Boldr Odyssey Dark Meteorite
Although meteorite dials have always been quite popular, I have never had the chance to see one in person. I’m having this opportunity now with the Boldr Odyssey Dark Meteorite, a stunning yet limited edition of the renown Boldr Odyssey.
- Case: 45.5mm 316L Stainless Steel + Helium escape valve
- Movement: Cal. 9015 Japan-made automatic movement
- Water Resistance: 500m (1650ft) / 50ATM
- Crown: Screw-down crown with custom embossed BOLDR logo
- Dial & Hands: Natural meteorite dial, linear-brushed hands with Swiss Superluminova
- Bezel: 120-click unidirectional bezel in sapphire and Swiss Superluminova
- Lens: Double dome sapphire crystal with inner side AR-coating
- Strap: Integrated quick-release bracelet with 6 adjustment holes.
- Case Thickness: 16.2mmLug size: 22mm
- Lug to lug: 52mm
- Weight: 235g with 316L integrated bracelet.
- Case Back: Single-piece screw-down case back with embossed limited edition artwork
- Limited to 200pcs with individual serial numbers, from 001/200 to 200/200
The Odyssey isn’t new, but Boldr had to bring it back following many demands they received. Its chunky 45.5mm case seems indestructible! It’s made of 316L stainless steel with brushed finishes and sharp edges, giving it a sporty and rugged aspect.
The screw-down crown has a standard location at 3 o’clock, and the Helium Escape Valve is at 9 o’clock. The case is surmounted by a double-dome sapphire glass with an efficient internal AR coating.
I already mentioned it, this is my first meteorite dial. I can’t compare with other brands but what I can say about it is how well it’s made! It gives the Odyssey a fantastic presence with its eye-catching lines. The hands are brushed and covered with Superluminova, this watch is a real torch in the dark! With its large hands and indices, the legibility is absolutely perfect.
While being good, the bracelet isn’t perfect. Its heavy and well balanced, even quite comfortable considering its weight, but there’s room for improvement on the buckle. I might be a bit picky here, but I think that a buckle with a tool-free adjustment system would have been a nice to have feature. It’s not a big deal since it already offers 6 adjustment holes, but when it’s becoming a bit cold and the bracelet is getting a bit loose on the wrist, the weight of the watch could be a bit annoying. Again, it’s not a big deal and it’s definitely not what you should remember about this review, let’s just say that it’s something I wish to see on all watches now.
The Odyssey is equipped with a Miyota 9015. It’s a good choice from both a reliability or a price point of view. The movement is kept hidden behind a stainless steel caseback engraved with the watch’s individual serial number.
On the wrist
While being a really big watch, the Odyssey is still very well balanced and sits perfectly on the wrist. I admit you have to like heavy watches, but that’s part of the Odyssey’s DNA 🙂 For those who would like something a bit different, the Odyssey is a real strap monster and I really like it on rubber or MN too.
Boldr creates fantastic watches for a wide range of wrists, with cases going from 38mm to 45mm. They definitely know how to build beautiful and robust pieces, the Odyssey Dark Meteorite makes no exception, it’s a must have for anyone who likes chunky watches!