The Boldr Odyssey may be the most popular model from the Singaporean brand and this latest model, the Boldr Odyssey Lumicast definitely has the brightest lume. Available only in bronze at this time, the Lumicast name comes from the massive cast markers that are essentially all lume compound, allowing for even more light to be absorbed than standard or sandwich dials. A few new colors have been introduced as well, including this Pine Green Dial, which really compliments the warm CuSn8 bronze.
Case: 45.5mm CuSn8 Bronze case + helium escape valve
Movement: SII NH35 automatic movement
Water Resistance: 500m (1650ft) / 50ATM
Crown: Triple lock screw-down crown with custom embossed BOLDR logo
Dial & Hands: Matte dial & hands with high precision Lumicast® pieces made with Swiss Super-LumiNova®
Bezel: 120-click unidirectional bezel in CuSn8 Bronze
Lens: High double dome sapphire crystal with inner side AR-coating
Strap: Druber® fluoroelastomer rubber strap
Case Thickness: 14.5mm
Lug size: 22mm
Lug to lug: 52mm
Case Back: Single-piece screw-down case back with embossed limited edition artwork
Limited to 100pcs, individually serialized from 001/100 to 100/100
For those that read many of the reviews at Watch Report, you know the Odyssey has been reviewed many times. This is the 45.5mm bronze version and has the Seiko NH35, 500m of Water Resistance, and the newest rubber strap. If you are looking for the full rundown on the Odyessy, you can check out this older review here: https://www.watchreport.com/boldr-odyssey-bronze-hands-watch-review/.
This newest version has a few changes such as a fine blasted case, and you will notice the bezel markings are different as well, and Boldr is always changing up their dials, but the basic case shape and overall look and feel is still the same, but there is one major difference, Lumicast markers.
Lumicast is described by Boldr as ceramic parts combined with SuperLumiNova, and the large blocks are raised off the dial and have a 3D appearance. These Bronze versions have old radium lume, but I assume it could be done with any color or grade of SuperLuminova. Of course, luminescence is what we are all interested in, but the look of these markers is quite unique in their own right.
While the Boldr Odyssey Lumicast is available in multiple dial colors, this new pine green dial is where it’s at in my opinion. The combination of the warm green tone, which is slightly darker in hue than say an army green combined with the light tan hue of the markers is quite attractive and easily my favorite version of this new model.
The other highlight of this Odyssey is the rubber strap. It is a fluoroelastomer rubber strap, which is very smooth, very flexible, and is fitted to the lugs, creating a somewhat seamless look. I say somewhat because you will notice the corners of the strap that attach to the lugs do tend to curl just a little, especially if you take the strap off often, which is easy to do with the quick-release spring bars. On my 7 1/2 inch wrist, it fits easily with more than enough room for a larger wrist and is topped off with a bronze buckle.
But, as I said, the big deal here is the lume, and quite simply, if you like lume, love lume, just can’t get enough lume, if you have the wrist to pull it off, this Boldr Odyssey Lumicast is one you’ll probably want to look into. You will notice during in dim light it looks like the lume fades quickly, but it is actually absorbing the lume and in full darkness, man does this watch glow. Now, does it glow more than say some of the best lume watches out there, like a Seiko, H2O, any watch that uses X1 SuperLumiNova, well, that’s debatable, but it really is very bright and long-lasting.
The Boldr Odyssey Lumicast is a slight update but it does introduce a new lume technology, one that I assume Boldr will be using in many of their other watches at some point, especially the divers and sports timepieces. For now, as I said, it is only available on the larger Odyssey, and this is quite a large watch, especially these days, so hopefully, it makes its way to the Freediver sometime soon.
I've been an avid watch lover since the age of 7. Watches are not only my hobby but a passion. My favorite style used to be dive watches, but field or non bezel watches have been growing on me. When I'm not reviewing watches I am either cooking or with family and friends.
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