With our Weekly Watch Photo of this week we go back to our roots. Showing photos that made an impact on us and we’re not going to write an extensive story about it. Why, you might wonder? Because there simply isn’t much information to be found about the LIP watch in question. The photographer is Frenchmen Etienne Malec, who’s photos can be admired here at his website.
This first photo caught my attention. Not because this particular watch brand has a huge legacy in watchmaking. It was simply because of the aesthetics of a typical 1960’s chronograph with a manually wound Venus movement and a “panda dial”. That dial what I also like so much about vintage Heuer Carrera watches, coming from that same era.
The brand, LIP, is mainly know for the iconic Mach 2000 watches, designed by Roger Tallon, and for introducing the world’s first electric watch in 1952. I would not be surprised if watchmaker/designer Alain Silberstein was inspired by the funky Mach 2000, which by the way is still available today (click here). But before I’m drifting of too much, I’ll leave you with one more photo of this very nice looking chronograph.
For the connoisseurs: this particular watch is equipped with a caliber Venus 178.
Many thanks to Etienne Malec for his inspiring photos. Here’s the link to his website again and in the coming weeks we’ll publish more of Etienne’s photos.