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Rolex Day-Date 36 18238 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
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Rolex 18238 Day-Date 36 (super rare Grossular dial / LC 100)
Rs. 2,526,355
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DE
Ulysse Nardin 4355 J Very good Yellow gold escluso corona di carica 37mm Manual winding
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Ulysse Nardin Chronograph 4355 J Perpetual Moonphase yellow...
Rs. 544,732
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248
IT
Cartier Rotonde de Cartier W1556243 New Rose gold 43mm Automatic
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Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Jour & Nuit W1556243 Rose Gold 43.5mm
Rs. 2,080,596
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CH
Cartier CRW000307 Very good White gold 43mm Manual winding
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Cartier Dragon Limited Edition Crw000307 White Gold 43mm
Rs. 10,803,092
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653
CH
Tissot V8 T106.417.36.031.00 Unworn Quartz India, Akberbagh
Tissot V8
Rs. 35,468
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Girard Perregaux Very good Yellow gold 34mm Manual winding India, Punjab
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Girard Perregaux La Chaux De Fonds
Rs. 308,134
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Rolex Day-Date 36 1803 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
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Rolex Day-Date
Rs. 570,862
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216
UK
Cartier Panthère W25014B9 Very good Yellow gold 27mm Quartz
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Cartier Panthère Medium yellow gold Original diamond box & papers
Rs. 1,055,150
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BE
IWC IWC Ref. 210 Very good Yellow gold 45mm Manual winding
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IWC 18K Gold Cal 95 Pocket watch taschenuhr
Rs. 162,905
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HU
Omega Seamaster 26365091 Very good Rose gold
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Omega Seamaster Professional 18 Rosegold wavy dial
Rs. 685,419
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278
DE
Rolex Lady-Datejust Yellow gold 26mm Automatic
Rolex Ladies President Datejust 179138 Diamond Dial Bezel 18k...
Rs. 1,232,152
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US
Omega BA 511.034 62 ba 511034 6 Saphette Very good Yellow gold 17mm Manual winding
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Omega Sapphette 18 k solid gold vintage 1962
Rs. 72,831
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NL
Eterna Very good Yellow gold 34mm Manual winding
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Eterna 1965 Classic Mens Dresswatch Solid 18K Yellow Gold
Rs. 141,544
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677
NL
Jaeger-LeCoultre Q3032420 Very good Rose gold 29mm Automatic
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grande Q3032420 Watch with Leather...
Rs. 1,001,436
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676
US
Vulcain Cricket Vulcain Cricket Very good Yellow gold 34mm Manual winding
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Vulcain Cricket Alarm Yellow Gold 14K
Rs. 214,461
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123
IT
Vacheron Constantin Very good Yellow gold 37mm Manual winding
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Vacheron Constantin 18ct gold vintage jumbo
Rs. 761,308
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216
UK
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso (submodel) Q3832420 Unworn Rose gold 47mm Automatic
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duo Face/ An Lager/In Stock
Rs. 1,076,308
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347
CH
Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Date AU1047 Very good Yellow gold Quartz
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Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Date
Rs. 96,379
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117
PL
Audemars Piguet 5279 Very good Yellow gold 33mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet 18k Gold 5279
Rs. 377,452
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14
FR
Ulysse Nardin Moonstruck 1062-113 Very good Rose gold 46mm Automatic
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Ulysse Nardin Executive Moonstruck Astronomical 1062-113 Rose...
Rs. 2,680,767
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653
CH
Omega 10791 Very good Yellow gold 17mm Manual winding
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Omega Barrel shaped 18k solid gold case, vintage year 1958
Rs. 72,831
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211
NL
Chopard Happy Diamonds Very good Yellow gold 24mm Quartz
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Chopard Happy Diamonds Floating 7 Diamonds Total Rare Find 18K...
Rs. 253,064
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677
NL
Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpa PF008629.01 Very good Rose gold 37mm Automatic
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Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpa XL
Rs. 677,698
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FR
Omega Very good Rose gold 35mm Manual winding
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Omega Vintage Rose Gold Fancy Lugs Small Second
Rs. 137,319
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CH
Omega Very good Yellow gold 38mm Manual winding
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Omega Vintage Gents dress watch 18K Jumbo
Rs. 332,805
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216
UK
Jaquet-Droz Grande Seconde J003033338 New Rose gold 43mm Automatic
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Jaquet-Droz Grande Seconde
Rs. 1,244,356
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CH
Vacheron Constantin 36002 Very good Yellow gold Manual winding
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Vacheron Constantin Skeleton Schletrato Classic Oro Gold...
Rs. 505,271
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453
IT
Rolex Lady-Datejust 179138 New Yellow gold 26mm Automatic
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Rolex Lady-Datejust 26
Rs. 1,680,081
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46
CH
Bulgari 102450 New Rose gold 35mm Quartz
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Bulgari Tubogas 102450 Rose Gold 35mm
Rs. 1,940,555
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653
CH
Omega 611.093 Good White gold 17mm Manual winding
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Omega solid 18 k white gold, 24 diamonds lovely vintage watch...
Rs. 81,410
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211
NL
Tissot T71.8.461.34 Very good Rose gold 42mm Manual winding
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Tissot Gangreserve SCULPTURE LINE 18K Gold T71.8.461.34
Rs. 218,751
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677
NL
Omega Constellation Good Yellow gold Quartz
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Omega Constellation Manhattan with original 18ct golden...
Rs. 338,849
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FI
Piaget Emperador 12336 C 516 Very good Yellow gold 34mm Automatic
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Piaget Massive Emperador, Original Diamond Set Dial and Bezel
Rs. 1,456,417
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CH
Patek Philippe Calatrava 3993/17 Very good Yellow gold 34.5mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Calatrava 18ct gold with Factory diamond bezel...
Rs. 2,189,654
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UK
Corum Admiral's Cup (submodel) 694550371CG12 New Rose gold 44mm Automatic
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Corum Admiral´s Cup Regatta 18k Rose Gold Edición Limitada 600...
Rs. 1,192,405
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ES
Longines 6817 Very good Yellow gold Manual winding
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Longines Moon moonphases triple date luna annual calendar oro...
Rs. 479,536
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IT
Breguet Classique 5287BR/92/9ZU New Rose gold 43mm Manual winding
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Breguet Classique Chronograph 43
Rs. 2,160,218
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CH
Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous 346.2.56.S New Rose gold 34mm Automatic
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Diamonds
Rs. 986,522
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IT
Patek Philippe Annual Calendar 5146J-001 New Yellow gold Automatic
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Patek Philippe annual calendar 5146J-001
Rs. 2,221,820
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CY
Girard Perregaux Very good Yellow gold 23mm Quartz
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Girard Perregaux Vintage Collection Cocktail Lady's Watch 2591...
Rs. 150,123
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677
NL
Omega 711.5782 Fair White gold 16mm Manual winding
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Omega white golden vintage rarity with original golden bracelet
Rs. 81,495
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Vacheron Constantin Good White gold 25mm Manual winding
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Vacheron Constantin Vintage White Gold Tank, cal1001
Rs. 266,316
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CH
Patek Philippe 2554/3 Very good Yellow gold 22mm Manual winding
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Patek Philippe Patek Phillipe tri colour gold with Sapphire...
Rs. 4,661,169
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UK
Piaget Piaget Good White gold 32mm Manual winding India, Mumbai
Piaget Winding White Gold Mens Watch with Express Shipping
Rs. 204,139
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IN
Cvstos Challenge CVCRTNRGSV Very good Rose gold Automatic
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Cvstos 18k Rose Gold Oro Challenge Automatic Chrono Power Reserve
Rs. 677,698
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IT
Hublot Big Bang 41 mm 341.PX.7518.VR.1975 New Rose gold 41mm Automatic
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Hublot Big Bang Zebra Bang, limited edition - no. 66/250
Rs. 1,760,104
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CH
IWC Da Vinci Chronograph IW376402 Very good Rose gold Automatic
IWC Da Vinci Chronograph Rose Gold IW376402
Rs. 899,858
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UK
Rolex Day-Date 40 228238 New Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex Day-Date 40 Yellow Gold Champagne Roman Dial Watch 228238
Rs. 2,619,064
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US
Omega 8606082 Very good Yellow gold 39mm Manual winding
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Omega Vintage 14 K Yellow Gold Oversized RARE - 8606082
Rs. 150,123
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677
NL
Omega Museum 5701.80.03 Good Rose gold 41,5mm Automatic
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Omega Museum Collection 1951 COSMIC 5701.80.03
Rs. 539,235
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UA
Vacheron Constantin 2021 Good Yellow gold 27mm Manual winding
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Vacheron Constantin Vintage Ellipse Legendary Manual Caliber
Rs. 257,994
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CH
Patek Philippe 4815 Very good Yellow gold 21mm Quartz
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Patek Philippe La Flamme” 18 ct gold with Diamond decoration...
Rs. 1,104,111
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UK
Omega Seamaster DeVille 542511 Good Yellow gold 31mm Automatic India, Mumbai
Omega 1964 Seamaster Deville 14k Gold Mens Watch Express Shipping
Rs. 161,770
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IN
Cartier Panthère W25014B9 Good Yellow gold 28mm Quartz
Cartier Panthere Mid Size W25014B9 28mm Gold White Quartz 2 Yr...
Rs. 708,477
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US
Breguet Classique 5140BA/12/9W6 New Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
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Breguet Classique 40
Rs. 919,863
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46
CH
Omega De Ville Co-Axial 422.58.35.50.55.002 Very good White gold Automatic
Omega De Ville Limited Edition Beijing 2008
Rs. 809,396
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UK
Rolex Daytona 116515ln Good Rose gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex Daytona Rose Gold 40mm Chocolate Dial 116515
Rs. 2,079,829
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US
Bulgari Quadrato sq29gl Very good Yellow gold 29mm Quartz
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Bulgari Quadrato Big size 29mm 18k Yellow Gold - sq29gl
Rs. 107,231
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677
NL
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5065J-001 Very good Yellow gold 38mm Automatic
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5065J-001
Rs. 4,467,946
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US
Universal Genève Very good Rose gold 34mm Manual winding
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Universal Genève Rose Gold, Sunburst Dial made in 1970s for...
Rs. 299,606
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30
CH
Greubel Forsey quantième perpétuel à équation VERY RARE 6 of 8 Very good White gold Manual winding
Greubel Forsey quantième perpétuel à équation
Rs. 26,191,402
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US
Omega Seamaster 1086759 Good Yellow gold 33mm Automatic India, Mumbai
Omega 1947s Automatic Seamaster 14k Gold Bumper Vintage Watch
Rs. 142,512
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IN
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 5204/1R-001 New Rose gold 40mm Manual winding
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Split Chronograph
Rs. 18,449,534
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Breguet GJ24BB8548DDC3 New White gold Automatic
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Breguet Secret de la Reine
Rs. 3,920,722
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CH

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.


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