Here you will find the Beaubleu use and maintenance guide providing you with all the advice and precautions to preserve your watch over the years.
USING YOUR WATCH
- Make sure that the watch does not rest on a vibrating element.
- Avoid thermal shock and exposure to extreme temperatures below 0°C or above 50°C (sauna, hammam, etc.).
- Avoid using corrosive or chemical products to clean your watch.
- The leather of the bracelet must be regularly aired and cleaned.
- After swimming, don't forget to rinse your watch with fresh water.
- Make sure that the crown is always in contact with the case of your watch.
- Have your watch checked every 5 years by our workshop.
- Do not change the date when the hour hand is between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
- Do not handle the crown while the watch is on your wrist.
- Do not wear your watch when playing contact sports.
- Never pull out the crown while the watch is underwater.
- Do not leave your watch near a magnetic source (magnet, speakers, etc.).
- Never try to open the watch yourself.
- Avoid contact with chemical substances (petrol, thinners, perfumes, glues, paints, etc.) to avoid premature deterioration of your watch.
- Avoid leaving your watch stationary for a long period of time. Only regular wear prevents the oils in the mechanism from freezing.
Your watch has been carefully checked and will remain waterproof if you take the following precautions:
- Make sure the crown is in its original position to avoid damaging the mechanism. To do this, press the crown completely against the case.
- Never operate the crown when your watch is in contact with water or simply wet.
The watertightness of your watch is ensured by a sophisticated system of seals. They are subject to attacks from various external factors (perspiration, temperature changes, ultraviolet rays, chlorinated or salt water, dust, etc.) Even if the seals fulfill their role perfectly, Beaubleu recommends that you have your watch checked every 5 years by our workshop to carry out a leak check.
Setting your watch
Winding allows the movement to store the energy necessary for the proper functioning of your watch.
“Automatic” means that your watch automatically stores energy when you wear it by simply swinging your wrist. Your daily movements allow the oscillating weight to perform rotating movements which, thanks to a system of gears in the mechanism, release the energy necessary for the movement to function properly and operate without you having to wind your watch manually.
If you have not worn your watch for several days, you will have to wind it manually. To do this, turn the crown clockwise when it is in position 0. As soon as the resistance increases, the mechanism is sufficiently wound. When you feel the resistance increasing, do not force it, as you risk damaging the movement mechanism.
You can set the time on your watch using the crown.
1/ Pull the crown of your watch all the way out to position 2 to set the time.
2/ Turn the crown and slowly advance the minute hand to stop it at the chosen minute.
3/ At the desired time, push the crown until it stops against the case, in position 0. The watch starts instantly again.
For models with a date window.
Turn the crown to position 2 to circle the dial with the minute hand. After midnight, the date changes
If not, repeat the process one more time.
When the date is changed, push the crown to position 1 and turn it clockwise to set the correct date.
Then adjust the time if necessary.
For Vitruvius GMT.
1/ Adjust the flange: Start by gently turning (without pulling) the crown located on the left side of your watch. This allows the flange which surrounds the main dial to be rotated.
2/ The central disk represents your local time and your reference for the external disk.
3/ Pivot the outer disc - called the flange - to the right or left to choose a second time zone. For example, if your local time is Paris and you are aiming for New York, the time difference is -6 hours; you therefore place the 6 of the flange at 12 o'clock on the local time dial.
For light daily cleaning, we recommend using a soft cloth. If deep cleaning is needed, use of a soft-bristled toothbrush with cool water is recommended.
Magnetic fields affect watches in different ways, but the main component that faces the battle is the hairspring. To prevent your watch from being magnetized, you should avoid areas with high magnetic fields, such as medical facilities, electrical rooms, speaker systems, and frequent thefts.
We recommend that you do not wear your watch during sporting activities such as tennis, golf or mountain biking, to protect it from vibrations which could damage the movement.
AROUND THE WRIST
Easily change your bracelet, without tools
The straps of our watches are equipped with a lug pump. Thus, they are easily interchangeable without tools. The advantage of these pumps is that you can change your bracelet as many times as you want, quickly and without the risk of scratching the case of your timepiece.
Place your watch flat, face down, against a flat surface that will not slip or scratch (cloth or towel).
At the end of your bracelet, between the lugs, you can see the lug, a small protruding ball. Just apply a little pressure inwards and that's it. The pump dislodges to one side and the bracelet comes off completely. To put on your new strap, keep the watch on the cloth or towel with the dial turned over. Insert one side of the bracelet pump into the corresponding hole on the horn, then apply light pressure on the horn to reduce the size of the pump and slide it into the other hole. The watch strap is correctly positioned.
When you receive your watch, the buckle is folded back on itself and connected to a single part of the strap. The advantage of the double foldable buckle or the butterfly clasp allows you to adjust the bracelet once on your wrist and prolong the hold of the leather over time. If you are unfamiliar with this loop, follow the following steps while performing operations on fabric or soft media to avoid scratches.
- To unfold the buckle, two pushers located on either side of the buckle release the rest of the buckle once compressed.
- You now have a buckle made up of 3 metal strips - one is already attached to the bracelet (C), the central one (B) is the longest strip where the two pushers are located, then finally the rear strip (A) of which the end engraved with the Beaubleu logo opens like a clip.
- Open the small pliers by applying pressure on both sides of the part. Since this part is new, the seal may be strong.
- Then slide this open clip along the bracelet. Insert the small metal tip into the hole corresponding to the size of your wrist, then close the clamp completely.
Now that your bracelet is your size, all you have to do to close it on your wrist is fold it in order piece A to piece B. Press the end until you hear a click . Next, fold piece C over piece B, making sure to pass the remaining end of the bracelet through the first loop, and finally, press down on the clip until you hear a click.