Nixon has released a new chronograph watch in its 42-20 collection. This new watch is unique, as it uses tortoise shell in its construction. The bezel and the center link of the bracelet are made of tortoise shell. The rest of the watch is rendered in black on stainless steel. I have seen the watch here in Taiwan and I have to say that it looks different and large.
The watch, reference A037679-00, comes in at 42.25 mm in diameter and it is 12 mm thick. The lug width is 21 mm. The watch which is powered by a Japanese quartz movement features the following functions; hours, minutes, second, date (at 6 o'clock) and chronograph complications. The chronograph sub-dial is of the inverted tri-compax design. The screw-down crown and chronograph pushers are on the left hand of watch and make this watch water resistant to 20 ATM.
It is fitted with a mineral crystal. The watch comes with gold hands and hour index on a black dial, making it easy to read. The watch is expected to retail between USD 450-500. I do not know what is the retail price in Taiwan as I did not ask.
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