Monday, April 11, 2011
Deep fascination: Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk Pro 1,000m
The Sea Hawk Pro 1,000m is a rich boy’s diver watch. The name "Sea Hawk" has been used by Girard-Perregaux since the 1940s to distinguish models for use in extreme conditions.
The new Sea Hawk Pro 1,000M range features accents of bright orange on the minute hand and power reserve against a matt black dial ensuring readability even in murky conditions.
The watch is powered by an in-house GP033R0 movement with automatic winding and the stainless steel case is equipped with a screwed crown, a unidirectional rotating bezel in steel to enable the dive time to be monitored, and a helium valve allowing decompression of the watch after deep dives.
There’s a little story about the engraving on the screwed case-back of the watch; the porpoise, anchor and trident relate to a Girard-Perregaux patent dating from the end of the 19th century, and at the time were accompanied by the inscription "Do nothing without advice".
The Sea Hawk Pro 1,000m comes on a rubber strap featuring a folding safety clasp. Like many quality divers, there’s an extension system which allows the strap to be easily adjusted to compensate for differences in temperature or to enable the watch to be worn over a dry suit. There’s no word on price yet but it’s likely to be reassuringly expensive.
Movement: Automatic Self-Winding
Case: Stainless Steel
Functions: Functions: hour, minute, small second, power reserve indicator, date
Complications: Power Reserve, Sub Seconds, Date
Dial colour: Black
Water res: 1000M
Diameter: 44 mm