Late last year we dropped a collaboration with BOLDR based on their venerable Venture model. An edition of one hundred units, we reworked the dial into one with a more classic explorer-layout, and applied a palette inspired by asphalt and concrete streets of NYC. While we hoped it would be well-liked, we didn’t expect it to be a runaway hit, selling out overnight. Luckily, we didn’t develop just one dial when started that project, and today we’re excited to announce the BOLDR x Windup Watch Shop Venture LE #2.
Before we get to what’s different, let’s talk about what’s the same: the awesome Venture case. A blocky 38 millimeters of matte titanium with 200m of water resistance, and a sapphire crystal on top, it weighs almost nothing and can take pretty much anything you throw at it. Powered by the reliable NH35 automatic, and priced at $299, it’s an insane value and an all around great tool watch… the kind you actually want to wear outdoors, when you play with the dog, do house work, etc.
The dial layout then sticks to the format we came up with for the first LE. Rather than a “field” layout, we put large minute numerals at cardinal points for an exploration-style. Crosshairs add balance and the date at four adds function. Clean, simple, and easy to read.
Since the first model had an urban-inspired aesthetic, for the second collaboration we wanted a colorway that more directly spoke to a contemporary outdoors style. “Yellow Sands” is a bright, warm watch that’s ready for warmer weather and sunnier days (as are we). The pale yellow surface is contrasted by pine green numerals, warm gray, and blaze orange markers. A color matched date sits at four, while color-coordinated hour and minute hands add more contrast.
For the strap, we went with a merlot nylon which adds an unexpected, but not overwhelming band of color around the wrist. Matched with titanium hardware, it’s a great strap for taking the BOLDR x Windup Watch Shop Venture LE #2 on an adventure. All together, we think this version is a fun and energetic take on the format with a unique array of colors that play off of the casual attitude the Venture naturally has.
Once again, the BOLDR x Windup Watch Shop Venture LE #2 is limited to 100 units and is priced at $299. Watches will ship early April.