Believe it or not, the mullet is back! After two decades of being the butt of our jokes, the iconic, unforgettable, and still-probably-divisive hairstyle is in fashion once again. Nobody knows how it happened or when it’s going to end, but very few are okay with this cyclical turn of events. However, there’s one mullet that’s not controversial at all, and objectively more stylish: Nixon’s new Mullet timepiece trio.
Setting out to combine “business” and “party” elements (at least as they pertain to watches), Nixon has given its Mullet a rather sleek and dressy aesthetic when it comes to the 38mm stainless steel case — especially the version colored in gold, which contrasts the white dial with matching gold numerals — all while juxtaposed with the sporty black silicone band. But what’s really remarkable is the range of wearability assigned across the trio of available colorways of the same model. All three watches come adorned with the same subtle quick-release silicone band and sport the same sand-blasted stainless steel case material. However, while the black-on-black variant provides an understated and more versatile option for any occasion, the silver case version with the teal dial is decidedly more casual.
Broadening the wearability even further, the cases each boast 100m of water resistance — even more impressive when you consider the case’s ultra-slim 9mm thickness. Powered by a Miyota Caliber Super 2035 quartz movement with over 4 years of battery life, the watches each sport bold numerals on the face for quick and easy visibility, heightened more by the lume-filled hands and easy-to-read outer seconds track. To eliminate snagging on your sleeve, the sides of the timepieces have been trimmed — or chamfered — and the crown is much smoother as well.
Available in three colorways, the Nixon Mullet watch is priced at $200 on Nixon’s website.