LIP Mach 2000 'Dark Master' Chronograph circa 1970s


Brand: LIP

Model: Mach 2000 "Dark Master" Chronograph (RARE); Made in France circa 1970s

Case: Lightweight black aluminum case with stainless steel screw-down back is approximately 40mm excluding the original spherical wood winding crown and chronograph buttons

Strap: 20mm black handmade calfskin strap with matching stitching and 16mm black PVD tang buckle

Movement: Valjoux cal. 7734 manual-winding chronograph movement (17 jewels) with date at 6 o'clock; 18,000 BPH; Swiss Made

Features: Stunning original matte black dial with white and neon yellow printing; date window placement at 6 o'clock; unique original handset; two-register chronograph with 30-minute recording capability; cool 40mm asymmetrical black aluminum case with original yellow, blue, and red wood buttons; sharp original acrylic crystal; includes LIP plastic watch box

Condition: Nearly new old stock, appearing to have been worn only sparingly; mint 40mm black aluminum case; crisp stainless steel screw-down caseback; original vibrant colored wooden buttons remain in remarkable condition; sharp original acrylic crystal with only trivial surface wear; flawless original matte black dial; flawless original handset; includes LIP plastic watch box (the center hinge is broken)

Other: Looking for a fun and unique vintage watch? It would be hard to beat this wild LIP Mach 2000 Chronograph. We've never seen anything else quite like it before... French industrial designer Roger Tallon designed this watch for LIP to be released in 1974. It features a lightweight black aluminum case and multi-colored wooden winding crown and chronograph pushers. Montres LIP re-issued a modern version of this iconic Mach 2000, but they used a stainless steel case and cheap Quartz movement. I think we can agree this original manual-wind is much cooler! Examples in collector-grade condition are scarce...

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