Roger Dubuis Acqua Mare, Pride in excesses, always. Overhaul and Detailing Project.

Roger Dubuis is a fairly new high-end luxury watch manufacturer. Since its origin in 1995, it had a clear mindset to be a unique and daring watch manufacturer, an innovator in all its creations, and only offering limited editions to its followers.

Its pride is to design and manufacture timepieces that create a trend and that will be easily recognizable in a world full of magnificent-looking timepieces.

Roger Dubuis is very active in utilizing unusual materials, creative designs, and developing very high complication movements, of course, made in-house. They have developed 33 exclusive in-house calibers since its creation.

It comes as no surprise that Roger Dubuis was one of the modern leaders using skeletonized awesome movements in some of their watches, becoming a very strong player in the field of Hyper Horology.

It is always an honor to be able to work on such a beautiful and unique watch.

As in most cases, Gray and Sons was “interviewed” by the watch collector that wanted to make sure we were able to repair his watch and were going to use original parts if they were necessary. It was also very important to the customer to find out our turnaround time to repair his timepiece.

Roger Dubuis Acqua Mare, Pride in excesses, always. Overhaul and Detailing Project.

Before Gray and Sons Repair

The watch was in immediate need of service as the whole mechanism was dry and without the necessary lubrication, the parts wear down the jewels and the teeth of the wheels get damaged. It is highly recommended by Swiss watch manufacturers that you service a watch every 4 to 5 years to have it running at its best.

It is always an honor to be able to work on such a beautiful and unique watch.

Before Gray and Sons Repair

Our Swiss watchmakers took the job with great enthusiasm, as we started the process to bring this magnificent timepiece to its best.

Every movement is different, every watch is unique and it is a singular challenge. At Gray & Sons, we make it personal to bring every timepiece back to its original splendor. It is our work and pride that we have done for 40+ years and a challenge to keep on doing it for the next 40 years to come.

Roger Dubuis Acqua Mare

After Gray and Sons Repair

So the process begins, the movement is removed. Case and deployment buckle are sent to one of our highly specialized watch polishers to detail and buff up the stainless steel to its original beauty, which requires a very clear understanding of the job to be done with each timepiece, to make sure that each part of the watch continues to be as original as designed using methods to properly satin and shiny polish each stainless steel part.

We also check the rubber strap to make sure that it is flexible enough and safe to wear this large and heavy watch without the risk of breaking and that the deployment buckle is also fine.

Detailed Description

After Gray and Sons Repair

After Gray and Sons Repair

At the same time, one of our watchmakers had disassembled the movement to the barest parts. Cleaning them using a multi-stage process to remove dirt, small broken parts, and old dried lubricants to bring this great movement back to its best performance.

Then, we begin working with the dial. It is in good shape and has no visible damage but we need to clean it to make it look perfect.

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After Gray and Sons Repair

This overhaul of the movement process takes approximately 9 to 10 working days to be achieved as no shortcuts are used, we, at Gray & Sons, only do this the old-fashioned way of the antique watchmakers.

The movement is put together again to start working on the regulation, timekeeping accuracy, power reserve, and synchronization of all the parts involved for this magnificent movement to keep time, this new process taking 10 days.

Then the watch will be released, and for the final checks, two specialists will test the power reserve of the movement manually, then check the automatic winding using mechanical wheels, finally pressure testing machines to check for leaks on the new installed seals and gaskets, this will take another 10 days.

The watch is almost ready to be shipped back and as a final stage, we will have another associate check everything all over again with new eyes and have these final tests done again before we ship it back to the owner.

Roger Dubuis Acqua Mare

Detailed Description

Brand: Roger Dubuis.

Model: Acqua Mare XL.

Watch Style: Men’s Luxury Sport Watch.

Reference: G41.579, self-winding automatic timepiece.

Case: Square, stainless steel, 41 x 41 mm.

Bezel: Sand blasted with numbers and stick markers

Screw-in Crown: Yes, with crown cover.

Dial: Silver Arabic and stick dial

Date: No.

Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire

Case back: Open movement back with sapphire crystal window.

Movement: Automatic self-winding.

Caliber: 57

Jewels: 25

Complications: None.

Water Resistance: 990 ft.

Bracelet: Original black rubber strap with original deployment buckle.

Made in: Swiss.

MSRP: $15,450.- (Last known)

Roger Dubuis AquaMare STL with Rubber Strap

After Gray and Sons Repair

A brief story about Gray & Sons Inspired Jewelers and Watch Experts

For over 40 years, the focus of this family-owned and operated business has been selling meticulously restored & like-new condition Certified Preowned Watches and one-of-a-kind estate jewelry pieces.

We are always acquiring new watches and jewelry pieces, so please check our website frequently or sign up for our free monthly catalog, it will give you a good sense of market values and what is trending in our industry and it's free!! If you have an item that you are interested in selling, we can help sell your piece too! We have sales specialists that are fluent in Spanish, French, Polish, and Russian.

We have six in-house Swiss-trained watchmakers with over 150 years of combined experience to handle all your watch repairs and service issues.

If you have a watch that is not working as it once did, send it to us. You will be amazed at your “as new looking” watch.

Our Miami Beach boutique showroom is located across from the world-renowned Bal Harbour Shops. If you are ever in the area please stop by, we would love to meet you and show you our store.

Hope this brief intro to our company makes you feel reassured that you are dealing with a reputable, long-standing and honest company.

Your watch will be in good hands. No job is too small or too big for us!

#1 Specialist on Roger Dubuis, Rolex, Cartier, Patek Philippe, Corum, Breitling, Audemars Piguet, Piaget, Omega, JLC, IWC, Hublot, BlancPain, Ulysse Nardin, GP, and all major luxury Swiss brands.

Visit Gray and Sons Jewelers is a one-stop source for all your luxury watches and high-end jewelry needs throughout Florida, especially in Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Sunny Isles, and Fort Lauderdale. Gray and Sons has an excellent reputation with many customers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Texas, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Chicago.

Don’t hesitate to contact Gray and Sons customer service and have a look at the helpful FAQ on the website

We will exceed your expectations!