Girard Perregaux

1950s Girard Perregaux Sea Hawk

$ 1,800

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. 

SPECS

Stock # GRDPRSH
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

CASE & BRACELET

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.

DIAL & HANDS

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. 

ACCESSORIES 

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