39mm 1701 Pontchartrain® Exhibition Classic Big Crown. Men & Women

1701 Pontchartrain® Classic Exhibition

Exclusively limited to 50 numbered pieces

Polished 39mm case.  Automatic self-winding Swiss movement with date window. Crown with black and silver Detroit Fleur-de-Lys.  Roman numerals. Calfskin leather band with buckle.

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  • Caliber: Swiss Eta 2824-2/-SW200-1. Automatic & Manual winding, 25 Jewels, Glucidur balance, Shock-absorber-Incabloc, Nivarox 2 Hairspring, Date Calendar, 28800 Vibrations Per Hour, 38 hour power reserve. Finition Elabore, Perlage, blued screws, Cote de Geneve finish on rotor
  • Functions: Display by means of hands, hours, minutes, seconds. date display in window
  • Case: 39 mm Diameter polished stainless steel, 11mm overall height. 45mm lug to lug.
  • Lug width: 20 mm
  • Weight: 3.5 oz (98 grams) w/strap
  • Crystal: Sapphire with Anti-reflective coating
  • Water Resistant:  5 Atmospheres, 50m/165ft
  • Dial: Matt black with white graphics and polished hour indexes
  • Strap: Calf leather with buckle and quick release spring bars

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.

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