Leawood, KS — February 23, 2018
Fresh off the success of the completely sold out Fieldhouse Blue, NIALL has brought their unique approach in luxury watchmaking to Texas Christian University with the introduction of “The Dutchman." Officially licensed by TCU "The Dutchman" is a men's and women's timepiece collection inspired by the spirit and culture of the Horned Frogs.
“Our success with the University of Kansas caught the attention of IMG Collegiate Licensing arm. Which, in turn, caught the attention of TCU.” Says NIALL Founder, Michael Wilson. After spending time visiting with the athletic department at TCU, Wilson states he was enthralled with the culture, heritage and hospitality at TCU.
The 43mm, stainless steel, American Made sport timepiece is paired with an industry leading 38 hour power reserve Swiss automatic movement. Each timepiece showcases the revered TCU "frog skin" pattern micro-inscribed on the dial of the timepiece by a technology exclusive to NIALL. Engraved on the stainless steel caseback of the watch is "Fight 'em until hell freezes over. Then fight them on the ice." as famously quoted by legendary coach Dutch Meyer.
The NIALL Cairenn (ladies) model is a 36mm, quartz driven, American made stainless steel timepiece with an ivory white, TCU, frog skin dial and is available in two models. Stainless bezel or diamond bezel. The diamond bezel model is beautifully ordained with .72 carats of hand set VS1 diamonds.
Limited to only 144 pieces (144 men, 144 women), the serial numbers begin at 1873 (year TCU was founded) and go, year by year, through 2017. Giving each owner the opportunity to "choose their year."
Wilson concludes, “The Fieldhouse Blue sold out in just over nine months thanks to the support of an incredible alumni base and the support of KU Basketball Coach Bill Self. After having spent some time visiting with TCU, I have a feeling the support of Coach Gary Patterson and the TCU Alumni around the world are going to make The Dutchman something we talk about for decades to come. We’re excited to be collaborating with TCU and we’re excited to show Dallas just who NIALL is as a company and as a watchmaker.”
The Dutchman is available for purchase, today, by visiting http://niallluxury.com/tcu or calling NIALL at (913) 942-2060.