The NATO strap was developed in the 1960s, when the British Ministry of Defence was looking for a resistant strap to equip its army's endowment watches. This military origin still resonates in its name (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, NATO in French) which refers to its NATO G10 inventory code. Smooth black genuine bovine leather strap Chrome plated...
T18MADE IN FRANCE
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Made in France - Besançon
Reissued in 1988, this LIP T18 Churchill watch has a vintage charm that is still relevant today. This version in chrome case and two-tone silver dial respects the Art Deco spirit of the early 1930s and makes it a model often copied but rarely equalled.
A French history
The manufacture of the Type 18 calibre began in 1935 just before the war 39-45. During this conflict, the company moved to central France and then south to Valencia. At the end of the conflict, LIP returned to Besançon and rebuilt its factory. The "T18" then leaves the workshops. A very modern calibre with its small seconds counter, an all-gold model was offered to Sir Winston Churchill in 1948.