42mm Pontchartrain Louis XIV Exhibition

42mm Pontchartrain Louis XIV Exhibition

Exclusively limited to 50 numbered pieces. 01/50 to 50/50

Polished 42mm case.  Automatic self-winding Swiss movement with sweep second subdial and date window. Blued hands. Crown with black and white DWC-Pontchartrain Fleur-de-Lys.  Roman numerals. Calfskin leather band with buckle.

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  • Caliber: Swiss Eta 2895.  Top execution.  Automatic & Manual winding, 27 Jewels, Glycidur Balance, Shock-absorber-Incabloc, Etachron, Date Calendar, 28800 Vibrations Per Hour, 42 hour power reserve. Decorated movement. Blued screws. Perlage, Cotes de Geneve.
  • Functions: Display by means of hands, hours, minutes and subdial seconds. Instantaneous date indicator in window with quick corrector.
  • Case: 42 mm Diameter polished stainless steel, 9.7mm overall height. 52mm lug to lug. Exhibition caseback
  • Lug width: 22 mm
  • Weight: 3.3 oz (95 grams) w/strap
  • Crystal: Sapphire with Anti-reflective coating
  • Water Resistant:  5 Atmospheres, 50m/165ft
  • Strap: Calf leather with buckle and quick release spring bars
  • Stainless Steel Bracelet: 3mm thickness. Polished and brushed finish. Deployant clasp with 3 position micro adjustments. Solid links with screws for easy adjustment.

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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