Cases and metal bracelets

In order to maintain your watch and your metal bracelet in good condition and to guarantee an optimum lifespan, we recommend you clean them regularly.

This should be done using a soft cloth dampened with lukewarm soapy water (liquid soap) to remove the deposits which accumulate on the case and between the links. Then, rinse your watch in fresh water in order to remove any remaining traces of soap and dry it with a soft dry cloth.

Fabric straps

The lifespan of your strap depends on the care and attention it is given, as well as how often you wear your watch. In the case of staining, the strap must be cleaned using a very soft and clean brush dampened with lukewarm soapy water.

Gently rub along the entire length of the strap to avoid any ring marks.

Leather straps

A noble material, leather ages and may become shiny. The lifespan of the strap depends on the how often it is worn and how often it is in contact with humidity. Indeed, certain conditions of use accentuate the ageing process. In order to avoid premature wear and tear, it is recommended to avoid putting your watch into contact with water or cosmetics (creams and perfumes).

Quartz movement

Watches equipped with a quartz movement are very accurate. Lifespan of the battery is 2 to 3 years. It is not recommended to leave a used battery in your watch, as it could damage the movement. The battery must be changed at an authorized Dior Montres dealer who will also check the water resistance and change the seal. Quartz movements, except chronographs, are equipped with an indicator which shows the end of a battery’s life. Approximately 2 weeks before the end of life of the battery, the seconds hand jumps every 4 seconds.

Mechanical movement

The power reserve of your watch may vary depending on the type of movement; it will be at least 38 hours.

• Self-winding movement. 

If your watch is equipped with a mechanical self-winding movement, each time you move your wrist, it activates the oscillating weight, which allows your watch to accumulate the energy needed to ensure it works. It is important that the watch bracelet should be correctly adjusted to your wrist. A loose fitting bracelet may result in a loss of autonomy. If the watch has not been worn sufficiently or it has stopped, it must be wound manually by turning the crown clockwise in the initial position. It is not recommended to try winding the watch up automatically (by shaking it) as this could result in damaging the movement.

• Manual-winding movement. 

If your watch is equipped with a manual mechanical movement, it will need to be wound up manually. The crown must be in its initial position.The movement is wound up by turning the crown clockwise until a resistance is felt (do not force the crown as you risk damaging the movement). For greater precision, it is recommended to wind your watch up daily.

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