GoS Launches ‘Midnight Sun’ Timepiece

By Paul Joseph

Swedish watchmakers Gustafsson & Sjögren – known more commonly as GoS – have created a stunning new timepiece said to be inspired by the Lapland summers when the sun never sets

Limited to just five pieces, the Midnight Sun timepiece was designed through a collaboration between GoS Watches and master watchmaker Jochen Benzinger.

The watch, which features a solid gold dial, captures a golden sunray light effect by applying several steps of radial finishing. The abstract shape of the sun is depicted in the damascus steel chapter ring.

The watch’s chapter ring and the hands are made from Johan Gustafsson's handforged steel, which has been shaped, polished, etched and then beveled to create the rough patterned surface and sparkling bevelled edges.

A chronometre grade 6498 movement has received a Jochen Benzinger custom sunray-skeletonization to complement the Midnight Sun theme, whilst the blued main plate and wheels also feature some of Benzinger’s striking guilloche work.

The watch is crafted from the same (stainless) damascus steel that was first featured in GoS’s Nordic Seasons series. The finishing work on the case has been further developed with Midnight Sun to increase contrasts in the damascus steel pattern.

Another unique feature of the Midnight Sun is the larger diameter of the case back and bezels, which are used to highlight the curved surface of the damascus steel case core as the steel pattern is mirrored in the high gloss, polished finish.

Each watch comes in an individually crafted presentation box.

By Paul Joseph