The BOLDR Odyssey 40 Freediver Gets Colorful Makeover

With the change in seasons, comes that extra layer of clothing, seasonal flavored IPAs and of course, the Fall foliage. But that hasn’t stopped Boldr from having Summer still on their mind with their recent colorful additions to the Odyssey 40 Freediver lineup. The newest release of the Odyssey 40 Freediver gets three new vibrant dial colors and a more traditional diver dial layout, while keeping the same sharp edged case that we’ve come to know throughout the Odyssey diver collection.

The trio of Odyssey 40 Freedivers will come in what Boldr is calling Citrus Orange, Mint Green and White Frost. The Odyssey 40 Freediver uses addition by subtraction with their dial layout, as the Arabic hour numerals we’ve grown accustomed to, are now replaced by a more traditional dive watch layout, with a combination of circular hour plots, rectangular hour markers at 3, 9 and 12 and a color matched date window positioned at 6. The grain dial provides a textured backdrop for the Superluminova filled markers and hands, which all come together quite nicely under the double domed sapphire crystal. Each Odyssey 40 Freediver will come dive ready, with a water resistance rating up to 300 meters and a fully lumed steel bezel with sandblasted finishing, built with a gear wheel edge for easy gripping. 

The Odyssey 40 Freediver case silhouette remains the same as its predecessor, with the octagonal base providing a platform for the dial and bezel, and the lugs sharply angled with a mix of brushed finishing and a polished case strip. All of this comes together to fashion a case that measures 14.2 mm thick, 48 mm lug to lug and as the Odyssey 40 Freediver name suggests, 40 mm in case width. The minimal dial and the decision to go with a rubber strap as opposed to a steel bracelet, allows for an easier time to appreciate the sharp case lines of the Odyssey 40 Freediver. Typically the thickness would worry me a bit, but it is the perfect time of year to slap on a chunky diver to pair up with the thicker, layered cuffs that most certainly come with the cooler months.

The Odyssey 40 Freediver will keep time using the automatic Miyota Cal 9015 movement and with that comes a 42 hour power reserve, shock absorption, hacking and an accuracy rating of -10 to +30 seconds per day. Each diver will come on a quick release rubber strap matching the dial color and fitting nicely into the 20 mm H-shaped lug space, potentially making the Odyssey 40 Freediver a strap monster. All three dial colors seem like a great option but I lean towards the White Frost variation. I also think that the Mint Green variation would also look pretty slick on a black leather strap. Yes, I know, a diver on a leather strap …  I’ll be ready to take some heat in the comments.

The Odyssey 40 Freediver will be limited to a 100 pieces in each colorway and is currently available for purchase on the Boldr site for $519. Boldr

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Thomas is a budding writer and an avid photographer by way of San Diego, California. From his local surf break to mountain peaks and occasionally traveling to destinations off the beaten path, he is always searching for his next adventure, with a watch on wrist, and a camera in hand. Thomas is a watch enthusiast through and through; having a strong passion for their breadth of design, historical connection, and the stories that lie within each timepiece.