Boldr Supply are bringing one of their most requested field watch models back – the Expedition – in three different dial colours; beige/sand, black or white. Here’s the word;
This fiery Expedition is named after Turkmenistan’s famed Karakum desert, home to the Darvaza crater, or the “Gates of Hell”. The massive man-made sinkhole has been leaking methane gas for decades, showing no signs of burning out anytime soon.
Karakum Desert is also known by Gara Gum (“Black Sand”), and it occupies around 70 percent of Turkmenistan, extending some 500 miles (800 km) from west to east and 300 miles (500 km) from north to south.
Did you know that fruit is grown in some areas of the desert? The nature of its multiple interdune depressions (takyr) form thick clay deposits, which act as catchment basins for its scarce moisture – thus allowing fruits such as melons and grapes to grow in its mineral-rich soil.
The Expedition I Karakum is built to outlast such challenging terrains, so strap yours on and gear up to get back on trek. With a 41mm case width, Sellita SW200 movement and sapphire crystal this one is reasonably priced at $599 – plus import tax, shipping etc.
It has a full lume on the dial as well, which is almost a night light, although we do recommend using a head mounted torch when trekking the desert at night. You can see the lizards jumping a bit better that way.
Each model is serialized from 001 – 300. Limited to 300 pieces. More at Boldr Supply here.