The new Girard-Perregaux Seahawk is an undoubtedly cool watch, but at first glance another watch came to mind. Wait a minute! The new GP looks like an upside-down Hexa K500! Then again, the 4:00 crown style of the Sea Hawk was first introduced in 2002, so maybe the Hexa looks like an upside-down Sea Hawk. Did GP “borrow” some design elements from the Hexa or vice versa?
A New Sea Hawk Watch
This month, Girard-Perregaux unveiled a major overhaul to their Sea Hawk diver’s watch (ref: 49960-19-631-FK6A). A date is placed at 1:30 and the standard Sea Hawk power reserve indicator is still on the six. The large 44mm brushed stainless steel case features a rubber-clad bezel, crown, and case ring. The in-house caliber GP3300 keeps you on time. A deep 1,000m water resistance comes with a steep $11,350 USD retail price.
A New Watch Company
The Hexa watch company is a start-up that sprouted back in 2011. Their K500 model is also a 44mm stainless steel case design. It boasts half the water resistance and half the features, but is far less than half the price. For a mere $600 you can score yourself a cool upside-down GP Sea Hawk, er Hexa diver! (Math Fact: you can buy about 18.92 Hexa watches for the price of a Sea Hawk.)