The amazing shapes of the Girard Perregaux Sea Hawk 49960 case.

Nov 02, 2020,23:38 PM

Here are some press files pictures I found in my hard disk. 

In comparison, the Omega Plo Prof and the AP Royal Oak are altar boys.   wink



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Different textures are quite special on this one [nt]

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 3rd, 2020-04:32

No doubt about your final statement.

 By: MichaelC : November 3rd, 2020-05:10
The case is structural and strong, and it makes me want to own one. The dial is an oddball. Not to say that there are not successful oddball dials, but the date here (aside from the deep recess, kind of cool on this type of watch) really bothers me. Yet t... 

This is an appealing diver

 By: VinnieD : November 3rd, 2020-06:03
Clearly not mainstream - to be tried on a wetsuit. The engraved caseback version is not bad either Here, a 49950 but the 49960 also existed with this engraving credit: la cote des montres ...  

A diver with visual access to the movement

 By: mjcruiser : November 3rd, 2020-12:06
Makes sense to me -let’s face it most of us dive watch fans probably don’t dive -right?!

Thanks Nico. If there is one watch from GP that I would really put my deposit today...

 By: hoseachandra : November 4th, 2020-18:26
If they make re-issue of Gyrodate Chronometer HF. Until today I have not seen any other watch that display the day-date like that. Make it 36-39 mm, with regular screw-in caseback. I would instantly order one.

This one... Hmmmmm....

 By: amanico : November 4th, 2020-22:53

Yes. That is. Re-issue it with modern built quality and modest size.

 By: hoseachandra : November 5th, 2020-01:32
And you have a winner. Oh and please not a front loader, as many watchmaker said it is more cumbersome to repair.

Why not, indeed. [nt]

 By: amanico : November 5th, 2020-07:17

Had the black dial variant of this GP SH

 By: amg786w : November 26th, 2020-10:38
What an amazing watch. So well put together. GP took some creative angular styling risks with this piece and I loved it. Sadly, was a bit big for my wrists, and after trying a few different strap options, I flipped it. Mine had the solid caseback. I love ...