Watch Collection Essentials: Executive Watches
The last time we visited a mechanical Luminox watch was in reviewing the Deep Dive 1500 series collection. That was much more a tool-style diver compared to the congenial looks of the 6500 collection. What we really appreciate are the little details which mix the rugged tone of Luminox watches with little decorative elements you tend to see with dress watches such as the polished hands and hour markers and the steel on steel bracelet ref. A.6502 piece.
However, in the last few months, I've found myself particularly fond of some watches but, whatever it means, they all seem to cost each a few thousands of dollars. My question is of a personal matter, but which I believe that many watch admirers struggled with too. How to go about putting so many hard-earned dollars in an expensive timepiece? What then after the first timepiece, the second and the third ones?
The Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk case is in steel and sized at 44mm wide, though it does wear large given the broad lugs and 17.1mm of case thickness. The case is water resistant to 1000 meters, with a helium escape valve, and inside the watch is the Girard-Perregaux in-house made caliber GP03300-0074 automatic movement. It has a module on it that offers additional features such as the power reserve indicator, date, and subsidiary seconds dial. While asymmetrical, the dial is nevertheless well-balanced. I also happen to adore dive watches with power reserve indicators on them. It has a power reserve of 46 hours by the way and operates at 4 Hz.