Wednesday, January 16, 2008

LIP Watch Debut at Barneys New York

LIP watches are having their US retail debut this week at one of the most exclusive & influential stores in the world, the grand opening of Barneys New York in Las Vegas. Part of the Palazzo Hotel & Casino's Shoppes at The Palazzo, the flagship Barneys is located on the Grand Canal between the Venetian Hotel and the Palazzo. LIP Mach 2000 & Revival Seventies collections will be introduced on the main floor before they make their way across the country to other Barneys locations in New York City, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago, Seattle, and Boston in February-March. LIP are also available online here-->Link

(Pictured above - LIP "Mythic" Watch by Prisca Briquet)

The French brand LIP has been around 150 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 35 years ago. Most are faithful recreations while others have been updated with new designer visions. Best of all, the quality of the watchmaking is top notch and priced incredibly well ranging from $180-$520.

The Mach 2000 and Revival Seventies collections were the brainchild of a revolutionary collective of French industrial designers, architects, interior decorators, and graphic designers. In the 1960s and 1970s, LIP enlisted a handful of these creatives 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.

See more about LIP here-->Link

The LIP Product Pages-->Link

Barneys Las Vegas (along the indoor canals of the Venetian Hotel & Casino)
What do you want? It's Vegas!

Staircase to the main floor LIP department in Vegas

Big Fat LIPs!

LIP Mach 2000 Chronograph->Link
Roger Tallon Design - 1974

LIP Mach 2000 Watch "Mafia" ->Link
Roger Tallon Design - 1974

LIP Revival Seventies "Big TV"
Roger Tallon Design->Link

LIP Revival "TV" ->Link
Roger Tallon Design - 1975

LIP Revival Seventies "Fridge"
Roger Tallon Design - 1975 ->Link

LIP Revival Seventies "Diode" LED Digital Watch
Roger Tallon Design - 1975 ->Link
(and soon to be featured in GQ Magazine!)

LIP Revival Seventies "Baschmakoff" Jump Hour
Prince Francois de Baschmakoff Design - 1970 ->Link

See more about LIP here-->Link

The LIP Product Pages-->Link

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