Friday, September 8, 2017

GoS Sarek Akka

Swedish watch brand GoS presents its latest timepiece Sarek Akka, which marks a return to traditional uncolored Damascus steel. Main source of inspiration for this monochrome watch was found in the most impressive massif of Swedish Lapland – Akka. Akka is located just north of Sarek and is often referred to as "The Queen of Lapland" since Akka means "grandmother" or "goddess" in Saami language. The massif is surrounded by low growing mountain Birch, which is illustrated by scroll engravings on the watch bezel. This detailed engraving is made by master engraver Stanley Stoltz who is a legend among knife and rifle collectors.

The monochrome watch works well with colored straps and it is delivered with a chocolate brown GoS strap in premium Moose leather. However, GoS provides four different alternatives of which the lighter beige/brown also complements the monochrome Sarek Akka well.
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 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 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 counter weight made from Damascus steel. The counter weight is finished for maximum contrasts on the surface and high gloss polished bevels.

The retail price of Sarek Akka is US$11,800 + applicable taxes. Like all GoS watches, each Sarek Akka dial has a unique pattern but all with the same character. GoS will present dials for selection when ordering a Sarek directly from the workshop.

Technical details
Model: GoS Sarek Akka

Case
Diameter: 43.0mmx10.5mm
Water resistance: 5ATM
Lug width: 22mm
Glass: Domed sapphire glass with double sided AR coating, extra hard on outside
Bezel: Scroll engraving by Stanley Stoltz
Crown: GoS design in high gloss polished with satinized grooves. 7mm in diameter and with double gaskets.
Case finishing: Stainless steel, worked and finished with inspiration from Viking bracelets.

Movement
Soprod A10 with GoS triskele rotor, dark satinized and additional counter weight in Damascus steel

Dial
164 layered steel Damascus steel with a Wildflower pattern and a greyscale high contrast finishing
Index ring/rehaut: Two layers combining previous GoS design with inspiration from viking bracelets.
Hands: GoS spear shape in high gloss polished Rhodinated finish

Strap
Handcrafted Chocolate brown or Black Moose leather, fitted with stainless steel GoS buckle.

Edition
Every watch engraved with “Sarek 1/1” to indicate that every watch is a unique piece in addition to a serial number.

Guarantee
Five year guarantee

Packaging
Delivered in handcrafted presentation box in Walnut, made by Kanevad wood artists

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