Swedish damascus steel masters GoS introduces an engraved piece with gold accents. The watch is the result of a collaboration with Swedish artisan Anders Hedlund, who is regarded as one of the world´s best knifemakers and engravers.

Anders suggested the use of polished 24k gold pins, which is something premium knifemakers use to embellish their work. The working name of the new watch became Sarek Trollius as Trollius Europaeus is a flower with yellow buds that is common in the Sarek National Park of northern Sweden.

Knife by Anders Hedlund

The scrollwork for the watch is similar to the petals of the Trollius flower and the gold pins emulate the yellow buds. Watchmaker Patrik Sjögren learned the technique to be able to introduce gold pins onto the dial as well.

GoS introduced the Sarek collection in 2016 with dial patterns that emulate the elaborate and ever-changing waterways in the Sarek National Park. A number of variations and bespoke elements have since been introduced as well as dials that resemble the famous northern lights of Lapland.

For Sarek Trollius, both the dial and the rotor counterweight are made from Johan Gustafsson´s dense and organic damascus steel. The dial is in Johan's wildflower pattern and the rotor is a cutout from a traditional ladder woodgrain damascus. Sarek Trollius is the first GoS watch to feature engraved movement parts.

Premium tapered strap and Swiss made deployant buckle

GoS watch straps are normally made from moose leather sourced by GoS. However, the Sarek collections dress watch qualities are sometimes better matched with a tapered strap in leather that's more glossy.

GoS now offer alternatives to further personalize the watch in both leather qualities and stitching to match or contrast the dial´s color range. The deployant buckles are Swiss made and supplier´s patented and elegant snap lock mechanism has been proven to be flawless by major premium watch brands.

GoS Sarek design elements

The Sarek 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 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 spearheads that inspired the first GoS hands.

GoS can also manufacture hands from Johan´s hand-forged steel as a bespoke element. The Sarek is powered by a Soprod A10 movement that has been customized with a GoS triskele rotor. The dark GoS rotor has a circular satinization as finish and is equipped with an additional counterweight handmade from either German silver or damascus steel.

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