Diving fearlessly headfirst into 2017 with eyes wide shut and brass tacks that scream brave beyond brave, watchmaker Nixon has curated a trinity of watches that should light a fire under your butt. These are the three coolest looking timepieces to populate the watch brand’s lookbook in recent times. So instead of sitting on your impulses (or whatever you may call it, wink wink), Nixon is egging you on to check them out.
The Nixon Ragnar is minimalistic in its presentation but big on subtlety and casual elegance. It doesn’t get better than this with its camel colored leather band and square dial. At 36mm it’s not too big or overly pronounced. Instead it leaves just enough wrist space to keep things tasteful rather than boastful. The stainless steel case and square dial pay fitting homage to Danish design. And the Horween leather band is fitted with a stainless steel buckle with the Nixon moniker etched across the clasp. A tree and quartz movement is the magic behind what keeps this soon-to-be classic ticking seamlessly. It retails for $200.
You’ll never be lost with the Nixon Passport strapped to your wrist. If nothing you’ll be hardpressed to find a timezone it doesn’t service. Rotating bezel orbits 24 timezones in fluid clockwork. You’ll need the full 51mm of real estate space Nixon has on hand here to inventory all of those international cities. And while that is falling on the larger side of watches, size ultimately matters in this case. It’s larger than life. Swiss movement, date display at the 8 o’clcock position, a nylon bracelet with a stainless steel buckle, and settings for daylight savings. It retails for $350.
The Nixon Descender
The Nixon Descender is a robust entry into the larger canon of dive watches. 300 meters is nothing to bark at when it comes to dive ratings. Luminous indices will keep the wearer in form even several leagues under the sea. A 45mm stainless steel case marries solidly with a rotating bezel and the black silicone band. As far as dive watches go, the Descender isn’t too gargantuan of a haul. It retails for $300.