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How To Get Your Hands On A Certified Pre-Owned Rolex Watch

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certified pre-owned rolex

Watch connoisseurs of the world are in for a treat as the premium luxury watchmaker Rolex is taking the certified pre-owned watch programme beyond Europe. The service, in which authorised dealers and distributors provide a two-year international guarantee for pre-owned Rolex watches, rolled out in the United States on 3 May.

The programme was initially implemented at Bucherer boutiques in six countries — Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK. Here is everything you need to know about Rolex prices and programme details for all the certified pre-owned watches available at the authorised dealer outlets.

What is a certified pre-owned Rolex watch?

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The luxury watchmaker came up with this programme in 2022 to authenticate the resale of its old watches. Needless to say, the company ensures that all the pre-owned watches are in top condition and scrutinised by experts before attesting them with an authenticity certificate. In a statement, Rolex revealed the reason behind this initiative is “to bring added value to the existing supply of pre-owned Rolex watches.” Rolex prices for the pre-owned watches will be determined after the company preserves, maintains and guarantees their quality.

A certified pre-owned Rolex watch is an authenticated timepiece that is at least three years old and possesses a certification of guarantee issued on the date of its resale from Bucherer. The quality assurance is valid for the next two years.

Pre-owned Rolex watches: What is the two-year international guarantee?

As per the company website, the two-year international guarantee entails a Rolex Certified Pre-Owned guarantee card, which officially confirms that the watch is genuine. It attests to the timepiece’s proper functioning for a period of two years from the date of purchase.

Where can you buy pre-owned Rolex watches?

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One must remember that only Official Rolex Retailers are authorised to sell and care for Rolex watches. Since the luxury timepieces — known for their excellent craftsmanship — are meant to last years, it is imperative that they are cared for and authenticated well.

To ensure the piece is authentic, one must take a close look at the package, which is distinct and comes with a Rolex Certified Pre-Owned watch in a pouch. Each box contains a Rolex Certified Pre-Owned seal, a two-year international guarantee card, a service booklet and a guarantee booklet.

Bucherer stores around the world currently are selling pre-owned Rolex watches from their Rolex Air-King, Rolex Cellini, Rolex Oyster Perpetual, Rolex Pearlmaster and over 13 more collections. One can locate the outlets in their region here.

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