LIP MACH 2000 CHRONO – An Asymmetrical Design Icon. A Futuristic Conversation Starter
From small beginnings in the 1860s LIP, never just an ordinary watch manufacturer firmly established an excellent reputation for quality, reliability and accuracy. Today, Lip continues to redesign time, employing the most talented and promising designers to create their watches according to their own artistic inspirations, and this element of specialism and creative freedom is evident in the inspiring Creators Collection. Designed in 1973, the LIP Mach 2000 collection was the highlight of Roger Tallon’s contribution to LIP.
Seen here embodying the complete spirit of French design, is the trendy seventies revival Mach 2000 Chronograph, a modern version which is extraordinarily similar to the original masterpiece. The first thing you will notice about the marvellous Mach is the asymmetric positioning of the dial, and the large candy coloured crown and pushers. Note how the terrifically ergonomic and brightly coloured pushers help you to operate the chronographs easily, the colours distinguish the different functions. The bright splash of colours immediately contrast with the industrial looking angles and curves of the rest of the watch which are in black coated steel.
This futuristic number is notable for its unique half-moon shaped case and round face. Protected by hardened mineral glass, the chunky squared white hands of the watch are well suited for high legibility, as they contract against the black colour of the face. Measuring comfortable and legible are the yellow chrono second hand, inner bezel with minute markers and date function at 6 o'clock.
Housing a supremely reliable 5 jewel analogue-quartz Ronda 5021-D movement, the black brushed stainless steel 42 mm x 40 mm case hugs your wrist in a pleasing manner. The segmented inky black rubber strap is another wonderful feature of the watch. To ensure a smoother and tighter fit the well designed clasp and buckle are squared and flat.
This stunning timepiece is a piece of modern design history, that you will find pleasurable to wear everyday, has a water resistance of 50m, comes with a standard 2-year warranty from LIP, presented in a trendy round box that looks like a sizeable orb.
Find our more about the french brand LIP by visiting their official website - www.lip.fr