How to wind your watch

wind watch

Do you have a hand- or self-winding watch? These types of watches need to be wound from time to time to ensure that they continue to work properly. If you are unsure how to proceed, GENEVE explains what you need to do!

Hand winding

As you know, unlike self-winding watches, hand-winding watches must be wound by the owner. Otherwise, the watch will stop working. Before doing so, find out the power reserve of your timepiece. Based on this power reserve, you will need to wind the timepiece more or less often, for example in the morning before putting your watch on. Some watches have a long power reserve (80 hours), which will allow you to wind it less often. To do so, all you have to do is turn the crown clockwise until you feel resistance. Do not force the crown. When you are finished, all you need to do is set the time.

Self winding

Self-winding watches are wound automatically through the movement of the wrist, which causes the oscillating weight to rotate back and forth. When a self-winding watch is worn daily, there is no need to wind it. However, if it is not worn for several days, the power reserve will run out and the watch will have to be wound by hand. Similar to a hand-winding watch, self-winding watches are wound by turning the crown clockwise until you feel resistance. Once you have finished this first step, all you have to do is set the time!

If you need any tips on this subject, feel free to come visit us at a GENEVE shop.

Novedades de Patek Philippe para noviembre, ¿relojes o joyas?

novedades patek philippe

Noviembre está marcado por las novedades de Patek Philippe. La casa relojera amplía su colección actual con cuatro nuevos relojes. Las Grandes Complicaciones y el arte de la joyería se unen con estos nuevos modelos de la manufactura Patek Philippe, y en los cuales nos centramos a continuación.

6300/400G – Grandes Complicaciones – Cuerda Manual

Con este reloj, Patek Philippe destaca la sofisticación mecánica en un modelo de Alta Joyería realizado en oro blanco y engastado con 409 diamantes baguette (31,35 ct). La caja reversible está equipada con un mecanismo de rotación patentado que permite al usuario elegir entre dos esferas. 

6300/401G – Grandes Complicaciones – Cuerda Manual

Este reloj-joya está hecho de oro blanco y 118 zafiros azules (11,9 ct) y 291 diamantes baguette (20,54 ct). Al igual que el reloj anterior, está equipado con veinte complicaciones, incluyendo la alarma y la fecha. También es posible elegir entre dos esferas gracias al mecanismo de rotación patentado.

5271/11P – Grandes Complicaciones – Cuerda Manual

Con este reloj, Patek Philippe presenta su cronógrafo con calendario perpetuo referencia 5271 en un modelo de joyería adornado con 80 zafiros baguette azules (5,16 ct). La belleza de este reloj también reside en la esfera lacada en azul degradado negro y en una brillante correa de aligátor negra con costuras azules. El calibre CH 29-535 PS Q combina seis innovaciones patentadas en materia de cronógrafos con un mecanismo de calendario visualmente delgado.

5271/12P – Grandes Complicaciones – Cuerda Manual

El reloj está iluminado por 80 rubíes baguette (5,25ct) colocados en el bisel. El color de las gemas se repite en la esfera lacada en rojo con degradado negro. El conjunto se completa con una correa de aligátor negro brillante con costuras rojas para contrastar. El reloj está equipado con el mismo calibre que el anterior: el calibre CH 29-535 PS Q que combina la innovación y el mecanismo de calendario.

Para obtener más información sobre estos nuevos productos, póngase en contacto con nosotros o visite una de nuestras tiendas GENEVE.

What if diamonds really were your best friend?


Who doesn’t dream about wearing one or more beautiful diamonds? This beloved gemstone has become a jewellery must. In addition to having a pure, unique beauty, diamonds also offer (often unsuspected) benefits. Here is a closer look at this stone whose popularity is well founded!

The benefits of diamonds 

Diamonds are known for detoxifying the body. They can be considered cleansers, purifiers. According to Indian beliefs, diamonds are an excellent remedy for exhaustion. They lead to a long life and, above all, good health.

Diamonds are said to boost the wearer’s confidence and creativity. The stone is able to purify the soul and expand energy. Diamonds also protect against harmful thoughts and negative energy. 

Hence, it goes without saying, diamonds are good for the body and for the soul.

The diamond selection at GENEVE

At GENEVE, we carry a wide array of diamond jewellery. Here is our selection of sparkling pieces.

Annamaria Cammilli Dune Ring

C&C Gioielli Necklace

Chopard Happy Diamonds Earrings

Messika Move Uno Bracelet

GENEVE Earrings Large

Nothing beats the sparkle and elegance of diamonds. We offer a wide range of jewellery creations. Please come visit our shops if you would like any advice. 

A thousand and one shades of pearls


Pearls come in all kinds of sizes and colours. Often perceived as classic, they are making a comeback and looking more modern and radiant than ever. Do you want to know more about this gemstone? Learn more about pearls and discover our selection of jewellery.

How do pearls form?

Pearls are the result of a natural phenomenon. They form inside oysters when a foreign substance slips inside their shell. The oyster then protects itself by covering the intruder with layers of nacre, eventually resulting in a smooth, round, nacre pearl. These highly coveted natural pearls are used by many brands, because the gift of pearl jewellery is a timeless piece that can last a lifetime.

What do pearls symbolise?

The pearl is a gemstone that symbolises elegance, refinement and confidence. Often associated with Venus, the goddess of love, it conveys femininity. It is also the stone that represents 30 years of marriage. This trendy gemstone is an integral part of today’s fashion. 

Our selection of pearl jewellery 

Each pearl is unique, no two are the same, which is why we like to work with them to create extraordinary pieces. 

Annamaria Camilli My Way Pendant


GENEVE Bracelet


GENEVE Earrings


GENEVE Necklace




Jewellery set with pearls is always an excellent idea for a gift or to treat yourself. Please do not hesitate to come directly to our shops to ask for advice.

Cases from every angle

watch case

When choosing a watch, you do so based on a range of criteria, including the material, the colour, the design and the shape. The case shape is crucial, as it is an expression of your personality. While we usually go with a round shape –the most popular–, there are in fact others to choose from. You will increasingly come across different shapes, such as rectangular or even triangular. Let’s take a closer look at case shapes.  

Different case shapes

Here is an overview of the most common case shapes in the world of watches. 

The standard shape: round 

The quintessential classic shape, a round case suits both men and women. It is an easy-to-wear shape for every occasion that goes with every style of clothing.

The geometric shape: square and rectangular 

Square and rectangular dials and cases have been very popular in recent years. These shapes, which convey a more serious and formal image, are often used in the watch industry. 

The feminine shape: oval

The oval is a highly regarded shape among women. With this shape, it is possible to stick with a rounded form while adding a touch of originality.

The in-between shape: cushion-shaped

Are you deciding between square and round? Then the cushion shape is made for you! This square shape featuring rounded corners captivates enthusiasts with its unconventional lines.

The ultra-masculine shape: barrel-shaped

Drawing on the silhouette of a barrel, this shape is used less often than the others. It is more popular with men than with women. It is a bold choice that looks good with a range of styles.

Come visit our shops to learn more about our models! We look forward to helping you discover all the secrets of our case shapes. You will inevitably find the perfect one for you.

Jewellery that matches your skin

jewellery skin

Pieces of jewellery are not simply fashion accessories; they reflect the personality of the wearer. From white gold to yellow gold, there are many metals used in the design of jewellery creations. Did you know that some metals suit you better than others? While it is important to follow your tastes and instincts, don’t hesitate to ask your jeweller for advice to help you choose the metal that is best for you. Below are our tips on choosing your jewellery according to your skin undertone as well as a selection of jewellery that may be just right for you.

Know your skin undertone

It is not always obvious which skin undertone you have. The easiest way is to look at your wrist, especially your veins. Do you have blue veins? Then you have a cool skin undertone. Do you have green veins? In this case, your skin undertone is warm. If you are not sure, it’s because you have a neutral skin undertone.

Which metals and stones are best for warm undertones?

Naturally tanned and sun-kissed skin will undoubtedly be enhanced by yellow gold, which will highlight and illuminate the skin. Warm undertones can also opt for rose gold jewellery. As for stones, we advise you favour yellow, orange and green ones. Yellow sapphire, imperial topaz and emerald are your best bets.

Marco Bicego Marrakech Earrings

Messika Move Classique Earrings

Geneve Bracelet

Pomellato Nudo Gelé Ring

Which metals and stones are best for cool undertones?

Cool skin undertones, and thus paler complexions, are enhanced by silver, white gold and platinum. These metals can be paired with red, purple and blue coloured stones such as rubies, amethysts or even blue sapphires for a pure, fresh look.

Geneve necklace 

Fope Prima Bracelet

Recarlo engagement ring

C&C Gioielli necklace

Which metals and stones are best for neutral undertones?

Those with neutral undertones are very lucky, because you can wear anything. Indeed, you can switch from white gold to yellow gold without a second thought and even wear them together if you want. To stay on top of the latest trends, you can have a wide variety of jewellery to create beautiful combinations. 

Our in-store experts will be happy to help you. If you are unsure which model to choose, do not hesitate to seek advice at our shop.

The Breitling Chronomat family is welcoming two new members

breitling chonomat gmt 40

Breitling has recently announced that it is releasing two new Chronomat models. On the one hand there is the Chronomat Automatic GMT 40 and on the other, the Super Chronomat Automatic 38, both of which will be the perfect fit for any wrist. New sizes, new features and a streamlined look for the latest Breitling pieces.

The Chronomat Automatic GMT 40, a watch for travellers

Because travel is back on the agenda, watchmakers are focusing on GMT complications. GMT is the abbreviation of Greenwich Mean Time, the very first international time zone. The Chronomat Automatic GMT 40 has two time zones and a casual, versatile design. The dials come in black, blue, green, anthracite and white and are combined with a steel bracelet and case. The GMT hand stands out on the dial with its bold red colour. The watch is powered by Breitling Calibre 32. The 24-hour scale allows users to track a second time zone and know whether it is day or night. The crown is Chronomat’s signature “onion” type. The timepiece is water resistant to a depth of 200 metres. A timepiece combining the air, land and sea in an elegant, understated style.

Our Chronomat Automatic GMT 40





The Super Chronomat Automatic 38, a bold and beautiful watch

The Super stands out from the other models in the Chronomat family with its ceramic rider tabs and crown and its rubber rouleaux bracelet. Featuring lab-grown diamonds on its 18-carat red gold or stainless steel bezel, the new Super Chronomat Automatic 38 is dazzling. The dial is available in silver, mint green or ice blue, which is paired with a rubber, polished metal or alligator leather strap. More than a watch, the Super Chronomat Automatic 38 is a true piece of jewellery.

Our Super Chronomat Automatic 38





GENEVE presents these watches in its boutiques. For more information on these models, we invite you to get in touch with us through are website or directly at one of our shops.

Winter time, the history of time change

winter time

Twice a year, our habits are disrupted by the time change. So, even if this procedure will perhaps disappear one day, this Saturday 29 October, don’t forget to set your watch back an hour before going to bed. When it’s 3 a.m., it will actually be 2 a.m. Let’s find out why we are switching to winter time.

The origins of the time change

The change from summer to winter is an old idea. The change of time has been evoked in order to save energy and for a question of practicality. In the mid-19th century, the Italian Giuseppe Barilli proposed unifying the times across the time zones. This system of harmonisation took time to set up. The Scotsman Sir Sandford Fleming invented a method in which the globe is divided into 24 time zones with the same reference point: the Greenwich meridian. However, it was only much later, with the development of rail transport, that the need to unify time was felt. Various countries around the world began to adopt this change.

Time change around the world

Worldwide, the time change is applied by about 70 countries. Some countries near the equator, some countries in Africa and Indonesia do not use it. Other countries, such as Brazil, Canada and the United States, do not apply it uniformly. In order to facilitate transport, communication and trade within the EU, the European Parliament decided to harmonise the time change dates in 1998. Since then, we have had to move our watches forward one hour in the spring and backward one hour in the autumn.

We hope you have learned something from this article and remember that the time change will take place this weekend, on Saturday night.

How to choose an engagement ring?

How to choose an engagement ring

At GENEVE, we are here to help you live life’s greatest moments to the fullest. The engagement ring represents a major step, commitment and, most importantly, great love. We can’t convince your beloved to say yes, but we can help you choose the perfect engagement ring. Here are our tips!

Define her tastes

It would be a shame to give her a ring that does not suit her. For this reason, the first thing to do is to determine your future fiancée’s style. Does she like timeless looks or, on the contrary, does she prefer to wear unusual, extravagant clothes? Is she discreet, or does she like to assert her personality? If she usually wears jewellery, make sure to look at it closely. Does she wear yellow or white gold? Is her jewellery classic, bold, colourful? All of the answers to these questions will give you an initial idea about the ring of her dreams!

Which material to choose?

You should choose a colour and material for the ring that she will never want to take off. So, do not hesitate to take a look at her jewellery box to determine which colour she likes best. Is it white, yellow or pink gold? If you are doubting between two colours, we are here to help you choose which will suit her best based on her complexion. Know that white gold is extremely popular for engagement rings, as it is a solid, resistant and precious material.

Which stone to choose? 

After choosing the metal, you will need to select the stone that will adorn the ring. The diamond is the gemstone par excellence. However, you can certainly opt for a blue sapphire, an emerald or a ruby. 

Know her ring size

Another aspect that is as important as the rest: the size of her finger. When you give the ring to your soon-to-be life partner, she will want to put it on immediately. That is why we suggest that you discreetly borrow one of her rings to bring to us, so that we can determine her ring size. In the event that she does not wear jewellery on a daily basis, you will have to be inventive and describe the size of her finger in as much detail as possible.

All you have to do is ask for your dearly beloved’s hand and enjoy this magical moment.

If you need help choosing an engagement ring, please come visit us at one of our GENEVE shops or discover the rings on our website.

Anya Taylor-Joy, the new face of the Reverso Classic Duetto

jaeger-lecoultre anya taylor-joy

This year, Jaeger-LeCoultre has sought out a new face, a symbol of elegance. The Swiss watchmaker has chosen the talented actress Anya Taylor-Joy as a new ambassador. Let’s take a closer look at Anya Taylor-Joy, the latest Reverso Classic Duetto and the wonderful models that we carry at our GENEVE shops.

Anya Taylor-Joy and Jaeger-LeCoultre, a perfect match

Anya Taylor-Joy was born in Miami to Anglo-Argentine parents. She spent her childhood in Buenos Aires and London. You are likely to have seen her in critically acclaimed roles like in the series The Queen’s Gambit. She is also part of a family with close ties to Polo, and she herself is very interested in watchmaking. The actress perfectly embodies timeless elegance and multifaceted charm. For Jaeger-LeCoultre, there is no doubt that she is the epitome of the Reverso Classic Duetto. 

The new Reverso Classic Duetto

The Reverso Classic Duetto timepiece is both elegant and brilliantly modern. It draws its inspiration from the codes of Art Deco style with its rectangular case, reversibility and iconic gadroons. The latest piece is a reinterpretation of a model from the late 1930s that features a similarly elegant, although completely different, style on the other side of the dial. This feminine watch has two sets of hands. It also features the three-lined gadroons, 12 Arabic numerals, two-tone finished dials and sword-shaped hands. The distinguished look is enhanced with the circular graining adorning the inside cradle. Two different perspectives offering incredible beauty and finesse to all who wear it.

Discover all our Reverso Classic Duetto models

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Medium Duetto black strap

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Medium Duetto blue strap

Please let us know if you would like any information about these models.

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