If you happen to have a cool grand or more to spend on a very special, one-of-a-kind gift for a rock fan in your life who you love a lot, we’ve just discovered maybe the coolest ever gift that will connect them to some of the biggest rock icons of our time.

And also to help them keep get to places on time; something musicians are not always known for.

The brand new Nixon Rock LTD Watch Collection, goes on sale in mid-November, and fuses music and fashion in such an amazingly cool way; they’re taking donated leather from some of the some major rock legends’ personal items and pairing it with their gorgeous, high-end timepieces.

Think about: How awesome would it be to have a piece of Eddie Van Halen’s leather jacket around your wrist? (If not your shoulders, circa 1989. Swoon.) Or Ozzy Osborne’s leather jacket? The Tom Waits watch, shown at top, uses leather taken from some well-worn boots, which I think adds to the coolness behind the story.

Nixon has even gotten hold of leather from the guitar straps of Eddie Van Halen and Pete Townshend, a leather jacket from Steven Tyler, and leather swatches from Ringo Starr’s personal collection, so you can match your Van Halen, The Who, Aerosmith, or Beatles fan with a watch that will make them absolutely lose their mind.

Ironically, the leather from Keith Richards’ donated jacket looks amazingly well-preserved. You can fill in your own joke there.


Nixon Rock LTD watch collection: uses upcycled pieces from Keith Richards' leather jacket in the bandNixon Watch LTD collection made with Keith Richard’s own leather jacket

Nixon Rock LTD Collection: Watch made from Ozzy Osbourne's leather jacket

The Nixon Watch LTD collection band made from Ozzy Osbourne’s leather jacket

Nixon watch made from Tom Waits' actual leather boots! Best gift ever for a rock fan?Tom Waits’ leather boots, now available for wear on your wrist.


So how did they come by all this amazing, authentic leather in the first place? Nixon is donating proceeds from the sales of this line of watches to a charity dear to a lot of these rock legends: The MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment.

Tom Waits’ support of this project is summed up perfectly–and quite humorously–when he says: I believe so strongly in the assistance MusiCares MAP Fund provides to folks who are struggling with addiction recovery that I now walk around with one boot on, having donated my other boot to this Rock LTD Collection. I will continue to wear just one boot until everyone is clean and sober just like me.

Yeah, I’m going to out out on a limb and say this gift will win Christmas for a few very, very lucky recipients.

Nixon’s Rock LTD Collection made from authentic rock n roll legends’ leather, will go on sale in mid-November. Everything is one-of-a-kind and so quantities are extremely limited. Prices range from $1,000-$4,000 a piece.