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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Lady 15454OR.GG.1259OR.03 Very good Rose gold 37mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Rose Gold Pink Dial Watch...
Rs.10,861,483
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Rolex Daytona 116508 Good Yellow gold 39mm Automatic
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Rolex ロレックス デイトナ 116508 YG
Rs.9,546,576
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar 26574OR.OO.1220OR.01 Unworn Rose gold 41mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar 41mm Rose Gold...
Rs.21,357,896
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4.78 (400)
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 26331OR.OO.D821CR.01 Unworn Rose gold 41mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Rose Gold Chronograph Brown Watch
Rs.7,582,371
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Patek Philippe World Time 5131R-010 Very good Rose gold 39mm Automatic
Patek Philippe Complications World Timer Rose Gold 5131R-010 -...
Rs.10,411,918
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Rolex Lady-Datejust 279381RBR Very good Rose gold 28mm Automatic India, Bengaluru
Rolex Lady-Datejust
Rs.1,400,201
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Rolex Yacht-Master II 116688 Unworn Yellow gold 44mm Automatic
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Rolex Yacht-Master II Yellow Gold White Index Dial Watch 116688
Rs.4,803,462
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A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia 105.021 Very good Yellow gold 34mm Manual winding
A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia 18K Gold Handaufzug Herrenuhr Ref....
Rs.1,293,054
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Rolex Day-Date 36 18238 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
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Rolex 18238 Day-Date President Yellow Gold Diamond Dial 36mm...
Rs.1,408,101
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Omega Good Yellow gold 34mm Automatic
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Omega Vintage 18K Gold 34mm Automatic Caliber 354
Rs.79,508
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 7118/1R-010 New Rose gold 35.2mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Nautilus (Full Set, 2022)
Rs.14,219,404
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Chopard Imperiale 393180-23 Very good Rose gold 26mm Quartz
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Chopard Imperiale 18k gold, diamonds and sapphires
Rs.2,215,187
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Cartier Santos (submodel) Cartier Santos Pocketwatch Very good Yellow gold 32mm Manual winding
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Cartier Santos rare 18k gold pocketwatch
Rs.1,883,088
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding 15400OR.OO.1220OR.03 Very good Rose gold 41mm Automatic
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 41 Rose Gold 15400OR.OO.1220OR.03 -...
Rs.13,188,456
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Rolex Datejust 41 126331 Unworn Rose gold 41mm Automatic India, delhi
Rolex Datejust 41
Rs.1,675,000
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Rolex Day-Date II 218238 Very good Yellow gold 41mm Automatic
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Rolex Day-Date II Yellow Gold President Champagne Diamond Dial...
Rs.4,215,922
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A. Lange & Söhne 1815 206.021 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Manual winding
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Glashütte 18K Gold Handaufzug Ref....
Rs.1,410,223
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Breguet Classique 3130ba/11/986 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
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Breguet 3130 Classique Power Reserve Moon Phase Yellow Gold...
Rs.1,011,453
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IWC Portuguese (submodel) Very good Rose gold 41mm Automatic
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IWC Portuguese 41mm 18k Rose Gold Black Dial Automatic Men...
Rs.912,990
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Rolex Daytona 116519LN Very good White gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex Daytona Black Dial Diamond Set White Gold 116519LN -...
Rs.5,354,653
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Cartier Cougar Cartier Cougar 18k Quartz Very good Yellow gold 33mm Quartz
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Cartier Cougar 18k Quartz
Rs.611,360
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Cartier Santos Dumont W1505556 or 1577 Good Yellow gold 23mm Manual winding
Cartier Santos Dumont Yellow Gold W1505556 or 1577 - COM002865
Rs.495,711
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Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph 5960/01G-001 Very good White gold 40.5mm Automatic
Patek Philippe Complications Annual Calendar Chronograph White...
Rs.5,057,166
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Rolex Day-Date 36 18038 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic India, Bangalore Urban
Rolex Day-Date 36
Rs.1,065,000
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Rolex Yacht-Master 42 226659 Unworn White gold 42mm Automatic
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Rolex Yacht-Master 42 Oysterflex White Gold Black Dial Watch
Rs.3,374,309
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Rolex Day-Date 36 18238 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
Rolex Day-Date "Tapestry Dial" 18K Gold Herrenuhr Oyster...
Rs.1,560,870
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Daniel Roth S247 Very good Yellow gold 38mm Automatic
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Daniel Roth S247.X.40 Masters Chronograph S247 El Primero 400...
Rs.1,874,163
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Rolex Day-Date 36 118239 Very good White gold 36mm Automatic
Rolex Day-Date 36 White Gold 118239 - Just Serviced 24 Months...
Rs.2,032,723
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Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse 5738/51G-001 Very good White gold 34.5mm Automatic
Patek Philippe Ellipse Golden Ellipse Grand Feu Black Enamel...
Rs.11,006,891
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Patek Philippe Calatrava 2536 Good Yellow gold 35mm Automatic
Patek Philippe Calatrava Yellow Gold 2536 - Just Serviced 24...
Rs.1,685,656
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IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar IW502103 Very good Rose gold 44mm Automatic
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Rose Gold IW502103 - Just...
Rs.1,933,561
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IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar IW392101 Very good Rose gold 43mm Automatic
IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Rose Gold IW392101...
Rs.2,826,020
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Franck Muller Vanguard V 45 SC DT 5N BL Unworn Rose gold 45mmmm Automatic India, Raipur
Franck Muller Vanguard Yachting
Rs.1,090,000
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Jacob & Co. Five Time Zone H24 Very good White gold 47mm Automatic
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Jacob & Co. Five Time Zone White Gold Diamond Baguette...
Rs.21,048,167
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4.95 (292)
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Rolex Daytona 16528 Very good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex Daytona 18K Gold Chronograph Herrenuhr Oyster Perpetual...
Rs.3,812,206
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Daniel Roth 197.X.60 Very good White gold 41mm Manual winding
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Daniel Roth 197.X.60 Masters Tourbillon 8 Days White Gold...
Rs.6,247,211
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Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5164R-001 Very good Rose gold 40.8mm Automatic
Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time Rose Gold 5164R-001 - Just...
Rs.16,361,643
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Rolex Day-Date 36 118238 Good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
Rolex Day-Date 36 Black Dial Diamond Set Yellow Gold 118238 -...
Rs.2,974,763
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Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT PAM00289 Very good Rose gold 44mm Manual winding
Panerai Luminor Rose Gold PAM00289 - Just Serviced 24 Months...
Rs.1,536,913
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Cartier Santos 100 WM505013 or 2935 Very good Rose gold 41.2mm Automatic
Cartier Santos 100 Piece Unique Rose Gold WM505013 or 2935 -...
Rs.8,428,677
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Cartier Roadster W62005V1 or 2524 Good Yellow gold 39mm Automatic
Cartier Roadster Yellow Gold W62005V1 or 2524 - Accredited...
Rs.1,685,656
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Rolex Datejust 36 126231 Unworn Rose gold 36mm Automatic India, MUMBAI
Rolex Datejust 36
Rs.1,200,000
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Rolex Daytona 116519LN Unworn White gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Cosmograph Daytona White Gold Silver and Black Dial Watch
Rs.5,224,268
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4.95 (292)
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Rolex Day-Date 36 1803 Very good Red gold 36mm Automatic
Rolex Day-Date 36 18K Roségold Automatik Herrenuhr Oyster...
Rs.1,393,485
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Patek Philippe Annual Calendar 5036J Very good Yellow gold 37mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe 5036J Annual Calendar Complication Moon Phase...
Rs.2,826,119
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Rolex Day-Date 36 1803 Good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
Rolex Day-Date 36 Pie-Pan Dial Yellow Gold 1803 - Just...
Rs.991,522
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Patek Philippe Calatrava 5119J-001 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Manual winding
Patek Philippe Calatrava Yellow Gold 5119J-001 - Just Serviced...
Rs.1,586,494
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Rolex Daytona 116519LN Very good White gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex Daytona Ceramic White Gold 116519LN - Manufacturer...
Rs.4,858,842
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Patek Philippe Calatrava 5153G-012 Good White gold 38mm Automatic
Patek Philippe Calatrava 175th Anniversary London Special...
Rs.3,867,222
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Rolex Daytona 116519 Very good White gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex Daytona Sodalite White Gold 116519 - Just Serviced 24...
Rs.7,437,056
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Blancpain Villeret Ultra-Slim 145 Very good White gold 40mm Automatic India, Bangalore
Blancpain 6850- 1540- 55 Villeret Ultra Slim Double Date
Rs.900,000
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Rolex Day-Date 40 228235 Unworn Rose gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Day-Date 40 Rose Gold President Green Roman Dial Watch...
Rs.7,240,962
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Rolex Day-Date Oysterquartz 19018 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Quartz
Rolex Day-Date Oysterquartz 18K (0,750) Gelbgold Herrenuhr...
Rs.1,108,929
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Breguet Classique 3130BB/11/986 Very good White gold 36mm Automatic
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Breguet 3130 Classique Power Reserve Moon Phase White Gold...
Rs.1,080,867
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Patek Philippe Annual Calendar 4947G-010 Very good White gold 38mm Automatic
Patek Philippe Complications Annual Calendar White Gold...
Rs.3,817,641
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Cartier Tortue W1580038 or 2762 Good White gold 38mm Manual winding
Cartier Tortue Monopoussoir White Gold W1580038 or 2762 -...
Rs.4,462,194
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IWC Big Pilot IW502703 Very good White gold 46mm Automatic
IWC Big Pilot's Annual Calendar 'Le Petit Prince' White Gold...
Rs.2,211,215
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980R-001 Very good Rose gold 40.5mm Automatic
Patek Philippe Nautilus Rose Gold 5980R-001 - Just Serviced 24...
Rs.15,370,022
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Rolex Daytona 116518LN Very good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex Daytona Yellow Gold 116518LN - Manufacturer Warranty -...
Rs.4,958,004
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Swiss Automatic Good Yellow gold Automatic India, Chennai
Geneve 18KT Yellow Gold Swiss Automatic w/Day/Date Feature...
Rs.1,200,000
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Rolex Daytona 116505 Unworn Rose gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Rose Gold Diamond Black Dial Watch
Rs.7,407,696
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Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 3940 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 18K Gold "Sigma Dial"...
Rs.4,305,994
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Roger Dubuis Sympathie S37.57.5 Very good Rose gold 37mm Automatic
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Roger Dubuis S37.57.5 Sympathie Cream Dial Limited Edition/ 28...
Rs.2,131,985
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo 15202BA.OO.1240BA.02 Very good Yellow gold 39mm Automatic
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Boutique Only Edition Yellow Gold...
Rs.21,815,557
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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.