Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk Ceramic

The new Chrono Hawk in Ceramic leaves nothing to chance, neither the design of its case, which associates bold edges and a round bezel, nor its face, which gives prominence to the measurement of short times. Its well-tested reliability and its exceptional finish are a testimony to fine craftsmanship. Contemporary and bold, the style plays with monochrome tones.

An exceptional high-tech material, unchanging, hypoallergenic and heat-reflecting, the ceramic used by Girard-Perregaux is characterized by the extremely fine zirconium oxide powder it contains. An infinitesimal dimension makes it possible to achieve a hardness of 1400 HV on the Vickers scale – as opposed to 180 HV for stainless steel, a very low porosity. Extremely scratch-resistant, this ceramic has a smooth velvety look. Their inert character renders ceramics harmless for people and for the environment.

Black and angular, the 44 mm diameter cases have an astonishing shine and offer a new take on the Laureato octagon by modernizing its angles. The dials offer perfect readability, playing with the reliefs, luminescent touches and layout of the displays against a decor inspired by the shape of the Girard-Perregaux Bridge. In the background, the mechanism pulses to the rhythm of the expertise that is endlessly perfected by the master watchmakers of the Manufacture’s workshops.

Deep black, and yet perfectly functional, the elements of the case blend into one another, while keeping their individual strengths to end up accentuating the watch’s architecture.  The well-balanced dial showcases the time data. The counters face each other in perfect symmetry at 9 and 3 o’clock, while the date is placed at 6 o’clock. The applied hour markers and the hour and minute hands are lit with luminescent material. This classic layout is complemented with a motif inspired by the famous Girard-Perregaux Bridge. Visible through the case’s sapphire back, the caliber GP03300, a self-winding mechanical movement, drives this very high performance piece.

Technical details
Model: Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk Ceramic
Reference: 49970-32-631-FK6A

Case
Case: ceramic
Bezel: ceramic
Diameter: 44.00 mm
Glass: anti-reflective sapphire (domed)
Case back: sapphire glass, secured with six screws
Water resistance: 100 meters

Movement
Girard-Perregaux GP03300-0076
Self-winding mechanical movement
Caliber: 13 ’’’
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
Power reserve: minimum 46 hours
Jewels: 61
Functions: hour, minute, date, small second, chronograph

Strap
Strap in black rubber
Folding buckle in PVD titanium with ceramic cover

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