Refined Hardware Adds A Tourbillon
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.