Refined Hardware Adds A Tourbillon

Posted on 18 April 2013 by Patrick Kansa


 Remember back in January where we introduced you to the Refined Hardware Harbinger (here)?  Well, that model is sold out now, but they do have a new one in the works that they’re accepting orders on.

They’ve added  a tourbillon movement to the mix on this outing, with one of three options – a PVD (McQueen), steel (Gatsby), or bronze (Rearden) case being the major choice.  Any guesses as to which is my favorite?

Regardless of the model you chose, you’ll have these specs:

  • Movement:  automatic with 42-hour power reserve and flying tourbillon
  • Case:  45mm (12.3mm thick) with a 35mm sapphire crystal
  • Limited Edition:  only 33 of each will be made
  • Lead Time:  8 weeks to build after placing your order


As with the Harbinger, these watches do have a raw aesthetic to them, really looking like something put together in a workshop (especially in the side profile view).  Counter-balancing that, though, you’ve got the refined touch coming from the hand perlage finish present on the dials.


Coming in at $2985, you’re definitely making a vote with your wallet in the confidence you have with this new American brand.  I’m interested to see how these progress, and hopefully see something a bit more on the affordable end of the spectrum come out.  And, if we can wrangle a review sample, we’ll be sure to give you our honest impressions.

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