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Cartier D'Art Santos 100
Rs. 5,064,895
Free shipping
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
327
UK
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Arnold & Son HMS1
Rs. 595,427
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LUXE WARE (HK) LIMITED
140
HK
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Arnold & Son HMS Lady
Rs. 631,514
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LUXE WARE (HK) LIMITED
140
HK
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Blancpain Villeret Ultraslim White Dial 18K Gold
Rs. 437,882
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Plus Watch - Luxury Watches
3376
IT
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A. Lange & Söhne Langematik Perpetual Calendar 310.021
Rs. 2,686,164
Free shipping
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WatchBox
443
US
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Rolex Submariner 18ct gold with Gold Serti dial
Rs. 1,657,142
Seller
The Watch Collector Ltd.
116
UK
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Breguet Classique Grandes Complications Tourbillon
Rs. 5,036,664
Seller
Chronometrie Stäuble AG
11
CH
Cartier Tank Louis Cartier
Rs. 326,178
Seller
Private Seller
IN
TOP
Patek Philippe Pagoda 5500R rose gold NOS box papers full set
Rs. 2,393,854
Seller
Vintage & Prestige
36
UK
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Rolex Datejust 18K Yellow Gold President Lapis diam. dial
Rs. 617,128
Seller
Juwelier Pieter Jacobs
216
NL
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A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Thin
Rs. 1,061,459
Seller
WatchesofMayfair.com
603
UK
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Corum Admiral´s Cup Regatta 18k Rose Gold Edición Limitada
Rs. 1,106,848
Seller
CANTELI JOYEROS SL
37
ES
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Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar XL Men's Watch
Rs. 1,202,580
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The Watch Outlet
189
US
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Patek Philippe Grand Complications Perpetual Calendar 5040J
Rs. 2,049,129
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WatchBox
443
US
TOP
Omega vintage 18ct gold dress watch
Rs. 358,687
Seller
The Watch Collector Ltd.
116
UK
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Hublot Classic Fusion Ultra-Thin 45
Rs. 1,189,159
Seller
Chronometrie Stäuble AG
11
CH
Corum Bubble
Rs. 200,000
Seller
Private Seller
IN
TOP
Bulgari Tubogas 102450 Rose Gold 35mm
Rs. 1,696,400
Seller
Taleda
469
CH
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Patek Philippe Calatrava Automatic
Price on request
Seller
LE MUSE sas
112
IT
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Montblanc Grace Kelly rose gold, full set
Rs. 1,713,889
Seller
My Local Time
18
CH
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Zenith Taschenuhr Dürrstein & Co in Dresden Carillon Grand...
Rs. 1,712,031
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Antiquitäten carsten berger
9
DE
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Harry Winston Midnight 42mm Champagne Dial 18k Rose Gold...
Rs. 905,651
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The Watch Outlet
189
US
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Omega De Ville Ladymatic 425.68.34.20.51.001
Rs. 633,496
Free shipping
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WatchBox
443
US
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Piaget Altiplano Date - Ref G0A38130
Rs. 1,712,031
Seller
KRONOS 360
103
FR
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Breguet Classique
Rs. 1,119,204
Seller
Chronometrie Stäuble AG
11
CH
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Girard Perregaux La Chaux De Fonds
Rs. 283,127
Seller
Private Seller
IN
TOP
Corum Admiral's Cup 986-691-13-v761 Rose Gold Carbon, 44mm
Rs. 1,818,820
Seller
Taleda
469
CH
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Girard Perregaux World Timer Lady Or 18KT. Diamants
Rs. 1,923,752
Seller
Bijouterie-Horlogerie Langel
85
CH
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Cartier Tank Crash Special Edition
Rs. 1,425,998
Seller
Calibre-Co
61
UK
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Ulysse Nardin Freak
Rs. 2,689,703
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Raffi Boyadjian Watches Inc.
20
US
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Patek Philippe Calatrava
Rs. 1,990,734
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superstudio
7
CH
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Patek Philippe Complications Calatrava Travel Time 7134G-001
Rs. 1,907,566
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WatchBox
443
US
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Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 1275
Rs. 1,075,793
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KRONOS 360
103
FR
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Breguet Classique Grandes Complications
Rs. 2,798,116
Seller
Chronometrie Stäuble AG
11
CH
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Roger Dubuis Excalibur Triple Time Zone RDDBEX0258 GOLD
Rs. 2,045,590
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S HANKAR TRADING CO LLC
 
US
TOP
Piaget Emperador G0a33085 White Gold Diamonds 21.5mm
Rs. 2,658,276
Seller
Taleda
469
CH
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IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar
Rs. 916,286
Free shipping
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Chronolux.com
10
UK
IWC Portuguese Grande Complication
Rs. 8,139,890
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Chad Warrick
20
US
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Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Chronograph W1556051
Rs. 1,550,118
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Raffi Boyadjian Watches Inc.
20
US
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Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Equation of Time
Rs. 4,220,356
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superstudio
7
CH
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Patek Philippe Calatrava "Tiffany & Co." 4820J
Rs. 704,277
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WatchBox
443
US
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Breguet Tradition Ref 7027
Rs. 1,270,088
Seller
KRONOS 360
103
FR
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Breguet Classique "Le Réveil du Tsar"
Rs. 1,608,887
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Chronometrie Stäuble AG
11
CH
Patek Philippe Split-Seconds Chrono Perpetual Calendar Ref....
Price on request
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Twain Time
 
US
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Franck Muller Master Of Complication 8880 B Sc Dt Rose Gold 45mm
Rs. 2,518,367
Seller
Taleda
469
CH
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Rolex M228398TBR-0001 DAY-DATE 40
Rs. 4,555,767
Seller
時尚站 COHERNTHK
5
HK
Patek Philippe Patek 5213G Minute Repeater Retrograde Perpetual
Rs. 37,443,496
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Chad Warrick
20
US
Audemars Piguet 25589
Rs. 672,426
Free shipping
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Exquisite Timepieces
39
US
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Patek Philippe 2491
Rs. 676,850
Free shipping
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superstudio
7
CH
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Patek Philippe Calatrava 3796J
Rs. 633,496
Free shipping
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WatchBox
443
US
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Piaget Emperador Grand Modèle 18k Rétrogrades Power reserve
Rs. 1,155,422
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KRONOS 360
103
FR
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Breguet Classique
Rs. 1,818,751
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Chronometrie Stäuble AG
11
CH
Patek Philippe Calatrava Officer's Watch 18K Rose Gold Ref....
Rs. 1,518,266
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Twain Time
 
US
TOP
Rolex Beta 21, Texano, Early Serial No., Limited and Rare
Rs. 1,364,115
Seller
Plus Ultra AG
9
CH
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Rolex M116508-0013 COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA
Rs. 3,066,450
Seller
時尚站 COHERNTHK
5
HK
IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Rose
Rs. 2,831,266
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Chad Warrick
20
US
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5066-1J-001
Rs. 3,892,991
Free shipping
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Exquisite Timepieces
39
US
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Misterioso
Rs. 326,480
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superstudio
7
CH
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Patek Philippe Grand Complications Moon Phase Power Reserve...
Rs. 1,553,657
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WatchBox
443
US
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Cartier Mini Baignoire 18k - Ref W8000017
Rs. 660,924
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KRONOS 360
103
FR
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Breguet Classique
Rs. 1,958,660
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Chronometrie Stäuble AG
11
CH
Rolex Lady Masterpiece Datejust Pearlmaster 18K Yellow Gold
Price on request
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Twain Time
 
US
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
Rs. 3,112,977
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The Jewels of Beverly Hills, The Jewel Buyers
5
US
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Rolex M228239-0033 Day-Date 40
Rs. 2,180,346
Seller
時尚站 COHERNTHK
5
HK
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Gold Watches: Elegant and Valuable

A gold watch is the epitome of luxury. For thousands of years, this precious metal has been a symbol of permanence and wealth. Most gold watches are elegant dress watches, though some have a sportier design.

Features

  • 18-karat or 750 gold indicates it's 75% gold
  • 14-karat gold or 585 gold is less common
  • Many gold-electroplated vintage watches
  • Watches with modern PVD coating are in the lower price range
  • Some manufacturers offer their own alloys such as Everose or Sedna gold

Gold Cases: The Mixture Makes the Difference

When gold comes to mind, people most often think of yellow gold. However, many types of gold are used in the watch industry, such as white, pink, and red gold . There are also in-house alloys made by manufacturers like Omega's Sedna gold and Rolex's Everose, both red gold alloys. A unique alloy is Hublot's Magic Gold, which combines yellow gold and ceramic, making it extremely scratch resistant.

Technically, a timepiece can only be considered a gold watch if the case is made of solid gold . However, you can count watches in a lower price range as well, as their cases are made of stainless steel which is then coated in gold.

A gold watch is almost always produced from an metal alloy. Pure gold, which you find in the form of coins or bars available for purchase, is used to plate the surfaces of cases made of a different material. As it's relatively soft, some manufacturers mix it with other metals in-house in order to make it harder and more scratch resistant or to give it another hue.

A value of one karat means that the material is composed of 1/24th gold. Pure gold is thus 24 karat. Watch cases with the highest percentage of gold are 18-karat cases , a value equal to 750 gold. The 750 represents the percentage of pure gold out of 1,000. In a 750 alloy, 75% of the material is pure gold, while the rest consists of other metals. Silver and copper are mixed together with yellow gold. The amount varies, however, in order to slightly change the tone of the yellow gold.

Red and pink gold have a much larger percentage of copper than silver, which gives the gold its reddish-pinkish hue. White gold, on the other hand, has more silver than copper. Particularly valuable 18-karat white gold watches are made with an alloy containing platinum or palladium.

Cases made of 14-karat gold (585 gold) can also be found, although most manufacturers offer 18-karat gold watches today. This applies to watches in both mid and upper price ranges, such as those from Longines, Maurice Lacroix, and Tissot.

Some manufacturers use gold-colored coatings that resemble gold, but are actually something else entirely. The most common of these methods uses a PVD (physical vapor deposition) coating. During this process, the coating is applied via vacuum deposition. PVD coatings can also be made of gold and are regarded as very scratch resistant.

An alternative is electroplating gold on stainless steel cases. The gold layer is very thin; 20 microns is the norm. One micron is 1/1,000th of a millimeter. The gold plating is either 18 or 24-karat gold and prone to scratches, but can be redone if necessary. The PVD method has grown in popularity in recent years, so you will most frequently encounter electroplated watches in the vintage market.

Buying Advice

If you want to buy a gold watch, then you should pay attention to the karats. An 18-karat gold watch is an 18-karat gold watch, regardless of the manufacturer.

The price difference between gold and stainless steel versions of the same watch can be quite considerable. A stainless steel Rolex Submariner with a date display costs about 7,000 euros new, while a yellow gold version in the same condition costs 21,000 euros.

The price and value of an 18-karat gold watch also depends on the price of gold. The market price varies, but has usually been over $1,000 for one troy ounce (31 grams) of gold over the last few years. In the summer of 2011, it shot up to around $1,900. It is unlikely that the price will drop below $1,000. The price of gold watches has gone up simply due to their material worth. In the 1990s, the price was still oscillating between $300 and $400. Since gold also functions as a replacement currency in crisis situations, gold watches are a relatively secure investment. In the worst case, the watch retains value based on the weight of its gold. For this to be the case, however, one should imagine that times are tough and the gold price is thus very high.

Normally, the collector's value and the manufacturer's reputation play a deciding role in determining the price of a timepiece. Gold watches from an independent manufacturer powered by in-house calibers cost the most. Rolex's Submariner isn't the only expensive gold watch they offer. Other series have gold models, such as the Daytona or the Day-Date. The Day-Date is offered with a white gold, yellow gold, or Everose alloy, and the cases are available in many different sizes.

The story is similar with Omega. Their diving watch Seamaster is available in 18-karat gold, and the company offers a large selection of gold watches in their De Ville collection.

Patek Philippe is the ultimate manufacturer of gold watches. No other renowned Swiss manufacturer relies so much on the precious metal like the Genevan family business. The Calatrava is Patek Philippe's most classic series.

Patek Philippe is one of the few manufacturers who doesn't only make the case out of gold, but important parts of the movement as well. A good example is the rotor of an automatic movement, which is often decorated with engravings. Rolex also uses white gold indices - even on the models with a stainless steel case. Not just for aesthetic reasons, either: Gold doesn't tarnish.

Swiss Dominance

According to tradition, the first solid gold wristwatch was made by Girad-Perregaux and was delivered to the German Emperor William I in 1879. Now, around 500,000 gold watches are produced each year, with 90% of them being made in Switzerland. Rolex plays a prominent role in this, as they alone produce 200,000 of these gold watches. In one year, Rolex produces around 800,000 watches, making gold watches a quarter of their total production. The company produces cases in their own foundry. Gold plays an even more important role for the luxury manufacturer Patek Philippe, however. Gold watches dominate Patek's portfolio; there are only a few stainless steel models available. Usually, it's the other way around. Gold remains an expensive exception for most companies. A popular compromise is to create a bicolor watch, where parts of the case and bracelet are made of stainless steel and others of gold. Rolex calls this Rolesor.