1701 Pontchartrain® Blue dial-Swiss. 39mm

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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® blue timepiece as designed by the Detroit Watch Company.  Polished 39mm case.  Automatic self-winding Swiss movement with date window.  Crown with black and silver Detroit Fleur-de-Lys.  Arabic numerals. Calfskin leather band with deployant clasp.

Limited to only 50 numbered pieces.


  • Caliber: Swiss Sellita SW200 Automatic & Manual winding, 26 Jewels, Shock-absorber-Novodiac, Date Calendar, 28800 Vibrations Per Hour, 38 hour power reserve
  • Functions: Display by means of hands, hours, minutes, seconds. date display in window
  • Case: 39 mm Diameter polished stainless steel, 11mm overall height
  • Lug width: 20 mm
  • Crystal: Sapphire with Anti-reflective coating
  • Water Resistant:  5 Atmospheres, 50m/165ft
  • Dial: Blue with white graphics and polished hour indexes
  • Strap: Calf leather with deployant clasp with quick release spring bars. Also available in dark brown

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