Girard Perregaux

1950s Girard Perregaux Sea Hawk

It's no secret Girard-Perregaux has a deep lineage within Swiss watchmaking history, unofficially forming at the end of the 17th century and formally being announced as Girard Perregaux & Cie in 1852. Ever since the brand has created some very worthwhile and interesting watches.

The Sea-Hawk has a complicated and long back story, with the name dating back to the 1940s as military-issued timepieces and seeing constant change since. At one point the Sea-Hawk was a more formal dress watch for the everyday man to later becoming the premier diving watch for the Girard-Perregaux brand as a whole.

This piece from the '50s nestles right in the middle somewhere – not quite a formally dressy watch, but certainly not a deep diver either. Its sleek, midcentury style makes it pretty comfortable in most situations, and those Arabic numerals add more than a dash of whimsy to the dial. 


Brand Girard Perregaux
Style Sea Hawk
Model N/A
Serial 19XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver "Aged"
Millimeters 34
Bracelet 2pc Handmade Leather Strap


The stainless steel case retains excellent case dimensions with thick and even lugs that show minimal signs of wear. The screw-down case back remains in great overall condition showing light signs of use. The watch comes supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.


The white dial has aged to a cream color with radium lume that has patinated to almost a peanut butter color. The black numerals and handset pop off the dial strikingly, making it a very noticeable piece indeed. 


None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.