Mach 2000 (R. Tallon) N.O.S.

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 (073895)

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 (!)

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 (!)

The watch has been checked and a joint has been replaced in January 2019 by a professional watchmaker !

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: 1973

Price: 2850 €

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