The Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk maintains the technical and visual characteristics that have made this line, which was updated in 2012so 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.
The dial features a raised “honeycomb” motif. The three-dimensional hour markers are coated with a luminescent substance guaranteeing readability in darkness. A sloping flange, graduated with the minute scale, forms an aesthetic link between dial and case. The date at 2 o’clock, visible through an aperture with polished sides, plays with the appearance of asymmetry. The power reserve indicator stands out clearly at 6 o’clock – an area in orange showing the point at which the movement must be rewound – and the small second is positioned at 10 o’clock. The rotating unidirectional bezel encircling the sapphire crystal is designed to track a dive time, its notched edge making it easily adjustable.
Strength and protection
The case, manufactured from stainless steel, boasts state-of-the-art technology and acclaimed watchmaking expertise as a guarantor of superior performance. It comprises several faceted surfaces with a subtle satin finish. A screw-down black rubber crown is set into a protrusion at 4 o’clock, providing reinforced protection against external impact. Guaranteed water-resistant up to a depth of 1,000 meters, it meets the requirements set by the international standard ISO 6425 for diving watches. In addition, a helium valve ensures the air pressure between the watch’s interior, and its exterior environment is rebalanced after deep-water diving expeditions. The strap is made of rubber, expressly colored cobalt blue, and fitted with a folding steel safety buckle.
The Sea Hawk is equipped with the Brand’s in-house GP03300 self-winding mechanical movement. It has hour, minute, second, and date functions, together with a certified 46-hour power reserve indicator with a frequency reaching 28,800 vibrations per hour, or 4 Hz.
Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk: Technical specifications
Case: steel & rubber
Diameter: 44.00 mm
Thickness: 17.1 mm
Dial: cobalt blue
Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire
Water resistance: 1000 meters (100 ATM)
Girard-Perregaux movement GP03300-0074
Mechanical, self-winding movement
Diameter: 25.60 mm (11 1/2’’’)
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
Power reserve: min. 46 hours
Functions: hour, minute, small second, date, power reserve indicator
Blue technological rubber strap with steel folding buckle – Ref: 49960-19-431-FK4A
Steel bracelet with steel folding buckle – Ref: 49960-19-431-11A