JCK 2014: New Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk in Rose Gold (With Live Photo)
Another new watch that was previewed at Baselworld makes its official press debut at JCK 2014 in Las Vegas: an all-new rose-gold version of the Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk, the brand’s flagship chronograph watch.
The rose-gold, satin-finished case of the new Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk is made up of no less than 62 different parts and measures a hefty 44 mm in diameter. Like other models in the Hawk line, the new watch combines several different materials for the finished case, including black ceramic (used for the bezel and chronograph push-pieces) and high-tech rubber, which is fused with black alligator leather in the strap. The ceramic is scratch-proof and very hard, with a Vickers rating of 1,400.
The dial bears the hallmark three-dimensional motif inspired by the shape of Girard-Perregaux’s famous tourbillon bridges. The subdial at 9 o’clock tallies 30 minutes of chronograph running time and the subdial at 3 o’clock displays the running seconds. The date appears in an aperture at 6 o’clock.
The new rose-gold Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk is powered by the brand’s automatic caliber GP03300, which is made up of 431 components and has the Hawk collection’s distinctive arrow-shaped rotor. Wearers can admire the movement through the sapphire window in the caseback. The watch has a 46-hour power reserve and is water-resistant to 100 meters. Price has yet to be announced.
At the 2014 JCK Swiss watch exhibition, I had the opportunity to try on the new Chrono Hawk. Here’s what it looks like on the wrist. The rubber-base/alligator leather top-layer strap makes for quite a comfortable fit.