The Zegna family and the Macaluso family – A Beautiful Parntership for a Watch
The Ermenegildo Zegna Centennial Limited Edition Watch, as manufactured by Girard-Perregaux
To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the prestigious Italian brand Ermenegildo Zegna is launching a limited edition watch in partnership with another prestigious brand, Girard-Perregaux. What can I say except that this collaboration yielded a beautiful outcome,as you can see below. And here’s an interesting fact you may not have known: Angelo Zegna, the father of the founder Ermenegildo, was a watchmaker by trade. In keeping with Zegna’s Centennial celebration, only 100 pieces will be made. The watch has a rose gold case and is 40mm in diameter, with date, small seconds, and month functions. The overall design appears to be out of GP’s “1966″ collection, in fact it is very similar though not quite as complicated as GP’s 1966 Annual Calendar and Equation of Time watch (ref: 49538-52-131-BK6A ).
Quite interesting to see Girard-Perregaux completely relinquish the dial to the Ermenegildo Zegna name, though I think that whe watch looks great with the Ermenegildo Zegna logo on it. I don’t think this could have turned out much better as it seems to be a perfect representation of my perception of both brands – timeless, luxurious, high quality. Now, where to get one? The watch is to be available exclusively in the Top 20 Ermenegildo Zegna flagship stores worldwide.
Note the “EZ” etched crown (below)
Case: Pink gold case
Diameter: 40 mm, Height: 10.74 mm
Sapphire case-back adorned with the Ermenegildo Zegna centenary logo
Water resistance: 30 metres
Girard-Perregaux 3300-0042 automatic mechanical movement
Functions: Hour, minute, small second, annual calendar
Power reserve: minimum 46 hours
Alligator strap with clasp buckle adorned with the Ermenegildo Zegna logo
Limited and numbered edition of 100 pieces