Unique Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk 1000 at Christie’s Green Auction
By Martin Green
“Green, Green Grass of Home”, wither you hear the Tom Jones or Jerry Lee Lewis version on the radio, very few will actually realize that the song is about a man on death row who will only get back to the green, green grass of home to be buried underneath it. Not a very uplifting topic in the 1960’s, and most certainly not in the 2010’s. With the way we are exhausting and polluting the world around us, we basically put ourselves on death row, but with one major difference! When the sentence will come down on us, there will be no green, green grass to bury us under.
Fortunately a wide variety of people and organizations realize this fact, and take action against it. In 2010 Christie’s started the Green Auction, an annual event from which all proceeds go to four non-profit organizations that try to preserve the nature we have. These organizations are: Oceana, Conservation International (CI), Central Park Conservancy (CPC), and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and the proceeds will especially go to water-preservation projects.
It is therefore even more appropriate that Girard-Perregaux donates a unique Sea Hawk for the online auction that is being held between March 29th through April 19th on charitybuzz. It is the third time that Girard-Perregaux is joining the auction with a Piece Unique.
Girard-Perregaux went for a color they very rarely use for their dials; green! Just changing the color of the dial doesn’t sound so exciting, but the result most certainly is! It really sets off the watch and with the two subdials for the small seconds and power reserve it only takes a little bit of imagination to see yourself looking at pool table from above…with the date perhaps as a small piece of chalk to put on your pool cue?
Apart from the almost mandatory text on the dial indicating that this is indeed a one of a kind watch for the Green Auction, and of course the green dial, Girard-Perregaux not change a thing! That is very good, because the Sea hawk is quite a watch. 44mm in diameter, with an impressive water resistance of 1,000 meters. It is powered by Girard-Perregaux’s manufacture movement GP033R0. So this entire package will most certainly make an excellent choice for anybody traveling the world trying to preserve it, or for somebody who simply wants to help out and get an amazing one of kind watch in the process. Do not miss this Girard-Perregaux, and while you are at it, check out some of the other items they are also auctioning off.
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