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42mm 1701 Pontchartrain® GMT Dual Timezone

42mm 1701 Pontchartrain® GMT Dual Timezone

Regular price $ 1,595.00 USD
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1701 Pontchartrain® GMT Dual Timezone

Polished 42mm case.  Automatic self-winding Swiss movement with date window.  Second time zone indicator. Polished sweep second hand. Crown with black and white Detroit Fleur-de-Lys.  Arabic numerals. Calfskin leather band with buckle. Alligator strap available at extra cost. 

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  • 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, 11.5mm overall height. 52mm lug to lug.
  • Lug width: 22 mm
  • Weight: 3.3 oz (95 grams) w/strap
  • Crystal: Sapphire with Anti-reflective coating
  • Water Resistant:  5 Atmospheres, 50m/165ft
  • Dial: Sunburst blue with white graphics-Satin white with black graphics and polished hour indexes with lume
  • Strap: Calf leather with deployant clasp and quick release spring bars
  • Stainless Steel Bracelet: Polished and brushed finish or all polished. Deployant clasp. Solid links with screws for easy adjustment.

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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Customer Reviews

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Excellent time piece. Amazing quality and craftsmanship

I received this as a gift and I am blown away at the quality of this watch. I have been collecting watches for several years and have focused mainly on more "affordable" watches. I do own one Swiss made watch and the quality between that time piece and this is very close. It is hard to say either is better than the other. The fit and finish is great. The deployant clasp is a great addition to the supple strap. The sunburst dial catches the light just right and adds a nice flair. The detail of the printing on the dial is perfect, the Fleur-de-Lys on the GMT hand and crown really add a beautiful addition to an elegant design, and the stylized "D"on the second hand is gorgeous to see for a Michigander.
The exhibition case back allows you to see the beautifully decorated movement. The Cotes de Geneve and stippling is wonderful to look at. Again, there is the Fleur-de-Lys on the rotor. The rotor is quiet when rotating and winding the watch, and the hand winding is buttery smooth. Setting of the time, date, and GMT is nice and smooth as well. The jump hour for the GMT hand is great. I have other watches with ETA clones where setting the GMT hand is much more manual and difficult to get just right.
Additionally, my partner, who made the purchase, said the buying experience was excellent! She was able to incorporate some special requests with ease that really made the gift much more personalized. Without hesitation, 10 out of 10 would recommend.