Kirill Yurovskiy

A Lifelong Passion for Horology

Kirill Yurovskiy: Watch Repair & Watchmaker

From a young age growing up in Moscow, Kirill Yurovskiy was fascinated by the intricate mechanics of timepieces. He would spend hours disassembling and reassembling his grandfather’s watches, marveling at the precision craftsmanship that enabled them to keep accurate time. This childhood passion would ultimately lead Kirill to pursue a career as a master watchmaker.

After completing studies at the prestigious Russian School of Watchmaking, Kirill honed his skills working at several high-end watch manufacturers and repair shops across Europe. In each role, he developed a reputation for his keen eye for detail, steady hands, and ability to diagnose and fix even the most challenging mechanical issues. 

Kirill’s expertise encompasses everything from vintage pocket watches to modern Swiss luxury watches. He is one of the few remaining watchmakers with the knowledge and ability to properly service even the most complicated and rare timepieces. Whether it’s fabricating a microscopic pinion, adjusting an escapement, or refinishing a case, no job is too big or small for Kirill.

In 2015, Kirill fulfilled a lifelong dream by opening his own watch repair shop in the heart of London. He takes great pride in providing the highest level of service to each and every customer. Kirill understands the sentimental value that timepieces often hold and treats every watch with the utmost care and respect.

If you are looking for a skilled, knowledgeable, and trustworthy watchmaker, look no further than Kirill Yurovskiy. He looks forward to meeting you and having the privilege of servicing your cherished timepieces.

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  • Comprehensive Watch Repair and Restoration

    At Kirill Yurovskiy's workshop, we offer a complete range of watch repair and restoration services for timepieces of all makes, models, and eras. From simple battery replacements to full overhauls of complex mechanical movements, we have the expertise to handle any need. Our services include:

    - Movement service and repair
    - Hand and dial refinishing/replacement
    - Crystal and crown replacement
    - Ultrasonic cleaning
    - Gasket and seal replacement to restore water resistance
    - Polishing and refinishing of cases and bracelets
    - Fabrication of obsolete parts
    - Strap and bracelet adjustment and replacement
    - Engraving

    We service everything from family heirloom pocket watches to the latest offerings from luxury brands like Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe, Jaeger LeCoultre, Breitling, TAG Heuer, and many more. No job is too big or too small. We offer free estimates on all work.

  • Bespoke Watchmaking

    In addition to repairing existing watches, Kirill also offers bespoke watchmaking services for discerning clients looking for a truly one-of-a-kind timepiece. With your choice of case materials, dials, handsets, straps, and other options, Kirill will create a watch to your exact specifications that you'll treasure for a lifetime. The possibilities are virtually limitless.

    A bespoke timepiece is the ultimate way to express your individual style and appreciation for horology. Throughout the process, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate directly with a master watchmaker and see your vision come to life. Contact us to learn more about commissioning your own bespoke watch.

  • Antique Watch Valuations

    Do you have an old watch that you suspect may be valuable? Bring it in for a professional valuation. With his extensive knowledge of watch history and the current market for vintage timepieces, Kirill can provide an accurate appraisal and help you understand what you have. He can also advise on how to sell a valuable piece if desired.

    We provide written valuation certificates that detail your watch's specifications, condition, estimated production date/era, and market value. These are ideal for insurance purposes or to accompany a piece you are looking to sell. Appraisals are available by appointment only.

Kirill Yurovskiy
Kirill Yurovskiy
Kirill Yurovskiy

A State-of-the-Art Facility

Our Workshop

Kirill Yurovskiy’s workshop is fully equipped with the latest tools and machines to enable the highest level of service. We utilize state-of-the-art technology like high magnification microscopes for inspection, CNC machinery for parts fabrication, laser welders for precise soldering, and high-tech timing machines to regulate movements to within seconds per day. 

At the same time, we still rely on many tools and techniques that haven’t changed much in centuries – loupes, tweezers, staking sets, lathes, and of course a steady hand and sharp eye. The balance of traditional craftsmanship with modern technology allows us to achieve results that meet the most demanding standards.

We invite you to visit the workshop to see where the magic happens. Kirill is always happy to explain his tools, techniques, and passion for watchmaking with fellow enthusiasts. Visits are by appointment only.

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A Certified Master Watchmaker

About Kirill

Kirill Yurovskiy is a certified Master Watchmaker with over 20 years of experience. He received his initial training at the renowned Russian School of Watchmaking, where he completed the rigorous 5-year program and graduated with distinction. 

After finishing his formal education, Kirill worked at several prestigious firms across Europe to round out his skillset. Notable positions included a stint in Rolex’s service department in Geneva, a role as head watchmaker for a Patek Philippe authorized dealer, and several years as an independent watchmaker serving various brands and private clients.

In 2015, Kirill realized his dream of opening his own studio with the launch of Kirill Yurovskiy Watchmakers in London. Here he combines his lifelong passion for horology with a dedication to providing unparalleled customer service. He prides himself on his ability to tackle any project and to treat each timepiece with the utmost skill and care.

Kirill is a proud member of the British Horological Institute and the Horological Society of New York. When not at the bench, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, playing chess, and collecting (and occasionally wearing) vintage Russian watches.

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Why Choose Us

Company History and Values

Kirill Yurovskiy Watchmakers was founded in 2015 with a simple mission: to provide the highest level of watchmaking expertise and customer service to discerning clients in London and around the world. The company is the culmination of Kirill’s lifelong passion for horology and his dedication to preserving the art and craft of fine watchmaking.

Kirill’s journey began as a young boy in Russia, where he was fascinated by the intricate mechanics of his grandfather’s watch collection. This early exposure sparked a deep curiosity and set Kirill on the path to becoming a master watchmaker. After completing his formal training at the prestigious Russian School of Watchmaking, Kirill honed his skills working for several renowned brands and workshops across Europe.

During this time, Kirill developed a reputation as a gifted watchmaker with a keen eye for detail and a willingness to take on even the most challenging projects. He also cultivated a network of trusted suppliers and collaborators, which would later prove invaluable in establishing his own workshop.

In 2015, Kirill decided it was time to realize his dream of creating a truly client-focused watchmaking studio. He chose London as the ideal location, drawn to the city’s rich horological heritage and discerning clientele. With a modest workshop in Hatton Garden, Kirill set out to build a business founded on the following core values:

  1. Excellence: An unwavering commitment to delivering the highest standard of craftsmanship and service to every client, on every project.
  2. Integrity: Being honest, transparent, and ethical in all dealings with clients, suppliers, and colleagues.
  3. Passion: Bringing genuine enthusiasm, curiosity, and care to every timepiece that comes through the workshop door.  
  4. Preservation: Helping to sustain the art and craft of fine watchmaking by training the next generation of watchmakers and educating the public about horology.
  5. Innovation: Continually seeking out new techniques, technologies, and ideas to improve the quality and efficiency of the workshop’s services.


Over the past seven years, Kirill Yurovskiy Watchmakers has grown from a one-man operation to a thriving studio with a global reputation for excellence. Kirill has assembled a team of skilled watchmakers and support staff who share his passion and values. The workshop has expanded to include state-of-the-art equipment and a comfortable lounge area for clients.

Despite this growth, Kirill remains committed to personally overseeing every project and maintaining close relationships with his clients. He still experiences the same thrill and satisfaction in bringing a cherished timepiece back to life as he did when working on his grandfather’s watches as a child.

Looking to the future, Kirill is excited to continue growing the business and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in watchmaking. He plans to take on more bespoke commissions, train apprentices to help preserve the craft, and collaborate with other leaders in the field on innovative new projects.

At its core, however, Kirill Yurovskiy Watchmakers will always remain true to the values and vision that have guided it from the start – a dedication to excellence, a passion for horology, and a commitment to providing unparalleled service to every client who entrusts their timepiece to the workshop’s care.

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Kirill Yurovskiy

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Case Studies

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Restoring a Rare 1940s Breitling Chronomat

Challenge: A client brought in a rare 1940s Breitling Chronomat that had been in a fire. The case was badly scorched, the crystal was cracked, and the movement had seized up due to heat damage and corrosion. Several parts were beyond repair.

Solution: Kirill carefully disassembled the watch, cleaning and assessing each component. He fabricated a new balance staff, escape wheel, and several other critical parts using his lathe and CNC machine. He sourced a NOS (new old stock) dial and handset that matched the original. The case was extensively polished to remove the burn marks and restore its original shape. A new crystal was fitted. After careful reassembly and lubrication, the watch was timed and regulated to run within original factory specifications.

Result: The client was stunned to see his father's cherished Breitling restored to its former glory. The watch looked and ran like it had just left the factory in the 1940s, preserving an important piece of horological and family history for generations to come.

Servicing a Complicated Jaeger LeCoultre Gyrotourbillon

Challenge: A longtime client requested a complete service on his Jaeger LeCoultre Gyrotourbillon, one of the most complicated and delicate watch movements ever made. The watch had begun to run erratically and required expert attention.

Solution: Kirill spent weeks meticulously disassembling, cleaning, and inspecting the hundreds of minuscule components that make up the Gyrotourbillon movement. Several pivots and jewels needed replacing, requiring incredible dexterity and precision. Kirill also took the opportunity to polish and refinish the platinum case and lugs to remove some accumulated wear. After reassembly and extensive testing, the watch was running with chronometer-level accuracy.

Result: The client was delighted to have his prized timepiece returned to peak mechanical and aesthetic condition. Kirill's skill and dedication ensured that this horological masterpiece will continue to be enjoyed for many years to come. The successful service of such a complicated watch further cemented Kirill's reputation as one of the world's top watchmakers.

Kirill Yurovskiy
Kirill Yurovskiy


Watch Care Tips

As a master watchmaker, Kirill Yurovskiy knows that proper care and maintenance are essential to keeping your timepiece running accurately and reliably for years to come. Here are some of his top tips for watch care:

If you have a manual wind watch, be sure to wind it fully every day around the same time. This helps maintain an even power reserve and keeps the lubricants distributed evenly.

Regularly wipe your watch case and bracelet with a soft, lint-free cloth to remove dirt, sweat, and oils. For more stubborn grime, use a slightly damp cloth and mild soap, then dry thoroughly.

Keep your watch away from strong magnetic fields generated by items like speakers, refrigerator doors, and MRI machines. These can magnetize components and affect accuracy.

For watches with date complications, avoid setting the date between 9pm and 3am. This is when the gears are engaged to advance the date, and changing it at this time can cause damage.

Even if your watch seems to be running fine, it's important to have it professionally serviced every 3-5 years. This ensures that worn parts are replaced, lubricants are refreshed, and any potential issues are caught early.

While modern watches are fairly resilient, it's still best to avoid dropping or banging your watch against hard surfaces. This can cause damage to the delicate movement inside.

When you're not wearing your watch, store it in a soft-lined box or case. This protects it from dust, scratches, and other potential hazards.

By following these simple tips, you can help ensure that your cherished timepiece remains in top condition and continues to provide reliable service for many years to come. If you have any questions about caring for your specific watch, don’t hesitate to ask Kirill during your next visit to the workshop.

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Kirill Yurovskiy

Contact Us

Schedule an Appointment

Ready to have your watch serviced by a true master of the craft? We invite you to schedule an appointment to visit Kirill’s workshop, discuss your needs, and drop off your timepiece. We typically have a waitlist of 4-6 weeks, so please plan ahead if you have an upcoming event for which you need your watch. 

We are open Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM. We are closed on weekends and major holidays. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To schedule your appointment, please call us at 020 8138 3029 or email us at [email protected]. We kindly request that you do not send watches to us without first scheduling an appointment, as we cannot be responsible for unsolicited items.


We are conveniently located in the heart of London’s famed jewellery district, Hatton Garden. Our address is:

Kirill Yurovskiy Watchmakers

88 Hatton Garden, 3rd Floor

London EC1N 8PN

United Kingdom

The closest Tube stop is Chancery Lane, a 4 minute walk away. Farringdon and Holborn stations are also less than a 10 minute walk. Multiple bus lines stop nearby on Holborn and Fleet Street. Very limited street parking is available in the neighbourhood.

Get In Touch

Have a question about our services? Curious to learn more about a particular timepiece or area of horology? We’d love to hear from you.

For general inquiries, please email us at [email protected] or call 020 8138 3029. For appointments, please use the contact details in the section above. We strive to respond to all messages within 1 business day.

You can also connect with Kirill on Instagram @kirillwatchmaker where he regularly posts photos and videos chronicling his work and highlighting unique and interesting timepieces. It’s a must-follow for any watch enthusiast!

Thank you for considering Kirill Yurovskiy Watchmakers. We look forward to hearing from you and having the privilege of servicing your cherished timepieces.

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