Nixon announces an exciting collaboration with Grateful Dead. The collection consists of seven different timepieces that each use different Nixon designs as the base. The watches exhibit designs such as the 13-point lightning bolt, Dancing Bear, and Steal Your Face lightning skull icon. Grateful Dead have massively expanded their merchandise portfolio in recent years by collaborating with a wide range of brands who produce a variety of products. The limited edition status of this collection makes it incredibly collectable and desirable for fans of Grateful Dead and lovers of the Nixon brand.
Who are the Grateful Dead?
As Nixon announces an exciting collaboration with Grateful Dead, many fans of the watch brand are just discovering this iconic rock and roll band. Grateful Dead is a genre spanning band which was first founded in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. The band has had a large number of members over the years and have created music within the folk, country, jazz and blues genres. Grateful Dead are sometimes referred to as “the Godfathers of the jam band.” However, the band is best known for its rock music.
The band’s official final concert was in 1995, but members of the group have continued to tour and create music under different names since in an effort to keep the spirit of the band alive. Grateful Dead’s fans lovingly call themselves “DeadHeads” and still religiously follow the group to this day. All of the band’s brand collaborations have been extremely successful with fans of the band and rock music alike. This collaboration with Nixon is set to be just as successful.
This watch is the hero piece of the collection. It is limited to just 100 pieces worldwide, meaning that it is incredibly desirable and collectable. The watch is powered by an automatic movement to ensure that it is long lasting and high performing. This watch features a black, swirl patterned dial that is adorned with black hour, minute and second hands. The hour hand features a white circular emblem with the band’s iconic lightning bolt logo at the centre.
A malachite crystal is positioned at 12 o’clock to add a vibrant touch of colour to the dark dial. A green and black bezel frames the dial and a stainless steel case surrounds it. The case back is transparent, allowing the wearer to enjoy and observe the automatic movement that powers the watch. The case back is decorated with an image of the famous Steal Your Face skull. This watch is secured on the wrist using a stainless steel bracelet that is perfect for daily wear. Additionally, this model is water resistant up to 200 metres, or 20 bar.
This model features a black dial with an image of the band’s Steal Your Face skull at the centre. The dial is adorned with silver hour, minute and second hands. The minute hand features a blue tip, whilst the hour hand features a red tip. The hands are skeletonised to mirror the skull imagery on the dial. Hardened mineral crystal protects the dial and a stainless steel case frames it. This case houses the reliable quartz movement that powers the watch. This watch is finished with a versatile stainless steel bracelet that perfectly matches the case. This silver and black colour scheme makes the watch incredibly wearable, both for the office and occasion wear.
This Grateful Dead collaboration watch features a bold colour scheme that is sure to stand out on the wrist. The dial of this watch is half red and half blue. The colours are separated by the band’s iconic 13 point lightning bolt. The dial is decorated with silver hour and minute hands and white baton minute indices. Hardened mineral crystal protects the dial, providing the timepiece with a good level of durability. The watch is powered by a solar quartz movement that uses energy from both natural and artificial light to power the watch. This movement is houses in a black case that is made from recycled ocean plastic. Nixon has been making a significant effort to become a more sustainable company, and using recycled material in its watches has been a big step towards this. The watch is secured on the wrist using a comfortable blue fabric strap.
This model features a black dial with three sub dials. Each sub dial forms part of the Steal Your Face skull’s head. The skull is featured three times on the dial. A date aperture is positioned at 4 o’clock on the dial. A precise quartz movement is housed in the stainless steel case of this watch. The case measures 42mm in diameter to ensure that the dial can be read easily, even at a glance. The watch is finished with a classic and timeless stainless steel bracelet, making this the perfect timepiece for fans of both Nixon and Grateful Dead. This timepiece is from Nixon’s Sentry collection. This collection is full of watches that are each created to be an elegant everyday option for the contemporary person.
This timepiece exhibits an eye-catching black and gold colour scheme with pops of multicolour. The watch features a black dial with multicoloured Grateful Dead Marching Bears in place of the hour indices. The dial is adorned with gold hour and minute hands and a yellow second hand. A gold ion plated stainless steel case frames the dial. The case exhibits an unusual tonneau shape to make the watch stand out on the wrist. A quartz movement is housed in this case. The watch is finished with a gold ion plated stainless steel bracelet to perfectly match the shade of the case. This bracelet is securely fastened using a jewellery style bracelet and sliding buckle. Additionally, this watch is water resistant up to 100 metres, or 10 bar.
This model is all-gold with pops of red, green and blue on the dial to make this timepiece truly stand out from the crowd. The watch has a gold dial with the faces of the three Grateful Dead Marching Bears featured. The dial exhibits gold baton indices with gold hour, minute and second hands. The case of this watch is a tonneau shape which will make it sit in a very flattering way on the wrist. This timepiece is powered by a quartz movement and is water resistant up to 100 metres. These features make the watch more than suitable for every day wear. The watch is secured on the wrist using an attractive gold ion plated stainless steel bracelet that will be comfortable to wear for extended periods of time.
This model from the Nixon and Grateful Dead collaboration features a vibrant multicoloured dial that is surrounded by a silver coloured case and bracelet. The contrast between the bold dial and subdued hard-wear will seriously make this watch stand out on the wrist. The dial design is inspired by the cover art for the band’s album titled Grateful Dead. The art is known as Skull and Roses, and is joined by images of the iconic Marching Bears. A stainless steel tonneau shaped case frames the dial and houses the quartz movement that powers the watch. The watch is finished with a simple, yet incredibly classic, stainless steel bracelet. This timepiece is water resistant up to 100 metres.
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