The folks who brought you the Travisleon Heirloom are back with new chronograph, the BOLDR Journey, a chronograph that weds a trench watch case with a layered aviator style dial and a Seiko VK64 Mecha-Quartz movement. The new watch launches today on Kickstarter at the very tempting pre-order price of $209 CAD, $159 USD.
The Journey's stainless steel case 43mm wide and 14.2mm thick, but those specs miss the best part: a 4.5mm tall domed mineral box crystal inspired by aircraft bubble canopies. I'm a sucker for a dome, and this fat one with its fantastic distortions just draws me in. Beneath it, cutaway numbers and stick markers lend a military look while textured sub-dials add a sporty touch. The hands are simple batons filled with white, which ties to a black-on-white date window at 6 o'clock. Text is limited to the BOLDR logo on top, and the word "Chronograph" below, balancing the registers without competing with the large numbers and markers.
BOLDR offers three versions of the Journey, each with a distinctive character. The Sopwith has a white panda dial layered over black layer with black sub dials, black printing, polished hands, and orange needles inside a brushed case. The Warhawk takes a vintage military approach with a black dial over a tan layer with tan printing in a brushed case. The Wasp has more of a racing look, with a black dial, black hands, white markers and printing, and yellow needles in a PVD black case. Around back, each model is further distinguished by its own custom case back art designed by Malaysian tattoo artist, Kevin Tan.
Pre-orders will open at 2:00 pm EST today. For more information visit www.BOLDRWatches.com.
Photos courtesy of BOLDR