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Date/Report Number …..031511.PM811U0.67 Item: VINTAGE ANTIQUE 1910-15 LIP REGULATEUR W/ 1930'S LUG CONVERSION
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1910-15 W.W.I ERA FRENCH LIP REGULATEUR WITH PRE-W.W.II 1930'S WRIST LUG CONVERSION -Diameter (with crown), 54.00 mm, Diameter (without crown): 50.00 mm, Watch crystal diameter:  43.00 mm, Thickness:13.00 mm. ATTACHED IS A  DOUBLE CONTRAST  STITCHED & PADDED BLACK FINISHED LUXURY VINTAGE STYLE  MILITARY   CHRONOGRAPH STRAP WITH STAINLESS STEEL PUSH BUTTON DEPLOYMENT.  DIAL IS DESIGND IN A BLACK & WHITE REGULATEUR STYLE WITH BUTLER STYLE OUTER MINUTE TRACK AND DUAL BLACK WHITE ENAMELED TRIMMED & NUMBERED SUB-DIALS AND BLACK CIRCLED WHITE PAINTED ENAMEL MINUTE NUMERALS. DIAL SIGNED REGULATEUR LIP WITH LARGE GOLD MINUTE HAND TRAVERSING THE OUTER MINUTE MARKERS WITH GOLD HOUR HAND TRAVERSING THE CIRCULAR HOUR REGISTER WITH THIN GOLD SECOND HAND TRAVERSING THE SECONDS REGISTER. HE WATCH SPORTS A FANCY ORIGINAL WINDING & SETTING CROWN. CASE IS AN ORIGINAL THREE PIECE ORIGINAL GENUINE LIP DOUBLE HINGED WATCH CASE IS CONSTRUCTED OF NICKEL PLATED STEEL.  OUTER CASE LID IS SIGNED ARGENTAN [ ARGENTUM FRANCE ] GF 527846. INNER CASE LID PROTECTS THE MOVEMENT FROM DUST AND MOISTURE. AND IS ALSO SIGNED 527846..THE HIGH GRADE.JEWELED MANUAL WIND.GOLD PLATED.LEVER ESCAPEMENT MOVEMENT WITH BI-METALLIC MICROMETE REGULATOR IS STAMPED L F. CASE & LUGS ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. POCKET WATCH. CONDITION IS EXCELLENT TO FINE

Estimated Retail Replacement Value $
1499.00

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Emmanuel Lipmann of Alsace, France was the  son of a watchmaker in 1807. In 1867, Ernst Lipmman, his grandson, set up a factory in Besançon, France. By 1890 the company had grown and was employing 35 people, half of them home-workers. About 1900, Emmanuel’s sons Camile and Ernest took over the running of the company. The sons brought in facilities for producing their own pocket and wrist watch movements. The brand name of Lip was introduced in 1906. About the 1930’s, the company started to concentrate on producing precision watches, some of these were endorsed by the ‘National Observatory’ in Besançon.

In 1936 a Lipmman chronometer set a new record for accuracy.


In 1945 the company was passed to the next generation and was controlled by Fred Lip, grandson of Ernst. Fred was a watchmaker by trade. The company had now grown to about 650 employees and produced about a thousand watches a day.
 

SOME EVENTS:

1807 - creates a chronometer watch that is presented to Napoléon Bonaparte
1896 - the "LIP chronometer" is born.

1914 - manufacture the first wristwatches ordered by the French Army for its Artillery officers.

1939 - manufactures  flight watches for French aircraft.

1948 - presents Mr. Winston Churchill with a golden T18 LIP oblong model.

1952 - launches “Electronic" model worn by  the French President General de Gaulle and  U.S. President Mr. D. Eisenhower.

1973 -   the first French quartz watch.

1994 - On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Liberation of Europe presents U.S. President Bill CLINTON with a Commemorative Watch, the only gift Clinton’s official visits that he keeps for himself.