ENCINITAS, CA –Joel Parkinson walked away the winner of the final stop of the 2009 Nixon Winner-Takes-All (WTA) during the Vans Triple Crown. Parkinson secured his WTA victory as the overall Triple Crown champion at the Billabong Pipeline Masters on Oahu's North Shore. 2009 marks the second year in a row that Parkinson claimed the WTA Triple Crown title making him the proud new owner of a custom Nixon watch valued at over $10,000 USD.
As the 2008 Triple Crown Winner, Parkinson showed that he was the man to beat on the North Shore this year; but he was unstoppable and showed great knowledge of some of the most challenging waves during the Triple Crown events. "We are proud to have Joel win another WTA," stated Nixon Marketing Manager, Mike Murciano. "is is exactly what we wanted the WTA to be, a recognition of an incredible moment during the most respected events."
After an exciting year of WTA events that spanned the globe and varied in challenges from Highest Heat score to Heaviest Wave, the Billabong Pipeline Masters marked the end of the 2009 WTA. This years 2009 Nixon WTA Overall Triple Crown Winner watch features a ceramic band, a three-hand Swiss made automatic movement adorned with four large baguette cut rubies and seven large baguette cut diamonds with the Hawaiian flag at the 12:00 position and a custom engraved caseback commemorating the event.
Previous WTA Triple Crown Winners included:
Joel Parkinson (2008)
Bebe Durbidge (2007)
About the WTA
The Nixon WTA is a winner-takes-all event, which awards a custom, limited edition Nixon timepiece at four different stops along the ASP World Tour. Each of the custom Nixon 51-30 tide watches feature a gunmetal finish, a custom-engraved WTA case back, and diamond baguette indices alternating with hand applied flags representing each of the four contest regions. ese four one-of-a-kind timepieces are each valued at over $10,000 USD.
Founded in 1997 in Encinitas, CA, Nixon is the premium watch and accessories brand for the youth lifestyle market. Focused on making the little stuff better, Nixon began with a small line of team-designed, custom-built watches sold exclusively in specialty boardsport and fashion retailers. Currently distributed in over 40 countries, Nixon's product range has grown to include select men's and women's softgoods, leather goods and custom headphones. For more information, please visit NixonNow.com.