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Nixon Celebrates Tupac Shakur’s ‘Timeless’ Legacy With Limited-Edition Watches: Shop the Collection

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Nixon dropped a limited-edition watch collection inspired by iconic rapper star Tupac Shakur. The Nixon x 2Pac collection includes five custom-designed gold, black and silver watches priced from $175 to $600.

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The collection, released on Tuesday (Oct. 3) via Nixon.com, draws inspiration from the late rap icon’s “legacy and timeless style,” according to a press release. The designs pay homage to Shakur’s aesthetic and poetry with unique design elements such as roses and gold bezels and special iconography.

Nixon’s watch collection coincides with the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, and the 27th anniversary of Shakur’s death in September 1996.

In the year prior to his death, Shakur’s style gradually shifted from oversized shirts, hockey jerseys and jeans to dress shirts, vests and three-piece suits accessorized with mounds of diamond and gold jewelry. From chains to watches and rings, the late rapper appreciated expensive jewelry pieces, and didn’t mind stacking them up.

Some items from Shakur’s jewelry collection have since been auctioned off including a gold, ruby and diamond crown ring that sold for $1 million in July and a diamond pendant that sold for $125,000 in 2016.

Shop timepieces from the Nixon x 2Pac collection below.

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Nixon x 2Pac Time Teller Watch $175

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The Time Teller translates Pac’s fashion style (his black turtleneck and gold chain from the Vibe magazine’s 1996 Death Row cover comes to mind) into a black and gold watch with a custom bandana pattern, gold chain bezel with a rose in the center. The watch is available in black and gold.

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Nixon x 2Pac Corporal Watch $275

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Dripped in gold. The Corporal features a gold band and custom etched bezel with a Celtic cross and rose on the watch hand. Also featured in the collection: The Sentra is inspired by “elements of art and street culture.” The watch features a custom gold crown, raised gold bezel, a stainless steel and gold bracelet and a custom printed Celtic cross in the center.

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Nixon x 2Pac 51-30 Watch $600

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Introducing, the OG. The original 2Pac 51-30 oversized, water resistant watch features three gold roses on a custom black dial, black raised Roman numerals, custom-colored black and gold pushers and a uni-lateral rotating bezel. Featured above the bezel and crown are the words, “Long Live the Rose” from Shakur’s poem “The Rose That Grew from Concrete.”  

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