Girard-Perregaux enters the 2013 with their new redesigned version of its Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk “professional” diving watch.

Rated for a pretty much impressive water resistance of whole 1000 meters, the refreshed Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk 1000M watch gives you probably the best possible combination of reliability, build quality and design.

If you compare the new model to the 2011  Sea Hawk Pro, you will notice that, while preserving the same easily recognizable shape with the same signature crown guard, the watch now comes in a much more aggressive stainless steel body that replaces the previous flowing lines with sharp angles.

The dial of the piece has also undergone certain changes starting from a new mesh grille-styled pattern and finishing the picture with new, more original small second and power reserve indicators at 10 and 6 hours respectively.

The date aperture, which is still placed between 1 and 2 o’clock, looks a little bit larger making the rudimentary calendar even more legible.

The previous model featured a completely flat dial, this one comes with a concave face, which is nicely accented with raised hour markers of different shapes.

The luminous hour and minute hands remain the same, which is good.

According to official specs, the new Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk 1000M is powered by the same Caliber GP3300 automatic movement, which is still hidden behind a solid case-back cover that depicts a sea monster entwining a stylized anchorwith a trident at its other end.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Refs. 49960-19-631-FK6A and 49960-11-131-FK6A
Case in steel
Bezel: rubber or steel
Diameter: 44.00 mm
Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire
Case-back: screw-down
Water resistance: 1,000 meters
Girard-Perregaux GP3300
Self-winding mechanical movement
Caliber: 11 ½ ’’’
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: min. 46 hours
Jewels: 27
Functions: hour, minute, date, small second, power reserve indicator
Strap in black rubber
Steel folding buckle

Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk 1000M Automatic Diver

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.

The two chronograph counters face each other at 3 and 9 o’clock in symmetry.

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 date at 6 o’clock, the applied markers, and the hour and minute hands are all luminescent.

The GP3300 movement is visible through the sapphire display back.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Refs. 49970-11-231-HD6A and 49970-11-131-HDBA
Case in steel
Diameter: 44.00 mm
Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire
Case-back: sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 100 meters
Girard-Perregaux GP3300
Self-winding mechanical movement
Calibre: 11 ½ ’’’
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve : min. 46 hours
Jewels: 61
Functions: hour, minute, date, small second, chronograph
Strap in rubber encased in brown or black leather
Steel folding buckle