Girard-Perregaux Hawk Sport watches

Girard-Perregaux Hawk Sport watches

16.12.2012: They show the determination that any new challenge demands. Daring, purebred,

SPORTS WATCHES IN THE INIMITABLE GIRARD-PERREGAUX STYLE


They show the determination that any new challenge demands. Daring, purebred, uncompromising, they are the watches in the new sport collection by Girard- Perregaux: Hawk.


They exude energy in an  uncompromisingly avant-garde design forged by a manufacturing expertise that dates back to 1791. Two models: one a chronograph, the other for diving – launch a new line that boldly takes its place in the heritage of the brand.


Hawk: the very word connotes animal elegance, cunning, wisdom — and power. Much like the watches that carry the name, Sea Hawk and Chrono Hawk, it makes an unmistakable statement and confirms the position of Girard-Perregaux in the highly competitive world of top-level sports watches. It is also a reminder of the brand’s experience in this field: in 1880 it began the first volume production of military wristwatches, and in the 1940s it launched the first generation of Sea Hawk.


The new Hawk collection has inherited all this expertise and has adopted the brand’s identity codes to position itself clearly in the 21st century. The tone is set by the imposing 44 mm diameter case in stainless steel. Athletic and vibrant, it embraces time with its bold angles, recalling the octagonal Laureato model.


The fine edges of the case band, which present a special manufacturing challenge, hold the bezel in a firm grip. The watchstraps, whether in leather or high-tech rubber, are perfectly integrated into the case and are fitted with a new security buckle.


The assertive personality of the watch is further confirmed by the dials: their clear, luminescent markers, indications in relief, and the decor inspired by the famous Girard-Perregaux Bridge create a three-dimensional effect in a striking exercise in perspective.


While these watches have been specially created to operate in the most demanding situations, the spirit of Girard-Perregaux has remained unchanged. Its meticulous style, combining centuries of manufacturing tradition with a permanent commitment to innovation, is apparent in every detail of the design and manufacture of these watches. At their heart is a mechanical movement that, of course, has been entirely developed and produced in-house.




Girard-Perregaux SEA HAWK


Water-resistant down to 1,000 meters! The depths of the ocean cannot intimidate the new Sea Hawk. It is a diving watch that makes an unmistakable statement of its intentions.


Designed to withstand the rigors of deep SCUBA diving, it 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 1,000 meters where the pressure is more than 1,500 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 dial was primarily designed for legibility; it is black, underlined by a motif that echoes the emblematic Girard-Perregaux Bridge, with information on several levels.


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.


There is no doubt that the new Sea Hawk earns its place among highperformance diving watches, confirmed by its automatic mechanical movement caliber GP3300.


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS



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



Sporty. Elegant. Modern. The Chrono Hawk leaves nothing to chance. This includes the design of its case that combines sharp edges and a round bezel, its dial that emphasizes the measurement of short times, and its exceptional movement finished to the rigorous standards of Fine Watchmaking.


Its daring contemporary style plays with opposites: certain 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 and the push buttons impose an assertive character while the rubber-lined strap in leather, reveals a design that is meticulous in every detail.


The perfectly balanced, light colored dial focuses on the timing information. The two chronograph counters face each other at 3 and 9 o’clock in perfect symmetry. The date at 6 o’clock, the applied markers, and the hour and minute hands are all luminescent. This classic arrangement is further enhanced by a motif, inspired by the famous Girard-Perregaux Bridge that covers the surface of the dial.


The mechanical, automatic-winding movement, calibre GP3300 that can be seen through the sapphire case-back, confirms this as a watch with very high performance


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS



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

FOReverglades Limited edition timepiece.


FOReverglades, an environmentally minded public art exhibition by International Artists William Sweetlove and artists collective, Cracking Art Group, for Art Week in Miami.




- Marie-Paule Bourguet, BOA Press Brussels also photos

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