Friday, May 7, 2021


I love Lip watches. I make absolutely no attempt to hide this. I am very, very biased. And I'm okay with that.

And that's why my eyes just about shot out of my head early this morning when this crept across my Instagram feed -
Courtesy of Lip
Lip is famous for it's so-called "double-label" watches, watches made in partnership with other brands. Some examples include Blancpain, Breitling and now...
Courtesy of Lip
Semper & Adhuc!
Courtesy of Semper & Adhuc
For those of you just turning in, Semper & Adhuc is a wonderful French microbrand based in the Southwest of France. And what I love about Semper & Adhuc is that they are keeping it real using rescued French movements, cases and crowns from nearby in Sigoulès, hands from Morteau, and on and on. Long story short? C'est français!

But back to the INSTANTANÉE S&A x LIP -
Courtesy of Lip
The case is of stainless steel and measures 37 mm in diameter.
Courtesy of Lip

Under the hood is a R100 movement that has been restored.
Courtesy of Lip

This is one of those very rare chances to get something very, very special on your wrist! It is limited to 20 pieces ONLY. This is a pre-order item, and is priced at €2,400.00

Here are the pertinents -



An Outstanding Model

The Instant LIP by S&A is a 50-year-old French LIP movement at the heart of a new Semper & Adhuc watch. This model also marks the big comeback of the double signature of the dial. In fact, in the past, the house of LIP had already had the opportunity to sign dials side by side with other brands as prestigious as Blancpain, Dugena, Ericson and Breitling.

An Unexpected Collaboration

"I am very proud to be able to present this watch to you, which in my eyes represents a crucial step in my career as a watchmaker, collector and entrepreneur, as well as one more step for the Semper & Adhuc workshop towards the court. big ones".

Colin de Tonnac

Instant S&A x LIP
316 L steel, diameter 37 mm, distance between the lugs 44.5 mm, case back in tempered mineral glass for the eyecup


gray white and pink


charcoal split leather, vegetable tanned goat lining, 18mm


mechanical R100 restored, 17 jewels, 21,600 vibrations per hour, power reserve 38 h, diameter 6 '' (13.5 mm), thickness 3.3 mm

Water Resistance:
30 meters

Limited edition of 20 numbered pieces

2 year warranty

Made in France - Besançon

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