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Nixon Time to tee off


Hossegor, FR – With one day to go, the countdown to the Oakley KING of GREENS proudly supported by Nixon has officially started.

Launched in 2013 in Munich, Oakley KING of GREENS has become a much-anticipated annual highlight reuniting the who’s who of the international action sports scene on the golf turf. Playing golf has become a popular activity amongst many action sports athletes who regularly enjoy spending some time on the greens in their time off – most famous action sports pros turned golfers include 11-times-world-champion surfer Kelly Slater or Nixon’s very own Paul Rodriguez, one of the finest skateboarder world-wide. After a stopover in London last year, the latest edition of the Oakley KING Of GREENS will tee off on the Faldo Course in Berlin on July 28th.

A new location is not the only change to the event, as it will feature a Captained Team Format this year, bringing together crews from skate, snowboard, surf, ski and bike battling for the overall team title in addition to the much sough-after individual Oakley KING of GREENS title. To put the cherry on top, Nixon chips in a one-of-a-kind trophy watch worth over $10,000 fueling up the competition even more.

Team captains include legendary snowboarder Devun Walsh (CAN); pioneering street skater Eric Koston (USA); free skier and 2x X Games gold medalist TJ Schiller (CAN); surfer and Big Wave Awards nominee Alain Riou; and mountain biker Cédric Gracia (FRA). They will be joint by King Of Greens regulars and top-class skateboarders Alain Goikoetxea (SPA) and Javier Sarmiento (SPA) who’ll be in Berlin to fly the Nixon flag. Both riders are passionate golfers, steadily perfecting their skills while stirring up the old-established scene rocking up in baggy pants and baseball caps – fingers crossed for both of them!

We are looking forward to finding out who will carry home the King Of Greens title and our custom timepiece this time – for those who can’t wait til July 28th, the official event trailer can be watched here.

About the Nixon KING of GREENS Trophy Watch:
Movement: Miyota Japanese quartz 6 hand wide-eye 1/20th second chronograph with date and 9 hour crown and pusher placement
Dial: The green sunray dial features a 1.5mm white diamond, 2 1.5mm emerald set at 6 and 12 o’clock, and is surrounded by a concave ring and includes bold printed indices, a printed seconds track, CD textured sundials and custom molded hands.
Case: 48 mm, 200 meter/20 ATM custom solid stainless steel finished in IP black, solid stainless steel unidirectional rotating bezel in IP black and featuring 2 genuine 1.5mm emeralds set at 6 and 12hr position, 10 black 1.5mm CZ stones and a green sunray dial with a 1.5 mm white diamond. A hardened mineral crystal, triple gasket screw down crown and pushers with yellow aluminum sleeve on chronograph start pusher, stainless steel screw down caseback, and screw pin lugs.
Band: 23mm custom solid stainless steel 3-link bracelet with a solid stainless steel double locking clasp with micro adjust – all finished in IP black.

About Nixon:
Founded in 1998 in Encinitas, California, Nixon is a premium, global watch and accessories brand. Nixon’s team-designed, custom-built watches and accessories are sold in the best boardsport, fashion and specialty retailers in over 90 countries around the world. For more information, please visit: Nixon.com

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