C.18 Rudi Meyer
Meyer was a Swiss graphics designer, famous for his poster designs, watches, brandnames,
logos for Prenatal, Banque National de Paris, Waterman and a number of other companies.
Member of numerous committees and international organisations. His work attracted much
attention and has been shown at approximately twenty exhibitions worldwide. His watches
have been selected by the 'Gute Industrieform IF' Hannover Germany.
|1943||Born on the 11th of June in Basle, Switzerland.|
|1958-1963||Attends 'The Design School' in Basle. Becomes a pupil of Donald Brun, Armin Hofmann and Emil Ruder.|
|1964||Moves to Paris.|
|1967||Becomes lecturer and later on a professor at the ENSAD, in Paris where he teaches Graphic Design and Typographics.|
|1974||Becomes an independent designer. Designs a series of watches for Lip, which remains a hallmark for modern design, even twenty years after date.|
|1976||Cartographic designs for the French railroad (SNCF).|
|1977||Together with Massimo Vignelli and Roger Tallon he designs a signal system and the cartographics for the RER, the company that exploits the extensive underground network in Paris.|
|1982||Joint development with several designers of the interiors of the following Renault automibiles: 'R5', 'R9', 'R11', 'Fuego' and 'R18'.|
|1990||Lectures at 'Atelier National de Création Typographique' (ANCT).|
Lip Galaxie Line
All these watches have a circular case and an AS 7525 automatic movement with date.
|1||Unpolished chromium plated case, dial with twelve circular holes and a grey leather strap. (Ref.no. 43763)|
|2||Unpolished chromium case, grey dial with twelve black balls and a grey leather strap. (Ref.no. 43825)|
|3||The same with a flexible polished steel strap. (Ref.no. 43764)|
|4||Unpolished chromium case, grey dial with a red, a grey and a black hand, fitted with black leather strap. (Ref.no. 43814)|
|5||A black case, black dial with twelve polished steel balls, and a black leather strap. (Ref.no. 43766)|
|6||A black case, grey dial with twelve black balls and a grey leather strap. (Ref.no. 43767)|
|7||The same with a brown case. (Ref.no. 43899)|
|8||A blue case, a blue dial with twelve circular holes and a black strap. (Ref.no. 43815)|
|9||A black case, black dial with white numbers and a black strap. (Ref.no. 43900)|
|10/11||Sometimes numbers 6 and 7 can be found with a grey dial. Model number is missing. |
Two square watches with a Lip R184 electronic movement and a black leather strap.
|12||Grey case and a grey dial. (Ref.no. 43846)|
|13||Black case and a blue dial. (Ref.no. 43847)|
A range of four square watches with a Lip R184 electronic movement and black strap.
A polished steel screw is fitted to each corner of the case.
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