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LIP Feature in International Watch Magazine

LIP Feature in International Watch Magazine
A fantastic article in International Watch Magazine written by the multi-talented bloke Alex Doak on the history of the French watch brand LIP. Click the photos to read the article.

LIP Feature in International Watch Magazine
LIP Feature in International Watch Magazine
LIP Feature in International Watch Magazine
LIP Feature in International Watch Magazine
LIP Feature in International Watch Magazine
LIP Feature in International Watch Magazine
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More on the 1970s designer history of Lip Watches-->Link


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LIP Watch Debut at Barneys New York

LIP Watch Debut at Barneys New YorkLIP watches are having their US retail debut this week at one of the most exclusive & influential stores in the world, the grand opening of Barneys New York in Las Vegas. Part of the Palazzo Hotel & Casino's Shoppes at The Palazzo, the flagship Barneys is located on the Grand Canal between the Venetian Hotel and the Palazzo. LIP Mach 2000 & Revival Seventies collections will be introduced on the main floor before they make their way across the country to other Barneys locations in New York City, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago, Seattle, and Boston in February-March. LIP are also available online here-->Link

(Pictured above - LIP "Mythic" Watch by Prisca Briquet)

The French brand LIP has been around 150 years but were unavailable in the United States until now. The company is reintroducing some of their most important models from a modern collection that remains as visionary today as when first unveiled 35 years ago. Most are faithful recreations while others have been updated with new designer visions. Best of all, the quality of the watchmaking is top notch and priced incredibly well ranging from $180-$520.

The Mach 2000 and Revival Seventies collections were the brainchild of a revolutionary collective of French industrial designers, architects, interior decorators, and graphic designers. In the 1960s and 1970s, LIP enlisted a handful of these creatives to bring their truly original ideas of timekeeping to life in a series of watches. Among them was the prolific Roger Tallon who designed everything from high-speed French TGV trains to the 1964 Helicoid Staircase (part of the MoMa Design Collection). Tallon’s LIP designs include the iconic Mach 2000 series.

See more about LIP here-->Link

The LIP Product Pages-->Link

LIP Watch Debut at Barneys New York
LIP Watch Debut at Barneys New YorkBarneys Las Vegas (along the indoor canals of the Venetian Hotel & Casino)
What do you want? It's Vegas!

LIP Watch Debut at Barneys New YorkStaircase to the main floor LIP department in Vegas

LIP Watch Debut at Barneys New YorkBig Fat LIPs!

LIP Watch Debut at Barneys New YorkLIP Mach 2000 Chronograph->Link
Roger Tallon Design - 1974

LIP Watch Debut at Barneys New YorkLIP Mach 2000 Watch "Mafia" ->Link
Roger Tallon Design - 1974

LIP Watch Debut at Barneys New YorkLIP Revival Seventies "Big TV"
Roger Tallon Design->Link

LIP Watch Debut at Barneys New YorkLIP Revival "TV" ->Link
Roger Tallon Design - 1975

LIP Watch Debut at Barneys New YorkLIP Revival Seventies "Fridge"
Roger Tallon Design - 1975 ->Link

LIP Watch Debut at Barneys New YorkLIP Revival Seventies "Diode" LED Digital Watch
Roger Tallon Design - 1975 ->Link
(and soon to be featured in GQ Magazine!)


LIP Watch Debut at Barneys New YorkLIP Revival Seventies "Baschmakoff" Jump Hour
Prince Francois de Baschmakoff Design - 1970 ->Link

See more about LIP here-->Link

The LIP Product Pages-->Link

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LAUNCH OF WATCHISMO 2.0 !!!

LAUNCH OF WATCHISMO 2.0 !!!
I'm proud to announce the launch of the new Watchismo.com! Hundreds of really unusual vintage timepieces have been added and for the first time, a very select group of modern watches from LIP. A French brand I've collected for years and only now had the opportunity to own all the revolutionary Mach 2000 models by Roger Tallon, Jump Hours of Prince Francois De Baschmakoff, and the distinct ladies watches by Isabelle Hebey. And some interesting new directions as well. More about that soon!
LAUNCH OF WATCHISMO 2.0 !!!A large variety of LIP including chronographs, jump hours, and LED. Most are original designs from the early seventies. See my article about LIP in QP Magazine here.

LAUNCH OF WATCHISMO 2.0 !!!And of course, my first love, obscure and unusual vintage mechanical and early digital watches from the sixties and seventies. Everything from the Space Age including a mystery dial Mondia Moonstone, a Spaceman Audacieuse, and an Omega Speedmaster 125.

The site is super simple and easy to stroll through, even just for eye candy, it's all part of a hobby gone horribly horribly wrong...Enjoy!

Check em out--->LINK



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