Brand/Model: Girard Perregaux Sea Hawk II Pro
Movement: Swiss automatic (in-house)
Material: titanium case, leather strap
Complications: date display, power reserve indicator
Price: MSRP: $9,800 USD; can be found regularly at discounted prices
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If you like ‘tool’ watches, dive watches that can go to ridiculous death-defying depths or just a watch that you won’t see on every other WIS, the Girard Perregaux Sea Hawk is for you. The Sea Hawk line dates back to the 1940s (out of 220 years of watch-making experience from the house of Girard Perregaux-‘GP’ for short), when water resistance was something new to watches. According to GP’s web site, the Sea Hawk line evolved into a specific line of dive watches during the 60s and 70s and into the current iteration we have today, on market since 2002 in a variety of styles.
Pros: 3000 meter water resistance rating, titanium construction, power reserve indicator, in-house movement, great looks
Cons: in-house movement (service can get expensive), dainty clasp compared to rest of watch, leather strap will bother some that expect rubber, price of entry, deep date window a bit hard to read
Verdict: just for the bragging rights, this watch is worth it. Well executed, works both as a daily wearer or occasional watch, high quality with true Swiss heritage. The Sea Hawk is a winner.
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