Gustafsson & Sjögren GoS Stockholm
The new super-limited edition Gustafsson & Sjögren GoS Stockholm watch is yet another fruit of the long-standing partnership between the Sweden bladesmith Johan Gustafsson and watchmaker Patrik Sjögren.
As far as I understand, the watch was conceived and produced in cooperation with GoS local retailer Fredmans Ur, which is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
The timekeeper features a mid-sized stainless steel case with the bezel, the winding crown as well as all three hands made from hand-forged Damascus steel. The parts were painstakingly hand-polished in order to show the natural beauty of the metal.
The watch is limited to only five pieces with four of them featuring white mother-of-pearl dial (pictured) and the fifth coming in blue Lapis Lazuli.
Although the choice of materials for the dial may puzzle you a little, both mother-of-pearl and Lapis Lazuli are in fact very often used to decorate handles of knives, swords and other sharp-edged weapons.
According to the company, the watch is animated by a historic Alpina 592R caliber from the 1950s. Coming in its original finishing, the hand-wound movement organically blends into the brutal appearance of GoS Stockholm.
Another interesting touch is that the timepieces will be delivered in unique GoS presentation boxes hand-crafted by a woodcraft artisan Sture Nyberg from thin birch wood.
Gustafsson & Sjögren GoS Stockholm hand-wound watch specification
Movement: Manual, Alpina 592R, 17 jewels, 26.60 mm in diameter, 4.00 mm in height, 18,000 vph, Swiss Made
Movement decoration: N/A
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
Power reserve: 46 hours
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Damascus steel
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 42.00 mm
Lug width: 22.00 mm
Case height: 10.00 mm
Dial: Mother of pearl or Blue Lapis Lazuli
Hands: Damascus steel
Water resistance: N/A
Strap: Black leather
Case back: Sapphire
Tags: 42 mm, Alpina 592R, Damascus steel, GoS, GoS Stockholm, Gustafsson o SjГ¶gren, manual