LIP; Mach 2000 chrono- 671159 An emblematic, ergonomic delight
LIP. The very name of the brand conveys a deep respect toward craftsmanship. This renown French watch brand can always be trusted to produce luxurious timepeices, that have an excellent reputation for quality, reliability and accuracy. A splendid example is the atypical emblematic Mach 2000 chrono, originally designed in the 70's this iconic design timepiece breaks with the watch making habits of the time and was the highlight of Roger Tallon’s contribution to LIP.
Assembled in Besançon, this authentic replica embodies the complete spirit of French design, a voguish seventies revival the modern version is extraordinarily similar to the original masterpiece and simply pleads to be strapped to the wrist, with it's raven black dial coupled with handsome black case and integrated strap.
The first thing you will notice about the marvellous Mach is the asymmetric positioning of the dial, and the large Le bleu, blanc, rouge coloured crown and pushers. Exuding confidence and history, notehow the ergonomic Tri-colour pushers distinguish the different chronograph functions.While the bright splashes of colour offer a perfect contrast to the industrial looking angles and curves of the rest of the watch which are in black coated steel. Embossed with Lip on the dial & strap, this dark master is minimalistic, with touches of red on the hands.
Futuristic looking and 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 bright white chrono second hand, interior bezel dressed with stark white minute indices and date function at 6 o'clock.
Housing a supremely reliable 5 jewel analogue-quartz Ronda 5021-D movement, the brushed stainless steel case comes in at 42 mm x 40 mm and 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 impressive 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.