The cobalt blue of the dial and strap give the timepiece its nautical hue, while the minute and second hands and the power reserve indicator are picked out in orange, like the first 15 minutes of a dive time on the bezel.

The 44mm case, manufactured from stainless steel, comprises several faceted surfaces with satin finish and incorporates 38 elements. A screw-down black rubber crown is set into a protrusion at 4 o’clock, providing reinforced protection against external impact. Water-resistant up to 1,000 meters, the case meets the requirements set by the international standard ISO 6425 for diving watches. In addition, a helium valve ensures the air pressure between the watch’s interior, and its exterior environment is rebalanced after deep-water diving expeditions.

 

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Sea Hawk ref. 49960-19-431-FK4A. © Girard-Perregaux

 

The dial features a raised “honeycomb” motif. The three-dimensional hour markers  and the hands are coated with a luminescent substance guaranteeing readability in darkness. A sloping flange, graduated with the minute scale, forms an aesthetic link between dial and case. The date is visible at 2 o’clock, through an aperture with polished sides. The power reserve indicator stands out clearly at 6 o’clock - an area in orange showing the point at which the movement must be rewound - and the small second is positioned at 10 o’clock. The rotating unidirectional bezel encircling the sapphire crystal is designed to track a dive time, its notched edge making it easily adjustable.

The Sea Hawk is equipped with the Brand’s in-house GP03300 self-winding mechanical movement. It has hour, minute, second, and date functions, together with a certified 46-hour power reserve indicator with a frequency reaching 28,800 vibrations per hour, or 4 Hz.

The strap is made of rubber, expressly colored cobalt blue, and fitted with a folding steel safety buckle.

 

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The new blue and orange Sea Hawk is alsos available with a steel bracelet. © Girard-Perregaux