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.

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.

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.

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.

Las novedades de Patek Philippe en primer plano

novedades de Patek Philippe

GENEVE comparte la misma visión y filosofía que Patek Philippe. Por eso hoy le presentamos los últimos modelos, aún más potentes y elegantes. Admire las nuevas creaciones fiables y precisas del relojero suizo. 

Los nuevos cronógrafos

Este mes, Patek Philippe amplía su colección de relojes complicados con nuevos cronógrafos. Uno de ellos es para zurdos y la marca relojera también ofrece el primer reloj Aquanaut Luce para mujeres.

Grandes Complicaciones Platino

patek philippe Grandes Complicaciones Platino

Presentamos el primer cronógrafo de Patek Philippe para zurdos. La referencia 5373P-001 es diferente gracias a la disposición original de los pulsadores y contadores. La caja es de platino y el reloj está impulsado por el calibre CHR 27-525 PS Q, un movimiento de cronógrafo ratrapante con calendario perpetuo. La esfera antracita con su degradado negro contrasta con las agujas del cronógrafo barnizadas en rojo. Un reloj deportivo y contemporáneo.

Aquanaut Oro rosa

patek philippe Aquanaut Oro rosa

El cronógrafo Aquanaut Luce «Rainbow» está diseñado para mujeres modernas y activas. El reloj es de oro rosa y está adornado con zafiros multicolores y diamantes baguette, que le dan ese brillo. Este modelo combina deportividad y joyería.

Grandes Complicaciones Oro blanco

patek philippe Grandes Complicaciones Oro blanco

Este clásico se revisa con una caja de oro blanco y una esfera de color verde oliva. Este cronógrafo 5204G-001 con fracciones de segundo y calendario perpetuo alberga el calibre CHR 29-535 PS Q de cuerda manual. Este nuevo modelo presenta una arquitectura tradicional y unos colores modernos e intemporales.

Complicaciones Acero

patek philippe Complicaciones Acero

Este mítico modelo se viste esta vez de acero. Este cronógrafo automático flyback referencia 5935A-001 con Hora Universal tiene un aspecto deportivo y retro. La Hora Universal indica 24 husos horarios simultáneamente. Todas las visualizaciones se corrigen con una simple presión sobre el pulsador situado a las 10 horas.

Nautilus Acero

patek philippe Nautilus Acero

El Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph referencia 5990/1A-011 de acero cuenta con una esfera azul de rayos de sol. El reloj está equipado con el calibre CH 28-520 C FUS de cuerda automática, que combina tres complicaciones: un cronógrafo flyback, una función Travel Time y una indicación de la fecha a mano acoplada a la hora local.

El modelo estrella de esta temporada: el Nautilus

Patek Philippe desea destacar su modelo icónico: el Nautilus. Para ello, la empresa presenta tres nuevos relojes que son a la vez elegantes y deportivos.

Nautilus Oro rosa

patek philippe Nautilus Oro rosa

Patek Philippe ofrece una nueva versión armoniosa, deportiva y elegante del Nautilus con calendario manual, fases lunares e indicador de reserva de marcha, referencia 5712/1R-001. La caja y la pulsera son de oro rosa y la esfera es de color marrón soleado con un degradado negro. Las tres complicaciones están dispuestas de forma original en la esfera. Los acabados pulidos se codean con los satinados, resaltando las características del Nautilus.

Nautilus Oro rosa

patek philippe Nautilus Oro rosa

Las joyas se mezclan con la legendaria elegancia del Nautilus. El bisel octogonal está adornado con una doble gradación de 68 espesartitas en talla baguette que van desde los tonos «coñac» a las 12 y las 6 horas hasta los tonos «champán» a las 9 y las 3 horas. En la esfera, los índices están engastados con espesartitas «coñac» en forma de ojiva. La esfera está adornada con un motivo «ondulado» para una óptima legibilidad. Lleva la elegancia y el brillo en tu muñeca con este reloj.

Nautilus Oro blanco

patek philippe Nautilus Oro blanco

El Nautilus de 41 mm de referencia 5811/1G-001 reinterpreta su diseño icónico con una caja de oro blanco y una esfera azul de rayos de sol. El reloj es resistente al agua hasta una profundidad de 120 metros. Introduce nuevas características, como un cierre seguro, un sistema de confort bloqueable y un cierre de lengüeta.

Si tiene más preguntas sobre los nuevos relojes Patek Philippe, no dude en ponerse en contacto con nosotros o en visitarnos en nuestras distintas boutiques.

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.