Hailing from Singapore and Malaysia, BOLDR designs a variety of affordable timepieces that are meant to be rugged enough to take on your next adventure. Their newest offering is an affordable automatic GMT with some excellent features that help the watch punch well above its weight (and price).
At 44 millimeters wide x 50 millimeters long x 14.5 millimeters thick, the 316L stainless case is rather large by today’s standards, but BOLDR mitigates the size with some clever case design. The lugs are wide and angular, but they slope down aggressively to help the watch wear smaller on the wrist than its measurements suggest. It’s an atypical shape to see in a watch case, but on the BOLDR, it works.
There’s radial brushing on the top surface with straight brushing patterns following the angular sides. A chunky bi-directional GMT bezel with ample riders for grip tops off the case. You can choose from a split-color 24-hour scale, or a unique single-color bezel engraved with the name of major cities around it. Each is rendered in ceramic with lumed details.
There’s a screw-down crown that’s engraved with the BOLDR logo at the 4 o’clock position on the case. The case is rated to 300 meters of water resistance.