Servicing your Rolex
THE SERVICING PROCESS
Every Official Rolex Retailer and Rolex affiliate is authorised to receive your Rolex watch for servicing. Upon receiving your watch, a member of staff notes any requests you may have. The watch is then sent to a watchmaker.
PREPARATION FOR SERVICING
DISMANTLING OF THE MOVEMENT
CLEANING OF THE COMPONENTS
Each component is cleaned in an ultrasonic bath to remove all traces of impurities.
ASSEMBLY AND LUBRICATION OF THE MOVEMENT
The cleaned components are dried, after which the movement is entirely reassembled and lubricated. The watchmaker makes the first adjustments to the precision of the movement according to the brand’s accuracy criteria.
REFINISHING OF THE CASE AND BRACELET
The case is completely disassembled and the middle case, bezel, case back and bracelet are re-polished or satin-finished according to their original finish. These delicate operations require great care and dexterity.
ASSEMBLY OF THE CASE
CASING OF THE MOVEMENT
After casing the movement, the watchmaker measures its chronometric precision once again and makes any final adjustments necessary for it to meet Rolex requirements. The case back is then screwed down, and your watch undergoes another Rolex-specific test lasting at least 24 hours to verify the performance of the movement over time.
Your watch is pressure-tested in water to check that it is watertight, and thereafter the bracelet is refitted to the case.
Your timepiece is now ready for a final control in which the watchmaker ensures the watch is functioning perfectly and that its aesthetic appearance is impeccable.