At the end of 2012, Girard-Perregaux relaunched the Sea Hawk dive watch collection. The 1,000-meter water-resistant diver (or 300-meter, if you opt for the black ceramic case) was updated with a rather progressive case design but still managed to keep the DNA of its impressive predecessors, one of them being the first dive watch with two helium release valves.
After the initial three models, Girard-Perregaux has recently added what we at DiveIntoWatches believe to be the eighth version of the Sea Hawk III and, at the same time, the first one to introduce some “retro” elements to an otherwise very contemporary design: the hands and indexes are filled with vintage-style luminescent paint and both the power reserve and minute hands are silver (instead of red, green, or orange as seen on previous versions) making it the most elegant and, possibly, also the most controversial version so far.
This particular Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk comes with a matching alligator strap but you can alternatively opt for a steel bracelet or standard rubber strap. The movement is the GP3300 with small seconds and power-reserve indicator. The case dimensions are 44 mm in diameter and about 17 mm in height. For more on the Girard-Perregaux Hawk collection, click here.