GP goes sporty

Posted on: December 14th, 2012

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Girard-Perregaux is a name often associated with fine luxury timepieces but this time around, the Swiss watchmaker has set its sights on capturing a more sports-oriented market with its new Hawk Collection.

This new collection has its tone set by an imposing 44mm diameter stainless steel case. Adding to the sporty feel are the bold angles that hold the bezel in a firm grip – reminiscent of the octagonal Laureato model. The dial is typical of the brand, featuring the signature Girard-Perregaux Bridge which creates a three-dimensional effect.

The collection consists of two models, the Sea Hawk and Chrono Hawk. The first iteration of the Sea Hawk was launched in the 1940s. As its name suggests, the sea is where this watch is in its element. It is able to dive to depths of 1,000 metres without mechanical failure. The Chrono Hawk is a more contemporary piece, a clear example of an exquisite Swiss chronograph but with the bold design that defines the Hawk Collection.

Both timepieces in the Hawk Collection are driven by caliber GP3300 mechanical, automatic-winding movement. Strap choices range from leather to high-tech rubber, fitted with a new security buckle.

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