You asked for vintage seventies ultra-cool watches that don’t cost the earth, well what’s not to love about this .
The Lip Electronic movement is not as some think a cheap quartz movement, this watch from circa 1970 uses one of the most special movements every made by LIP, the calibre- R184 it is a mechanical movement but runs on a battery, which winds the main spring, to say it’s cool is an understatement. This also the world’s first electronic movement to have a date feature.
These fantastic pieces from the late sixties and early seventies are quickly gaining a cult status and its easy to see why they are real style icons of that period but with this piece in particular its not just a pretty face.
The Nautic-Ski was one of the most advanced divers of its time, thanks to its Super Compressor case boasting a 200-meter water resistance.
Launched in 1967, the Nautic-Ski was a carefully planned release for Lip's 100th anniversary. It was technically advanced, as it relied on the electronic caliber R184. In addition, its Super Compressor case offered an inner rotating bezel to securely time any dive. The "Ski" part of its name reflected the popularity of this sport, just one year before the Winter Olympic Games at Grenoble (and the famous ski ads made by the French designer Roger Excoffon). Initially sold for 375 Francs at its launch, the Nautic-Ski quickly became a best-seller for the French manufacturer Lip.
This example is in near new condition and is the “super Ski “ variant offering the larger 37 mm stainless steel case which comes fitted to a period stainless steel mesh bracelet
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Our stock number 1243
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