Can I enjoy the beach with my watch made from the bonnet of an Aston Martin DB5?

As a watch enthusiast and proud owner of a watch based on an Aston Martin DB5, you may be wondering whether your precious timepiece can accompany you on your beach getaways. In this article, we'll explore the various aspects you need to consider to make the most of your Aston Martin DB5-inspired watch while spending time by the sea.

What are the dangers of the beach for your DB5 collection watch?

When you head to the beach with your watch from the DB5 collection, it's essential to understand the potential risks it may face.

Beware of sand 

Sand, although fine and pleasant underfoot, can be very hard on your watch. Grains of sand can seep into the small gaps between the strap and the case, potentially damaging the delicate internal parts. Make sure you don't expose your watch directly to the sand, and avoid handling the crown when you're at the beach.

Watch out for the heat

High summer temperatures can also pose a challenge for your Atelier Jalaper watch. Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause your watch to overheat, which can dry out the oils and therefore affect its internal workings. Avoid leaving your watch exposed to direct sunlight for long periods and find a shady place to store it when not in use.

Beware of seawater

Seawater can be corrosive and harmful to non-waterproof watches. Although most of the watches in the DB5 collection are designed to be water-resistant, it is advisable to limit exposure to salt water to avoid damage. In addition, be sure to rinse your watch thoroughly in fresh water after each swim to remove any salt residue that could damage its components, particularly the gaskets.

Beware of theft

On holiday, especially on a crowded beach, it's important to always keep an eye on your watch. Make sure you keep it securely on your wrist or in a safe place when you're not wearing it to avoid any risk of theft or loss.

How should you look after your DB5 collection watch after the beach?

After spending an enjoyable day at the beach with your Aston Martin DB5 inspired watch, it's crucial to give it the right care to ensure its longevity and smooth operation.

Rinse your watch in clean water

After each visit to the beach, take the time to rinse your watch thoroughly in clear water to remove any residue of salt or sand that may have accumulated on it. Use a soft cloth to gently dry your watch and prevent any corrosion.

For more information, you can consult our buying guide dedicated to cleaning your watch from the DB5 collection.

Check for grains of sand

Examine your watch carefully to ensure that no grains of sand have become trapped between the bracelet and the case. If you find any, use a small, soft brush to carefully remove them to prevent damage.


In conclusion, it is perfectly possible to enjoy the beach while wearing your watch made from an Aston Martin DB5 bonnet, provided you take certain precautions and give it the right care. By following the advice in this article, you can make the most of your beach holiday while proudly wearing your watch from the DB5 collection, a symbol of elegance and sophistication.

Be sure to browse our full range of DB5 watches to find the model that best suits your style and needs. For more information, please see our full buying guide.