The Brand

Zino Davidoff was a master of the art of living. From genteel Russia to the Boulevard des Philosophes in Geneva to the jungles of South America, he filled a lifetime with adventurous journeys across countless borders in search of the best the world has to offer.

Believing in simplicity and the sheer joy of savoring fine things, he was a citizen of the world who set new standards in appreciating and enjoying life’s beauty and pleasures. His spirit lives on in today’s world and his philosophy has attracted connoisseurs from across the globe. The Davidoff name has now become synonymous with pleasure, elegance and savoir-vivre.

We invite you to savor the elegant and modern Davidoff products of today. They are created through a unique mix of exquisite craftsmanship, passionate dedication and refinement. In the Davidoff world, true elegance is timeless. The enduring philosophy of Zino Davidoff defines the spirit of the brand, which places value on a taste for fine things, open-mindedness, and of sharing the pleasure of life.

The Collections

The Davidoff PARIS collection is inspired by the world capital of fashion and timeless elegance from which it takes its name. This pulsating, vibrant city was Zino Davidoff’s first stopover as he embarked on his journey to explore the world. There could not have been any better place!

Based on the famous Clous de Paris pattern, this collection is a celebration of the timeless modernity of graphic design – high-class elegance and simplicity at its best. The Davidoff PARIS accessories are an expression of uncompromising style, good taste and a profound knowledge of quality and craft.

Zino Davidoff, himself synonymous with a zest for life coupled with humility, generosity and discerning taste, is the inspiration of our fabulous ZINO collection. The complex yet subtle use of the Davidoff icon reflects the many moments in Zino’s life, the encounters he made, all connected, and all contributing to shaping his amazing personality.

The Davidoff ZINO accessories succeed in capturing all those unique moments that make up your personality, your identity, your life. As the owner of a ZINO product, you have the privilege of enjoying both its tactile structure and its sensuality.

The name of this collection speaks for itself: these are the ESSENTIALS, the loyal companions, which you can always rely on, and which will never disappoint you. As the name implies, this is about the essence of design – pure, minimalist, straightforward. You have exactly what you need – nothing more and nothing less than excellent quality encapsulated in a great name brand.

The Davidoff ESSENTIALS collection is the contemporary man’s entry ticket to the world of timeless elegance, taste & style.

Warranty information

Your Davidoff product has been built to last. Nevertheless, should a material or manufacturing defect become apparent in two years (for Davidoff watches, writing instruments and cufflinks) and one year (for Davidoff leather goods) following its purchase respectively, it will be reconditioned by one of our authorized repair centers, free of charge.

The warranty covers material and manufacturing defects existing at the time of the purchase of the Davidoff product (“defects”). The warranty only comes into force if the original purchase invoice is stamped by the official Davidoff retailer from whom you purchase, indicating the name and address of such retailer, the actual date of purchase and, if your Davidoff product is a watch, the reference number engraved on the back of the watch case.

During the warranty period and by presenting the stamped original purchase invoice (see above), you will have the right to have any defect repaired free of charge. In the event that repairs are improper to restore the normal conditions of use of your Davidoff product, or if you purchased a Davidoff watch the case of which cannot be opened, Zino Davidoff Trading AG guarantees its replacement by a Davidoff product of similar model. The warranty for the replacement product ends two years (for Davidoff watches, writing instruments and cufflinks) after and one year (for Davidoff leather goods) respectively after the date of purchase of the replaced product.

This limited international Davidoff warranty does not cover:

  • the life of the battery of the Davidoff watches;
  • normal wear and tear and aging (e.g. scratched crystal; alteration of the colour and/or material of non-metallic straps and chains, such as leather, plastic, textile, velcro; peeling of the plating);
  • any damage on any part of the watch resulting from abnormal/abusive use, lack of care, negligence, accidents (knocks, dents, impacts, crushing, broken crystal, etc.), incorrect use of the Davidoff product and non-observance of the use directions provided by Zino Davidoff Trading AG;
  • indirect or consequential damages of any kind resulting from e.g. the use, the non-functioning, the defects or the inaccuracy of the Davidoff product;
  • the Davidoff product handled by non-authorized persons (e.g. for battery replacement, services or repairs) or which undergoes alterations in its original condition beyond Zino Davidoff Trading AG’s control.
  • theft, loss or damage caused by natural forces or fire.

Any further claim against Zino Davidoff Trading AG for damages additional to the above described guarantee is expressly excluded, except mandatory statutory rights the purchaser may have against the manufacturer.

The above manufacturer’s warranty:

  • is independent of any warranty that may be provided by the retailer, for which the retailer carries sole responsibility.
  • does not affect the purchaser’s rights against the retailer nor any other mandatory statutory rights the purchaser may have.

Zino Davidoff Trading AG’s customer service ensures the perfect maintenance of your Davidoff product. If your Davidoff product needs attention, only rely on a Davidoff official retailer or an authorized Davidoff service center. They can guarantee a service according to Zino Davidoff AG’s standards.

Watches

Davidoff watches are manufactured in accordance with rigorous quality criteria and are undergoing stringent checks throughout their production. We follow uncompromising technical standards that merit the highest label of the watchmaking sector: “Swiss Made”.

Each Davidoff watch bears an individual identification number.

Whenever you need to ship your watch, please pack it very carefully, insure it and enclose the stamped original purchase invoice with it.

Servicing the timepiece

Like any mechanical tool, your watch is subject to wear. Its servicing is therefore very important, and is chiefly aimed at its protection against humidity and dust.

The following precautions must be taken:

  • The crown of your watch should not be adjusted in water.
  • Do not use corrosive products for cleaning your watch.
  • Carefully rinse your watch and its metal bracelet in fresh water and clean them with a soft brush and liquid soap.
  • After bathing in the sea, rinse your watch in fresh water.

Your timepiece is a quartz mechanism of great precision. If worn regularly, it will be used in extreme conditions (cold, heat, humidity, impacts, etc.). We therefore advise you to entrust your watch to an official agent or a watchmaker approved by Davidoff every two or three years. They will perform the appropriate checks, cleaning operations and battery exchange.

Using the timepiece

Watches

Setting the time:

Pull the crown out to position C. Turn the hands clockwise to the time wanted and then, in synchronization with a time signal or a repeater, push the crown back to position A.

Setting the date:

This function enables you to set the correct date on your watch by using the crown.

Pull the crown out to position B then turn it to the date wanted. Push the crown back to position A. Avoid performing this operation between 10.00 pm and 3.00 am, when the date change mechanism is being activated. The date display must be manually corrected for all months that vary to those with 31 days.

Writing Instruments

Whenever you need to ship your writing instrument, please pack it very carefully, insure it and enclose the stamped original purchase invoice with it.

Using your writing instrument

Rollerball:

Rollerball

Always replace the cap to avoid any drying when the pen is not in use.

Ballpoint pen:

Ballpoint

Turn the “nose” of the ballpoint pen to the right for writing, and to the left to protect the refill (ball-point in upside down position).

Storage instructions

Davidoff accessories should be stored in a dry and clean environment, away from direct sunlight. We recommend using the box or pouch provided with your product(s) to keep them separated from other items and prevent scratches.

If you do not plan to use your writing instrument for an extended period of time, we recommend removing the refill, particularly for the rollerballs.

Cleaning instructions

Clean your accessories by gently wiping with a soft, cotton cloth to remove any dirt and oils (from skin). In case of heavy soiling or where dirt has built up in crevices, gently rub with a lint free cloth that has been soaked in warm soapy water. Use a dry cotton or microfiber cloth and gently rub the surface to re-polish your accessory.

Attention: Problems may occur to the internal mechanisms should the instrument be dropped or fall from a distance. This can also result in dents or damages to the lacquered parts.

Leather

No material compares to leather. This natural material is a perfect match of strength, durability and authenticity. Our leather goods combine premium grade calfskin with precisely crafted stitching and seams to create refined and durable products.

Your Davidoff leather item will not only resist time; it will improve with it. Designed to be your companion in every situation, it will be shaped by your personal experiences and evolve into a unique piece rich in memories and personal stories.

Please carefully read the following instructions concerning the use and maintenance of your leather item.

General care recommendations

Leather is a natural product, and thus requires care and attention over time. Small irregularities impart individuality and reflect the authenticity of the material without in any way detracting from the quality. Although deep scratches cannot be removed, all other marks can be cleaned using a damp cloth and then polished dry to remove any excessive moisture.

We do not recommend using any product containing solvents or alcohol on the leather or other material.

For daily care, and to remove crumbs and dust, it is enough to smoothly wipe the surface of the leather with a very slightly damp genuine chamois leather or lint-free cotton cloth. We do not recommend any weekly or monthly maintenance, unless:

  • If your leather is dirty – ONLY in case of need, use a lint-free cloth to apply a suitable leather soap (natural, e.g. Marseille soap). Fully soak the cloth, wring it out and wipe the surface of the leather without applying any pressure.
  • If your leather is wet – Do not attempt to accelerate the drying process, dry it slowly at room temperature to avoid distortions of the material. If water drops are present on the surface of the leather, carefully pat them away with a lint-free cotton cloth.

  • If your leather is dry (cracked)
    – Please note that a steady and gratuitous rehydration will destroy the leather or significantly degrade its properties. If the leather appears hard and brittle, you can treat it carefully using a high-quality colorless natural cream that is recommended for the purpose. Always try it on a hidden part of your product first and remember to take into consideration a reaction time of one to two days.

When not in use, leather items should be stored in their original pouch. We also do not recommend overfilling leather items as this can distort the shape, strain the zips and locks or risk excessive stress on the seams. It is also advisable to avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight, which could affect the texture and color of the leather.

Accessories

Please carefully read the following instructions concerning the use and maintenance of your accessory.

Storage instructions

Davidoff accessories should be stored in a dry and clean environment, away from direct sunlight. We recommend using the box or pouch provided with your product(s) to keep them separated from other items and to prevent scratches.

Cleaning instructions

Clean your accessories by gently wiping with a soft, cotton cloth to remove any dirt and oils (from skin). In case of heavy soiling or where dirt has built up in crevices, gently rub with a lint free cloth that has been soaked in warm soapy water. Use a dry cotton or microfiber cloth and gently rub the surface to restore the luster of your accessory.

We recommend that you handle your products with clean hands as precious plating may tarnish if repeatedly put into contact with creams, chlorine, acidic skin or after shave. Regular polishing with a soft cotton cloth will keep your plated metals shiny.

Stones and synthetic applications

All our stones and synthetic applications can be safely cleaned by wiping with a soft cotton cloth. To keep your accessories in the best condition, please ensure they are completely dry before storing and avoid your product making sharp contact against other objects.

For ease of use and to avoid any damage to your shirt and/or cufflinks, please make sure that the bascule of the whale back closure is in its opened position. Once in place, turn the bascule back to the perpendicular in order to close and secure its position.