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Just when I thought I couldn’t like the GoS Sarek any more…

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… I get news crossing my digital desk that shows just how much more to my tastes the watch can be made!  We’ve talked about other GoS Sarek watches before, and have spoken at length about the lovely colors achieved in the Damascus steel dials.  Those don’t glow, however, so GoS has gone a different direction to get color and lume on these new GoS Sarek models.

In light…

To do that, the new GoS Sarek models – Glacier and Sunset – feature dials made from mother-of-pearl.  This is a material that I like – especially on watches – but I was not aware of it’s translucent properties.  Realizing that, Patrik Sjögren worked over a two year period to get a luminous layer involved.  Simplifying things a bit, there’s a luminous layer the same size as the dial blank, under the dial, which is constantly emitting the luminous color when it’s exposed to light.  In other words, should be nice and colorful, light or dark.

… and in the dark

This is different from some other dials that have been done in the past (by other brands) as we’ve got a LOT more luminous material applied here, and it should be providing color – through that lovely MOP disc of a dial – day or night.  With all the MOP talk, you might think focus on the damascus steel – for which the brand is known – has slipped. And that’s not the case.  The lovely pattern shows up on the bezel, so that brand DNA is still definitely present.

The new GoS Sarek models will be formally introduced at BaselWorld this year, and I’ll be watching to see live photos of them come out.  Should you want to get one of these on your wrist, there will be 100 examples of each (women’s and men’s) models produced, with a starting price tag of $8,500 – further customization is of course available, but raises pricing a bit.  While some might decry the loss of the metal dial, I think the combination of the natural, cloudlike patterns in MOP combined with an ethereal glow will surely be a unique treat.  Perhaps not quite the Northern Lights, but it’s definitely getting as close as I can remember.  goswatches.com

Watch Overview

  • Brand & Model: GoS Sarek Glacier and Sunset
  • Price: Starting at $8,500
  • Who’s it for? You mean, other than me?  Well, those with discerning tastes, and have not found another way to reconcile lume and mother-of-pearl
  • Would I wear it? In a heartbeat
  • The best thing about it: MOP + Lume = a combination we didn’t know we needed until we saw it

Tech Specs – GoS Sarek Glacier and Sunset

  • Case: 43.0mmx10.5mm (5ATM)
    ●  Lug width: 22mm
    ●  Glass: Domed sapphire glass with double sided AR coating, extra hard on outside
    ●  Movement: Soprod A10 with GoS triskele rotor, dark satinized and additional counter weight with model engraving “Glacier” or “Sunset”.
  • Dial: Multi-layered dial with premium white mother-of-pearl and Swiss Super-LumiNova for the best available afterglow and colored luminescence. The dials are manufactured and assembled by hand in the GoS workshop.
  • Bezel: Stainless damascus steel from the masters at Damasteel in Söderfors Sweden. The bezel is manufactured and finished in the GoS workshop.
  • Index ring/rehaut: Two layers combining previous GoS design with inspiration from viking bracelets. The hour markings are opened to show the color and light from the dial.
  • Hands: GoS spear shape in high gloss polished Rhodinated finish
  • Crown: GoS design in highgloss polished with satinized grooves. 7mm in diameter and with double gaskets.
  • Case finishing: Stainless steel, worked and finished with inspiration from viking bracelets.
  • Strap: Handcrafted and tapered 22-20mm strap in premium Moose leather, fitted with premium GoS 20mm Swiss made folding buckle in stainless steel.
  • Every watch engraved with “Sarek 1/1” to indicate that every watch is a unique piece in addition to a serial number.
  • Five year guarantee
  • Delivered in handcrafted presentation box in Swedish crystal, made by Vas Vitreum glass artists in Vadstena, Sweden

Specification – Ladies ́ GoS Sarek Glacier and Sunset

  • Case: 31.5 x 40 x 9mm (5ATM)
    ●  Lug width: Single lug, 16mm strap
    ●  Glass: Flat sapphire glass with double sided AR coating, extra hard on outside
    ●  Movement: Soprod A10 with GoS triskele rotor, dark satinized and additional counter weight with model engraving “Glacier” or “Sunset”.
  • Dial: Multi-layered dial with premium white mother-of-pearl and Swiss Super-LumiNova for the best available afterglow and colored luminescence. The dials are manufactured and assembled by hand in the GoS workshop.
  • Bezel: Stainless damascus steel from the masters at Damasteel in Söderfors Sweden. The bezel is manufactured and finished in the GoS workshop.
  • Index ring/rehaut: Two layers combining previous GoS design with inspiration from viking bracelets. The hour markings are opened to show the color and light from the dial. All elements have polished bevels and satinized top surface.
  • Hands: GoS spear shape in high gloss polished Rhodinated finish.
  • 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 highgloss polished to provide lustre.
  • Strap: Handcrafted and tapered 16-14mm in either black moose leather or pastel colored premium leather with Swiss made stainless steel GoS deployant buckle.
  • Every watch engraved with “Unique piece 1/1” and a serial number.
  • Five year guarantee
  • Individually handcrafted presentation box in Swedish crystal, made by Vas Vitreum glass artists in Vadstena, Sweden

The retail price of Sarek Glacier and Sunset starts from US$8.500+ applicable taxes. Bespoke elements such as different strap materials or colors on request.

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