Nixon (watches)



Nixon is an American company of watches for the surf , then of accessories fashion and equipment of sliding ( surf , snowboards , skateboards ).

History

In California ( Encinitas ) in 1997 , two Californians, Chad DiNenna (surfing enthusiast) and Andy Laats, an engineer, decide to create specialized watches for surfing.

In 2000, a Nixon subsidiary was established in Europe, with three stores: in Soorts-Hossegor , in London and then in Paris . In 2005, the company had 60 employees and annual sales growth of 55%.

In 2006, a new impetus was given to the Nixon brand after its acquisition by Billabong , the leading surf company. Since 2009, it also manufactures audio speakers and headphones.

Products

Watches

Its main product is made up of models of watches for surfing which must not only resist a very violent and aggressive environment (salt, sun, sand, immersion, falls), but offer special complications such as tide height, from the moon.

Creation 1997
Key dates 1996 , 2006
Key figures Andy Laats, Chad DiNenna
The head office Encinitas , CA ( United States )
shareholders Billabong
Activity Textile industry
products Watches , accessories , clothing , helmets , headphones
Parent company Billabong
Website Www.nixon.com  [ archive ]


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