Behold, the new and redesigned Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk. The launch of these watches coincides with the new and equally appealing Chrono Hawk watches also profiled today at Perpetuelle. On the left is the new production model available in black (Ref. 49960-19-631-FK6A) or grey dial (Ref 49960-11-131-FK6A); on the right is a special edition (Ref 49960-19-1218SGD1A).
The famous Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk originated in the 1940′s; the current collection was designed in 2002 and will presumably now be replaced with this new style gong forward. The centerpiece of the redesign is the new case style — to draw an analogy, the case has gone from the B17 Bomber of WWII to the B2 Stealth Bomber of 2012. The new case along with many other new details have elevated the Sea Hawk dive watch back into the limelight.
Having analyzed the new 44mm steel case in my review of the new GP Chrono Hawk I will not again go into great detail here except to say that GP has really knocked it out of the park with this new case. Unlike the Chrono Hawk, though, the Sea Hawk keeps with the 1000 meter water resistance and helium escape value that the Sea Hawk series is known for. The dials are also superbly done, with power reserve, small seconds and angled date window between 1 and 2 o’clock. The watch is powered by GP’s widely used automatic mechanical GP3300 movement.
The “FOReverglades” piece to accompany the art exhibition at Art Basel Miami this year
The price on the new Sea Hawk is $11,350.