Christian Dior Watch Repairs and Services
CHRISTIAN DIOR WATCH REPAIR
The house of Christian Dior prides their brand on being forward thinkers of the fashion world, yet always remaining true to their rich history. This is entirely true of their watch collection which nods to the ancient horological craftsmanship of five hundred years ago, yet still captures the fast moving world of millennial design.
Christian Dior has been an innovator since the beginning, and continues to do this today with their stunning watch collection. Should you have a Christian Dior watch it’s vital to send it for regular repair and maintenance to ensure it’s kept working at its optimal condition. Just like any other luxury item correct care is required to maintain its integrity.
We know how important your luxury watch is to its owner, so we treat each Dior watch repair with individual care and attention. We achieve this through the passion we have for watches. This passion ensures your watch is looked at with the utmost precision and caution. Our horologists have over thirty years’ experience in the watch industry dealing with luxury watch brands and use this knowledge to mend your watch, no matter the scale of the job.
We can perform basic upkeep such as Dior watch battery replacement or complete overhaul at our Christian Dior watch service centre.
Please note, we take our work very seriously here at Repairs by Post do not deal with fake or counterfeit watches of any kind, to find out more please read our blog post discussing the dangers behind the fake watch market.
HOW DOES ONLINE DIOR WATCH REPAIR WORK?
- Should your item be more than £500 please request a secure Royal Mail Special Delivery postal pack. This envelope is already insured for up to £500 at no cost.
- Should you wish to increase the insurance (up to £10,000) you can do so at the Post Office for a small charge.
- Alternatively, we will ask you to send the item directly to us, ensuring you have packed it with care. We can arrange for a courier collection.
WE OFFER SUPERIOR CHRISTIAN DIOR WATCH REPAIR
Repairs by Post are experts in luxury watch repair and offer a wonderful service that won’t be beaten.
- Throughout your Dior repair we keep our customers up to date with progress of the online watch repair.
- Once the repair is complete we will return your item to you swiftly. We are a trusted source for jewellery repairs
- We will match or beat any written quotation for your Christian Dior watch repair.
REPAIRS BY POST ARE DIOR WATCH STRAP SPECIALISTS
When you wear your watch it comes under natural strain and pressure, this is due to movement, tarnishing and general wear and tear. Investing in watch strap repairs is a great way to increase the longevity of your much- loved time piece.
Repairs by post offer:
- Dior watch strap replacement
- Dior bracelet repair
- Christian Dior watch strap
- Dior watch straps ladies
If you are planning on wearing your Christian Dior watch in damp environments it’s encouraged you purchase steel or rubber strap as leather may become damaged in humidity. If your strap becomes damaged, we offer Christian Dior watch strap replacement.
You should always remove your watch when entering a steam room or sauna. If you notice condensation under the glass of your timepiece you may be suffering from water damage. Send your watch for Dior watch repair as soon as possible for expert repair.
EXPERT CHRISTIAN DIOR WATCH REPAIR
It’s important your watch is sent for Dior watch repair as soon as you notice a fault. This is because the longer the time piece remains broken the more likely long-term damage will be sustained.
Long term damage is more difficult and expensive to fix. It could also lead to irreversible damage to the internal mechanism.
We offer a convenient online watch repair service which means you can post your item to us with ease without having to take time from your day to visit a typical retail store. This is great for our busy millennial customers.
We are extremely skilled in what we do and undertake a plethora of repairs in our workshop. Our expert watch menders undertake all sorts of Dior watch repairs in our workshop and use only genuine or aftermarket equivalent parts;
- Dior watch cleaning
- Dior watch polishing
- Christian Dior service centre
- Christian Dior watch strap replacement
- Dior watch repair
CHRISTIAN DIOR WATCH SERVICE CENTRE
Your watch is a precision instrument which works using delicate intricate mechanisms. It’s important your watch is up kept, in the same way a car is, to ensure the internal design is working harmoniously. Dior advises your watch is sent to a Christian Dior watch service centre. Your watch should need serviced every three to five years, though this depends on the individual habits of the wearer.
A person who wears the watch every day with moderate movement will require more frequent servicing to than those who only wears their watch on occasion. Over time your watch naturally degrades, services restore your watch to its original working order and increase its lifespan.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A CHRISTIAN DIOR SERVICE
- Our horologist will examine every aspect of the timepiece to pinpoint any areas that require replacement or Dior watch repair.
- The inner components will be specially lubricated in order to minimise friction. Friction causes premature erosion to the intricate internal workings of your timepiece.
- Clean all parts in specialist chemical baths using automated cleaning machines
- If your watch has a Quartz mechanism we will change the battery. You will need Dior watch battery replacement every two or three years, but this will be done as standard during a service.
- De-magnetise and regulate and check the timing of the movement to brand standards using specialist timing equipment.
- Any Christian Dior watch strap parts that are damaged will be refurbished or be replaced.
- The mechanism is carefully reassembled and reattached to your watch strap with every seal replaced.
- The timepiece will be methodically tested one last time to ensure it’s keeping time accurately
- The watch will be checked one last time to ensure it’s still absolutely water tight.
CHRISTIAN DIOR WATCH REPAIR MAINTENANCE TIPS
DIOR WATCH BATTERY REPLACEMENT
A watch battery typically lasts between two and three years. You may notice your watch is moving in 4-5 second increments, rather than one second ticks. If you notice this, it’s important your watch is sent for watch battery replacement as soon as possible.
The dead battery cells can cause damage to your timepiece if left unattended. Repairs by Post only use Swiss batteries to ensure the highest standard of care. During a quartz service we will replace your batteries as standard, even if the watch is keeping time effectively.
Your Dior watch is a luxury item and damage should be prevented wherever possible. This means you must remove your watch before undertaking any activities where stress will be put on your timepiece. Failing to remove your watch will lead to premature Dior watch repair. Remove your watch when undertaking
- Manual labour
- Sporting activities
Wearing your watch during these times will lead to weak gaskets and seals. This will compromise the integrity of the watch materials and may affect its water resistance.
Movement shocks are not the only hazard your watch is susceptible to; temperature shocks can be damaging to your timepiece. Your timepiece should be kept in a cool dark place when not being worn, and out of direct sunlight. Your watch being exposed to temperatures over 60 degrees Celsius or less than 10 degrees Celsius may lead to faults in the inner workings.
SALT AND CHLORINE DAMAGE
Many Dior watches are waterproof, though if your time piece comes into contact with salt water or chlorine it’s important you rinse it immediately with lukewarm water and allow it to air dry, or buff with a soft cloth. Never use a hairdryer or radiator to dry your luxury time piece.
Salt water and chlorine can corrode the delicate workings of your Dior watch. It can also tarnish the steel or leather strap. If you damage your watch through salt or chlorine exposure, send it for Christian Dior watch strap replacement or Christian Dior watch service, where we will re-seal the waterproof gaskets as standard.
IS MY WATCH MAGNETISED?
- Place your watch near a traditional compass.
- If the needle starts to move, your watch is magnetised.
- You should send your watch for Dior watch repairs.
The inside mechanics of your watch is full of tiny metal components which can be affected easily by magnetic fields. In some cases the coils can stick together which speeds up the watch. The most common effect of a magnetic field on a wrist or pocket watch is to cause the watch to run fast.
A quartz watch will only be affected temporarily by magnetic fields and will work again once out of range. However, a mechanical watch may stop working completely so should always be kept at least 5cm away from magnetic devices.
At our Christian Dior service centre we will demagnetise your watch as standard using our specialist equipment. If you suspect your watch is magnetised send it to the experts at Repairs by Post for expert care and Dior watch repair.
Magnetic Devices Include:
- Airport security scanners
- Tablets and electronic devices
CHRISTIAN DIOR WATCH HISTORY
The House of Dior was established on 16 December 1946 in Paris, the brand then only designed Avant-Garde ladies wear.
The first collection was launched in 1947 and christened the “New Look” by Harper’s Bazaar’s Editor-in Chief thanks to its fresh aesthetic.
Also in this year was the launch of the highly successful Miss Dior parfum, a scent which is still loved today. It’s important not to spray perfume near your watch, as this can tarnish the strap. If this occurs, send your time piece for Christian Dior watch strap replacement
The first Dior shoe line was launched in 1953 with the aid of Roger Vivier.
Christian Dior appeared on the cover of TIME dated 4 March 1957. The designer soon afterwards died from a third heart attack in 1957
The full-skirted “new look” continued to influence designers into the 1950s where the brand took Hollywood by storm.
Yves Saint-Laurent was chosen as the new artistic director after Dior’s death, though as his designs became more daring his style was criticised. Saint-Laurent was called up to join the French army—which forced him to leave the House of Dior—the Dior management raised no objection.
The first Dior watch “Black Moon” was released in 1975 in collaboration with licensee Benedom. The classic design has influenced and inspired Dior collections since. If you own a vintage Dior that requires attention watch send it for vintage watch restoration.
On the 40th anniversary of Dior’s first collection, the Paris Fashion Museum dedicated an exhibition to Christian Dior. In 1989 Italian-born Gianfranco Ferré took position as head designer.
Another collection of watches named “Bagheera” – inspired by the round design of the “Black Moon” watch was released in 1990. The perfume “J’adore” was released in 1999, which is still loved and produced today.
Dior released their distinctive “Malice” watch which features bracelets made of “CD” links. Another notable timepiece release of 2000 was the “Riva”. These watches are no longer in production but are available to purchase pre-owned through registered dealers.
John Galliano began to release his own Dior watches in 2001, beginning with the “Chris 47 Aluminum” line, marking a new era in Dior watch design.
In 2005 Galliano released his “Dior Christal” watches in which he combined steel and blue sapphires to create a “creative and innovative collection.” The Chiffon Rouge collection was showcased at Baselworld, the prestigious watch and jewellery show in Swizterland.
DIOR WATCHMAKING TODAY
Today, Christian Dior continues to craft delicate male and female wrist watches with a real creative edge, whilst ensuring technical precision.