Girard-Perregaux Haiying series chronograph – elegant power sense!

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.

What should I pay attention to when buying a mechanical watch?

As a chronograph tool and decorative item, mechanical watches must be both practical and decorative. So what do we need to pay attention to when purchasing mechanical watches? Today I share the experience of buying mechanical watches, I hope to be useful to you.

Purchase mechanical watch notes

  1. Appearance. Visual inspection of the shell, surface, needle, no “twist”, scratches, bright coating, no color difference, the back cover should be tightly closed.
  2. Starting performance. Slowly rotate the spring on the upper handle and observe the second hand. Generally, the fewer the number of rotations of the upper shot, the better the starting performance of the watch.
  3. The above article. Hand touch is easy and no noise when loading. In addition to the slip on the top of the automatic watch, the watch should be able to get on the foot and not slip.
  4. Dial the needle. When the needle is set, the hand feels comfortable, too tight or too loose. The hour and minute hands should be coordinated (when the needles are aligned with 3, 6, 9, and 12 characters respectively, the minute hand must not deviate from 12 characters ┬▒ 4 divisions), and the hour, minute, and second hands do not touch each other.
  5. Table sound. After the watch is wound on the head, listen to the accent with the ear, it should be clear and symmetrical, and it will not change with the direction.

Mechanical watch maintenance method

  1. It is best to place the desiccant in the place where the watch is placed, but avoid using chemicals such as mothballs and insect repellents.
  2. If the watch is abnormal, it should be sent to a special watch shop for inspection.
  3. The mechanical automatic watch must be worn for more than 10 hours per day for sufficient operation.
  4. Any watch should not be worn in warm water or bathroom, even if your watch is a waterproof watch, because the seal rubber of the watch is easy to age due to heat, and the water vapor molecules around it are relatively small, it is easy to penetrate into the case, resulting in internal machinery. Damage.

Summary: The above is all about the purchase of mechanical watches, I hope everyone can buy a mechanical watch that suits you.