Made in Frane - Maison Montignac

1 free MOJ4101 bracelet for purchases over €150*

Archives | Up to 50% off a selection of watches >

Payment in 3 or 4 instalments free of charge by credit card

Language
x

How to use

Instructions & tips for use

Take care of your watch every day

Learn how to keep your watch running smoothly and maintain its quality over the years.

Quartz watches

Montres Quartz

A quartz watch is powered by a non-rechargeable battery that needs to be replaced approximately every two years.

To ensure longevity, avoid exposing your watch to extreme temperatures (below 0° or above 60°).

Automatic watches

Montres automatiques

An automatic watch is powered by the energy emitted by the natural movements of your wrist.

If you don't wear it enough, it stops: simply wind the crown up and down twenty or so turns before wearing it on your wrist.

The mechanism of these watches is complex and fragile: avoid any risk of shocks or sudden movements (violent sports), and don't forget to have it serviced every 5 years or so.

Water-resistance

Étanchéité

Intended for everyday use, a water-resistant watch is designed to withstand air, dust and water splashes.

Water-resistance levels are given in meters or ATM, where 1 ATM is equivalent to 10 meters and so on. Please note, however, that the indication in meters does not correspond to the possible depth of immersion under water.

To clarify matters, please refer to the table below, which summarizes what you can do according to your watch's water-resistance level.

Splashes Light rain,
shower
Bathing, swimming
Calm
Swimming
sport
Freediving
windsurfing
surfing
Diving, jet
skiing, diving
Not waterproof
3 ATM
5 ATM
10 ATM
20 ATM

The water-resistance of your watch is not definitive and needs to be preserved!

Before immersion, make sure that the crown is always pushed or screwed against the case (depending on the type of crown on your watch).

Underwater, any manipulation of the elements that guarantee your watch's water-resistance should be avoided: never pull out the crown to change the date and time, and don't press the chronograph push-buttons, to prevent water infiltration.

Despite all these precautions, water-resistance is never definitive: it can be reduced by aging and wear of the gaskets, or deformation of the crown.

To protect your watch from water penetration over the long term, we recommend an annualwater-resistance check.

Settings & use of functions

Understand how your watch works

Learn how to keep your watch running smoothly and maintain its quality over the years.

Quartz & Classic Automatics

Chronographs

Multifunction

Dual Time Zone

Quartz & Classic Automatics

  • Note: For models MOW139 and MOW201 only, please make sure to :
  • 1. First unscrew the crown before any manipulation requiring it to be pulled out
  • 2. Once you've done this, don't forget to press it back in.
Setting the time
Montres automatiques & Quartz Maison Montignac
  • 1. Pull crown out to position 1
  • 2. Turn crown clock wise to set hour and minute hands
  • 3. Push crown in to position 0
Setting the date
Montres automatiques & Quartz Maison Montignac
  • 1. Make sure the time is correct before changing the date
  • 2. Pull crown out to position 1
  • 3. Turn crown clock wise until the desired date appears in the date window
  • 4. Push crown back to position 0
  • ATTENTION: the automatic date change takes place between 9pm and 1am. Do not set the date during this period, as it may not change correctly.
Setting the time
Montres automatiques & Quartz Maison Montignac
  • 1. Pull crown out to position 2 when second hand is at 12 o'clock
  • 2. Turn the crown clockwise to set the minute and hour hands to the desired time,
  • 3. Push the crown back to position 0 to unlock the second hand

Chronographs

Setting the time

Montres Chronographes Maison Montignac - régler l'heure
  • 1. Pull crown out to position 1
  • 2. Turn crown clock wise to set hour and minute hands
  • 3. Push crown to position 0

Using the chronometer

Montres Chronographes Maison Montignac - utiliser le chronomètre
  • 1. Press button 'A' to start the chronometer: the seconds and minutes chronometers will then start up
  • 2. Press button 'A' to stop and restart the stopwatch
  • 3. Press button 'B' to reset the chronometer: the seconds and minutes chronometers return to their original positions
  • NOTE: this stopwatch can measure and display time from 1 second up to a maximum of 29 minutes 59 seconds.
    The stopwatch stops automatically after running continuously for 30 minutes.

Resetting the stopwatch

  • This operation is performed after a battery change or if the stopwatch does not return to its original position after being reset.
  • 1. Pull crown out to position 1
  • 2. Press button "A " to set the stopwatch seconds hand to zero. If required, the stopwatch seconds hand can be rapidly advanced by continuously pressing button A.
  • 3. Once the hands have been reset to zero, reset the time and push the crown back to position 0.

Multifunction

Set date
Montres Multifonctions Maison Montignac - régler la date
  • 1. Pull crown out to position 1
  • 2. Turn crown clock wise until previous day's date appears
  • 3. When the second hand is at the 12 o'clock position, pull the crown out to position 2
  • 4. Turn the crown clockwise until the desired date appears
  • 5. If the time is set correctly, push the crown back in to position 0. If you wish to change the time, refer to the "Setting the time" paragraph from step 2.
Setting the time
Montres Multifonctions Maison Montignac - régler l'heure
  • 1. Pull crown out to position 2
  • 2. Turn crown anti-clockwise to set hour and minute hands
  • 3. Push crown to position 0 to unlock the seconds hand
Set date only
Montres Multifonctions Maison Montignac - régler la date
  • 1. Pull crown out to position 1
  • 2. Turn crown anti-clockwise to set date
  • 3. Push crown back to position 0
Set date and time
Montres Multifonctions Maison Montignac - régler la date et l'heure
  • 1. Pull crown out to position 2 when second hand is at 12 o'clock
  • 2. Turn the crown clockwise to rotate the minute and hour hands, until the desired date appears on the date and weekday dials
  • 3. Continue turning the crown clockwise to turn the minute and hour hands to the desired time, checking that it is correctly set on the 24-hour dial (AM/PM)
  • 4. Push crown back to position 0

ATTENTION: the automatic date change takes place between midnight and 5:30 am. Do not set the date during this period, as it may not change correctly.

Setting the time
Montres Multifonctions Maison Montignac - régler l'heure
  • (1.) For models MOW140, MOW141 and MOW145 only: unscrew the crown
  • 1. Pull crown out to position 1 when second hand is at 12 o'clock
  • 2. Turn the crown clockwise to rotate the minute and hour hands to the desired time, checking that it is correctly set on the 24-hour dial (AM/PM)
  • 3. Push crown to position 0
  • (4.) For models MOW140, MOW141 and MOW145 only: screw back in by pressing the crown
Setting the date
Montres Multifonctions Maison Montignac - régler la date
  • 1. Press button A to advance by one day on the day dial
  • 2. Press button B to advance the date by one day on the date dial
  • ATTENTION: the automatic date change takes place between 9pm and 4am. Do not set the date during this period, as it may not change correctly.
Setting the time
Montres Multifonctions Maison Montignac - régler l'heure
  • 1. Pull crown out to position 1 when second hand is at 12 o'clock
  • 2. Turn the crown clockwise to set the minute and hour hands to the desired time, checking that it is correctly set on the 24-hour dial (AM/PM)
  • 3. Push crown back to position 0
Set the date
Montres Multifonctions Maison Montignac - régler la date
  • 1. Press button A to advance by one day on the day dial
  • 2. Press button B to advance the date by one day on the date dial
  • ATTENTION: the automatic date change takes place between 9pm and 4am. Do not set the date during this period, as it may not change correctly.
Setting the time
Montres Multifonctions Maison Montignac - régler l'heure
  • 1. Unscrew crown
  • 2. Pull crown out to position 1 when second hand is at 12 o'clock
  • 3. Turn the crown clockwise to set the minute and hour hands to the desired time
  • 4. Push crown to position 0
  • 5. Press crown back in
Setting the date
Montres Multifonctions Maison Montignac - régler la date
  • 1. Press button A to advance by one day on the day dial
  • 2. Press button B to advance the date by one day on the date dial
  • ATTENTION: the automatic date change takes place between 9pm and 4am. Do not set the date during this period, as it may not change correctly.

Dual Time Zone

  • Note: For model MOW202 only, be sure to :
  • 1. first unscrew the crown before any operation requiring it to be pulled out (setting the time in either time zone, setting the date)
  • 2. Once you've done this, don't forget to press the crown back in.
Setting the local time
Montres Double Fuseau Horaire Maison Montignac - régler l'heure locale
  • 1. Pull the crown out to position 2 when the second hand is at 12 o'clock
  • 2. Turn the crown clockwise to set the minute and hour hands to the desired time, checking that it is correctly set on the 24-hour dial (AM/PM).
  • 3. Push the crown to position 0 to unlock the second hand
Setting the time in the 2nd time zone
Montres Double Fuseau Horaire Maison Montignac - régler l'heure du 2ème fuseau
  • Quick setting
  • 1. Press button A to advance by one hour on the 24h dial of the 2nd time zone
  • 2. Press button B to move back one hour on the 24h dial of the 2nd time zone
  • Precise setting (to the nearest ten minutes)
  • 1. Pull crown out to position 2 when second hand is at 12 o'clock
  • 2. Press button A to advance by 10 minutes on the 24h dial of the 2nd time zone
  • 3. Press button B to move back 10 minutes on the 24h dial of the 2nd time zone
  • 4. Push crown to position 0
Setting the date
Montres Double Fuseau Horaire Maison Montignac - régler la date
  • 1. Make sure the time is correct before changing the date
  • 2. Pull crown out to position 1
  • 3. Turn crown clock wise until the desired date appears in the date window
  • 4. Push crown back to position 0
  • ATTENTION: the automatic date change takes place between 9pm and 1am. Do not set the date during this period, as it may not change correctly.
Resetting the position of the 2nd time zone dial hands
Montres Double Fuseau Horaire Maison Montignac - réinitialiser
  • This procedure should be carried out after changing the battery, before setting the time or if the 2nd time zone dial hand is not positioned at midnight.
  • 1. Pull crown out to position 2
  • 2. Press buttons A and B at the same time for at least two seconds, then release them: the 2nd time zone 24-hour dial hands should move and return to their original position.
  • 3. Press button A (hands move clockwise) or B (hands move counter-clockwise) until the hands of the 24h 2nd time zone dial are positioned at midnight
  • 4. Push crown to position 0
Set local time
Montres Double Fuseau Horaire Maison Montignac - régler l'heure locale
  • 1. Pull crown out to position 1 when second hand is at 12 o'clock
  • 2. Turn the crown clockwise to set the minute and hour hands to the desired time, checking that the time is correctly set on the 24-hour dial (AM/PM).
  • 3. Push crown to position 0
Set time in 2nd time zone
Montres Double Fuseau Horaire Maison Montignac - régler l'heure du 2ème fuseau
  • Quick setting
  • 1. Press button A to advance by one hour on the 24h dial of the 2nd time zone
  • 2. Press button B to move back one hour on the 24h dial of the 2nd time zone
  • Precise setting (to the nearest ten minutes)
  • 1. Pull crown out to position 1 when second hand is at 12 o'clock
  • 2. Press button A to advance by 10 minutes on the 24h dial of the 2nd time zone
  • 3. Press button B to move back 10 minutes on the 24h dial of the 2nd time zone
  • 4. Push crown to position 0
Reset the position of the 2nd time zone dial hands
Montres Double Fuseau Horaire Maison Montignac - réinitialiser
  • This operation should be carried out after changing the battery, before setting the time or if the 2nd time zone dial hand is not positioned at midnight.
  • 1. Pull crown out to position 1
  • 2. Press buttons A and B simultaneously for at least two seconds, before releasing them: the hands of the 2nd time zone 24-hour dial should move and return to their original position
  • 3. Press button A (hands move clockwise) or B (hands move counter-clockwise) until the hands of the 24h 2nd time zone dial are positioned at midnight
  • 4. Push crown to position 0
Set the time in both time zones
Montres Double Fuseau Horaire Maison Montignac - régler l'heure des deux fuseaux
  • 1. Pull crown out to position 1 when second hand is at 12 o'clock
  • 2. Turn the crown anti-clockwise to rotate the hands of the 12 o'clock dial of the 2nd time zone to the desired time
  • 3. Turn the crown clockwise to set the hour and minute hands of the main dial to the desired time, checking that the time is set on the 24-hour dial (AM/PM).
  • 4. Push crown to position 0