The Rover II was briefed as one of Nixon's most classic inspired watches and was to compete with offerings from brands like Timex and Burberry. I made it a priority to nod to Nixon's action sports heritage by incorporating a rotating high / low tide bezel that referenced classic camera lenses but kept the Rover II relevant to Nixon's surf roots. Unique indices at 12, 6, and 9 o'clock and "paddle" inspired hands add additional interest at a micro level.

Design Summer 2011. Release Summer 2012.

Lead design. Cinco Design, Portland, OR.

Photography, Nixon.

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Vintage camera lens meets Vintage high/low tide indicator. A rotating tide bezel adds functionality authentic to Nixon's heritage while celebrating the brief's classic attitude.

Vintage camera lens meets Vintage high/low tide indicator. A rotating tide bezel adds functionality authentic to Nixon's heritage while celebrating the brief's classic attitude.

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The Rover II Patchwork Collection.

The Rover II Patchwork Collection.

The Rover II. Limited edition color / material for Barney's New York. Holiday 2012.

The Rover II. Limited edition color / material for Barney's New York. Holiday 2012.