Introducing The Odyssey Freediver GMT, BOLDR’s First ‘True’ GMT Diver
SINGAPORE: With two best-selling GMT watches under their belt, namely the Globetrotter GMT and Venture GMT, BOLDR’s latest foray into multi-zone timepieces is a slender ‘true’ GMT diver watch known as the Odyssey Freediver GMT. This adventure-centric dive watch is sturdily built to take on rough environments anywhere in the world without hesitation. One of the first to offer the Miyota 9075 movement in a sub-1K ‘true’ GMT watch, BOLDR has set its release date for October 4th, 2022.
BOLDR’s first GMT dive watch is the latest member of its Odyssey Freediver series, albeit with exciting new updates. At a new 44mm size with 12.5mm thickness (without sapphire glass), it houses a ‘true’ GMT movement in a 300m water-resistant surgical steel case. The case is satin finished with polished edges on its signature angular lugs, while the updated slimmer profile lends a sleek, elegant touch that makes it stylistically versatile.
Powering the watch is a Miyota Caliber 9075, a hi-beat ‘true’ GMT movement that ticks at a formidable 28000 bph. Offering seamless timekeeping, adjusting the watch in various locales is a breeze by simply ‘jumping’ the hour hand in its first crown position, independent of the GMT and minute hand. This does not interfere with the running movement and conveniently corrects the date either forward or in retrograde as the hour hand is wound.
Perhaps the most striking feature on the watch is its dial, designed with a gradient effect inspired by varying light activity visible to a submerged diver. A translucent dial center alludes to being closer to the surface, getting darker towards the dial edges to signify increasing ocean depth. The translucent center was a key design detail as outlined by its designer: “While sketching the Freediver GMT, we wanted fans to feel its mechanical vibe by subtly displaying the movement without drawing focus away from the hands, indexes, and the new indexed inner ring”, remarks Danny Guzzi, Design Lead.
The watch face is fitted with clear, baton indexes and kept in balance by a custom date window, sitting level with eye-line between 4 and 5 o’clock for better readability.
Founder Leon Leong remarks, “The Freediver GMT release is an exciting milestone for us! We’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to create a sub-1K ‘true’ GMT watch and worked diligently to deliver a high quality product. Now that we’re one of the first to utilize the Miyota 9075 workhorse movement, our dream is finally a reality."
As with all classic sports timepieces, the combination of dive-ready and traveling credentials makes the Freediver GMT an adventurer’s trusted companion. Equipped with a scratch-resistant two-tone ceramic bezel, divers can utilize the 120-click unidirectional wheel for tracking elapsed time underwater, while travelers can monitor up to three time zones. The bezels come in three classic color options: black & moss-green, black & chocolate brown, and black & crimson red.
The watch comes with a stainless steel bracelet and Druber® strap, both with quick release functions for ease of change. The case back features custom artwork of the Cuvier’s beaked whale having a wonderful time playing in the waves. The artwork was inspired by the famous Japanese Great Wave of Kanagawa, reflecting the brand’s tribute to its powerful Japanese Miyota movement and the blissful freedom of being in the ocean.
A stylish and efficient adventure companion, pre-orders for the Odyssey Freediver GMT will begin on October 4th, 2022, while delivery starts in early December. For more details, see full collection here.
BOLDR Supply Company is an outfitter brand for the adventurers of the world. Based out of Singapore, the brand manufactures quality watches and gear that's super-tough, stylishly-designed, and built to be used & abused every day.
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