Did you purchase your own Hublot watch, or did someone significant in your life give you one? Your new Hublot watch is indeed valuable and a great new addition to your luxurious collection. Taking care of a luxury watch requires attention and dedication because we really want it to be in good condition for a long time. To make the most out of your new timepiece, you need to follow some tips on taking care of it so it will last for a long time.
Avoid Keeping Near Magnetic Objects
Most watches are sensitive to a strong magnetic presence. There is a possibility that your Hublot Watch might start malfunctioning. Magnetism can easily play and fool around with materials like watches because of its materials. It can suddenly speed up or slow down your watch, you might even catch it breaking down completely.
To avoid this from happening, make sure to not put your watches near electric powered materials and appliances, such as bedroom lamps, extension cords, and charging gadgets. The best thing to do is immediately store them in your watch cabinet or accessory drawer after use.
Some Hublot watches are made for deep-sea diving. So, it is not surprising that many people may take their Hublot watch for a swim in the ocean. You have to make sure to rinse off all the seawater from the watch to avoid corrosion of the stainless steel material and leather strap. You also have to wipe it off with a clean cloth right after and simply rinse the watch case under clean tap water.
To verify if your watch is waterproof before immersing it in water. Some are best used just for dry areas such as when you wear the watch to a formal evening function. If it does get a bit soiled (such as when food splatters on the strap) you can wash it with warm soapy water then rinse well. You may then wipe it dry with a soft fabric.
If you intend to take your Hublot on a deep dive, make sure that the bracelet is made of ceramic, steel, carbon, gold, or rubber first. These are materials that can be safely brought into contact with seawater. Just make sure you rinse the whole watch, including the bracelet, with clean tap water after the dive.
Remove Marks from Ceramic Watch Parts
Some Hublot watches are fitted with ceramic parts. The ceramic itself is scratch proof which is one reason it was used to make your watch. But there could be marks on the ceramic that are hard to remove via conventional means. It is best to talk with the dealer or boutique that sold you the Hublot watch. Maybe they can give you a special rubber disc which is meant to remove those marks from the surfaces of your watch.
You are supposed to cut the disc into two pieces. The flat part of the disc may be rubbed against the ceramic surface until the marks are removed. You can then use a soft cloth to remove any remaining material on your watch. If you like, you can use a special cloth called microfiber select for this. You can get this special cloth from the Hublot retailer or boutique too.
A word of caution: You shouldn’t use this technique for a watch that is made of gloss polished ceramic.
Differentiating Automatic from Manual Watches
Each Hublot watch model is made differently. One reason for this is to come up with a unique kind of watch every time. Another reason is that Hublot is known as a luxury brand of watches so they have a reputation to uphold. One way you can differentiate Hublot watches is that some are made as automatic while others are manual watches.
This refers to the winding which is meant to power the watch. An automatic watch is sometimes best called a “self-winding” watch. To clear up any confusion, this kind of watch derives its power from the energy of your arm. Every time you move your arm, the watch on your wrist derives some energy from that and this is used to keep the watch functioning. This means you won’t need any batteries at all.
On the other hand, a manual watch has to be “wound” a certain number of times so that there will be stored power to keep your watch functioning. This also has something to do with the power reserve. Some Hublot manual watches have to be “wound” to a specific number of times to keep them working.
If you aren’t sure whether your Hublot watch has to be manually wound up, always check with the dealer that you bought it from first. They can tell you how to wind it and how many times it has to be wound, as well as whether the winding is clockwise or counterclockwise.
Keep Up With Scheduled Maintenance Checks
You may not have noticed it, but a Hublot watch will need regular maintenance. This becomes necessary possibly every three to five years. This applies to watches regardless of whether they are automatic or manual. Some Hublot watches are quartz-powered so they may need a change of battery during that maintenance check.
Each watch will be checked not just for power requirements but also for any possible defects that are starting to show. Naturally, those watches that are used more often will probably require more maintenance work done. If you noticed any defects in your watch, you should check if you have your Limited International Guarantee card ready. That will help you get repairs done for free, if necessary.
Notably, Hublot watches have carved out a name for the brand in a competitive luxury watch industry. But that’s just the icing on the cake. What matters is that you take steps to take care of your valuable Hublot watch regularly. That way, it will last longer and you will enjoy using it for years to come.