Metallica Watches by Nixon:
Designs Inspired By Album Art and Iconic Tracks

By: Kaz Mirza

Sometimes a piece of news comes up in the watch world and I don’t care – but then sometimes I do. On August 28th Metallica announced that they were partnering with Nixon Watches to produce a line of Metallica watches. There are 9 initial offerings inspired by the iconic band’s albums and songs. I’ve categorized each of the new offerings below. Prices for these new Metallica watches range from $125 to $750 and they’re all actually fairly interesting. Check out the details below.

“Ride The Lighting” Metallica Watch by Nixon

  • Price: $125
  • Movement: Miyota Quartz
  • Bracelet: custom 19.5mm width
  • Dial: Art inspired by the Ride the Lighting Album with applied indices and custom hands
  • Size: No word yet
  • 100m Water Resistance

“Kill ‘Em All” Metallica Watch by Nixon

  • Price: $125
  • Movement: Miyota Quartz
  • Bracelet: custom 19.5mm width
  • Dial: Art inspired by the Kill ‘Em All Album with applied indices and custom hands
  • Size: No word yet
  • 100m Water Resistance

“Hardwired” Metallica Watch by Nixon

  • Price: $125
  • Movement: Miyota Quartz
  • Bracelet: custom 19.5mm width
  • Dial: Art inspired by the Hardwired Album and track with applied indices, custom hands, and really trippy “glitch” dial
  • Size: No word yet
  • 100m Water Resistance

“Pushead” Metallica Watch by Nixon


 
 
  • Price: $125
  • Movement: Miyota Quartz
  • Bracelet: custom 19.5mm width
  • Dial: Art inspired by “Pushead” with applied indices and custom hands
  • Size: No word yet
  • 100m Water Resistance

“Seek & Destroy” Metallica Watch by Nixon

  • Price: $200
  • Movement: Miyota Quartz
  • Leather Strap: 23mm fill grain leather
  • Dial: Art inspired by Seek & Destroy track from Kill ‘Em All with applied indices, custom “Flying-V” hour hand, and bullet indices (which is something I never thought I’d say)
  • Size: No word yet
  • 100m Water Resistance

“Black Album” Metallica Watch by Nixon

  • Price: $250
  • Movement: Miyota Quartz
  • Leather Strap: 23mm fill grain leather
  • Dial: Art inspired by Black Album with leather textured dial
  • Size: No word yet
  • 100m Water Resistance

“…And Justice For All” Metallica Watch by Nixon

  • Price: $250
  • Movement: Miyota Quartz
  • Bracelet: 24mm solid stainless steel
  • Dial: Art inspired by …And Justice For All album with custom sword seconds hand and luminous hour and minute hands
  • Size: No word yet
  • 100m Water Resistance

“Master of Puppets” Metallica Watch by Nixon


 
  • Price: $500
  • Movement: Miyota Quartz
  • Bracelet: 25mm solid stainless steel with textured links
  • Dial: Art inspired by Master of Puppets album with custom multi-layer cross design hand and luminous hour and minute hands
  • Size: 51mm
  • 300m Water Resistance
  • Left-side crown and dive bezel (unsure if the bezel is stationary or if it actually moves)

Limited Edition “Sanitarium” Metallica Watch by Nixon

  • Price: $500
  • Movement: Miyota Quartz
  • Bracelet: 25mm solid stainless steel
  • Dial: Art inspired by Sanitarium track from Master of Puppets album with custom prison bar crystal overlay, interior rotating bezel with tally-marks, sane/insane subdial (shrug), with additional embossed tally marks on 8 o’clock crown
  • Size: 51mm
  • 300m Water Resistance
  • (1) per customer and features custom padded cell packaging

 
So what does everyone think? I mean, I have to admit that a lot of these designs are bit too on-the-nose with their design themes, but it’s also actually a lot of fun. They don’t take themselves too seriously. However, for me personally I’d be more inclined to entertain something around the $200 mark. But what do you guys think?

Pieces are available for pre-order with estimated fulfillment around early November – check them out directly on Metallica’s site.


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