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Bifrost Isblå kicks off new GoS Watches collection at Baselworld

Bifrost Isblå kicks off new Go...
The Bifrost Isblå prototype on display at Baselworld 2014
The Bifrost Isblå prototype on display at Baselworld 2014
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The Bifrost Isblå prototype on display at Baselworld 2014
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The Bifrost Isblå prototype on display at Baselworld 2014
The high-contrast steel was created by GoS partner Johan Gustafsson
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The high-contrast steel was created by GoS partner Johan Gustafsson
The rotor is visible through a window in the back
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The rotor is visible through a window in the back
Only 25 of the watches will be made
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Only 25 of the watches will be made
The steel shines a deep iridescent blue when exposed to natural daylight
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The steel shines a deep iridescent blue when exposed to natural daylight
The high-contrast steel is also used in the rotor
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The high-contrast steel is also used in the rotor
A close view of the rotor
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A close view of the rotor

The Baselworld 2014 watch show officially starts tomorrow in Basel, Switzerland, but Gizmag has already spotted a pretty special-looking watch on the trade show floor. Made by Sweden's GoS Watches, the Bifrost Isblå features a dial and crown made from what the company describes as "high-contrast" pattern-welded stainless Damascus steel.

The watch is the first in GoS' Bifrost line, "Bifrost" being the name of a rainbow bridge in Norse mythology that connects Earth with the realm of the gods. The high-contrast steel fits in with that theme, as it shines a deep iridescent blue when exposed to natural daylight, "much in the same way that a rainbow appears only when light shines through the moist air."

The high-contrast steel was created by GoS partner Johan Gustafsson, and is also used in the watch's rotor, which can be seen through a window in the back. Other stand-out features include sapphire glass, solid 18K white gold hands and index ring, and a Soprod A10 movement.

The Bifrost Isblå will be made in a limited run of 25 units, each of which is priced at US$12,600. Company founder Patrik Sjögren told us that the first production models should be delivered around May or June.

Product page: Bifrost Isblå

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