In this age of digitization when 80% of the world’s population has smartphones in order to make their lives more autonomous, wristwatches seem to a begone term now! Well, of course, with products like Pebble and Samsung Galaxy Gear, even this industry has turned SMART. But before you prefer to make an entry into this “Internet of things”, let me introduce you to a group of engineers in Los Angeles who had just one mission in mind when they started Refined Hardware way back in 2011. They wanted to change the watch industry by one American piece of metal at a time. These are no ordinary watches we are talking about – Crafted with cutting edge design utilizing finest materials, these are pieces of elegance and class which not only makes your personality shine but also comes up as an extension to yourself. Known for their limited edition timepieces, today it’s time to discuss about their latest December release – The Robber Baron, Edition One.
One American piece of metal at a time
Worry not, these Robber Barons are not the unscrupulous landowners of medieval Europe. They are a unique 6-piece forged case design timepiece incorporated with fluid melding of highest grade elements available. The hyper-reflective gold finished hands with 3D cut numerals not only makes the piece look strikingly attractive but also gives it a stylish appearance. It makes you feel that added touch of gracefulness when you step out for those special parties at night. To add to this, you also have the Swiss made electro-mechanical movement.
The beautifully engraved Guilloche bezel/crown along with a 2mm pure sapphire crystal gives the watch the ultimate feel of sophistication. If you still want to judge the level of artistry that these super engineers bring forth, you would be surprised to know that all these features are hand assembled with high durability and water resistance. That’s what we call pure grace, don’t we?
A modern approach to classic watches
Right from the beginning, Refined Hardware has always preferred quality over quantity because they believe in building products for the individual. Robber Baron is not an exception in this context having only 500 pieces for sale starting from December 01, 2013. Each piece that you can get your hands on comes with a personalized manual and hand-laid carbon box, is hand numbered and wax sealed too. In an interview with Fivethot, Refined Hardware team had said “When doing something ‘out-of-the-box’ like made-to-order American timepieces, there will always be critics and skeptics but we couldn’t be happier with the reception we have received thus far.” After all, they have always been bringing a new definition to futuristic watches for men.
Designed, shipped and assembled in America, Robber Baron is no doubt a modern approach to classic watches. It is not only about having a timekeeper with you, sometimes it’s about culturing luxury and fashion in a way you could never have thought before. That’s a point when you need products like Robber Baron! Coming at a price of $1,085, this unique piece can be the best Christmas Gift for your man this year. And guess what, all orders placed before December 21 will have a guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve because it’s time to celebrate sophistication, it’s time to wear a Robber Baron. Happy Gadgeting!