By Jovan Krstevski
Girard-Perregaux, adds a new addition to the Hawk collection. The new family member comes in a 18k pink gold case, and is reinforced with the sophisticated technical of black ceramic and rubber. The new Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk Pink Gold is characterized by the angular, sculptural and sporty case like the rest in the Hawk collection.
The case is made up of outstanding 62 different parts and I can imagine that it demands a high degree of skill to produce. The satin-finished 18k pink gold case is measuring 44mm in diameter, it serves as the base foundation that incorporates the other parts, such as ceramic and rubber. As most of the watch geeks out there already know, the ceramic is extremely scratch-resistant it also comes with Vickers hardness of 1,400. Because of its scratch-resistance, ceramic is used for the bezel, in particular, but also the chronograph push piece parts, including the crown and crown guards.
The black polychrome dial of the Chrono Hawk Pink Gold is protected by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, and displays a motif inspired by the shape of their famous Tourbillon Bridges. It is encircled by a three-dimensional flange graduated with the minutes scale and showcases the indexes striped with bands of luminescent material to ensure readability at night. The hands are also visible in the dark. The small seconds are viewed on a subdial at 3 o’clock, while the chronograph functions are displayed via a central direct-drive seconds hand and a subdial at 9 o’clock for the minutes. An aperture at 6 o’clock shows the date.
The Chrono Hawk Pink Gold (Reference: 49970-34-633-BB6B) houses the in-house GP03300-0076 automatic chrono movement with 431 components, and delivers a power reserve of 46 hours. Its arrow-shaped oscillating weight and the decorative finishes on the movement can be admired through a sapphire crystal case-back, which is itself engraved and secured by 6 screws. This latest version of the Hawk is water-resistant to a depth of 100 meters (10 ATM) and has an Technological rubber base coated alligator strap with a folding buckle.
Jovan Krstevski – Founder, Proprietor & Executive Editor
Watch collector, aficionado and a Event profile in the Swedish nightlife. He launched Watchgeek back in 2011, which is now known as WristReview and is one of the most widely read watch blogs on the Web. He quotes ’WristReview is a site to help people find, explore, discover and enjoy wristwatches.’ His passion jump started in his early teens, when he was given his first mid-range wristwatch which was an Omega Seamaster. Since then he has always been in love with wristwatches! Besides WristReview, he also writes for a number of publications. Read his articles here.
P.S: He is also a huge fan of The Man of Steel/Superman.