Why Chrono24? Log in
Gold Watches up to Rs. 240,000
Gold Watches Rs. 480,000 - Rs. 800,000
Gold Watches starting at Rs. 800,000
Brand
Model
Price
Case diameter
Year
Location
More
Your selection
Clear selection

Your selection
Clear selection

Your selection
Clear selection

Sorry, your search did not match any items
Your selection
Clear selection

Sorry, your search did not match any items
Your selection
Clear selection

Sorry, your search did not match any items
Basic information
Type of watch
Categories
More...
Reference number
More...
New/Pre-owned
Offer type
Gender
Availability
Condition
More...
Scope of delivery
Characteristics & functions
Movement
Case material
Dial
More...
Glass
More...
Functions
More...
Thickness
More...
Bezel material
More...
Dial numerals
Water resistance
More...
Others
More...
Bracelet/strap
Bracelet material
More...
Clasp
More...
Lug width
More...
Bracelet color
More...
Clasp material
More...
Save this search Cancel

View

Sort by

TOP
Rolex Daytona SODALITE-GHIERA DIAMANTI
Rs. 3,125,535
Seller
Billion Bucks
11
IT
TOP
Blancpain Villeret Ultraslim White Dial 18K Gold
Rs. 440,700
Free shipping
Seller
Plus Watch - Luxury Watches
3520
IT
TOP
Festina Lady Gold Diamonds
Rs. 392,695
Seller
Arte Oro
13
ES
TOP
Chopard Geneve 18k Gold Automaticcro Rotor/ Milanese Bracelet...
Rs. 384,681
Seller
EVW EDYTA KAISER
30
PL
TOP
Corum Golden Bridge, limited edition 29/200
Rs. 1,859,858
Seller
Chronometrie Stäuble AG
17
CH
TOP
Bulgari - Sotirio Retrograde Date Rose Gold
Rs. 677,199
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1076
NL
TOP
Richard Mille RM003 V2 Limited Edition Tourbillion Box&Papers
Rs. 16,669,518
Seller
M.J.WATCHES
248
BE
Corum Bubble
Rs. 200,000
Seller
Private Seller
IN
TOP
Patek Philippe Calatrava 18K Gold Handaufzug Manual Service...
Rs. 600,263
Seller
Timeless Watches GmbH
341
DE
TOP
IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar
Price on request
Free shipping
Seller
Chronolux.com
13
UK
TOP
A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Thin
Rs. 1,036,235
Seller
WatchesofMayfair.com
652
UK
TOP
Rolex Sky-Dweller Gelbgold / Krokoleder 326138
Rs. 2,278,435
Seller
Uhren2000 GmbH
423
DE
TOP
Omega vintage 18ct gold dress watch
Rs. 348,373
Seller
The Watch Collector Ltd.
132
UK
TOP
Corum Vintage, Charge d'affairs - limited edition
Rs. 648,318
Seller
Chronometrie Stäuble AG
17
CH
TOP
Zenith Grande Port Royal Open 18K Rosegold
Rs. 1,121,185
Seller
Timeless Watches & Jewellery AG
591
LI
TOP
Hublot Big Bang Ferrari 45MM Pink Gold Box&Papers, MINT
Rs. 1,987,520
Seller
M.J.WATCHES
248
BE
TOP
Girard Perregaux La Chaux De Fonds
Rs. 282,140
Seller
Private Seller
IN
TOP
Patek Philippe Calatrava Oman 18K Gold Manual Service 04.2018
Rs. 480,050
Seller
Timeless Watches GmbH
341
DE
TOP
Chopard Damenuhr -750- Gelbgold mit Brillantlünette
Rs. 228,324
Seller
Gute-Zeiten-Leer GmbH
112
DE
TOP
Patek Philippe Gondolo Yellow Gold Manual
Rs. 641,135
Seller
Filipucci Juweliers
553
NL
TOP
Bulgari Tubogas Spp35bgdg.2t Rose Gold 35mm
Rs. 1,413,463
Seller
Taleda
504
CH
TOP
Ebel 1911 Chronograph, Mother Of Pearl-Dial, Full Set, Rare
Rs. 685,097
Seller
Plus Ultra AG
10
CH
TOP
Breguet Classique Chronograph 39
Rs. 1,874,281
Seller
Chronometrie Stäuble AG
17
CH
TOP
Elgin 14K (0.585) Grade 156 3 Finger Bridge
Rs. 175,985
Seller
Urwerk29
25
US
TOP
Parmigiani Fleurier Pershing 115 Box&Papers Pink Gold Limited...
Rs. 1,274,256
Seller
M.J.WATCHES
248
BE
TOP
Patek Philippe stunning solid gold 18 diamonds vintage 1963...
Rs. 400,629
Free shipping
Seller
vtgwatch.com
155
NL
TOP
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Superflat 18K Gold Gelbgold...
Rs. 239,624
Seller
Timeless Watches GmbH
341
DE
TOP
Corum Admiral´s Cup Regatta 18k Rose Gold Edición Limitada
Rs. 1,113,973
Seller
CANTELI JOYEROS SL
40
ES
TOP
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Squadra Chronograph GMT 230.2.45
Rs. 1,358,405
Seller
Filipucci Juweliers
553
NL
TOP
Corum Admiral's Cup 986-691-13-v761 Rose Gold Carbon, 44mm
Rs. 1,875,002
Seller
Taleda
504
CH
TOP
Piaget Polo Mother Of Pearl, Jumbo, Rare
Rs. 757,212
Seller
Plus Ultra AG
10
CH
TOP
Breitling Transocean QP, Lim. Edition: No. 7/25
Rs. 2,523,320
Seller
Chronometrie Stäuble AG
17
CH
TOP
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony
Rs. 2,574,522
Seller
Bijouterie-Horlogerie Langel
98
CH
TOP
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon
Rs. 7,012,418
Seller
Pawn Shop La Casa de los Empeños s.L
79
ES
TOP
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Superflat 18K Gold Gelbgold...
Rs. 279,695
Seller
Timeless Watches GmbH
341
DE
TOP
Girard Perregaux Vintage Chronograph
Rs. 871,108
Seller
Metals In Time
6
US
TOP
Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso 976 Rose gold Q3732420
Rs. 797,412
Seller
Filipucci Juweliers
553
NL
TOP
Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Jour & Nuit W1556243 Rose Gold 43.5mm
Rs. 2,019,233
Seller
Taleda
504
CH
TOP
Rolex Beta 21, Texano, Early Serial No., Limited: one of 900
Rs. 1,352,165
Seller
Plus Ultra AG
10
CH
TOP
Breguet Tradition
Rs. 1,802,165
Seller
Chronometrie Stäuble AG
17
CH
Rolex Yellow Gold Diamond dial Daytona 116528 B&P EU
Rs. 2,003,548
Seller
Toptijd
 
NL
Piaget Limelight Tonneau New XL 55% off
Rs. 43,802,260
Seller
Raffi Boyadjian Watches Inc.
20
US
Patek Philippe Nautilus 40th Anniversary Edition White Gold...
Rs. 27,508,596
Free shipping
Seller
Avi & Co NY
157
US
TOP
Patek Philippe Ellipse TV Screen 18K Gold Automatik Automatic...
Rs. 640,334
Seller
Timeless Watches GmbH
341
DE
Rolex Strap Daytona 116518 18K Yellow Gold White Dial
Rs. 1,233,658
Seller
Universal Time Company of NY, Inc.
45
US
Breguet Classique
Rs. 1,121,507
Seller
Beverly Hills Watch Company
54
US
Patek Philippe Grand Complication Minute Repeater Tourbillion
Rs. 35,267,520
Free shipping
Seller
Fine Watch Bank
57
US
TOP
Rolex Cellini King Midas
Rs. 822,116
Seller
Plus Ultra AG
10
CH
TOP
Breguet Secret de la Reine
Rs. 3,965,629
Seller
Chronometrie Stäuble AG
17
CH
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167R-001 B&P EU MINT
Rs. 3,598,372
Seller
Toptijd
 
NL
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
Rs. 14,036,473
Seller
Raffi Boyadjian Watches Inc.
20
US
Rolex Daytona 18K Rose Gold Ceramic Oysterflex Watch 116515LN
Rs. 2,115,981
Free shipping
Seller
Avi & Co NY
157
US
Rolex Day Date Gelbgold Ref.: 1803 von 1969
Rs. 552,979
Seller
Watchplanet
104
DE
Audemars Piguet AP Royal Oak 39mm Rose Gold Chronograph,
Rs. 1,756,322
Seller
Universal Time Company of NY, Inc.
45
US
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony
Rs. 1,022,758
Seller
Beverly Hills Watch Company
54
US
Mb&f 01.WL.W LM1 Legacy Machine - Limited Edition Flying...
Rs. 2,839,755
Free shipping
Seller
Watch Club
86
UK
TOP
Rolex Cellini King Midas, White Gold, Blue Dial
Rs. 600,001
Seller
Plus Ultra AG
10
CH
TOP
Tiffany Atlas 42
Rs. 720,433
Seller
Chronometrie Stäuble AG
17
CH
Rolex Daytona White Gold Oysterflex 2019 [Unworn]
Rs. 2,397,839
Free shipping
Seller
Pave Jewelers
51
US
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Tourbillon Pink NEW 40% off
Rs. 13,895,403
Seller
Raffi Boyadjian Watches Inc.
20
US
Rolex DAY-DATE 40 18KWhite Gold President Silver Roman 2017...
Rs. 2,186,516
Free shipping
Seller
Avi & Co NY
157
US
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1
Rs. 14,107,008
Free shipping
Seller
Fine Watch Bank
57
US
Patek Philippe 18K Yellow Gold Gondolo 4824/1 Diamond Dial
Rs. 634,110
Seller
Universal Time Company of NY, Inc.
45
US
  • 30
  • 60
  • 120

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.