Lip are one of France’s leading watchmakers, and this model was bought out to celebrate Fred Lip (Or Lipmann to be 100% accurate) who ran the company for 51 years.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the serial number on the case back that we sent to Lip’s very helpful customer service they have confirmed that this watch was made in May 2015.
The Lip company goes back to 1844. Their history includes working with Pierre and Marie Curie to develop phosphorescent dials, pioneering adventures in electronic watches (hence the lightning bolt second hand on this watch), the must sought after Nautic-Ski and later the Roger Tallon Mach 2000 models.
This model is a lot more conservative than watches like the Mach 2000. Inspired by the 1952 prototype electronic watch, this Fred Lip model has ELECTRONIC across the dial but it actually has a modern quartz watch for reliability and far less servicing costs. This also features a quick set date. The watch arrived with us on the original branded strap, but we have replaced that for a new strap while retaining the original buckle. We will include the original strap with the watch. The second hand elevates the design completely.
This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 37.5 mm
Width without crown 35.0 mm
Between lugs 18 mm
Lug to lug length 40.5 mm
Case Thickness 11.8 mm
All sizes are approximate.
Included with this watch is a 2 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses. If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries. Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us. Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.
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