Thursday, 6 September 2012

Lip Fridge by Roger Tallon

Today's watch is another by French watch producers Lip, and designed by Roger Tallon.

Roger Tallon was born in 1929, and made his name as an industrial designer. His best known work is the TGV train system in France, but in 1975 he started working with Lip on watch designs including the Mach 2000 (blogged previously) and this model, the "Fridge".

Lip have been producing watches for 145 years, and have worked closely with industrial, architectural, interior, and graphic designers to produce their visionary watches.

The Fridge watch has a very 70s clean white design reminiscent of a refrigerator, and was originally designed in 1971 . It's 3-hand dial is deeply recessed into the face, and incorporates a date marker at the 3 o'clock position. The case is made in two parts which clamp around the one-piece white leather strap.

The collection were re-released starting in 2005, and as this is a quartz model (and mentions the website on the back), I assume it is one of those. It does however, have an angled 'p' on the word Lip on the front, which is similar to the original 70s models.

The model number is 1870942-7070

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