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F.P.Journe Octa O-ORM G 38 B RG Very good Rose gold 38mm Automatic
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F.P.Journe Octa
Reserve de Marche Brass Movement
Rs.16,068,133
Free shipping
F.P.Journe Souveraine CS G 40 A WH Very good Rose gold 40mm Manual winding
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F.P.Journe Souveraine
Chronometre Souverain
Rs.5,071,253
Free shipping
Rolex Daytona 116598TBR Very good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona
116598TBR Eye of the Tiger 18K Yellow Gold Pave Index Dial
Rs.33,633,448
Free shipping
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PFH279-1062500-HA2121 Unworn Rose gold 40.2mm Automatic
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Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda
Moonbow Tourbillon - PFH279-1062500-HA2121
Rs.10,066,374
+ Rs.42,211 for shipping
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 26331BC.GG.1224BC.01 Very good White gold 41mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph
Selfwinding Chronograph Frosted White Gold Purple Dial LIMITED EDITION OF 200
Rs.22,416,716
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
Patek Philippe Gondolo 7099G-001 Unworn White gold 29mm Manual winding
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Patek Philippe Gondolo
7099G-001 18K White Gold Factory Diamond Dial
Rs.6,911,031
Free shipping
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony 82172/000G-9383 Unworn White gold 38mm Manual winding India, Bangalore
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony
82172/000G-9383
Rs.1,945,602
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Lady-Datejust 6917 Very good Yellow gold 26mm Automatic
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Rolex Lady-Datejust
Date Datejust 26 Original Coral Stone Dial 18K Gold Gelbgold 750 Automatic president
Rs.1,633,651
+ Rs.27,243 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116599 RBOW Very good White gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona
Rainbow "Full Set" White Gold
Rs.35,280,466
+ Rs.15,339 for shipping
Cartier Tank Américaine Good White gold 14mm Quartz
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Cartier Tank Américaine
18K White Gold watch with Diamonds Sapphires 2544
Rs.803,618
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding 15305OR.OO.D088CR.01 Very good Rose gold 39mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding
15305OR Openworked Dial Mens Watch With Archives
Rs.13,534,536
+ Rs.8,036 for shipping
Chopard Happy Diamonds 20/5586-24 Very good Yellow gold 27mm Quartz
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Chopard Happy Diamonds
Luxury Gem Watch with Heart Sapphire Very Rare
Rs.4,858,274
+ Rs.8,173 for shipping
Vacheron Constantin 6913 Good Yellow gold 26mm Manual winding
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Vacheron Constantin
Cioccolatone / Tank with Striped Dial Rare cal1001
Rs.430,104
+ Rs.9,190 for shipping
Patek Philippe Complications (submodel) 5172G-010 New White gold 41mm Chronograph
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Patek Philippe Complications
Salmon 18K White Gold 5172G
Rs.6,344,353
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 26470OR.OO.A125CR.01 Very good Rose gold 42mm Automatic India, 110048
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
26470OR.OO.A125CR.01
Rs.4,870,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Chopard Mille Miglia 1254 Very good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
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Chopard Mille Miglia
Chronograph Limited 250 Pieces Yellow Gold
Rs.681,066
Free shipping
Rolex Datejust 16019 Very good White gold 36mm Automatic
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Rolex Datejust
16019 rare 18K Gold Weissgold White Herrenuhr Automatic Automatik blue Jubilée
Rs.5,447,623
+ Rs.27,243 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116595RBOW Very good Rose gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona
Rainbow "Full Set"
Rs.43,461,444
+ Rs.15,339 for shipping
Cartier Baignoire Good White gold 22mm Manual winding
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Cartier Baignoire
Ladies Cartier Cartier Baignoire 18K White Gold watch w/Diamonds Rubies
Rs.372,202
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
Cartier Tank Américaine W2620030 Very good Rose gold 23mm Automatic
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Cartier Tank Américaine
W2620030 18K Rose Gold Watch Box Papers
Rs.668,187
+ Rs.8,459 for shipping
Ulysse Nardin Classico 8106.116 Very good Rose gold 31mm Automatic
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Ulysse Nardin Classico
Automatik 750er 18K Rosegold 31mm Referenz 8106-116
Rs.476,746
+ Rs.15,892 for shipping
Eterna Very good White gold 23mm Manual winding
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Eterna
Ladies Diamond Bezel Lapis Dial Jewelry Watch
Rs.459,512
+ Rs.9,190 for shipping
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5811/1G-001 New White gold 41mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Nautilus
5811/1G-001
Rs.15,649,405
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
Swiss Automatic Good Yellow gold Automatic India, Chennai
Geneve 18KT Yellow Gold Swiss Automatic w/Day/Date Feature Presidential Style
Rs.1,200,000
Excl. shipping
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Tiffany Atlas Z1901.10.50E91A40B New Yellow gold 30mm Quartz
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Tiffany Atlas
Lady's Cocktail yellow gold 190 diamonds yellow gold pin buckle with diamonds
Rs.914,430
Free shipping
Rolex Daytona 116515ln New Rose gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona
2022 Daytona Oysteflex 116515LN Brown Dial New full set
Rs.4,060,386
Free shipping
A. Lange & Söhne 425.050 Very good Rose gold 41.2mm Manual winding
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A. Lange & Söhne
1815 Rattrapante "one of 100" Honey Gold
Rs.19,424,709
+ Rs.15,339 for shipping
Cartier Good Yellow gold 20mm Quartz
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Cartier
Ladies Cartier Watch 18K Gold with Diamonds Rubies Sapphires
Rs.719,027
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
Patek Philippe Calatrava 5196G-001 Very good White gold 37mm Manual winding
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Patek Philippe Calatrava
5196G 18K White Gold Mens Watch
Rs.1,607,152
+ Rs.8,459 for shipping
A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia 380.027 New White gold 38.5mm Automatic
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A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia
11/2021 NEW Full Set Unworn stickers
Rs.1,818,715
+ Rs.8,610 for shipping

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Blancpain Very good White gold 9mm Manual winding
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Blancpain
Backwinder Duoplan Bracelet Ladies Diamonds Jewel DoubleSigned: UTI
Rs.459,512
+ Rs.9,190 for shipping
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo 16204OR.OO.1240OR.01 New Rose gold 39mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo
"Jumbo" Extra-Thin Squelette Rose Gold "50th Anniversary" 16204OR.OO.1240OR.01
Rs.35,528,380
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
Chopard Happy Diamonds 2397745222 Very good Yellow gold Quartz India, Chennai
Chopard Happy Diamonds
butterfly
Rs.850,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Breguet Marine 5827BR/Z2/5ZU Very good Rose gold 42mm Automatic
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Breguet Marine
Chronograph 5827BR/Z2/5ZU Warranty Dated by March 2017
Rs.1,663,851
+ Rs.12,898 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116519LN Unworn White gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona
2021 Daytona White Gold 116519LN . full set
Rs.4,652,526
Free shipping
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5168G-001 Very good White gold 42.2mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Aquanaut
5168G-001
Rs.7,107,224
+ Rs.15,339 for shipping
Chopard Imperiale Good White gold 26mm Quartz
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Chopard Imperiale
4156 18K White Gold watch with factory Diamonds; sub-dial
Rs.930,505
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712R Rose gold 43mm Manual winding
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Patek Philippe Nautilus
5712R Moonphase 18K Rose Gold Men's Watch Box & Papers
Rs.8,459,053
+ Rs.8,036 for shipping
Rolex Day-Date 40 228235 Good Rose gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex Day-Date 40
228235
Rs.4,631,251
+ Rs.13,531 for shipping
Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon 6002R-001 Unworn Rose gold Automatic
Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon
Grand Complications 6002R Sky Moon Tourbillon Rose Gold
Rs.592,139,658
+ Rs.84,591 for shipping
A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia 384.029 New White gold 40mm Automatic
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A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia
Moon Phase 384.029
Rs.2,960,698
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
ROYAL EXCHANGE LONDON, 15600 Fair Yellow gold 50mm Manual winding India, Mumbai
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James Mc Cabe Royal Exchange London - 50mm 18k Gold & with Enamel flower Bouquet paintings - Both sides
Rs.2,326,263
Excl. shipping
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Omega Seamaster 166.036 Good Yellow gold 35mm Automatic India, MUMBAI
Omega Seamaster
Cosmic.
Rs.67,673
Free shipping
A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus 363.068 Unworn White gold 40.5mm Automatic
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A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus
2021 Odysseus White Gold " Full Set"
Rs.4,745,576
Free shipping
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1R-001 Very good Rose gold 40mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Nautilus
5711/1R-001
Rs.17,895,889
+ Rs.15,339 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 16528 Unworn Yellow gold
Rolex Daytona
Zenith 16528 NOS with Rare Prototype Dial Original Paper
Rs.13,621,328
+ Rs.22,702 for shipping
Rolex Day-Date 36 18039 Very good White gold 36mm Automatic
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Rolex Day-Date 36
18039 18K White Gold Mens Watch
Rs.1,437,969
+ Rs.8,459 for shipping
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 26401RO.OO.A002CA.02 Very good Rose gold 44mm Automatic
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
26401RO.OO.A002CA.02
Rs.4,222,612
+ Rs.13,531 for shipping
Rolex Day-Date 40 228235 Unworn Rose gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex Day-Date 40
2021 | 60th anniversary edition
Rs.4,805,813
+ Rs.8,990 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116518LN New Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona
40 Watch - Meteorite and Black Index Dial - Black Oysterflex Strap 116518LN
Rs.6,344,353
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 126715CHNR New Rose gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master II
126715CHNR
Rs.4,417,919
+ Rs.16,435 for shipping
Rolex Day-Date 40 228239 Very good White gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex Day-Date 40
228239 Day-Date 40
Rs.4,531,362
+ Rs.68,107 for shipping
Rolex Sky-Dweller 326238 New Yellow gold Automatic
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Rolex Sky-Dweller
2021 Sky-Dweller Oysterflex Yellow Gold Black Dial 326238-0009 (New&unworn) full set.
Rs.3,620,511
Free shipping
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712G-001 Very good White gold 40mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Nautilus
5712G "Tiffany" Full Set
Rs.19,685,478
+ Rs.15,339 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 6241 Very good Yellow gold 37mm Manual winding
Rolex Daytona
6241 14kt with Dark Brown Compax Very Rare
Rs.24,064,346
+ Rs.22,702 for shipping
Cartier Tank Française W50002N2 Very good Quartz
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Cartier Tank Française
W50002N2 Yellow Gold Ladies Watch
Rs.930,421
+ Rs.8,459 for shipping
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 26325OL.OO.D005CR.01 Good Rose gold 41mm Automatic
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph
Leo Messi
Rs.5,993,384
+ Rs.13,531 for shipping
Parmigiani Fleurier Toric C00940 Very good Rose gold 40mm Automatic
Parmigiani Fleurier Toric
Chronograph “ The watch King Charles is wearing”
Rs.2,633,457
+ Rs.7,265 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116508 New Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona
Paul Newman Yellow Gold Daytona Black Dial Yellow Subdials 116508
Rs.5,075,483
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116518LN Very good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex Daytona
116518LN
Rs.4,005,285
+ Rs.16,435 for shipping
Chaumet Dandy Good White gold 38mm Manual winding
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Chaumet Dandy
White Gold men's watch
Rs.276,019
+ Rs.12,898 for shipping
Rolex Sky-Dweller 326259TBR Unworn White gold Automatic
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Rolex Sky-Dweller
2022 Sky-Dweller Meteorite Dial White Gold Oysterflex Bracelet 326259TBR (Unworn)
Rs.32,990,638
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Patek Philippe Chronograph 5070R Unworn Rose gold 42mm Manual winding
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Patek Philippe Chronograph
5070R-001 "Unworn & Oxidised"
Rs.6,595,913
+ Rs.15,339 for shipping

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.