Alexandre Meerson British Luxury Watches Altitude Première Officier MEERSON D15 Mk-1 GMT True Blue Leather Accessories Luxury Style Haute Couture Owner Series Tim Nixon

THE VALUE OF SHARED MEMORIES


From Hyderabad, through Singapore and Florida, to end up back in the United Kingdom, Tim Nixon is the kind of man who has never lacked adventures and challenges in his life. As travel is such a big part of his life, it will not surprise you to discover a MEERSON D15, our travel inspired sports watch, calls his wrist home. Already a MEERSON owner, Tim clearly caught the bug as we delivered his new Mutiny Chronograph only months later. Having previously never owned a watch, Tim is new to the world of horology and we think he couldn’t have started in a better place, we are honoured to know our timepieces will now share these experiences with Tim and his young family. Upon delivery of his Mutiny, we had the chance to visit him in his London based home, for a catch up to see how he’s getting on with his new timepieces.

Hi Tim, can you start by telling us how you came to join the MEERSON family?

Tim Nixon: I always have been very interested in Alexandre’s story and his creations, so I always hoped to be part of that story and support his vision. However it took me a while to be sure about what I really wanted. Originally, I thought I would buy an Altitude, and even got to the stage of deciding the exact details of the timepiece I wanted. MEERSON was even kind enough to loan me an Altitude Première for a week, however, this led me to discover the exact tone of the watch clashed with my wedding ring. Then, I can’t remember the occasion, but I saw the D15 with the white silvered dial, and instantly realised this was the watch for me. I didn’t even have to wait for my timepiece to be created, I could take it home with me that day. Currently, I own one watch, it’s the one on my wrist, but I’m about to own a second one.

"I didn’t even have to wait for my timepiece to be created, I could take it home with me that day."

 

 

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What does the concept of luxury mean to you?

The single biggest luxury for me is probably wine, when I think about what luxury means to me, it would be a good red wine. The other interpretation of luxury I value is travel, as I already mentioned it, I’ve travelled a lot along with my wife, and now I also have the chance to share these moments with my children, which makes me very happy. Being a big traveler, I think that’s why I felt so attracted by the MEERSON D15. The luxury of good air travel means a lot to me, and good hotels. So when I think about luxury, the concept that springs to my mind is a glass of wine whilst enjoying a time away in a good hotel with my family.

 

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How do you tend to wear your watch?

I spend the most time of my life in a suit, so clothes are not particularly important to me. I like to make a decision of what I’m going to wear on a daily basis meaning I’ll decide which MEERSON timepiece I would put on my wrist in the morning depending on how I feel. This will be more influenced by what I’m doing more than what I’m wearing. So, I can imagine times where I’ll be in a suit, and think « actually, this is going to be a Mutiny evening » and there will be another times when I’ll be in shorts and flip flops and say « this is a D15 day ». I think it’s going to largely depend on my mood, more than what I do and wear.

There is nothing I wouldn’t wear with my D15, its clean white silvered dial means a it can look at home as part as a casual fit but the watch is still refined enough to mean I would wear it literally with everything and in all circumstances. You know, I remember hearing Alex saying he wears it in the sea, in the shower, in the garden, so I’ve decided to do the same thing and wear it with everything.

"Somedays will be D15 days, and some will be Mutiny days."

 

Are there any characteristics of your D15 that you particularly enjoy?

Yes definitely. The dual time zone function would be my favourite feature, it is a lovely attribute which also aids my travel. The pushers you press to change the time zone are so simple, which makes it a great feature as it means I am able to change the time zone effortlessly.

 

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Do either of your timepieces better reflect you as a person?

No, I think I have two different sides to my personality, and that’s why I will pick which watch I’m going to wear, mostly by mood on the day as opposed to what I am doing and what I am wearing. Somedays will be D15 days, and some will be Mutiny days.

That’s all from me, thank you for your words, would you like to add something?

Just that for me a watch has never previously been anything other than a means of telling the time. But now, I really do enjoy owning one, and not having to find my phone whenever I want to know the time. I think there has only been one day since I got my D15, that I have not worn it. It always goes straight on my wrist every morning, which I’m pleased about. I wear it everyday, and I’m looking forward to having the option to wear one or the other.

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Tim's watches:

 

Art In Detail Alexandre Meerson British Luxury Watches Altitude Première Officier MEERSON D15 Mk-1 GMT True Blue Leather Accessories Luxury Style Haute Couture Owner Series Peter Callaway
  • Name: MEERSON D15 Mk-1 GMT
  • Material: titanium
  • Dial: white-silvered; black gold & black superluminova
  • Indication: Hour, minute, second, GMT, date, AM/PM
  • Reference: 102-GELZ
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  • Name: Mutiny Chronograph
  • Material: Stainless steel; Dark blue Barenia calf skin strap with brown stitching
  • Dial: True Blue; Brown dial markings
  • Indication: Hour, minute, seconds, day, date & chronograph
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