Metallica unveil new line of Nixon watches representing classic albums

The new models feature images representing the band's classic albums

Metallica have unveiled a new line of Nixon watches, with each new model representing one of their classic albums.

The metal group have teamed up with the watchmaker for a new series of timepieces celebrating their back catalogue.

Albums including ‘Kill ‘Em All‘, ‘Ride The Lightning‘, ‘Master Of Puppets‘, ‘…And Justice For All‘, and ‘The Black Album‘, plus latest record ‘Hardwired… To Self Destruct‘ are featured in the band’s second collection of Nixon watches.

Each model has an image on its face that represents one of those aforementioned albums. They are currently being sold for $150-$500 (£117-£389), while there is also a limited edition ‘Sanitarium’ watch available. That one retails for $750 (£583).

The watches will be released on November 5 but fans can pre-order via Metallica’s official website. The band have also promised more items from their collaboration with Nixon will be released next year.

Meanwhile, earlier this year, guitarist Kirk Hammett said the band had no regrets about their legal battle with Napster, in which they sued the file-sharing service for copyright infringement in 2000.

“The whole Napster thing – it didn’t do us any favours whatsoever”, he said while appearing on Swedish TV. “But you know what? We’re still in the right on that – we’re still right about Napster, no matter who’s out there who’s saying, ‘Metallica was wrong’. All you have to do is look at the state of the music industry, and that kind of explains the whole situation right there.”