Watches: Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk Hollywoodland

By Thierry Ané on November 5, 2013

This year, Girard-Perregaux completely revamped its sports offer with the introduction of a new collection simply called Hawk. So far, the Hawk timepieces cater to the water sports fans with the Sea Hawk models and to motorsports aficionados with the Chrono Hawk watches.

They now introduce two special editions of the Chrono Hawk, named Chrono Hawk Hollywoodland, to celebrate the art of cinema. Despite being special editions, these timepieces are not limited series and will be part of the main Hawk collection. Inside these watches one will find the Girard-Perregaux automatic chronograph movement, calibre GP03300-0073, with a power reserve of 46 hours.

Chrono Hawk Hollywoodland Dark Grey Dial

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What clearly differentiates the Hollywoodland models from the Chrono Hawk presented earlier at Baselworld is the overall feel. Although sporty like the rest of the line, these two versions give the impression of being more high-end, smarter in a way. This is due to the combination of the black ceramic case and pink gold bezel and dial accents as well as the choice of a black alligator strap instead of black leather or rubber.

The mixture of satin and polished finishes of the 44 mm ceramic case as well as the fine circular brushing of the pink gold bezel also point to a nicely executed timepiece that most watch lovers would have a hard time using for sports activities.

Chrono Hawk Hollywoodland Silver Dial

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Girard-Perregaux decided to produce two versions for the Hollywoodland. One model presents a dark grey dial with a black flange, black and pink gold chrono counters and applied pink gold hour markers. The other iteration keeps the black flange and the pink gold hour markers but mixes it with a silver dial with black chrono counters. Naturally, both dials feature the same textured design as the other Chrono Hawk models.

For some reason, I have always been drawn to large-size sports watches. I am thus really sensitive to the appeal of the new Chrono Haw Hollywoodland. All the more so that I prefer sports watches with a little hint of chic (go figure!). Aesthetically, though, these watches are not without competitors: have a look at the King Power Unico in black ceramic with red gold bezel that Hublot introduced last January or the Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph in black PVD titanium and red gold bezel presented by Corum in April. I know which one I would rather put on my wrist, do you?

King Power Unico King Gold Black Ceramic

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Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph Black PVD Titanium and Red Gold

Find out more about the Corum Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph Black PVD Titanium and Red Gold

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