Encinitas, CA- Nixon will release a limited collection of one-of-a-kind watches made from celebrity leather jackets and guitar straps with 100% of the proceeds benefiting MAP (Musicians Assistance Program). What started out as the LTD Collection, a unique, limited collection of watches and wallets made from vintage leather jackets we found in Southern California thrift shops, turned personal when we started receiving leather jackets and guitar straps from our famous friends. With the opportunity to produce pieces with this much history, we decided to put them on a pedestal and turn them into their own limited collection.

This rare collection of watches is made up of personal pieces donated from musicians, athletes, artists and actors. Donated jackets and guitar straps have come in from Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Vince Neil (Motley Crue), James Hetfield (Metallica), Tom Dumont (No Doubt), New Found Glory, Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), professional skateboarders Tony Hawk & Paul Rodriguez, The Rock-n-Roll Chef, Kenna, Milo Ventimiglia (TV and film actor), European snowboarding star Romain DeMarchi, entertainer/artist Renee Renee, and indie sensations NHOI, Backlip and Kut U Up.

Watches from this collection will be available late summer 2004 in 10 select retail locations worldwide at stores such as Fred Segal (LA), Belmont Army Surplus (CHI) and Barneys (NYC).

www.nixonnow.com www.map2000.orgAn EPK is available by request.