Here are slightly better shots of the Historiques Lips 1954 that I posted a week or two ago.
You can now see the guilloche pattern, sword hands, and highly-stylized case construction.
(first two photos from Japanese men's fashion magazine LEON)
(Sorry, I forgot which watch magazine this last photo came from)
According to the limited info available, 20 pieces in WG will be released first in the Japanese market at a price of JPY 2,810,00 (USD 31,000 or 23,000 euros). If the magazines are correct, the model should be powered by the petite cal. 1400 (so following the example of the Historiques 1968, it will probably have a solid case back).
Although I am sure it will be an interesting model in the flesh, I feel that the price (at least for the initial 20 pieces to be offered in Japan) seems to be outrageously steep. A Patrimony Contemporaine manual wind sells at a little over JPY 1,600,000 and, if the magazines are correct, the Historiques Ultra-fine 1955 (with 18k cal. 1003!) is scheduled to be priced here for about JPY 2,680,000. For that much dough, I was hoping for a new form movement or the 18k cal. 1003.
Well, lets wait till Autumn when the new model is scheduled to be released (by then, more accurate info could be available).