When it comes to sports watches, few people can think of Girard-Perregaux. In fact, in the 1940s, Girard-Perregaux launched the first generation Sea Hawk Seahawk series diving watch, which was definitely a fashion-forward pioneer watch in that era! This series is born with its own distinctive features, such as the octagonal rubber pad under the bezel with elegant power and the original ergonomic crown protection device at the 4 o’clock position. Its unique shell design makes it easy to see at a glance. Can recognize it. Today, I will introduce you to the latest Chiba Haiying series chronograph. This timepiece is rare and unique in style!
The most impressive of the Chiba Haiying series chronograph is its 44 mm stainless steel case. The case is basically satin-finished. The overall feel is simple and not flashy. If you look closely, you will find the small bevel at the bottom of the bezel. The surface is polished and this small difference enhances the appearance of the watch. The bottom edge of the case has a slightly sharp touch but does not affect the wearing comfort. The sapphire crystal is slightly arched and perfectly aligned with the curvature of the housing and the raised lugs. Just below the bezel is a black octagonal rubber pad that gives the watch an extra sporty feel. To match this, the crown and chronograph buttons also have rubber pads.
The Chiba Sea Eagle series chronograph is the most pleasing design. The design is a honeycomb dial with a silver dial, which gives this watch a subtle texture. The hour markers are extremely large and are tilted inward to match the black inner bezel showing the minute mark. The hourly hour mark is actually embedded in the incision of the black inner bezel – unfortunately, the incision is too large and there is a significant gap between the hour mark. The chronograph is a two-eye layout with a second dial running at 3 o’clock on the dial and a hollow orange second hand. The small dial at 9 o’clock is a 30-minute counter. The date window is at 6 o’clock, which is the perfect symmetrical layout. The black “GP” letter at 12 o’clock is a good finishing touch, matching the color of the rubber gasket and the inner bezel. Gives a high-end look.
The Girard-Perregaux chronograph is a crocodile/rubber composite strap. This is a clever design because the rubber instead of the leather fits the skin, making the entire strap more durable. So no matter how much sweating, the top crocodile skin is not affected by sweat erosion. However, the disadvantage of the strap is also obvious, that is, the strap is slightly thicker and somewhat stiff, especially close to the lug portion. The top of the single-sided button-folding buckle is engraved with the word “GP”. The folding buckle itself has a large circular arc. Unfortunately, the strap and folding clasp are not suiwatch for small wrist watchers, and their natural curvature seems to be more suiwatch for European and American brothers with thick wrists and rough wrists.