Archive for February 16th, 2008

LIP watch reissues at watchismo

Saturday, February 16th, 2008


Mitch at watchismo has been importing the excellent LIP watch revivals. I’m the proud owner of the very first “new” 1972 24 Hour Watch #29b imported into the US:



Mitch writes:

LIP watches have been around for over 150 years but were unavailable in the United States until now. The company is reintroducing some of their most important models from a modern collection that remains as visionary today as when first unveiled 35 years ago. Most are faithful recreations while others have been updated with new designer visions.

The Mach 2000 and Revival Seventies collections were the brainchild of a revolutionary collective of French industrial designers, medstore
architects, interior decorators, and graphic designers. In the 1960s and 1970s, LIP enlisted a handful of these creatives to bring their truly original ideas of timekeeping to life in a series of watches. Among them was the prolific Roger Tallon, who designed everything from high-speed French TGV trains to the 1964 Helicoid Staircase (part of the MoMa Design Collection). Tallon’s LIP designs include the iconic Mach 2000 series, with asymmetrical cases and unmistakable ball pushers and crowns


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