The new Hawk collection presented by Girard-Perregaux is for sure daring, uncompromising and energetic.
Two models were unveiled: the Sea Hawk, the dive version, and the Chrono Hawk, the chronograph. Both are characterized by a muscular 44 mm diameter case in stainless steel.
Water-resistant down to 1000 meters, the Sea Hawk incorporates a helium valve for use during decompression and an anti-clockwise turning bezel for divetime calculations. A series of tests is carried out to demonstrate its capacity to operate at a depth of 1000 meters where the pressure is more than 1500 kg. This is the level of water-resistance required to meet the rigorous standards of ISO 6425. The construction of the case, and particularly its screwed case back, give the watch excellent shock- resistance, as does the crown which is protected by a perfectly integrated crown guard and positioned at 4 o’clock for greater comfort on the wrist.
Its character is emphasized by the contrast between the elements in brushed steel and those in rubber – the bezel, the octagonal ring and the crown. The markers and hands are coated with luminescent material and certain elements are highlighted with orange, such as the power reserve and the small seconds. The date is displayed at 1.30 o’clock creating a beautiful balance on the face.
The Sea Hawk is available with grey (Ref. 49960-11-131-FK6A) or black (Ref. 49960-19-631-FK6A) dial. At its heart is the in-house automatic caliber GP3300.
The design of the case of the Chrono Hawk combines sharp edges and a round bezel in a contemporary style which plays with opposites. Black elements underline the architectural nature of the watch, from the flange to the octagonal rubber ring that holds the satin-finish steel bezel. The crown the push buttons and the rubber-lined strap in leather, reveals a design that is meticulous in every detail.
The two chronograph counters face each other at 3 and 9 o’clock in symmetry. The date at 6 o’clock, the applied markers, and the hour and minute hands are all luminescent. The dial is marked by a motif, inspired by the famous Girard-Perregaux Bridge, that covers the surface of the dial.
Just like for the Sea Hawk, also the Chrono Hawk is available in two versions: with light grey (Ref. 49970-11-131-HDBA) or dark grey (Ref. 49970-11-231-HD6A) dial.
The automatic GP3300 movement is visible through the sapphire display back.