November 4, 2013
by Ariel Adams
Girard-Perregaux is about to release a new version of the still new Chrono Hawk called the Hollywoodland. An unofficial homage to the movie making capital of the world, the Chrono Hawk Hollywoodland is the latest effort in the brand’s focus on entering the world of Hollywood. In 2012 Girard-Perregaux announced that it was going to be a sponsor and founding supporter of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. The museum is currently in construction and will stand as an important cinema museum here in Los Angeles.
Despite sounding like it, the Chrono Hawk Hollywoodland is not going to be a limited edition watch. Instead, it will sit as part of the larger Chrono Hawk collection. There will be two versions of the Hollywoodland watch, with one having a darker gray dial (ref. 49970-34-232-BB6A) and the other a lighter dial (ref. 49970-34-132-BB6A). We aren’t going to discuss the Chrono Hawk watch at length again, but for more information about the watch read our aBlogtoWatch hands-on Chrono Hawk coverage here.
What is most unique about the Chrono Hawk Hollywoodland watches are the case materials. The 44mm wide case is produced in all black ceramic, while the bezel and dial accents are in 18k rose gold. Black and gold typically makes for a nice combination, and in this case (especially because the gold is brushed) the watch has a high-end, but not exactly blingy look.
The Girard-Perregaux Hawk collection consists of the Sea Hawk diver and the Chrono Hawk chronograph. The case is water resistant to 100 meters and has an excellent modern feel to it (though it is a large watch). Attached to the watch is an alligator strap with a rubber liner. Inside the watch is a Girard-Perregaux calibre GP03300-0073 automatic chronograph movement with a power reserve of 46 hours. Price of the Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk Hollywoodland is $21,400. girard-perregaux.com