In their second collaboration with the Autistic Thai Foundation, BOLDR Supply Company has created a 38mm titanium Venture watch fitted with a unique diving bezel and custom artwork designed by August, an exceptional Art Story artist. The watch will be released in conjunction with World Autism Awareness Day (2nd April 2023), available for booking on BOLDR’s website.
ART STORY by the Autistic Thai Foundation is a social enterprise that provides a landscape for autistic individuals to develop new skills. Often overlooked, the individualistic talents of autistic artists are given a platform by the foundation to encourage creative expressions. To date, they have created and sold a large variety of reasonably-priced products under the brand Art Story and are working to support more individuals on their artistic journey.
BOLDR was immediately captivated by the inclusive message of Autistic Thai's Art Story project and reached out to create a product that would not only serve the wearer faithfully, but raise awareness for the foundation at the same time. This led to the super-tough BOLDR x Art Story Venture dive watch.
The 38mm watch portrays custom artwork by Mr Krit Kwaengsopha a.k.a. August, an Art Story artist who enjoys creating black & white abstract pieces. August loves listening to music while creating art, and was inspired to develop his unique voice by artists such as Thawan Duchanee. As a loving tribute to his country, August chose to depict the gentle elephant, Thailand's national animal, on the watch dial along with Thai numericals for 12-hour markers on its 120-clicks bezel.
Wearers can use the titanium bezel to track elapsed time underwater with Japan Superlume for excellent underwater visibility. Running a workhorse NH35A automatic, this tough titanium diver is built to outlast multiple environments while spreading a positive message of autism awareness.
BOLDR would like to thank the countless generous supporters of the foundation, and the courageous leadership of Dr. Chusak Janthayanond, President & ‘Guardian’ of the Autistic Thai Foundation. The watch is priced at USD 449, available beginning World Autism Awareness Day (2nd April 2023) with 20% of proceeds going to supporting the foundation.
Delivery begins mid-May 2023. #beBOLDR