CARE & MAINTENANCE
We place the utmost importance on the quality of the materials used to craft each timepiece.
Special care and maintenance will allow your watch to function properly for longer and maintain the luster of each creation.
DAILY CARE TIPS FOR YOUR WATCH
When not on your wrist, your watch should remain in a safe dry place protected from light and dust.
Protect your watch by removing it when carrying out activities involving strong vibrations or impact.
Take your watch off before you swim in salt water or use cosmetics like soap or lotion.
CARING FOR SILVER
We only use sterling silver, one of the most beautiful and lustrous of all metals, in our designs. Sterling silver is a precious metal and may require cleaning from time to time. With proper care, your silver will retain its beauty and character for many generations to come.
Remember, silver is a very soft metal and you can scratch it if you aren’t careful. To prevent this, do not rub it too briskly, especially against hard surfaces.
Sterling silver tarnishes, especially when exposed to salt air and products containing sulfur, such as rubber bands and some papers. However, silver that is regularly used typically needs less care, so Marie Boutteçon strongly encourages you to wear your silver every day.
Be careful to keep the inside of the bezels’ ring and the connecting ring on the watch face clean, so dust and other contaminants do not cause the clicking system from operating properly.
Regular cleaning with non-abrasive silver polish is recommended as silver jewelry can tarnish with age, even if the watch goes unworn for an extended period.
CARING FOR LEATHER
Our leathers are very carefully selected and undergo numerous tests to ensure they are of the highest quality. Nevertheless, leather is an organic material that acquires a natural patina over time. Help keep the leather strap of your watch looking like new by avoiding contact with water, sunlight, and cosmetics. Do not get your leather strap wet to avoid damaging it.
Only use a clean and dry soft cloth to clean your strap. Do not use chemicals like soap, alcohol, perfumes or solvents.
We recommend changing a dead battery immediately to avoid leakages that may irreversibly damage the movement and taking it to our expert watchmakers without delay.
THE WATER-RESISTANCE OF YOUR WATCH
Water-resistance refers to the protection of each watch’s mechanism against water and dust. Our watches are water-resistant to 30 meters. Do not press the time set button underwater.
CARING FOR ENAMEL
Store your watch (or bezel with enamel) in a place away from direct sunlight.
CARING FOR GOLD VERMEIL
Vermeil is a precious beautiful metal and may require cleaning from time to time. You can clean gold vermeil by washing the jewelry in warm soapy water. Use lukewarm water (not hot, as it can crack some stones) and a couple of drops of non-film leaving dish soap (not antibacterial). Use a soft toothbrush to get into tight places. Rinse and dry with a soft polishing cloth immediately to avoid mineral residue from the water.