Advice & maintenance

Thank you for choosing this Michel Herbelin watch. It has been created using great care and attention to the smallest detail. 

For your complete satisfaction, nothing has been left to chance, including the choice of materials, superior design and 50 quality controls. 

We are certain that this precision product will give you many years of accurate service.


RECOMMENDATIONS

TO CHANGE THE BATTERY :

To avoid any risk of potential damage, this operation should be carried by an official Michel Herbelin Agent.


EXTERNAL SURFACES :

It is important that external surfaces should not come in contact with any corrosive substances such as mercury, chemicals and other solvents.


WATER RESISTANCE :

The backs of our watches are marked with the degree to which they are waterproof. The “Étanche contrôlée” label glued on the back certifies that the watch has undergone tests to determine its water resistance.


IMPORTANT:

for effective water resistance, the watch must be tested at least every 2 years, and with each battery change as a minimum. Diving requires a rating of at least 10 ATM. Depending on the model, you may find instead of 3 ATM or instead of 5 ATM.


AUTOMATIC MOVEMENTS :

A watch fitted with an automatic movement stops when not worn for a certain period. Give the winding crown a few twists before replacing the watch on your wrist.


IMPORTANT ADVICE : 

- Do not use the winding crown when the watch is wet.

- After using the watch in the sea or in a swimming pool, rinse it in fresh water.

- Avoid extreme temperature and humidity changes (e.g. saunas).

- Avoid violent impacts. Have your watch checked for water resistance annually.
Depending on the model of your watch, the winding crown has 2 or 3 positions :
1. Normal : pressed in,
2. Intermediate : first click (setting the date),
3. Fully extended : second click (setting the time).
Twist the winding crown to the right or the left.


THE SCREW DOWN CROWN

In order to ensure perfect water resistance, some Michel Herbelin watches are fitted out with a screw down crown.

CAUTION ! Your watch is only water resistant as long as the crown is screwed down to the case. The crown has to be unscrewed in order to gain access to the various setting positions and must be screwed in after operation in order that the watch will become water resistant again.


YOUR INTERNATIONAL GUARANTEE

Your international guarantee starts from the date of purchase and covers all manufacturing and hidden defects, subject to normal use and provided the watch has not been opened. 

CAUTION ! 
Your watch is only water resistant as long as the crown is screwed down to the case. The crown has to be unscrewed in order to gain access to the various setting positions and must be screwed in after operation in order that the watch will become water resistant again.


THE EXENTE OF THE GUARANTEE

THE BATTERY :

The battery is given freely as part of your watch’s original equipment. It is not covered by the guarantee.


THE LEAT HER STRAP :

Its useful life depends on conditions of use and on the care taken with it. It cannot therefore be guaranteed.


DAMAGE :

to the glass, the case, and generally to any external part of the watch due to any accidental impact or to the watch being dropped or due to the watch being exposed to corrosive chemical substances, can not be guaranteed. Furthermore, damage resulting from incorrect or poor handling is not covered.


Damage caused by the watch’s IMMERSION :

in or contact with water, if it is not a water-resistant model, cannot be guaranteed. Likewise, any water-resistant watch that has been opened shall be subjected to a water-resistance test before it is once again covered by the guarantee.