it seemed that everyone was obsessed with Panerai. As a local jeweler already had Panerai when Tourneau opened, we couldn't carry it new, only pre-owned. But we had an ace in the hole - because at that time Anonimo was actually made in Italy, and there is no more powerful tool in the watch salesperson's tool kit than an evocative story. And I am proud to say, gentle reader that my ability to expound on the Anonimo story enabled me to sell a BUNCH of Anonimos.

I got to interview and spend a bit of time with Dino Zei -

And while I have liked a fair bit of what Anonimo has produced, I have not held back on honest critiques. So while I think it's fair to say I am a fan, it would be disingenuous to call me a fan boy. But having spent time at the HQ back in November, seeing the watches being assembled, and speaking with the management I feel comfortable in saying that Anonimo is back on track and offering some very solid watches. 

So let's get back to the Militare Chrono -

Overall, this is a wonderful watch that offers a lot of pop and presence for a very reasonable price, coming in just south of $4,000.  

So let's get into the pertinents -


  • Diameter 43.50 mm, height 14.50 mm, 316L steel, cushion shaped
  • Black, blue and grey hand-brushed finish, green matte dial
  • Water-resistant to 120 meters, 12 ATM
  • Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
  • Numbers, indexes and hands with Super-LumiNova®
  • Crown with patented protection system at 12 o'clock
  • Open case back


  • Swiss Made SW 300, 13 ¼'''' self-winding, personalized Anonimo oscillating weight with a bi-compax DD2035M chronograph module developed exclusively for Anonimo
  • Power reserve 42 hours minimum
  • 49 jewels
  • Frequency 28'800 A/h (4Hz)
  • 30-minute counter at 9 o'clock and central second, small second counter at 3 o'clock


  • Aged calf leather or fabric strap handmade in Italy - bronze or stainless steel pin buckle 

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