What to avoid
Breitling watches are made to stand up to intensive use. Care must be taken, however, to avoid dropping them or knocking hard objects.
Breitling watches must not be worn around chemicals, solvents or dangerous gases. Substances such as petrol, thinners, nail polish, perfume, cosmetics, cleaning products, glue or paint can spoil the case, attack the water-resistance seals or discolor leather straps.
Powerful magnetic fields
Avoid exposing the watch to powerful magnetic fields, such as that of a magnet. Magnetic fields caused by household appliances and office equipment, however, have no significant influence on the watch mechanism.
Breitling watches are ideally designed to function in temperatures from 0° to 50°C. They should not be left in extreme heat for any length of time or exposed to direct sunlight. Temperatures above 60°C may result in the watch malfunctioning, and in particular the battery. Very cold temperatures below 0°C may result in a considerable lack of precision. Thermal shocks should also be avoided, notably in terms of going straight from sun exposure to underwater, which may result in the glass shattering.