Founded in 1998, Nixon is a “premium lifestyle accessory brand of choice for independents, creatives, and free-thinkers the world over.”

What co-founders Chad DiNenna and Andy Laats started in Encinitas, California as a boutique line of watches exclusively sold at board sports and fashion retailers is now a full range of watches, bags, leather goods, and accessories.

Nixon Spectra Black wristshot

In 2021, Nixon launched a skeletonized timepiece within its automatic wristwatch lineup called: the Spectra. The Spectra collection is currently available in four different variations, including the black ion-plated model pictured above.

Nixon Spectra Black Gold front

The Spectra Black Gold is presented in a 40 mm x 12.95 mm (45 mm lug-to-lug) stainless steel case that’s been gold-plated, with a black dial and matching applied gold-plated indices. In the center of the dial is a cut-out that offers a view of its Japanese-made Miyota movement.

Nixon Spectra Black Gold wristshot

The Spectra Black Gold comes on a 20 mm wide gold-plated five-link stainless steel bracelet with a double locking deployant clasp and four micro-adjustments. With the bracelet, the total weight of the watch is 135 grams, which is relatively light.

Nixon Spectra Black Gold profile

The automatic movement is manufactured in Japan by Miyota, which is a reliable watch movement maker owned by the Citizen group. This particular movement has materials that have been removed (skeletonized) from the mainplate and other components — visible on the dial side — offering a view into the mechanics.

Nixon Spectra Black Gold wristshot

Using a screw-in caseback, as well as gaskets on the front, back, and crown, Nixon has created a sporty watch that’s water-resistant to a depth of 100 meters. The dial is protected by a slightly domed sapphire crystal.

Nixon Spectra Black Gold open caseback

Visible through the open caseback, you can see the skeletonized tungsten rotor, which automatically winds the mainspring based on the movements of your wrist. This is a premium automatic Miyota caliber 82S0 which has 21 jewels, a 40-hour power reserve and drives the hours, minutes, and center seconds.

The Nixon Spectra Black Gold (Ref. A1323-010-00) retails for $375, and there are three other variations available.

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