Instructions For Use

Piaget luxury watch instructions for use

Piaget provides you with the possibility of consulting its instructions for use online. The following list is non-exhaustive, as many historic Piaget models exist.

If the instructions for use for your watch are not available below, please contact us via the Contact section of this website or visit your Piaget boutique or dealer.

The texts relating to the instructions for use are provided for information only and may not correspond to your particular watch. Piaget waives any liability relating to this information.

Mechanical Movements

The mechanical movement housed by your Piaget watch was entirely developed and crafted within the Manufacture Piaget. Each part has been hand-assembled by a master watchmaker and carefully tested to guarantee the precision and optimal reliability of the movement.

Characteristics:
- Mechanical: manually wound or automatic
- Frequency: 21,600 vph
- Power reserve: 40 hours

Finishes:
- Circular "Côtes de Genève"
- Circular-grained plate
- Beveled and drawn bridges
- Blued screws

Mechanical watch movement

Winding the Movement

Winding a mechanical watch movement

For manually wound watches:
Proceed to wind the watch with the crown in position 0, turning it forwards until it locks (corresponding to approx. 40 hours of autonomy).

For automatic watches:
Winding is carried out by the movements of the wrist when the watch is worn. If the watch has not been worn for around 40 hours, wind it by hand with the crown in position 0 (around 10 turns of the crown are enough to restart the mechanism).

Power-reserve indicator:
Some models are equipped with a power-reserve indicator on the dial. It indicates the number of hours for which your watch will continue to run without being rewound (for manually wound movements) or without being worn (for automatic movements).

Watch without calendar

Setting the time:
Pull the crown out to position 1 and turn it forwards or backwards to position the hands. For precise time-setting, make sure the last turn is in a clockwise direction.

Ensure that the crown is always pushed back into position 0 after each adjustment.

Setting the time on a Piaget luxury watch

Watch with calendar

Setting the date on a Piaget luxury watch

Setting the time:
Pull the crown out to position 2 and turn it forwards or backwards to position the hands. For precise time-setting, make sure the last turn is in a clockwise direction.

Ensure that the crown is always pushed back into position 0 after each adjustment.

Adjusting the date:
Pull the crown out to position 1 and turn it forwards or backwards to select the desired date. The date must not, under any circumstances, be adjusted between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m.

Water resistance

Apart from certain high jewelry models and historical watch models, all Piaget watches are water-resistant for up to 30 meters.

The water resistance of a watch protects its interior from any risk of deterioration due to infiltration of dust or immersion in water. Piaget guarantees the water resistance of its water-resistant watches for a two-year period as of the date of purchase, subject to guarantee exclusions.

High jewelry models and historical watches that are not water-resistant are nonetheless resistant to running water and dust.

Piaget luxury watch water resistance

Tips on caring for your watch

Piaget luxury watch care

In order to maintain the radiance of your watch and metal bracelet (if it has one), we recommend that you clean it regularly using a soft brush and slightly soapy water.

After this operation or any dip in seawater, it must be rinsed under running water and dried using a non-abrasive cloth. You may also use the "Piaget cleaning kit" specially designed for this purpose.

We also advise that you have the water resistance of your watch checked every two years by an authorized Piaget dealer.

Quartz Movement

A genuine pioneer of this technology, whose achievements include creating the world's thinnest quartz movement in 1976, Piaget has pursued its efforts to push back the boundaries of excellence ever since. Building on its broad experience in the conception and production of mechanical movements, Piaget has made a noteworthy contribution to the development of quartz movements.

Piaget quartz movements are entirely developed and produced in the Manufacture Piaget. To ensure optimal user-friendliness every day, they combine precision and an autonomy of several years.

These movements feature the finishing touches that are inherent to the Manufacture Piaget: circular "Côtes de Genève", circular-grained main plates, beveled and drawn bridges and blued screws.

Piaget quartz movement

Watch without calendar

Setting the time of a Piaget watch

Setting the time:
Pull the crown out to position 1 and turn it forwards or backwards to position the hands.

Ensure that the crown is always pushed back into position 0 after each adjustment.

Watch with calendar

Adjusting the date:
Pull the crown out to position 1 and turn it forwards to select the desired date.

Setting the time:
Pull the crown out to position 2 and turn it forwards or backwards to position the hands.

Ensure that the crown is always pushed back into position 0 after each adjustment.

Setting the date of a Piaget watch

Watch with push-piece

Setting the time of a watch with push-piece

Setting the time:
- Pressing for less than 2 seconds: moves hands 1 minute forward
- Pressing for between 2 to 4 seconds: moves hands 1 hour forward
- Pressing continuously: moves the time forward for as long as the pressure is maintained.

Water resistance

Apart from certain high jewelry models and historical watch models, all Piaget watches are water-resistant for up to 30 meters.

The water resistance of a watch protects its interior from any risk of deterioration due to infiltration of dust or immersion in water. Piaget guarantees the water resistance of its water-resistant watches for a two-year period as of the date of purchase, subject to guarantee exclusions.

High jewelry models and historical watches that are not water-resistant are nonetheless resistant to running water and dust.

Piaget luxury watch water resistance

Tips on caring for your watch

In order to maintain the radiance of your watch and metal bracelet (if it has one), we recommend that you clean it regularly using a soft brush and slightly soapy water.

After this operation or any dip in seawater, it must be rinsed under running water and dried using a non-abrasive cloth. You may also use the "Piaget cleaning kit" specially designed for this purpose.

We also advise that you have the water resistance of your watch checked every two years by an authorized Piaget dealer.

Piaget luxury watch maintenance
Automatic chronograph
Piaget chronograph movement

The mechanical movement housed by your Piaget watch was entirely hand-assembled by a master watchmaker and carefully tested to guarantee the precisions and optimal reliability of its movement.

Characteristics:
- Mechanical: manually wound or automatic
- Frequency: 21,600 vph
- Power reserve: 40 hours

Finishes:
- Circular "Côtes de Genève"
- Circular-grained plate
- Beveled and drawn bridges
- Blued screws

Automatic chronograph watch

A. Hours hand
B. Minutes hand
C. Large seconds hand of the chronograph
D. Hours counter. Counts the hours elapsed (up to 12) since timing began.
E. Minutes counter. Counts the minutes elapsed (up to 30) since timing began. The hand advances one unit for every rotation of the large seconds hand.
F. Seconds hand
G. Start/stop push-piece that activates (through successive pressing) the chronograph function.
H. Reset push-piece. A single press on the lower push-piece returns the central seconds hand ( C ), the minutes counter ( E ) and the hours counter ( D ) to zero. This return-to-zero is only possible if the chronograph components are stopped.

Automatic chronograph watch instructions for use

Time-setting

Setting the time on a chronograph watch

1. Manually wind the watch in traditional fashion (the crown must be pushed in).

2. Setting the time. The chronograph has a 40-hour power reserve.

Water resistance

Apart from certain high jewelry models and historical watch models, all Piaget watches are water-resistant for up to 30 meters.

The water resistance of a watch protects its interior from any risk of deterioration due to infiltration of dust or immersion in water. Piaget guarantees the water resistance of its water-resistant watches for a two-year period as of the date of purchase, subject to guarantee exclusions.

High jewelry models and historical watches that are not water-resistant are nonetheless resistant to running water and dust.

Chronograph watch water resistance

Tips on caring for your watch

Piaget chronograph watch maintenance

In order to maintain the radiance of your watch and metal bracelet (if it has one), we recommend that you clean it regularly using a soft brush and slightly soapy water.

After this operation or any dip in seawater, it must be rinsed under running water and dried using a non-abrasive cloth. You may also use the "Piaget cleaning kit" specially designed for this purpose.

We also advise that you have the water resistance of your watch checked every two years by an authorized Piaget dealer.