How to change a watch battery


Do you have some quartz watches somewhere within your great collection? As you know, quartz watches do not work the same way as your hand- or self-winding watches do. Indeed, quartz timepieces run on a battery. This battery will eventually die, at which time it will need to be replaced to make your watch work again and to prevent corrosion. Here are GENEVE’s tips for replacing a battery.

When to change a watch battery 

In general, a watch battery will need to be replaced about every two years. How long it lasts may vary depending on how the owner uses the watch. Before changing a watch battery, you will often have to wait for your watch to stop running. However, some watches have an end-of-life (EOL) function that will alert you that it will soon be time to replace the battery. The seconds hand will start making five-second jumps. 

Things to consider before replacing a battery

Before beginning, take time to choose a suitable space where you can safely change the battery. Choose a bright, quiet room and make yourself comfortable. It is especially important that you never put your fingers on the watch movement, as you risk damaging it permanently. Once you have changed the battery, make sure that the seal is in the right place and in good condition. Do not hesitate to visit us at the shop if you need help.

How to change a battery

Changing the battery is one thing, while opening and closing the case back is another. There are three different kinds of case backs: snap-in case backs, screw-down case backs, and case backs with individual screws. Here is a look at how to proceed in each case.

Opening and closing snap-in case backs

If you have a watch case knife, you can open a snap-in case back by inserting the tool into the slot and using leverage. Closing it is not always easy; if you cannot do it, visit your watchmaker.

Opening and closing screw-down case backs 

If you have a special tool for opening screw-down case backs, we advise you to position the tool in the notches on the case back and gently turn. 

Opening and closing case backs with individual screws 

For case backs with individual screws, use a screwdriver suited to the size of the screws in order to avoid damaging the case back. To close it, just screw the screws back on.

Any questions? Visit us at GENEVE!

Live your life at 1,000 an hour with the Chopard Mille Miglia watches

chopard mille miglia

Everyday life and work are back. To keep up, we suggest you wear a prestigious watch, the Chopard Mille Miglia, a quintessential watch for car enthusiasts. It is a classic, robust, sporty and reliable timepiece to be passed down from generation to generation. Learn more about this iconic watch.

A tribute to motor racing

Watches in this Chopard range are inspired by the prestigious 1000 Miglia car race and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele’s passion for cars. Chopard has been celebrating this race since 1988 with its line of sporty-looking timepieces featuring elegant details. All the watches in the range combine luxury, precision, comfort and sophistication. They are true instruments for drivers and lovers of beautiful pieces. 

Choose your Mille Miglia

Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Chrono

Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph

Chopard Mille Miglia 2020 Race Edition

Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Azzuro Power Control

Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph Raticosa

Discover all of these models at one of our GENEVE shops, and if you can’t wait, you can order one from our e-shop!

Keep your eyes on the stars with our moonphase watches

longines moonphase watch

Horology appeals to our dreams and emotions. While moonphase watches are somehow magical. And so today we are going to take the opportunity to explain what this complication is all about, and we also present some of the models available at our shop. A look at moonphase timepieces.

What is a moonphase watch?

To put it simply, this complication makes it possible to display on a watch dial all the cycles of the moon, from the first quarter to the new moon. Most of the time, this complication complements the perpetual calendar. The moon phases are displayed on the dial, either on a disc or in a window. 

Moonphase watches available at our shop

Here are some examples of moonphase watches that you will find at our shop.

Maurice Lacroix Eliros Moonphase

Montblanc Heritage Spirit Moonphase

IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Moonphase

Longines Master Collection Moonphase

OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch

If you would like more information on the moonphase complication or want to see these models with your own eyes, come visit us at our GENEVE shop.

A winter look with the Rado True Square Open Heart

Rado True Square Open Heart

Rado is a brand that often works with high-tech ceramic, and the True Square Open Heart is one of the models that has fully embraced this material. Today, we invite you to discover this model with its square monobloc case, comfort, resistance and awesome white colour. A closer look at the white Rado True Square Open Heart, a watch that will look great on you this winter.

A watch you’ll never want to take off

The Rado True Square Open Heart comes in a 38 mm white high-tech ceramic case. High-tech ceramic is renowned for being scratch-resistant and exceptionally durable, so this watch will be able to accompany you in your everyday life without getting damaged. The dazzling white dial exposes the heart of the timepiece through its skeletonised face, producing a hypnotising movement that will constantly attract your gaze. The watch is water resistant to a depth of 50 metres. It combines strength and grace, curves and angles, with resistant materials. The bracelet is also made out of high-tech ceramic and titanium. With this model, Rado gives us a contemporary and elegant interpretation of Swiss watchmaking. 

A powerful heart beating under a skeletonised dial

The Rado True Square Open Heart contains automatic movement R734 with an 80-hour power reserve. You can therefore wear it all week and take it off over the weekend without having to wind it. This watch is not only beautiful and durable; it is also powerful and efficient. Perhaps it is the perfect Christmas gift.

Discover this excellent model for the holiday season on our online shop or in-store.

Come visit one of our shops to learn more about the models we carry!

The ‘70s on your wrist with the Tissot PRX Powermatic

Tissot PRX Powermatic

Fashion is an everlasting source of inspiration, and Tissot decided to draw on the 1970s to attract our attention. The Tissot PRX Powermatic is a watch that has a lot going for it. Let’s find out why it has become an absolute must-have and take a look at the models we have on our online shop and in store.

A timepiece inspired by a model released in the 1970s

As a connoisseur, it will not have escaped your notice that the Tissot PRX takes its cues from a model launched in 1978, so much so that we could call it a re-issue. With its vintage look and authentic 1970s-inspired design, the watch conveys Tissot heritage. The Tissot PRX Powermatic features a tonneau shape, a prominent bezel and sharp polished edges. The 40 mm case is attached to an integrated bracelet. Its slim profile makes it very comfortable to wear. Unlike the quartz version, the Powermatic has a dial with an embossed texture that helps reflect the light. The dial is adorned with baton-shaped hands, rectangular hour markers and a date window at 3 o’clock. Tissot used Super-LumiNova® to ensure optimal legibility.

The Powermatic movement 

As the name of the watch suggests, the Tissot PRX Powermatic contains a Powermatic movement, an automatic calibre that is the latest incarnation of the famous ETA2892. It builds up an 80-hour power reserve, enabling it to last through the weekend. The watch comes with a Nivachron hairspring to protect it from magnetic fields. Get a glimpse of the movement through the sapphire crystal case back.

The Tissot PRX Powermatic is a spot-on blend of quality, comfort and design. How long will it take you to succumb?

Our Tissot PRX Powermatic

We have three Tissot PRX Powermatic models on our online shop. Which one will strike your fancy? 

Tissot PRX Powermatic silver

Tissot PRX Powermatic silver

Tissot PRX Powermatic black

Tissot PRX Powermatic black

Tissot PRX Powermatic blue

Tissot PRX Powermatic blue

You are also welcome to come discover them by visiting our GENEVE shops.

An unforgettable Christmas gift, for her

christmas gift for her

Christmas celebrations revolve around love. The best way to express these feelings is through actions. Nevertheless, gifts remain a wonderful way to demonstrate your affection for your loved ones at this time of year. Looking for ideas about what to give that woman in your life for Christmas? GENEVE has prepared some gift ideas for you separated into categories. Discover the watches or jewellery that will fill her with joy.

Watches for her

A watch is an excellent gift to give a woman for Christmas. This object will always be with her, constantly serving as a reminder of your love for her. In addition to being practical, women’s watches are often akin to pieces of jewellery. Discover our selection for this holiday season.

OMEGA Constellation Co-Axial Master Chronometer

Chopard Happy Sport 36

TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300 M

Chanel Boyfriend

Breitling Chronomat Automatic 36

Jewellery for her

If she is not interested in watches, a traditional piece of jewellery is the perfect option to put under the tree. 

Marco Bicego Lunaria Earrings

Messika Move Classic Necklace

Pomellato Iconica Ring

GENEVE Earrings small

Roberto Coin Pois Moi Bracelet

If you would like some more specific advice, please don’t hesitate to visit us at one of our GENEVE shops.

Oris Aquis Date Upcycle, a unique and fun watch

oris aquis date upcycle

Do you want to wear a watch that is totally unique and special? Then the Oris Aquis Date Upcycle is for you! Oris has a daily commitment to fighting against plastic pollution in our oceans, and to further this fight the watchmaker chose to release a watch to reflect this initiative. In this post, GENEVE introduces this watch model and explains how it is made.

A timepiece made from PET plastic

Unlike other watches by the brand, this model is made from a recycled synthetic material called PET plastic, which is part of the polyester family, a manmade synthetic material derived from petroleum. As the watch is made from this recycled material, each blend is unique and no two dials are exactly the same. Oris wanted to prove that it was possible to create a watch that was both beautiful and made from recycled plastic, and they did an excellent job!

For all wrists 

There are two Oris Aquis Date Upcycle models to ensure that no one is left out. Indeed, you can choose between a 41.5 mm diameter and a 36.5 mm one, ensuring that the watch will adapt to your wrist. Both sizes contain the Oris 733 automatic calibre based on the Sellita SW200-1, which builds up a power reserve of 38 hours. The model features all the elements of a diving watch, i.e., the screw-down crown, the unidirectional rotating diver’s bezel, the luminescent dot and the luminescent hands and indexes. The timepiece is water resistant to a depth of 300 metres. The ceramic bezel has an attractive light grey colour that contrasts with the coloured details of the dial. Meanwhile the dial is surprising, fun and colourful and gives your wrist an artistic touch.

Discover the larger model on our website: 

For more information about this model, we invite you to visit one our shops. See you soon!

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.

Siempre un icono: Chanel Première

montre première

«La moda pasa de moda, el estilo nunca», si esta frase le resuena, seguro que el reloj que le vamos a presentar le encantará. Porque Chanel no es sólo Alta Costura o maquillaje, sino también relojes que resisten el paso del tiempo sin arrugarse. Centrémonos en el Chanel Première, un reloj minimalista y totalmente único que nos hace girar la cabeza. 

Los orígenes del Première

Gabriele Chanel imaginó todo, desde el perfume, el maquillaje, la joyería y la marroquinería, por lo que le quedaba crear un reloj. ¿Pero cómo llamarlo? Chanel es una Casa refinada y elegante que siempre va al grano y a lo esencial. Un nombre parecía obvio. El primer reloj de Chanel se llamaría simplemente: Première. En 1987, los relojes solían ser redondos. Pero Chanel no quiso ser como los demás y optó por innovar creando una nueva geometría de reloj inspirada en la forma del tapón de su famosa fragancia Nº5. La correa también es única, ya que toma la cadena de cuero entrelazado del emblemático bolso acolchado. Nace el Première, el reloj rompe los códigos de la relojería tradicional y se convierte inmediatamente en un referente.

El Première a través de los años

El Première sopla sus 55 velas y continúa siendo muy actual. Los modelos de la gama se mantienen relativamente cerca de su antecesor. Sin embargo, las manecillas y el grosor de la caja se han perfeccionado para lograr una mayor comodidad y delicadeza. En cuanto al movimiento, por supuesto, se ha optimizado: es más preciso y tiene una mayor autonomía. Y el detalle que marca la diferencia es el cierre, que tiene forma de «C» en total coherencia con la Casa, mientras que en su momento tenía forma de «T».

Descubra Chanel Première en GENEVE

Chanel Première Steel


Chanel Première Rock Pastel


El Première es un reloj icónico y atemporal que puede descubrir en nuestras boutiques. Hay muchas variedades, con diferentes cadenas y colores, esperando a ser descubiertas.

Elegance and durability with the Portofino Chronograph 39

gisele bundchen iwc portofino chronograph 39

The new IWC Schaffhausen campaign focuses on the latest addition to the Portofino collection, the Portofino Chronograph 39. It is worn by supermodel Gisele Bündchen. Here is a closer look at this timepiece that is both elegant and durable, like the new muse.

The perfect ambassador for the Portofino Chronograph 39

Gisele Bündchen, the new face of the Portofino Chronograph 39, perfectly represents the environmental values that are so dear to IWC Schaffhausen. The famous Brazilian supermodel is part of this focus, serving as IWC’s first Environmental & Community Projects Advisor. Moreover, she has been a UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador since 2009. In the campaign, Gisele Bündchen wears several watches from the brand, most notably the new Portofino Chronograph 39, an elegant designer timepiece. A collaboration that makes perfect sense.

A chronograph for everyday use

The 39 mm chronograph has a stainless steel case, a silvered dial and rhodium-plated hands. It is powered by the IWC-manufactured 69355 calibre. The durable and precise chronograph movement features a classic column-wheel design allowing for the measurement of time intervals up to 30 minutes. It is visible through a domed sapphire glass that has anti-reflective coating on both sides and builds up a power reserve of 46 hours. The watch is water resistant to 5 bar. The Portofino 39 comes with a beige calfskin strap. The strap can be changed quickly and easily, allowing you to go with a different style whenever you want.

iwc potofino chronograph 39

If you are mesmerised by the IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Chronograph 39, please come visit us at one of our GENEVE shops.

You can also order it online on our website.