BOLDR Supply Company is collaborating with Nitecore Singapore to create a special version of the Venture field watch called The Kraken. It is paired with a Nitecore TIKI torch to mark Nitecore Singapore’s and BOLDR’s first-ever watch + torch collaboration project.
Nitecore is well-known for its powerful rechargeable torches and adventure equipment, many of which are used by members of BOLDR themselves.
In Q4 of 2021, BOLDR reached out to discuss a possible collaboration to make a super-tough, stylish, functional, field watch that is paired with a torch in order to be used and abused on everyday adventures.
The criteria for the watch included toughness and strength of luminescence on the dial, even without the help of the Nitecore torch. For this reason, the Kraken is equipped with one of the brightest lumes possible, the Old-Radium C3 Glow. The watch’s understated yet insanely high contrast dial works well during the day and glows powerfully at night after being recharged in sunlight.
Not just an adventure accessory, the Nitecore torch can be used to ‘recharge’ the lume on the watch dial using its TIKI UV feature (1000mW). Just a quick flash is strong enough to fully charge the lume on any watch face. The TIKI torch is laser engraved with the same contour lines to match the Kraken watch dial, making them a practical yet aesthetically pleasing pair.
Features of the Kraken watch include a 38mm PVD titanium case, a high contrast dial with Old-Radium lume with C3 Glow, sapphire crystal, NH35 automatic movement, and a custom NATO strap. It is also rated for 200m water resistance which protects it from water damage. The watch is on a limited run of 100 pieces with free shipping worldwide.
The Kraken timepiece + torch edition is available now for a limited run of 100 pieces only.
Each package of The Kraken consists of the watch by BOLDR, a Nitecore TIKI torch, and a custom branded patch, all for a retail price of $449.
BOLDR Kraken watch
Case: 38mm titanium case
Bezel: 12 hours 60 clicks bi-directional titanium bezel with aluminium insert
Movement: Japan SII NH35A Automatic Movement
Water Resistance: 200m (660ft) / 20ATM
Crown: 4 o’clock screw-down crown with custom embossed BOLDR logo
Dial: Custom-texture terrain black dial
Hands: Orange hour-hand, while minute-hand with Japan Superlume
Lens: Flat sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Strap: Nylon NATO strap with custom titanium buckles
Case with bezel thickness: 12.8mm
Lug size: 20mm / 0.78 in
Lug to lug: 44mm / 1.73 in
Case Back: Screw-down caseback with embossed limited edition designer artwork
TORCH TIKI UV
Max output: UV 1000 mW
Max runtime: 2h 0min / 0.08 d
LED: Luminus SST-10-UV
Special modes: warning flashing & reading lamp
Beam color: UV light
Length: 55 mm / 2.17 in
Head size: 14.7 mm / 0.58 inch
Material: GITD Polycarbonate, stainless steel.