GoS, the Swedish watch brand specialised in the production of unique timepieces incorporating Damascus steel, announces their first ladies watch.
The Sarek Ladies is the first ever women’s watch with a Damascus steel dial. Johan Gustafsson has a unique ability to extract natural vibrant colors from his hand forged steel. The idea of making watches based on a National Park was initiated and developed by Patrik Sjogren and Johan Gustafsson during the winter of 2015/2016 and introduced with a prototype of a Sarek men’s watch during Baselworld 2016.
GoS then continued to develop the men’s watch but also started to work on a ladies model. The ladies model shares some of the Viking inspired details that were introduced with the men’s Sarek while adding new details such as the strap screws. The elliptic grooves on the case ring which GoS premiered on the men´s Sarek have been made more elegant and the whole case is high gloss polished. Another striking difference is the index markers of Sarek Ladies, which opened to show the colored steel below. The slightly sloped case interior provides more light to the indexes and provides a surface on which the colored Damascus steel is reflected.
The patterns and tempered natural coloring of the Sarek Damascus steel dials are inspired by the landscape of a valley in Sarek National Park in Swedish Lapland. Sarek National Park is regarded as a Swedish national treasure and is often referred to as Europe’s last true wilderness area. It hosts the largest Moose (Alg) in Europe and is also home to 100 glaciers and six of Sweden’s 13 highest peaks. The park is 2000 square kilometers of majestic and untouched wilderness and its remoteness is matched only by the breathtaking beauty of its peaks, valleys, and fast-running mountain rivers.
The hands of the Sarek Ladies are high gloss polished in a Dauphine finish with a center ridge to emphasize the brand’s inspiration from Viking arrow and spear heads. Sarek is powered by a Soprod A10 movement, which is equipped with a custom GoS triskele rotor, finished in satinized dark grey with an additional rhodinized counter weight.
The Sarek Ladies is available with black Sarek Moose leather strap or optional pastel colored straps in high quality leather, all fitted with a stainless steel folding clasp. Shapes from Viking sword handles were the main source of inspiration when the brand designed the new GoS crown. The result is a unique crown that is highly ergonomic.
The retail price of Sarek is US$7,800 + applicable taxes and the first deliveries are estimated to mid November 2016. Like all GoS watches, every Sarek dial has a unique pattern and coloring but all will share with the same character. Clients can also request alternative colors when ordering directly from GoS.
GoS Sarek Ladies
Lug width: Single lug, 16mm strap
Glass: Flat sapphire glass with double sided AR coating, extra hard on outside
Crown: GoS design in highgloss polished with satinized grooves. It is
6.5mm in diameter and has double gaskets
Case finishing: Stainless steel worked with inspiration from Viking rings and then high gloss polished to provide lustre
Soprod A10 with GoS triskele rotor, dark satinized and additional rhodinized c-weight
164 layered steel Damascus steel with a Pool pattern. Tempered coloring of dial results in unique combinations for every dial
Index ring/rehaut: Two layers that combine previous GoS designs with inspiration from viking bracelets. The polished GoS logo applied to the lower ring. Both rings with polished bevels and satinized top surface
Hands: GoS spear shape in high gloss polished Rhodinated finish
16-14mm in either black moose leather or pastel colored high quality leather with stainless steel GoS deployment buckle.
Every watch engraved with “Unique piece 1/1” and a serial number
Five year guarantee
Individually crafted box in svepask technique of birch wood
Colored with natural white pigments mixed in linseed oil
Covered with high grade natural wax and polished to a deep finish