PVD Coating - What is it?
PVD stands for Physical Vapor Deposition, which is a group of vacuum coating techniques used to deposit a thin film coating on a number of materials that enhances their properties and helps them last longer. The PVD process has been around for decades, having been used in a wide variety of industries including medical implants, surgical equipment, cutting tools and Formula 1 racing parts. The process occurs in a vacuum chamber over a period of 6 hours, whereby the component is coated slowly over time with a thin film layer that is tightly bonded to the material beneath.
In our case, the coating that we use for Swiss watches is DLC (Diamond like Carbon) which is a combination of Carbon, Titanium and Nitrogen that enhances the watch casing and band in a number of ways:
- 1. Increases scratch resistance
- 2. Adds a layer to protect against the elements and regular wear
- 3. Increases surface hardness - 20x harder than 904L "Rolex Steel"
- 4. Transforms the look of the watch from stainless steel to stunning stealth black
2 options for PVD coating
1. COATING ONLY - Send us case, band disassembled completely and fully polished - we will send out the watch to be coated then when it arrives, package it safely, and send it back to you fully insured. (Starts at $650)
2. DISASSEMBLY, POLISH, COATING & REASSEMBLY - Send us your whole watch assembled - our watchmakers with combined experience of 100 years will completely disassemble your watch, polish it to remove any scratches/blemishes, send it out for coating, reassemble your watch completely and send it back to you fully packaged and insured. (Starts at $850)
Additional Customizations Available
- - Name on Dial (same font as Rolex)
- - Colored: SUBMARINER/SEA-DWELLER etc.
- - Logo on Dial
- - Colored Dial
- - Colored Hands
- - Carbon Fiber Dial
- - Diamonds/ Gemstone Dial Markers
- Bezel Customizations
- - Enamel
- - 3ct. Black Diamonds