There’s just something retro about tortoise shell, whether it’s on the frames of glasses or, in the case of Nixon, on their 42-20 chrono watch. If you’re looking for a unisex watch that will bring you from work to play, then the 42-20 Chrono by Nixon is your watch.
About the Nixon 42-20 Chrono Watch in Tortoise
The 42-20 chrono watch by Nixon has as custom six hand Japanese movement with your run of the mill chrono features as well as a handy date feature. The 42-20 chrono has three dial faces as well as a second-hand. Whilst some might find the dial face too complicated, we think it works well and clearly presents the time . The gold hour and minute hands complement the dark dial face, the tortoise design and brings retro flavour to the whole watch.
For those who prefer their dial face cleaner and more simple, Nixon has another version of the 42-20 chrono which has a tortoise shell outer but the dial face is matte black (pictured below).
It’s worth noting that Nixon’s 42-20 chrono watch is actually the little brother to the 51-30 chrono watch. Despite looking quite light, the 42-20 chrono is slightly heavy on the hand as the case is made from stainless steel. The watch band is also also made from stainless steel and is finished with tortoise shell detail too. It has a double-locking clasp and measure 21 mm wide.
The mineral cyrstal face means it helpfully prevents careless scratches. The watch also features an external rotating bezel. As Nixon watches are tested for water resistance, you can bring the 42-20 chrono underwater for up to 200 meters. Both the gold version and the matte black version of the 42-20 chrono watch by Nixon in tortoise are unisex.
42-20 Chrono Watch by Nixon in Tortoise: Features
- Watch case is 42.25mm wide
- Tested 200 meter depth
- Water resistant
- External rotating bezel with countdown timer
- Screw crown at 9 o’clock position
- Custom solid stainless steel watch case with brushed finish
- Tortoise shell feature throughout
- 6 hand Japanese quartz movement
For the Nixon 42-20 Chrono Watch in Tortoise (Gold dial face)
For the Nixon 42-20 Chrono Watch in Tortoise (Black matte dial face)
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