Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk Hollywoodland
The workings of Girard-Perregaux can be traced as far back as 1791.No doubt, there are only a single handful of brands that can match the expertise of Girard-Perregaux. GP got its name, when in 1852, Constant Girard married Marie Perregaux.
The Chrono Hawk is Girard-Perregaux’s sports model which is normally characterized by its iconic eight sided case. This year Girard-Perregaux has launched the GP Chrono Hawk Hollywoodland, which pays homage to the silver screen and the industry of movie making.
The Chrono Hawk Hollywoodland is cased up in black ceramic, which is chosen due to ceramic’s corrosion resistance and scratch resistance. The fixed bezel is crafted from finely brushed 18kt rose gold which stands out nicely against the black of the ceramic. The Chrono Hawk Hollywoodland uses flattened lever chronograph push pieces, and a ridged main crown designed for the painless adjustment of the date and time. The bezel also houses a scratch resistant Sapphire crystal which defends against nicks and scratches.
GP uses a black dial which is intricately guilloched. Luminous hour markers and sword shaped hands are crafted in rose gold tone ensuring that nighttime readability is not compromised. Like the case, the dial also uses a black and rose gold color scheme. The chronograph can time events of up to 30 minutes which is indicated on a subdial at 9. The chronograph seconds is indicated via a sleek black steel central hand. At the 3 position is the continuous seconds subdial; while at the 6 position is a neat date aperture.
Running this watch is the mechanical self-winding GP03300 which is manufactured entirely in Switzerland. Completing this modern marvel is tapered, large square scaled, black alligator leather with a GP deployant clasp. Girard-Perregaux backs this watch with a 2 year International guarantee against manufacturer defects. To show the brands commitment to the movie industry, GP declared that it would be the exclusive timekeeper and the founding supporter of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is set to be opened in Los Angeles.