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LIP currently has 2 industrial sites in France:

BESANCON

    • • Model development

    • • Prototyping, casing and adjustment of watches

    • • Storage of finished products

    • • Distribution in shop

  • • After-sales service management

LECTOURE

    • • Online sales to consumers via lip.fr

  • • Administration of social networks
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What is done in France?

    • • We carry out on Besançon all the watchmaking operations from the creation of the models to the production of series.

    • • The design of the watches as well as the first technical and industrial drawings are carried out in our CAD and CAD offices.

    • • We then realize the entire prototyping of future innovations in Internal. All parts of the prototypes, except the movement, are processed on CNC machines or with 3D printers. This allows us a real test of the strength of the technical solutions selected and appreciate the design of our future models "on the wrist".

  • • Once a model is validated for mass production, we subcontract component manufacturing to specialized companies. All received components are carefully checked one by one before joining our casing chain. All LIP watches are assembled in Besançon in our workshops.

Where are the components of a LIP watch made?

    • • Our watch cases, all in 316L steel, as well as mineral glasses, are manufactured in China, in the factories of partner subcontractors and according to our specifications.

    • • All other components are European, and French, in priority.

    • • The sapphire glasses come from Switzerland.

    • • Our dials and our hands are made in Switzerland.

  • • The bracelets come from a French company, based in Besançon, and are fashioned from Italian leather.

What movements in a LIP watches?

    • • Quartz movements come for the vast majority of Swiss, the two major manufacturers of Swiss Made quartz movement: ISA SWISS SA and RONDA SA. We use Japanese MIYOTA quartz movement (Citizen group) on highly technical models that we do not find at our Swiss suppliers: chronographs.

    • • Automatic movements are assembled and adjusted in Besançon, with MIYOTA (Citizen group) drafts from Japan. We receive the blanks in spare parts, and carry out all the steps of assembly and adjustment of the spiral ourselves on WITCHI machines of Swiss manufacture.

  • So we have the most French Japanese movements: the entire editing and tuning part being done on Besançon.
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Like all objects used daily, a LIP watch must be maintained by a professional to offer you the best satisfaction.


The repair and maintenance of our watches are carried out at our Besançon industrial site by our LIP watchmaking experts.

All parts used for the repair of our watches are certified LIP Besançon manufacturing.