high performance

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  • High Performance Cronograph The Story


    The story

    In 1985 Ermenegildo Zegna launched High Performance, a new way of wearing wool that altered the way in which the business suit was perceived.Now, a generation later, Ermenegildo Zegna has taken the High Performance concept that it pioneered with fabrics and applied it to the wristwatch, resulting in a new range of timepieces, purposeful in their styling and as robust and resilient as their namesake fabric.

    Crafted from black ceramic and equipped with ergonomic rubber coated pushpieces and winding crown, the High Performance Chronograph benefits from a 42 mm case diameter, with at-a-glance legibility of the dial and subdials further enhanced by the use of high contrast Arabic and baton hour markers. Every detail in the design has been carefully considered from the tachymetric scale etched directly into the ceramic bezel, to the matching colour specificity of the hands and numerals, to the brushed steel folding buckle on the robust rubber strap.

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    The calibre

    Produced by ETA since 1996, 2894 is an automatic winding, 37 jewel movement, 28 mm diameter, 6.1 mm height, 42 h power reserve and houses a swiss lever escapement with Incabloc™ antishock system beating at 28'800 vibrations per hour.
    The movement is personalized with a Zegna-branded oscillating weight.


    Logoed oscillating weight


    Frequency: 28,800 vib/h (4 Hz)


    Jewels: 37


    Calibre: 12 ½’’’

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    Colours and Band

    Just as the High Performance fabrics come in a variety of colourways, so the watches too are available in a number of colour combinations that enhance legibility and allow greater scope for personal expression. Every timepiece is furnished with two interchangeable black and coloured watch bands.

    Ermenegildo Zegna High Performance Cronograph Watches Specifications: Black ceramic case, with engraved tachymeter on the bezel and rubber coated pushers and crown


    Black ceramic case, with engraved tachymeter on the bezel and rubber coated pushers and crown

    • case

      Diameter: 42.00 mm
      Height: 14.30 mm
      Case-back: stainless steel
      Water resistance: 3 ATM

    • Movement

      Automatic, ETA 2894
      Power reserve: 42 hours
      Functions: hour, minute, small second, date and chronograph

    • Straps & Buckle

      Materials: rubber strap + 2 additional fabric straps
      Buckles: steel folding buckle with “EZ” engraving + steel pin buckle for the fabric strap

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