Taking inspiration from the wonderful shades of mother nature, Scandinavian luxury watch atelier GoS is introducing the most stylish and elegant Damascus steel dial ever made – Midnight Blue. The dial colors depend on lighting and the matte dial surfaces seamlessly change from satin black to anthracite while the polished surfaces varies between deep blue and piano black.
Back in 2012, Patrik Sjögren developed the Ice Blue tempering of Johan Gustafsson’s hand-forged Damascus steel for the GoS Nordic Seasons collection. The goal was to achieve a nuance that resembles thick ice and was achieved by applying a higher temperature than what’s normal in a steel tempering process. The Ice Blue tempering has then been continuously improved on and reoccurring in other models of the GoS collection.
This year, Patrik has developed a new finishing method with the goal to introduce a dark and elegant dial. The separate nuances of black and blue in the Damascus steel pattern are a result of combining a contrast finishing with tempering in multiple steps. The colors of tempered steel are created when light is reflected on the surface. Different nuances are experienced when light source or reflection angle changes.
Sarek – Midnight Blue is delivered with strap made from Swedish Moose leather and GoS offers four different choices of which the lighter Khaki or the glossy black are expected to be the most popular alternatives.
The Sarek houses a Soprod A10 movement with a customized GoS triskele rotor. The triskele design is the GoS version of the famous Viking symbol with three interlocked horns and has been present on GoS watches since GoS was founded 10 years ago. The dark rotor is finished with a circular satinization and is equipped with an additional counter weight made from German silver. The counter weight is hand-finished with polished bevels and circular satinization on the top for maximum contrasts.
The chapter ring and the case ring both draw inspiration from authentic Viking bracelets and brooches. Sarek is also the first GoS model to feature the new GoS crown, which is shaped much like the form of a Viking sword hilt. The neck of the GoS crown is deeply recessed into the case, thereby securing the crown and mechanism from side impacts. The hands are high gloss polished in a Dauphine finish with a center ridge which bears a closer resemblance to the Viking arrow and spear heads that inspired the first GoS hands.
The retail price of Sarek Midnight Blue is US$9,500 + applicable taxes. Like all GoS watches, every Sarek dial has a unique pattern but all share the same character. GoS will present dials for selection when ordering a Sarek directly from the workshop.
GoS Sarek – Midnight Blue
Case: Stainless steel – worked and finished with inspiration from viking bracelets.Glass: Domed sapphire glass with double sided AR coating, extra hard on outside
Crown: GoS design in high gloss polished with satinized grooves. 7mm in diameter and with double gaskets
Water resistance: 5ATM
Lug width: 22mm
Soprod A10 with GoS triskele rotor, dark satinized and additional counter weight in German silver with “Midnight Blue” engraved
164 layered steel Damascus steel with either Wildflower or Sarek pools pattern. Midnight Blue colors which are achieved through a heat tempering process.
Index ring/rehaut: Two layers that combine previous GoS design with inspiration from viking bracelets.
Hands: GoS spear shape in high gloss polished Rhodinated finish
Handcrafted Moose leather and fitted with stainless steel GoS buckle.
Every watch engraved with “Sarek 1/1” to indicate that every watch is a unique piece in addition to a serial number and “Midnight Blue” on rotor.
Delivered in handcrafted presentation box in Walnut, made by Kanevad wood artists in Linköping
GoS Sarek Ladies – Midnight Blue
Dimensions: 31.5mmx9mm with 40mm lug-to-lug
Case finishing: Stainless steel worked with inspiration from viking rings and then high-gloss polished to provide lustre.Crown: GoS design in high-gloss polished with satinized grooves. It is 6.5mm in diameter and has double gaskets.
Glass: Flat sapphire glass with double sided AR coating, extra hard on outside
Water resistance: 5ATM
Lug width: Single lug, 16mm strap
Soprod A10 with GoS triskele rotor, dark satinized and additional rhodinized c-weight
164 layered steel Damascus steel with Pool pattern with a Midnight Blue finishing.
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