Nixon is a brand that is renowned for its involvement in the skate sports industry, and one of the most recent high profile events associated with Nixon is a competition named the Street League of Skateboarding which took place in Las Vegas. The winner of the highly popular and prestigious competition was Shane O’Neill.
In addition to a prize of $150,000, O’Neill has also won a unique and one-of a kind Nixon watch, designed specifically for the competition and winner.
The Nixon watch in question is in the same design aesthetically as the 51-30 watch but features a number of diamonds embellished upon the bezel and also around the exterior edges of the strap. Each diamond is made up to 12.76 carats which definitely puts this incredibly special Nixon watch in the elite category and makes it quite the visual masterpiece. The easy to read dial white dial features silver, black and red accents and remains simple as in the regular 51-30 Nixon watch; with bold time markers, a date window at the fifteen minute marker and the Nixon logo displayed at the top centre. The minimal watch face styling creatively balances the luxurious and bling inspired element of the diamonds.
Along with the money, the Nixon watch and a championship ring, this amazing prize combination awarded to Shane O’Neill is like nothing seen before in skateboarding competition history.
Although this particular Nixon watch is a one-of-a-kind design, we have a fantastic selection of Nixon watches ranging from the statement The Zillamatic to the fun and colour inspired The Dash Nixon digital watch for ladies. The collection is incredibly extensive and caters for all style preferences and budgets. Nixon is one of the most high profile and popular watch brands in the industry – loved for its unique, innovative and stylish array of watches, so make sure you take a look at the whole range to see what Nixon style takes your eye!
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The lifestyle brand Nixon was founded in California in 1997. Nixon watches are a predominant part of the accessories collection and are renowned for their bold and innovative designs – some more overstated than others and are also respected in the watch and fashion industry for their extremely high quality craftsmanship.
A further advantage of Nixon watches is that they appeal to a wide variety of style preferences and budgets with some of the more expensive models such as elite The Ceramic Player priced at £1,100 compared to The Time Teller P which is priced at a more moderate £50. Both of these models are actually incredibly popular and therefore just because you may opt for a more budget friendly Nixon watch, you are still getting the Nixon style and quality. Of course, the cost also depends on the choice of materials used and the specific functions of the watch.
The Nixon watch collection is incredibly diverse – perhaps you are looking for something sporty but still sleek and superior in terms of quality and function? If so, the 51-30 Chrono Nixon watch is a perfect choice with its hardened mineral crystal case, 6 hand Japanese quartz movement and second sub dial chronograph, the overall aesthetic is bold and aggressive but still sleek and sophisticated and with a sporty appeal.
For something colour inspired, the Dash Nixon watch for ladies is a popular style and comes in an array of colour choices including hot pink, blue and yellow and features a polycarbonate case with acrylic crystal and a custom digital dial with functions such as a day/date display and a light.
If you are seeking watch that is ultra unique and a little different from the norm, the Chalet is a great choice; boasting wood inserts and a super sleek rectangular dial with 3 hand Japanese Quartz movement. The Zona for ladies is also a highly original styled watch with one version featuring a diamond shaped dial with yellow, purple and pink colours complimented by a sleek and slim stainless steel bracelet strap which keeps the design statement but not too over the top.
With Nixon watches you can always expect the unexpected – the designs are innovative and boast high quality materials and functions. The brand is a respected lifestyle brand and therefore many Nixon watches also feature fun aesthetic elements such as bold colours or quirky shaped dials for example. Achieving the perfect balance of being overstated and original without being ostentatious, a Nixon watch shows you have a confident sense of style whilst also being style savvy and are unafraid to stand out from the crowd.
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Nixon is an exceptionally cool brand that is highly prominent in the creative scenes ranging from music and art through to skating and extreme sports. Nixon is always being spotted out and about at industry events and has recently showcased its new collection of watches for 2010 at Baselworld in Switzerland which is the world’s leading international watch tradeshow. Nixon was excited to debut the new collection as well as some existing Nixon classics so I’m sure we have lots of new styles to look out for during 2010!
In other Nixon news, a Nixon watch favourite; the Time Teller P was selected by a prestigious design jury as the best watch of 2010. The watch was chosen as the best watch by the 2010 Travel+Leisure Awards because of its variety of cool colours and polyurethane materialisation and has also been described as a great watch to travel with due to its innovative design and durability. Indeed, the Time Teller P is definitely a cool watch and in a choice of vibrant and trendy colours including blue, pink and purple, it is simple yet striking and is the perfect accessory to jazz up your look.
The collection of Nixon watches are incredibly varied in terms of both style and price. On the higher and more elite end of the scale, watches such as The Ceramic and The Ceramic Player are made from exceptionally high quality materials such as mineral crystals and also feature custom three hand Swiss movement. These make for the perfect watch investments that are sure to last a lifetime.
Of course, recognising that budget is of the essence for many, Nixon also have some amazing styles that are a little easier on the bank balance but are still right on trend and perfectly convey the Nixon attitude and character. Bold and chunky styles are a common throughout the collection with design features such as prominent dials and wide straps including The Banks and The Duke.
Nixon watches definitely have a sporty feel but with a smart edge and are designed with contemporary aesthetics using interesting shapes and strong lines. The watches for ladies are feminine and incorporate colours such as purple, white and pink but are still designed with that typical Nixon attitude. The Rayna for example has a beautiful white leather strap and a white round dial which has a main inner dial and a smaller sub-dial making the watch minimal but visually striking.
Ultimately Nixon is a brand that designs watches with a fun and youthful vibe but the high quality materials used in production and the sophisticated and innovative designs means that they are much much more than just trendy watches. Inspired by sport, art, music and fashion, the collection is vast and wonderfully creative, definitely adding a sense of something unique and edgy to your look.
We’re sure that Nixon have many more cool watch styles to offer in 2010 so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!
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Throughout 2009 we have seen many watch brands moving away from the typical and classic silver and gold metal tones and adding a splash of colour into their collection of watches. Nixon is one of these brands who has recognised that colour is a key trend which is set to continue for quite some time and thus a selection of Nixon watches incorporate bold and vibrant colour palettes which can add an instant wow factor to your look.
Whilst on the catwalks, in typical autumn and winter style, colours are more muted and neutral and we have seen many tailored and structured looks which provides scope to use accessories as a way of adding a sense of vibrancy and personality. Colourful watches have been noted by many fashion critics as incredibly stylish and provide people with the ability to add something unique to their wardrobe in a way that is much less expensive and often a lot more fun!
Nixon watches have some fantastic colourful and vibrant options and bold colour doesn’t necessary mean a young look – get the colour and style right and the watch will still look sophisticated and ultra chic. The Dynasty Leather ladies watch with its purple leather strap and dial is a great example of how colour can still look smart as the elegant stainless steel buckle and simple dial with silver accents means that the focus remains entirely on the bold colour and the watch doesn’t look too over the top or fussy. The men’s Rubber Player is also available in strikingly bold colours which with its large and robust aesthetic, the colour definitely adds some dynamic style to this watch. The ladies Spree watch combines unique style/shape with colour and is very reminiscent of a bracelet with a series of discs making up the dial and the strap, and come in a variety of colours such as alternate black and white – great for a 60’s mod look and baby pink for something ultra girly and pretty. Again, the watch feature/function elements remain simple so that the attention is drawn to the design and colour. The Vega is another ladies watch which comes in a particularly large variety of colours including pink, yellow, purple and one model incorporates a striking multi-coloured combination for an ultra bold and fun look.
It is amazing how colour can instantly lift your outfit and colourful accessories work best and look most striking when placed against a more neutral toned outfit so that they really stand out. Nixon is a great brand as it offers something for every style and trend and even the colourful watches mentioned above are available in simple black and white tones if you prefer. Gold and silver watches are great and offer a classic look, but if you really want to stay on trend or convey some personality in your style, a pop of colour with a Nixon watch is definitely the way to go this season!
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Nixon watches have certainly caused quite a reaction within the watch industry in recent years and despite having only existed since 1997, the reputation of the brand has continued to grow from strength to strength. Founded in California, Nixon started as a boutique watch manufacturer and specialised in designing and producing watches for a younger market who were primarily looking for fashionable watches as opposed to function. However the brand could see that there was an increasing market of consumers who wanted both fashion and quality and so Nixon embarked on catering for this need which is what has made them so successful and popular today.
In 2006 Nixon was bought by high profile company Billabong who produces clothing, shoes, accessories and watches geared towards the surf and skate industry. This has also helped to raise the Nixon profile and exposed the watches to a wider target market. Despite the watches being skate and surf orientated, the quality combined with the unique style means that they are incredibly popular on a much larger scale.
Nixon watches are definitely considered as an elitist watch and are associated with innovative and creative design, incredible quality and unique and slick styling. Some Nixon watches are also rather expensive such as The Ceramic Player which at £1,100 is definitely an investment watch that you would expect to wear for years to come. The materials used in this model include sapphire crystal in addition to 25 jewels and Swiss Made Mechanical movement – these are the absolute finest you can get and so this watch is indeed one that will last for decades and the sleek and simple yet striking styling means that it will look timelessly on trend. If your budget doesn’t stretch that far, fear not as there are many Nixon watches which sit in a more affordable price bracket. A new model to look out for is the Rubber Player which again is very simple (and designed with a similar aesthetic to the Ceramic Player) with its block colour, rubber strap and case and sleek dial with a jewel placed at the 30 minute marker. This Nixon watch is also available in yellow and bright blue if you like to inject a bold splash of colour into your look (very on trend right now). At £140, this watch is a little more on budget but the quality and sleek styling is still top of the agenda .
Nixon tends to make their watches considering various personalities and therefore some styles are a little more overstated than others. The Duke Nixon watch for example is bold with its chunky layered aesthetic and striking dial and the Time Teller P is a youthful looking watch incorporating multiple bright and vibrant colours. If you want classic, The Spencer is a great option and for girls, The Pirouette and The Rayna are perfect if you want something feminine but funky. The Dork Nixon watch with its talking digital display will definitely appeal to those with an inner geek! Whether your personality is fun and youthful or classic and chic, there is definitely a Nixon watch to suit. Whatever you choose, high quality and innovative styling is guaranteed.
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The Nixon brand was founded in 1997 and thus is relatively new, but certainly making its mark in the industry producing a collection of high quality and visually striking watches, clothing, headphones and accessories. Founded in California Nixon originally began as a small watch manufacturer and designed and made watches for the younger teenage orientated market. However in the past ten years they have broadened their target audience and have become regarded as one of the cool and edgy brands in the fashion industry.
The Nixon style is geared towards skateboarders, surfers, and snowboarders and the brand is often associated with many top athletes who are leaders in their sports and work with them to create an elitist watch which matches their needs and reflects the level and expertise required to be the best in their field. Bob Burnquist, a skateboarder, skydiver and adrenaline junkie is one of these sports personalities who favour Nixon as is Surf Word Champion Andy Irons. Nixon also appears at many high profile sporting events such as the Skate Amateur World Championships. Music is a string influence of Nixon and bands such as the Foo Fighters and popular DJ’s are often seen wearing products by the brand.
Nixon watches are a highly desirable accessory and convey style, personality, innovation and quality in your individual fashion preference. No matter what your character and style, you will definitely find a Nixon watch to suit.
Nixon watches have that effortlessly cool style and have collections for men and women. The collection also incorporates smaller versions of the men’s styles for women made for a smaller wrist, for example The Small Player for a boyfriend inspired look. The watches are made using a variety of exceptionally high quality materials including leather, quartz, ceramic, metal, and rubber according to the consumers needs and what they will primarily use the watch for. In terms of actual style and aesthetic, Nixon watches range from casual through to dressy with a variety of models also very funky and eclectic. Some Nixon watches also have unique faces incorporating bold geometric patterns and funky bands. For those who prefer traditional clock faces, Nixon have watches which incorporate this as well as some models using a digital time display. In terms of using the watch for sports purposes, some Nixon watches cater accordingly by featuring large dial faces and brightly coloured numbers, making the watches easy to read whilst on the go.
A selection of the funky new styles include the highly elite Ceramic Player with a simple yet striking white chunky aesthetic, this men’s watch uses only the finest materials with Swiss made movement incorporating 25 jewels making the watch incredibly precise and functional.
Another Nixon men’s watch and a strong favourite; The Murf features a square face and again, its unique point is the bold colour including blue, gold and silver. The top half of the face is opaque and the crown is very bold and large allowing you to alter the time and date easily without too much fuss or difficulty if you have larger hands. This watch uses Japanese Direct Drive Quartz technology.
A highly stylish ladies watch includes The Iris and this timepiece is extremely fashion forward and looks absolutely beautiful on the wrist. The face is opaque and includes two small windows; one to reveal the hour and one the minute. This design is available in vibrant blue and versatile black should you like to keep things a little more understated.
The Nixon collection really is a special range of watches which are geared more towards a style personality as opposed to reacting to current trends. A relatively new brand, they have firmly established their niche in the watch industry and the watches themselves are incredibly designed with the finest technologies and materials and are therefore a notch above many other brands. Associated with the coolest sports and finest of athletes, Nixon watches convey skill, dedication, and an ambition to be the best.
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Nixon produce some of the chunkiest, coolest looking watches we’ve ever had the pleasure to set eyes on. Their beautifully crafted timespieces are ‘the business’ – They are unashamedly large and stylised, yet totally unpretentious.
Nixon design bold watches for people with bags of attitudes. It’s no coincidence that stars like Johnny Depp and skateboarder Tony Hawk wear Nixon. Nixon fans are design conscious, yet aren’t led by fashions or trends, they know what they like and are comfortable in their own skin. More often than not associated with the male species and very popular amongst the extreme sports crowd, Nixon watches are real, sturdy and classic.
Nixon’s popularity has cemented itself this month with the launch of the new Nixon range into Bloomingdales in New York. In association with the very hip NYLON magazine, Nixon has wisely chosen September’s New York Fashion Week for its launch, ensuring the media gives the event all the attention it deserves! With a permanent seat in one of New York’s premier fashion stores, Nixon is certain to win over New York City women with their cool wristwear and funky designs, whilst seducing even more men to the Nixon side.
Thankfully you don’t have to travel to the Big Apple to get your Nixon fix. Shade Station is an official Nixon dealer and as such we have an amazing range of Nixon watches on the website to suit people on all budgets. Click here to find out more!!
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Here’s a biggie…. Who do you turn to if you need a watch that can tell you the tide charts for the next 15 years? Why Nixon of course! Surfers all round the world can finally rejoice, the leading extreme sports accessory company, favoured by sportsmen, rock stars and joe public alike, has produced a cool, stylish watch with impressive credentials. The ‘Lowdown‘ has pre-programmed tide charts for 200 beaches around the world for the next 15 years, as well as an armful of other useful features.
But it’s not just one super cool watch in an arsenal of duds; the whole Nixon watch range is famed for combining functionality and stylish presentation. It is this whole package that attracts big names to the Nixon brand, including star skateboarder Tony Hawk and rapper / actor Mos Def. Current hot property, singer Santigold, is a the new face of Nixon’s women and represents the energy, youth and uniqueness that encompass Nixon watches.
Popular with both men and women Nixon wristwear offers more than the conventional watch. Pitching itself in dangerous territory between fashion and sport, Nixon has won an army of fans by creating fabulous, high quality designs. From the ‘Ceramic Player’, a dream watch costing £1,100 to the colourful ‘Time Teller’ watch at just £50, Nixon offers beautiful, tough watches for everyone to enjoy.
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Nixon is submerged entirely within the hip US extreme sports culture – to such an extent that it fields it’s own Nixon Teams in all major board sporting events (surf/skate/snowboard).
In addition to being embroiled in skate culture, Nixon positively courts rockstars, sportsmen and celebrities, many whom have worked in collaboration with the company to design one-of-a-kind watches inspired by their own unique artwork.
Known as the Nixon LTD Collection, this enterprise is in its fifth successful year. Past contributors include Tony Hawk, Anthony Kiedis and Jennifer Lopez. The most recent celebrity intake for the 2008 collection boasted stars like Hero’s Milo Ventimigila, Jack Black and Ringo Starr.
The lack of high quality performance watches on the market led to the creation of Nixon Watches – the company decided to plug the gap with watches that growled attitude and could deliver the ‘whole package’. And they certainly stayed true to their word, the collections are always innovative, fresh and of the highest quality. Words like ‘electric shock’, ‘futuristic’, ‘geometric’, ‘synergy’ and ‘bold’ are bandied around to describe the current collection. Nixon have cleverly managed to combine functionality with eye catching, colourful and slick design. However such style comes with a price tag to match and some of their watches could do some serious damage to your wallet. Shade Station however, stocks a huge range of affordable Nixon wristwear that even the light of pocket can enjoy!
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Ultra cool sports, skate and surf watch brand Nixon is certainly proving a sure favourite amongst celebrities. There is one cult show in particular where the cool and quirky watches seem to be popping up left right and centre. The characters in American action drama Heroes can’t seem to get enough of the Nixon watches – Hiro’s watch in one of the earlier episodes is a Nixon watch and following that, Peter Petrelli’s wrist is adorned with another sleek and sharp Nixon watch - The Player.
Nixon also released a limited collection of one-of-a-kind watches made from celebrity leather jackets and guitar straps with 100% of the proceeds going to MAP (Musicians Assistance Program). Milo Ventimiglia who plays Peter Petrelli in Heroes is one of the celebrities who donated personal items including the leather jacket he wore playing Jess on ‘Gilmore Girls’.
Milo Ventimiglia has been a fan of Nixon watches for many years and has been supporting the brand since the days when he worked in a skate-shop. He loves the sporty yet edgy vibe of the timepieces and was therefore keen to include them as part of his character on the show Heroes.
Nixon really does have a fantastically diverse range of watches – from funky and futuristic to functional and classic. The watches are consistently updated so there are always new designs to look out for. The hot new ones include The Sultan, The Banks Leather and The R1G1. Telling time has never been so attractive and that is probably why the range is so popular amongst the also attractive Heroes cast!
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