Introducing the Girard-Perregaux "Hawk" collection
December 5, 2012
Today Girard-Perregaux announced two new Hawk sport watches: the redesigned Sea Hawk and the all new Chrono Hawk.
The “Sea Hawk” moniker has been used since the creation of this collection in the 1940s to designate especially high water-resistance models. In 2002 the current design was created, with generous case sizes, depth ratings of 1,000 or 3,000 meters and a crown positioned at 4 o’clock for greater comfort.
The new Sea Hawk (pictured below) comes in a 44 mm steel case, has a depth rating of 1,000 meters, a uni-directional dive bezel, a crown positioned at 4 o’clock, integrated crown guard, screwed caseback, helium escape valve and a robust in-house movement. In this regard, the Sea Hawk has not changed much. What has changed, though, is the case design, the dial, and the hands. The biggest change being the new case which has straight octagonal edges combined with a round bezel for a very modern look.
The brushed steel case and bezel are accented by black rubber on the bezel, the octagonal ring under that secures the bezel and the crown. The dial has motif designed to look like the emblematic Girard-Perregaux Bridge. The hands and markers are large and have been coated with luminescent material for excellent legibility. Anti-reflective sapphire crystal ensures high visibility of the dial in all lighting conditions. The minute, second and power reserve hands are highlighted in orange making them easy to distinguish at a glance. The date is displayed through via an 45-degree angled aperture in between 1 and 2 o’clock.
The Sea Hawk its equipped with automatic mechanical caliber GP3300 which beats at a rate of 28,8000 vph (4hz), has 27 jewels and a power reserve of 46-hours. Functions include hour, minute, date, small second, power reserve indicator. The strap is in black rubber with steel folding buckle. Available in black dial (shown), grey dial and limited edition (shown).
Along with the launch of the Sea Hawk, Girard-Perregaux also unveiled an all new sports timepiece, the Chrono Hawk (pictured above). Presented in a 44 mm case with straight edges that form an octagonal shape, flat pushers, a round satin-finish steel bezel and an octagonal rubber ring — the Chrono Hawk has an aggressive modern look.
The dial appears three dimensional with a sloped chapter ring and applied indexes (with white luminescent material). Like the Sea Hawk, the dial features a motif inspired by the famous Girard-Perregaux bridge (dial comes in off-white or black). Sword hour and minute hands with luminescent material. Central second hand with an orange tip. Date aperture at 6 o’clock. The dual chronograph subdial configuration balances the dial nicely, for a clean look that is highly legible. The crown and pushers are steel with black rubber inserts. Rubber-lined leather strap (brown on the light gray colored dial, black on black dial) with steel folding buckle. Water-resistant to 100 meters. In-house GP caliber 3300 automatic chronograph movement the runs at 28,800 vph and has a 46-hour power reserve. (More details and exclusive images coming soon.)
Chrono Hawk: Ref. 49970-11-231-HD6A (black dial), Ref. 49970-11-131-HDBA (light dial)
Sea Hawk: Ref. 49960-19-631-FK6A (black dial), 49960-11-131-FK6A (grey dial), 49960-19-1218SGD1A (FOReverglades)