Written by: K. Amanuel
Swiss watch manufacturer Girard-Perregaux recently unveiled a limited edition of its Chrono Hawk model called Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk Brazil. The Chrono Hawk, which comes in two different models – the Sea and Chrono, is a redesigned model of an earlier Sea Hawk collection by Girard-Perregaux. This new watch was created in partnership with the Instituto Tenis. The Instituto Tenis is a non-profit organization that supports the development of tennis in Brazil. The partnership supports the young Brazilian talents in Miami. The Chrono Hawk Brazil was unveiled in an exclusive event, “Um Sonho Intenso, Um Raio Vivido,” in Miami where several Brazilian stars were in attendance. There is a limited edition of 25 pieces of this watch and they are each priced at $14,850.
The Chrono Hawk Brazil is the latest sport watch collection from Girard-Perregaux. This colorful watch comes in a 44 mm steel case that features the Brazilian colors of green and yellow. Inside the case is Girard-Perregaux’s automatic mechanical caliber 3300. This automatic winding movement can be seen and appreciated through the sapphire case-back. The dial, which features the vibrant colors, has two chronograph counters opposite from each other at the 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock positions. The luminescent hour and minute hands as well as the minute and hour markers are easily legible. There is a date window located at 6 o’clock as well.
Technical Specifics of the Chrono Hawk
Dimensions / Diameter: 44.00 mm
Height: 15.45 mm
Case-back: Sapphire crystal, secured by 6 screws
Water resistance: 10 ATM
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/hr – (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 46 hours
Functions: Hour, minute, date, small second, chronograph
There is mutual respect between Girard-Perregaux and Instituto Tenis. According to Michele Sofisti, CEO of Sowind Group (Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard), “Girard-Perregaux is dedicated to nurturing talent. Similar to the young watchmakers of our Manufacture, these young athletes are the present and the future of the sport and a great example of excellence achieved through hard work and dedication”. Spokeperson for Instituto Tenis, Cristaino Borrelli said, “We are very thankful that Instituto Tênis had the opportunity to associate with Girard-Perregaux for this evening celebrating Brazil’s young talented athletes. The resources that we were able to raise during the event will go straight to our operations as we continue to move into 2013. It will certainly help us achieve our goals for this year”.