Vintage Mach 2000 Chronograph

LIP Mach 2000 Chronograph - N.O.S.
Circa 1973 - Designer: Roger Tallon 

Stunning and extremely rare chronograph LIP Mach 2000
Valjoux 7734-2 caliber; manual winding

Black anodized aluminium case
Black dial with two counters
White hands & applied indexIndex appliqués et aiguilles blanches
Seconds hand at 09:00
Date at 06:00

Chronograph functions;
Yellow central seconds hand
Counter at 03:00 for minutes with yellow hand & arabic numbers

Size: 40 X 45 mm.
Thickness: 12 mm.

Stainless steel back numbered (080697)

Original black strap signed Lip; steel buckle
(+/- 23 cm watch incl.)

This watch is an authentic N.O.S (New Old Stock)
in mint condition (!)

Protection filon the glass & LIP original tag

This model was often sold in its version with three colored buttons (yellow-blue-red) - ref Lip n° 43756
or in this rare version with three black buttons - ref Lip n° 43820

Another version with a quartz movement will come later.
No need to say that the mechanical versions are much more appreciated by collectors (!)

History of maintenance is unknown, but the watch is in perfect working order (!)

Bibliography:
LIP Des heures à conter par Marie-Pia Auschitzky Coustans
Edition Libris
Reproduced on front page (colored buttons version)

Watch (History of the modern wrist watch) by Pieter Doensen
Editor Snoeck-Ducaju & Zoon
Reproduced page 71 (in both versions)

Roger Tallon, Designer
Born in Paris in 1929
During the 50’s et 60’s, he worked for Caterpillar, General-Motors, Singer, Sud-Aviation, etc.
Later, he created a lamp for Erco, ski-boots for Salomon…
In 1974 and 1975, he designed for LIP a few models how became mythic models…
He also created later a watch collection for Certina in 1982

Year: Circa 1973

Price: 2.450 €