Lip Elgiloy - 1956 - NOS
LIP R25 Mechanical caliber - Manual winding - Gold plated
(The R25 is a Lip caliber, creator: Jean-Georges Laviolette)
Genuine white guilloché dial signed «LIP Elgiloy»
Golden arabic numbers, applied index & hands
Sub-seconds dial at 06:00
Diameter: 34 mm. (without crown)
Thickness: 10 mm.
Stainless steel back signed & numbered (457728) with logo of Besançon (where LIP was installed)
Original brown leather strap (+/-23 cm. watch incl.)
Rare golden buckle recovered with the same leather than the strap
The watch is an authentic New Old Stock, never worn.
It runs very well and keeps good time.
In 1955, Lip adopted for his watches the unbreakable spring from Elgin Watch C°. The liability of watches became much better as the spring was, at that time, the main cause of failure.
This is the reason of the « Elgiloy » mention on some watches of this period. Shortly, the size of this mention will decrease before disappear
Most of these watches have been produced in a gold plated version.
Price: 390 €