Summer is coming and now is the time to start thinking about your waterside wrist attire, like the sporty new Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk.
The Sea Hawk
The Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk is of course not a new watch in and of itself but this year’s model is sporting some rather bright colors – cobalt blue and coral orange to be specific – that make it the perfect candidate to be your summertime companion.
Sure it stands out on the wrist but that’s the whole point of summer, to get out in the sun, have a good time and basically just not care what anyone else thinks. This is that magical time of the year when you get to exchange your suit and tie for some board shorts and a pool toy and basically just let your hair down for a while.
Ok, I may be laying it on a bit thick there but I’m a big fan of summer (in case you haven’t guessed already) and I believe in going big or going home. Now, back to the matter at hand, the Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk.
At 44mm the steel case wears big on the wrist but not uncomfortably so. That being said this is definitely a weekend watch, you could wear it to the office (maybe with a blue or grey suit?) but expect to get a few strange stares, as this is not a watch that will just slide casually out of view under your cuff.
With a face that colorful though why would you want to hide it away? As you can see in the photos the dial is done in cobalt blue with touches of coral orange and white here and there providing a nice level of contrast, not to mention improving legibility (critical for a good dive watch.) And with a water resistance rating of 1,000m you can pretty much wear the Sea Hawk for any and all of your water activites.
The watch displays the hours, minutes, small second and date, as well as the remaining power in reserve via a separate indicator at 6 o’clock. This is all made possible by the automatic, in-house GP03300-0074 movement, which offers 46 hours of power in reserve.
The Sea Hawk is available on your choice of either a matching blue rubber strap or a steel bracelet, although personally I’d go with the former as it adds a bit more color to the mix. Both come with a steel folding buckle and ensure the watch sits snugly against your wrist.
Pricing is set at US$10,100 for the rubber strap model and US$11,850 for the steel bracelet.
For more information on the new Sea Hawk please visit the official Girard-Perregaux website.
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