In the wake of Anonimo

Anonimo montreWhile the peak of the Matterhorn, symbolizing the link between Italy and Switzerland, has been the Anonimo emblem for several years, the brand draws its DNA from the sea and first made a name for itself from 1997 onwards through its diver’s watches designed for navy frogmen. The maritime universe also set the scene for the 2005 launch of its Nautilo collection, proudly sported by sailing enthusiasts looking for a watch with a powerful personality, starting with the crew of the TP52 Anonimo in 2006 and 2007. This particular type of carbon monohull craft represented the series of highend racing sailboats most sought after by the stars of the America’s Cup. A new generation of racing boats brings a new partnership, and Anonimo has now associated with the VOR70 SFS II, which notably holds the speed record for the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race with stopovers. Its skipper Lionel Péan has an impressive international track record and wears the new automatic steel and titanium Nautilo Sailing Edition in an unusual 44.4mm diameter. A fine pairing that can be admired during the SFS Summer Tour between Bonifacio, Cowes and Saint-Tropez.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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