The Singapore-based watch manufacturer BOLDR Supply Company is best known for their tough line-up of adventure-ready watches ranging from divers to GMT and field watches. The brand has now released its first regatta chronograph watch.
The inspiration for the watch came from world record holder Bhavik Gandhi, who crossed 3000 miles over The Atlantic Ocean by himself in 2007, a feat accomplished by a precious few humans throughout history. A watch enthusiast himself, Bhavik’s penchant for endurance sports resonates deeply with BOLDR’s core values, leading the brand to reach out for his creative input.
Led by BOLDR’s designer Danny Guzzi, the team also engaged the help of renowned regatta timepiece experts in order to validate their design blueprints. Among those consulted were Mathias Hübner, a vintage watch expert and avid collector from Germany, Mark Reichardt, a regatta watch collector based in the Netherlands and founder of regatta-yachttimers.com, and David Braybrook, a Portugal-based watch collector with years of experience in custom-built timepieces.
Their highly-valued feedback was implemented in the intricate details that went into creating the quintessential regatta timepiece, from easy-to-use tracking features down to the triple-lock crown on the case.
The watch offers several first-time features for the brand such as a unique 2-in-1 bezel, which combines a 15-minute countdown marker with a specialized nautical miles tachymeter. Powering this timepiece is an ETA Valjoux 7750 Elabore grade chronograph movement encased in a full stainless steel body, rated for 500m.
Designed to be highly legible, the black & white dial features three specialized sub-dials and stylized boat-shaped skeleton hands for better readability.
One of its sub-dials is a classic 10-minute count back disk-dial, a popular feature used to mark the start of a regatta race. The chronograph tracking hand moves smoothly across the indexes with a simple click and snaps back immediately into reset position using the ‘flyback’ reset feature. This is highly useful for tracking in intense race situations, where concentration is high and every second counts.
Keeping the inner workings safe and dry is a triple-lock screw-down crown, a sophisticated three-tiered locking system that prevents water from seeping in.
Model: BOLDR Odyssey Regatta
45.5mm 316L stainless steel with helium-escape valve
Crown: Triple-lock screw-down crown with embossed logo
Bezel: 60-clicks bi-directional nautical miles ceramic bezel with Swiss Super-LumiNova®
Double-dome sapphire crystal with triple-coated inner side AR-coating
Case Thickness: 18.2mm (with glass)
Lug size: 22mm
Lug to lug: 52mm
Case back: Single-piece screw-down case back with embossed artwork
Water Resistance: 500m (1650ft) / 50ATM
Swiss-made ETA Valjoux 7750 Elaboré grade
Fine ombre texture finishing
Hands: Boat-shaped hands with Swiss Super-LumiNova®
Integrated quick-release bracelet with 6 micro-adjustments
245g with integrated bracelet
Limited to 100 pieces, individually serialized from 001/100 to 100/100
1st 50 pieces available from 20th April 2021, next 50 pieces TBA.