Premium accessories brand Nixon will release a limited collection of watches made from original artwork created by celebrities. Proceeds from this collection will benefit the Grammy Association’s MusiCares MAP Fund and The Tony Hawk Foundation.
Celebrity contributors, including Ringo Starr, Fall Out Boy, Milo Verntimiglia and Joy Bryant to name but a few, were given free reign to create their own origional artwork for the 2008 Nixon LTD Collection. Their artwork was carefully cut then hand laid into watch cases and bands. Custom engraved casebacks bear the celebrity’s name, along with a stamped serial number. A certificate of authenticity and custom packaging top off the piece.
Now in its 5th year, The Nixon LTD Collection first launched during the summer of 2004 as rare collection of watch bands made from personal leather pieces contributed from musicians, athletes, artists and actors. Previous years LTD Collection’s were made up in part from donated jackets, belts and guitar straps from celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Ozzy Osbourne, Anthony Kiedis (The Red Hot Chili Peppers), Tony Hawk, Pink, Tom Dumont (No Doubt), James Hetfield (Metallica), Slash and more.
The 2008 LTD Collection is limited to 12 retailers worldwide, including Selfridges in London, Como Milan and Barney’s New York. The watches will retail from $500 – $3,500.