Wednesday, November 8, 2023

The Mythic Titanium

From Lip -
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I am a child of the 70s. I know what you're going to say, and I agree with you - nobody misses double-knit polyester, the Ford Pinto, or Watergate scandal. 

On the other hand, I do have very fond memories of the Presto Hot Dogger - and this is coming from a guy who really did not (and for the most part still does not) like hot dogs. Anything that requires that much mustard and diced onion to be made palatable is maybe best left alone ; )

And in terms of design, there were indeed some efforts that are best left in the dustbins of history... along with the beloved 33s of our childhood.

But let's get back to the matter at hand -
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I know the owner of Lip a little bit. Pierre-Alain Berard and his father took over Lip a few years back. And let's just say that fate threw a few curve balls right at their heads. I had just gotten back from my second visit to Lip, and one of my all-time favorite cities, Besançon, when COVID19 began to rear its ugly head. In a few conversations at the height of the pandemic, Pierr-Alain was clearly focused on keeping the company going, and keeping his people employed. And not unlike another storm that Lip went through in the 70s, they came out the other side even stronger. 

The proof is in their new product offerings, not the least of which is this wonderfully different wrist-bound bijoux. The Mythic Titanium is a twist on the earlier release the Big TV Titanium, a revival of a classic Roger Tallon Lip design. The dial is a wonderful departure, requiring a different perspective to read the time, but one that makes the experience a bit more personal.

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The Mythic Titanium is - you guessed it - crafted of titanium, with a display back. It measures 35 mm x 35 mm. The movement is the MIYOTA 82S0 - automatic. Water resistance is 50 meters. And the price is a wonderfully affordable one - €899.00

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