Johan Gustafsson and Patrik Sjögren led Swedish mechanical watch brand GoS presents – Nordic Seasons – a new series of watches that are designed with inspiration from the rich contrasts of the Nordic seasons. This is the first GoS series to feature a case in stainless Damascus steel.

The design of the case is based on the previous distinctive GoS cases to accentuate the the Damascus steel features. One unique feature of the GoS case is the larger diameter of the case back and bezels, which highlight the curved surface of the Damascus steel case and mirrors the pattern on the polished surfaces. A Damascus steel bezel inset frames the dial. The trademark oversize crown in Damascus steel has a larger diameter than previous GoS models but the height has been reduced to increase overall wearability as the case diameter is 45mm.

The hands of the Nordic Seasons are in the GoS spear shape, which premiered with the Stockholm model. Johan Gustafsson and Patrik Sjögren have designed an index ring with similarly shaped hour markers to complement the hands. All hands and index rings of the Nordic Seasons watches are made in solid 18 carat gold with a nuance selected to match the colour scheme of the season dial.

Nordic Seasons will be produced in a limited edition of 20 pieces with 5 pieces for each season. The Nordic Seasons watches are the first GoS watches with a Damascus steel movement as an option. Four movements are currently planned for the series and the first movement has been fitted into the first version of the Autumn model, No 1/5. The finishing that Patrik achieves is unlike anything else in the watch industry as it combines a raw Damascus steel finish with traditionally finished bevelled edges and holes. To our knowledge, this is the first time Watch movements with bridges in solid Damascus steel have been produced.

Johan Gustafsson and Patrik Sjögren have fitted the Nordic Seasons watches with a strap in soft and velvety Nubuck leather. The natural-looking surface of the straps blends well with the Damascus steel finish. These GoS straps are handmade in Switzerland by a Swedish artisan and are fitted with screwed lugs.

Technical details

Watch series – Nordic Seasons
? Case: Stainless steel and stainless Damascus steel 44/45mm × 10mm (10atm)
? Lug width: 22mm
? Glass: Flat sapphire glass with AR coating and the GoS logo printed on the inside
? Movement: Swiss manual ETA 6498
? Movement refinement: Refinished and improved to chronometer grade by the Swiss company Soprod
? Dial: Hand-forged Damascus steel
? Index ring/rehaut: Solid gold, shaped and polished by hand
? Hands: Solid gold, shaped and polished by hand
? Crown: 9mm in fine-grained stainless Damascus steel, double gasket crown inset
? Case finishing: Stainless Damascus steel, high-gloss polish with GoS logo engraved on case side
? Strap: Handcrafted strap in soft Nubuck leather, fitted with the GoS stainless steel buckle

Damascus steel movement
? Movement: Swiss manual ETA 6498
? Movement refinement: Improved to chronometer grade by the Swiss company Soprod
? Movement modification: 3/4 bridge and balance cock made in solid hand-forged Damascus steel
? Limited edition: Four movements planned, available as an option with the Nordic Season series

Watch Model – Nordic Seasons Spring
? Dial: Hand-forged explosion Damascus steel, tempered to receive a yellow nuance
? Hands: Solid 18 carat gold with red Swedish gold nuance
? Index ring: Solid 18 carat gold with red Swedish gold nuance
? Limited edition: 5 pieces

Watch Model – Nordic Seasons Summer
? Dial: Hand-forged wildflower Damascus steel, tempered to receive a red main nuance
? Hands: Solid 18K gold in the red Swedish gold nuance
? Index ring: Solid 18K gold in the red Swedish gold nuance
? Limited edition: 5 pieces

Watch Model – Nordic Seasons Autumn
? Dial: Hand-forged ladder Damascus steel, tempered to receive a main nuance of blue/purple
? Hands: Solid white gold
? Index ring: Solid white gold
? Limited edition: 5 pieces

Watch Model – Nordic Seasons Winter
? Dial: Hand-forged explosion Damascus steel, in natural steel finish
? Hands: Solid white gold
? Index ring: Solid white gold
? Limited edition: 5 pieces

Presentation Box
? Individually crafted box of birch wood using the svepask technique
? Coloured with natural pigments mixed in linseed oil
? Covered with high-grade natural wax and polished to a deep finish
? Protection box of black and grey card
? Guarantee certificate, two-year guarantee

The cases for the Nordic Season watches are manufactured by the best watch case maker in Germany. Highly skilled local artisans develop wooden presentation boxes and display material to GoS specifications. The watch straps are handmade, e.g. the straps for the Nordic Season watches are handmade in Geneva by a Swedish artisan.

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