1701 Pontchartrain® GMT Dual Timezone -Swiss Automatic 42mm

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Sent by Paris, France’s King Louis XIV, Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit was established as the first permanent French settlement and new center of fur trade and military power by French officer, Antoine Laumet de la Mothe, Sieur de Cadillac in 1701.

Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit was built along the Detroit River to protect the French fur trade from the British and was named in honor of Louis XIV’s minister of marine and colonies, Louis Phélypeaux de Pontchartrain.

Le Detroit, French for ‘the strait’ eventually came to identify Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit and the surrounding area and after 1751, was known simply as Fort Detroit.

The 1701 Pontchartrain® GMT timepiece as designed by the Detroit Watch Company.  Polished 42mm case.  Automatic self-winding Swiss movement with date window.  Second time zone indicator. Blued sweep second hand. Crown with black and white Detroit Fleur-de-Lys.  Arabic numerals. Calfskin leather band with deployant clasp. Alligator strap available at extra cost.

Limited to 100 numbered pieces in closed caseback for the series 1

Specifications

  • Caliber: Swiss Eta 2893-2 GMT.  Automatic & Manual winding, 21 Jewels, Glucydure Balance, Shock-absorber-Incabloc, Nivarox 2 Hairspring, Date Calendar, 28800 Vibrations Per Hour, 42 hour power reserve
  • Functions: Display by means of hands, hours, minutes, seconds, second timezone. Date display in window. Superluminova on hour and minute hands.
  • Case: 42 mm Diameter polished stainless steel, 9.7mm overall height. 52mm lug to lug.
  • Lug width: 22 mm
  • Crystal: Sapphire with Anti-reflective coating
  • Water Resistant:  5 Atmospheres, 50m/165ft
  • Dial: Satin white with black graphics and polished hour indexes with superluminova
  • Strap: Calf leather with deployant clasp with quick release spring bars

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