Nautic Super Compressor

LIP Nautic Super Compressor - 1966
Automatic - Great condition

Extremely rare Lip (Ref 42577) produced in only 500 pieces
LIP R153 caliber - Steel
See History at the end of descriptive

Black genuine dial signed LIP Nautic
Luminescent Arabic numbers (6, 9, 12) & applied indexes
Central «Lollipop» seconds hand
Date at 03:00
Rotating bezel by the upper crown

Genuine striped crowns (typical on Lip Nautic models)

Diameter: 36 mm. (40 mm. winders incl.)
Thickness: 13 mm.

Stainless steel back with the logo of Besançon
(where Lip was installed)

Black leather strap (squale grain), waterproof and maybe original (?)
Standard length (+/- 23 cm watch incl.)
Steel buckle

LIP R153 automatic caliber - (Base PUW 1261)
25 Jewels - 18.000 A/h - Power reserve: 39 h

This mythical watch from Lip is in mint condition and of course also in perfect working order…
Original parts (bracelet ?). The tritium might have been restored in the past (?)

Acquired from a discerning collector.

A rare and sought-after LiP diving watch, using a 36mm EPSA Super-Compressor case, it is Lip’s interpretation of the coveted two (cross-hatched) crown diver watch from the mid-1960s. Existing in three versions (manual, self-winding with or without date), this is the most complicated "Calendrier" version with a date window at 3 o’clock and the automatic movement.

Very rare in automatic because LIP offers very quickly electric movements on models called Nautic Ski.
The Nautic is the French diving watch by excellence, honored by Cousteau and Tabarly.

LIP Des heures à conter par Marie-Pia Auschitzky Coustans
Edition Libris - page 148

Year: 1966

Price: 3.450 €