With their first bronze watch model, Patrik Sjögren and Johan Gustafsson pay tribute to a Viking warrior named Väring, who lived 1000 years back in a village that later grew to become Linkoping, the home town of GoS watches.
The case of GoS Väring has a center ring in Stainless Damascus steel while all other parts are made of Bronze. The shape and overall design of the case is recognizable from previous GoS models but with new Viking-inspired details added. Some of the changes are subtle, like the lug shape which has been altered to better resemble the bow ornaments of Viking ships. Others are immediately identifiable as Viking elements such as the Viking loop knot patterns on the lugs, for example.
The chapter ring and hands are also made of Bronze and share the same finishing elements with rich contrasts between pre-patinized slightly darkened surfaces and polished chamfers. GoS has always aimed to create rich contrasts in our Damascus steel finishing and bring this to the Bronze finishing too. The hands for the Väring
watch features the familiar Viking spear outline but will premiere a newly developed surface finishing that makes the surface appear to be curved, just like spear heads. It is inspired by the traditional Swiss Côtes de Genève but done in a new way.
GoS watches are presented in walnut wood boxes, handcrafted by the local sculptor and artisan Kanevad. The presentation box for Väring is adorned with a Viking knot pattern also seen in the lugs of the watch.
Model: GoS Väring
Edition limited to 12 pieces
43.5mmx10.5mm (5ATM) made in Stainless Damascus steel case ring and Bronze (CuSn8) case back and bezel. The bronze parts have a satinized finish that is lightly patinated while the chamfers are high gloss polished.
Lug width: 22mm
Glass: Flat sapphire glass with double sided AR coating, extra hard on outside
GoS02 caliber based on Technotime TT718 and manufactured to COSC specifications. The movement has a center second hand and ticks at 4Hz (28,800) with a 120 hour power reserve. It has a classic finishing with deep polished beveled edges and satinized top
192 layered steel monochrome Damascus steel with a pools pattern. Tempered coloring of dial available as an option and every clients gets to choose their dial from a minimum of two alternatives
Index ring/rehaut: Solid Bronze, hand finished patinated surfaces and polished chamfers. The bottom layer of the index ring is white/green luminescent and provide raking light on the Damascus steel dial
Hands: Solid bronze, hand finished with pre-patinized surfaces and polished chamfers
Crown: 8.5mm in fine-grained stainless Damascus stainless steel, file-worked edge, double gasket crown inset
Case finishing: Stainless Damascus steel, high gloss polished with GoS logo engraved on case side. Bronze parts satinized and patinized to slightly darken the Bronze. All chamfers hand polished to a high gloss Bronze surface that will patinate with use
Handcrafted Moose leather fitted with stainless steel GoS buckle
Limited to 12 pieces
Every watch engraved with its production number 1-12/12
Delivered in handcrafted presentation box in Walnut, made by Kanevad wood artists in Linköping and engraved with Viking knot patterns