LIP Mach 2000 MARQUISE Ladies Gold/Yellow
Designer: Roger Tallon
Design year: 1973
The LIP Moon watch series - part of the Mach 2000 watch collection designed in the seventies by Roger Tallon for the innovative French brand LIP. Reintroduced with new colors and styles by current LIP designer Prisca Briquet. They are unmistakable with their protruding balls for crowns cut into the asymmetric solid stainless steel watch case.
LIP watches have been around for over 140 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 over 35 years ago. Most are faithful recreations while others have been updated with new designer visions.
In the 1960s and 1970s, LIP enlisted a handful of top French industrial designers, architects, interior decorators, and graphic designers 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.