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Girard Perregaux Sea Hawk

Cutting-edge performance in a sporty style

The new Sea Hawk takes a bold stance with its vivid hues. Cobalt blue and coral orange are the colors chosen for the dial, the hands and the unidirectional bezel of this diver’s instrument offers cutting-edge performance in a sporty style.

The Sea Hawk maintains the technical and visual characteristics that have made this line, updated in 2012, so successful. The cobalt blue of the dial and strap give the timepiece its nautical hue, while the minute and second hands and the power reserve indicator are picked out in orange, the same shade that highlights the first 15 minutes of a dive time on the bezel.

Girard-Perregaux introduced the new Hawk at Miami’s Art Basel. The line consists of two watches, the Sea Hawk, which saw a refresh to a watch that’s been in the G-P line since the 1940s, and the entirely new Chrono Hawk. Both are meant to compliment an active lifestyle without feeling out of place when the going gets formal. Each also represents an evolved visual identity for G-P meant to carry the brand into the 21st century alongside its well-established contemporaries.

The initial collection of Sea Hawk watches were difficult to wear if you had smaller or even medium-sized wrists. This was because in addition to the large lug structures, the strap jutted outwards more than it did downwards. By clicking on the article above you can see how the original “new” Sea Hawk watches looked on the wrist. I am really happy to say that Girard-Perregaux has redesigned both the strap (and now bracelet) such that the new “Hawk” watches are infinitely better to wear.

The Sea Hawk case is in steel and sized at 44mm wide, though it does wear large given the broad lugs and 17.1mm of case thickness. The case is water resistant to 1000 meters, with a helium escape valve, and inside the watch is the Girard-Perregaux in-house made caliber GP03300-0074 automatic movement. It has a module on it that offers additional features such as the power reserve indicator, date, and subsidiary seconds dial. While asymmetrical, the dial is nevertheless well-balanced. I also happen to adore dive watches with power reserve indicators on them. It has a power reserve of 46 hours by the way and operates at 4 Hz.

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