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Detroit Watch Company

42mm 1701 Chrono Moonphase Exhibition

42mm 1701 Chrono Moonphase Exhibition

Regular price $ 2,950.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $ 2,950.00 USD
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Pontchartrain 1701 Moonphase Exhibition

Exclusively limited to 100 numbered pieces

White dial will be available again from late April 2024

Polished 42mm case. Automatic self-winding 7751 movement. Polished and blued hands. Hour and minute with lume. Crown with black and white Detroit Fleur-de-Lys. Calf Leather band with deployant clasp.

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  • Caliber: Decorated Swiss Valjoux Eta 7751 Automatic & Manual Winding 25 jewels. Chronograph. Shock-absorber-Incabloc. Nivarox Hairspring, Glucydure Balance.  28800 Vibrations Per Hour, 4Hz. 48-Hour Power Reserve
  • Functions: Display by means of hands; hour, minute, second. Day, month and moon phases shown in dial apertures.  Chronograph 60 seconds, 30min and 12 hours counter. Quick correction of date, day, month and moon phases.
  • Case: 42 mm Diameter polished stainless steel case, 14.5 mm Overall Height. 52mm lug to lug. Screw down crown
  • Caseback: Circular brushed and polished exhibition with sapphire crystal
  • lug width: 22mm
  • Weight: 3.9 oz (112 grams) w/strap
  • Crystal: Sapphire with Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Water Resistant: 5 Atmospheres, 50m/165ft
  • Dial: Available in satin white or black. Hour indices with lume
  • Strap: Calf Leather with deployant clasp and quick release spring bars
  • Stainless Steel Bracelet: Polished and brushed finish or all polished. Deployant buckle. Solid links with screws for easy adjustment. Clasp includes 3 position micro adjustments. 3mm thickness for lightweight and comfort. Alligator strap option not available for international sales.

by Paris, France’s King Louis XIV, Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit was established as the first permanent French settlement and new center of the 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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Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
Incredible attention to detail, amazing support

I have always wanted a moonphase watch. I had lots of Chinese stuff over the year that while super affordable were not very good and stopped working in a year or two. I had some extra cash this year and started to look again, but this time for something nice. Patek way out of my league. Then I stumbled on an ad in Haggerty magazine for the DWC Le-Mans and popped in to take a look and found this treasure. I debated for a few months given the investment and read reviews and did my research. Lots of great reviews. American made by an expert craftsman. Then one night I took a look at it again and pulled the trigger. So glad I did, what an amazing time piece. When I got it and tried to set it up I thought I broke it as a hand was not moving. Patrick took the time on the phone to walk me through it, and as expected, my human error not following the directions. Working flawlessly. So glad I made this purchase. Something I will cherish and pass on to my son and hopefully his son and so on...

Gorgeous Watch & Amazing Customer Service

I had been eyeing this watch for a long while and finally pulled triggered before the holiday season - prior to purchasing it I had some questions of which Patrick was quick and thoughtful in his response (the exceptional service convinced me this was worth buying). During the shipping process, there were some delays with FedEx and Patrick maintained his responsive and thoughtful customer service.

The watch itself is wonderfully designed and built; i find myself admiring it throughout the day. I am very happy with my purchase and looking forward towards the years it'll be on my wrist.


Two months after purchase and my admiration has not faded. Amazing dial, moon phase detail beautiful. Great value for this workhorse caliber. Alternating between the blue and brown bands changes look and increases versatility. Patrick was very responsive and exceedingly helpful.

Brian Clark

One of the best watches I've owned. The dial is something to behold, clean yet stunning with the Moonphase. Can't recommend this watch highly enough!

Mark Sackler
A stunning watch

I've only had this watch for a few hours now, but it is immediately my favorite. Absolutely perfect design--I can't stop looking at it. And as for service, lightning fast. I placed the order on a Friday mid day and it was in my hands before noon on Monday morning. I'd rate the company 5 stars as well. I had a conversation with Patrick and he is as advertised. Accessible, friendly, helpful and dedicated to his craft and his customers. Everybody should do business like this.