Italian fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna is famous for its high-end and ultra-sophisticated menswear. But the Italian menswear brand is no stranger to luxury watches. Last month, we had blogged about the special edition products that the brand was unveiling to commemorate its 100th anniversary. Among the luxury products on offer was a Girard Perregaux watch. But the luxury brand chose to tie up with Swiss watchmakers Girard Perregaux yet again. The result of the more recent collaboration is the new Monterubello Collection.
This line of luxury watches is named after the brand’s founder Ermenegildo Zegna. Zegna was named a count during the 1940s. His entire title was Conte di Monterubello. The Monterubello Collection features two new luxury watches – the Solo Tempo and a chronograph.
The Solo Tempo timepiece is available in 18-karat white gold and 18-karat rose gold versions. The second watch is an 18-karat rose gold chronograph that serves as a timekeeper and a stopwatch.
The two luxury watches that make up the Monterubello Collection feature a 40mm case and alligator straps. Retro detailing on the watch highlights the 1940s, the time when Zegna was designated a count. Watchmakers Girard Perregaux have also taken inspiration from the times of Zegna’s father, Michelangelo Zegna. The latter was an horologist by profession. The Monterubello watches are inspired by a 19th-century pocket watch that belonged to Zegna Senior.
The 18-karat white gold and the 18-karat rose gold watches cost $14,700 and $13,000 respectively. The rose gold chronograph is more expensive at $24,500. The watches will be up for sale globally from mid-October at select Ermenegildo Zegna boutiques.