CRAFTMANSHIP

DESIGNED TO THRILL, BUILT TO PERFORM

Whether on the water, in the air or around the track, HARDING is the official timepiece of thrill-seekers worldwide. To keep up with intense lifestyles, every HARDING watch is constructed from the most reliable, high-quality materials and held to rigorous testing standards. We don’t cut corners – we take them at top speed.

HARDING MATERIALS

Where Power Meets Perfection

Our Swiss engineers and craftsmen source only the world’s most robust, durable components and materials.


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STAINLESS STEEL

Every HARDING case and bracelet is made with 316L marine-grade steel alloy. If it’s good enough for a speedboat, it’s perfect for a HARDING. This enhanced antimagnetic alloy is rock-hard tough, resistant to corrosion and hypoallergenic thanks to its low nickel content. It’s steel packed with power and forged for adventure!

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MINERAL GLASS

The face of every HARDING is sealed with high-grade, shock-resistant mineral glass. Our craftsmen then apply a double-coated anti-reflective treatment on the internal side, for better legibility so you don't miss a minute or a measurement.

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LUMINESCENCE

Components like watch hands, markers, numerals and bezels are treated with a super-luminous technology that maintains brightness even in extreme low-light conditions. Plus, it’s non-radioactive and non-toxic so you can put your HARDING to the test.

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COATING (IP)

Ion plating is a Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) process sometimes called Ion-Assisted Deposition (IAD) or Ion Vapor Deposition (IVD). This high-tech treatment is used primarily in aeronautics and involves applying a fine titanium coating to stainless steel by condensing metal vapor in a partial vacuum. The substrate is literally bombarded with energized atomic particles, depositing an even film across the ion plating.

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BATTERIES

HARDING watches are powered by mercury-free batteries that maintain our mission to produce pollutant-free timepieces with no sacrifice in precision and reliability.

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STRAP

Every leather strap is crafted from source materials free of AZO compounds (meaning no carcinogens in our dyes) and PVC materials, further contributing to the HARDING mission of eco-friendly sustainability.



TRIED & TESTED FOR THE HARDING MAN

You put life to the test, and we do the same to every timepiece that bears our name. These aren’t just words – they’re a promise. HARDING watches are built according to precise engineering criteria that demand the highest-quality materials and attention to detail.

Our timepieces comply with European ISO and Swiss Watch Industry standards (NIHS), and every HARDING watch undergoes 100 hours of mechanical testing before final approval. Only then is it deemed a perfect union of technical achievement and high style worthy of our name.

Our core philosophy is one of quality and value. We combine time-tested watch-building techniques with modern design and a passion for the craft to deliver beautiful timepieces for adventurers on a budget. We invite every HARDING man to put his watch to the test.



Here a list of some of the 50 different quality tests

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CONFORMITY

Technicians check the dimensions, quality and appearance to make sure they correspond with Swiss quality standards.

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MECHANICAL MOVEMENT

Every movement undergoes tests that reproduce human wearing habits. If the piece meets our precise criteria, it will be released for assembly.

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WATER RESISTANCE

HARDING watches are made with high-quality gaskets and screwed-in backing to ensure no moisture enters the case and affects the movements. Every watch is quality-tested in water up to 100 meters deep.

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TEMPERATURE RESISTANCE

Adventure takes our customers to extreme weather conditions around the globe, so our craftsmen and quality team developed specific production criteria and tests to ensure that humidity, heat and cold have no major impact on the performance of a HARDING.

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CORROSION RESISTANCE

Over time, exposure to the environment can negatively affect a timepiece. Seawater, chlorine, soap, perspiration, air conditions and other elements interact with the materials, so HARDING selects each element for durability and performs rigorous tests to ensure that every watch maintains its mechanical integrity for years to come.

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Each part of a HARDING is tested according to Swiss standards, which are mandatory by law. These tests ensure the neutrality of components (hypoallergenic) that come in contact with skin.

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UV RESISTANCE

UV emissions from the sun can hamper the lifespan of some timepiece components. Our team carefully selects and tests high-quality materials that better withstand UV rays.

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TRACTION – TORSION TEST

We put our watches through extensive traction and torsion tests to ensure that the components will not break or bend from everyday use.

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VIBRATION TEST

A HARDING man rarely stands idle. Whether running, biking, skiing or something more extreme, motion and vibration threaten to affect the accuracy and quality of the watch movements. Testing for such conditions is a critical part of the development process, and HARDING watches are built specifically to withstand rigorous use.

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SHOCK RESISTANCE

Through computer analysis of internal mechanics across a range of high-impact tests, our quality team ensures that your timepiece can resist whatever shocks and shakes your adventures create.

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AGE RESISTANCE

HARDING watches undergo tests that simulate the ageing effects of several years of normal wear. We analyze moving parts such as bezels, crowns, pushers and more to ensure that your timepiece will look and function well for years to come.


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