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Thursday, May 24, 2012

'Protect what is precious': Girard Perregaux Sea Hawk 1000 Big Blue


Susan and David Rockefeller, Jr., a member of the mighty Rockefeller family, will celebrate World Oceans Day in New York City on June 5, 2012 from 6-9pm at the Museum of Modern Art, in partnership in partnership with Girard Perregaux. The event is being hosted to celebrate the world’s oceans and raise public awareness to the plight of ocean health and the need for its protection. The evening will include a special screening of Susan’s new documentary film, Mission of Mermaids. The film is intended to provoke viewers to rethink how they relate to the oceans.

In honour of the evening Girard-Perregaux will launch a limited edition Seahawk 1000 “Big Blue” which features a steel case and blue rubber strap with blue highlights on the dial and showing the world map.

 “Time is truly the only limited and precious resource that we have in this world. The message that Girard-Perregaux, David and I are sharing is that by giving our oceans time to rest and replenish with simple acts of thoughtfulness, they can continue to provide a bounty of necessities for human life.Susan Rockefeller.
We are very proud to have partnered with Susan and David to celebrate World Oceans Day. The clock is ticking. We need to act fast, now, in order to protect our oceans. We have a limited amount of resources available for human consumption, a fact we seem to have let pass by. It is time to raise even more the awareness about this critical issue.” Sowind CEO Michele Sofisti.
As a direct result of his work on the Pew Oceans Commission coupled with his more than 40 years of experienced sailing, David founded Sailors for the Sea, a nonprofit organisation to galvanise the sailing and boating community around ocean health issues.

GP Sea Hawk 1000 Big Blue


Mechanically, the GP Sea Hawk 1000 Big Blue edition is exactly the same as the other Sea Hawks with its manufacture calibre GP033R0 movement with power reserve complication, housed in a 1,000 metre water resistant steel case. Visual differences are of course the blue dial and rubber strap as well as the world map in the power reserve meter.

Its case was entirely developed and manufactured in-house with a unidirectional rotating bezel for calculating dive times and a helium valve used for decompressing the watch after deep dives. It is also equipped with a screw-down crown and case-back.


Steel case
Diameter: 44mm
Sapphire crystal
Unidirectional rotating bezel
Helium decompression valve
Screw down case-back and crown
Water resistance: 1000 metres

Girard-Perregaux movement GP033R0
Mechanical with automatic winding
Calibre: 11’’’ ½
Frequency: 28’800 vibrations / hour (4Hz)
Jewels: 27
Power reserve: minimum 46 hours

Functions: hour, minute, small second, power reserve indicator

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