Handling recommendations

General watch maintenance

Like any object, your watch is negatively affected by dust, perspiration, pool and sea water. Salt crystals from the skin could attack the metal of the case and the band, the crown and leather strap. We recommend that you clean your watch with a slightly damp, soft cloth.

The metal and the gold plating will retain their original colour and lustre longer. Metal bands on watches with a minimum water resistance of 5 ATM can be washed with cold water and a mild soap. Make sure that the crown is pushed into place, and that the crystal is in good condition before making any contact with water. Never use hot water.

Have a professional watch-repair service replace the battery. A professional watch maker knows how to check the gaskets and how to replace them, if necessary. Always explicitly ask to check the water resistance, if you want your watch to remain water resistant after a battery replacement or repair. Make sure that the water resistance test is registered in your guarantee booklet.

 

Mechanical movement maintenance

An automatic watch is designed to never need a battery, this is possible due to its winding mechanism. The mechanism works because of the motion of the human wrist, and it is the perfect choice for those who wear their watch every day.

However, we recommend that you bring your mechanical watch for service every 3 or 4 years (preferably once a year if the watch is water-resistant and heavily used). You can have access to that service at our authorized service center in the USA or at any of our worldwide service centers.

Moreover, if you do not wear your automatic watch every day, it is advisable to try and wind it at least twice a week. This will ensure that the inside mechanism is in complete running order.