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Jaeger-LeCoultre E855 Very good Rose gold 36mm Automatic
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox 18K Lapislazuli, Ref. E855
£11,511
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563
DE
Rolex Daytona 116518LN Unworn Yellow gold 40mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
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Rolex Daytona Oysterflex Yellow Gold Champagne-Colour & Black...
£29,950
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754
UK
Rolex Day-Date 40 228239 Very good White gold 40mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
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Rolex Day-Date 40 White Gold Olive Green Dial 228239
£33,500
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754
UK
Cartier Pasha 1023 Very good Yellow gold 39mm Automatic
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Cartier Pasha, Reference 1023, A Yellow Gold And Diamond-Set...
£7,405
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931
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Bulgari Diagono CH 35 G Very good Yellow gold 35mm Quartz
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Bulgari Bvlgari Diagono 18k Solid Gold Case Chronograph Excellent
£2,979
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232
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Hublot Big Bang 44 mm 301.PB.1323.RX.MAR08 Unworn Rose gold Automatic
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Hublot Big Bang 'Casablanca' Boutique LTD Edition R/G 50Pcs...
Price on request
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170
US
Jacob & Co. OP110.40.AG.AB.A Very good Rose gold 49mm Manual winding United Kingdom, London
Jacob & Co. Musical Watch Opera "the Godfather '' Limited...
Price on request
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124
UK
Rolex Daytona 116508 New Yellow gold 40mm Automatic United Kingdom, Hayling Island
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Rolex Daytona Cosmograph yellow gold green Dial 116508...
£69,000
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13
UK
Patek Philippe Annual Calendar 5235/50R-001 Unworn Rose gold 40.5mm Automatic United Kingdom, Gatwick
Patek Philippe Annual Calendar
£35,000
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UK
Patek Philippe Aquanaut New Automatic United Kingdom, London
Patek Philippe Aquanaut - 5650G - Single Sealed
£335,000
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5
UK
Rolex Lady-Datejust 179178 Very good Yellow gold 26mm Automatic United Kingdom, Shrewsbury
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Rolex Lady-Datejust 26mm 18K Yellow Gold, White Dial, Watch B&Ps
£10,750
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116
UK
Cvstos Challenge Rose gold 53mm Automatic United Kingdom, Oxford
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Cvstos Challenge Jetliner SL - Box & Papers 2015
£8,950
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315
UK
Rolex Datejust II 126331 Unworn Rose gold 41mm Automatic United Kingdom, Bath
Rolex Datejust Wimbledon
£12,750
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9
UK
Hublot Big Bang 44 mm 301.PB.131.RX Unworn Rose gold 44mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Hublot Big Bang 301.PB.131.RX Rose Gold UNWORN 2020
£19,750
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99
UK
Rolex Daytona 116519LN New White gold 40mm Automatic United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona - White Gold Diamond-Set - NEW 2020
£32,100
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70
UK
Patek Philippe Nautilus 7010/1R-012 New Rose gold 32mm Quartz United Kingdom, London
Patek Philippe Nautilus 7010/1R-012
£51,030
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124
UK
Rolex Day-Date 36 1803 Good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic United Kingdom, Kent
Rolex Day-Date 36 Circa 1971
£10,495
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52
UK
Rolex Day-Date 40 228238-0004 New Yellow gold 40mm Automatic United Kingdom, Gatwick
Rolex Day-date 40
£33,950
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UK
Patek Philippe Nautilus New Automatic United Kingdom, London
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1R
£109,995
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5
UK
Rolex Cellini 6671 Very good White gold 26mmmm United Kingdom, Shrewsbury
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Rolex Cellini Cellissima Factory Diamond Dial & Bezel 18K...
£7,500
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116
UK
Rolex Daytona 116528 Very good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona Black Diamond dial 2018
£39,906
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227
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Rolex Daytona 6265/8 Very good Yellow gold 37mm Manual winding
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Rolex Daytona 6265/8 18k gold 1984
£110,851
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15
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Rolex Datejust 6605 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
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Rolex Rare Datejust Vintage Yellow Gold Dagger Dial Roulette...
£8,500
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754
UK
Rolex Day-Date Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic United Kingdom, Norwich
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Rolex President 1803 Date Day 18K Gold Bracelet Automatic Men...
£10,999
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1186
UK
Rolex GMT-Master II 126755SARU New Rose gold 40mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Rolex GMT-Master II SARU Factory 126755SARU
£102,061
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124
UK
Patek Philippe Gondolo 5135G-001 Very good White gold 51mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
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Patek Philippe Gondolo Anual Calendar Moon-phase in 18k White...
£22,500
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231
UK
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 5085F-3630-52 Very good Rose gold 45mm Automatic United Kingdom, Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Flyback Chronograph 2011
£15,000
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58
UK
Rolex Daytona 116595RBOW New Rose gold 40mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Rolex Rose Gold Daytona
Price on request
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5
UK
Hublot Big Bang 44 mm 301.PB.131.RX Very good Rose gold 44mm Automatic United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Hublot Big Bang Gold Ceramic 44mm - FULL SET, LIKE NEW
£13,000
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70
UK
Rolex Submariner 126618LB New Yellow gold 41mm Automatic United Kingdom, Bath
Rolex Blue Dial Submariner 41mm
£33,950
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9
UK
Rolex Daytona 116528 2000 Very good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona 116528 2000 First series Paul Newman dial
£31,925
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15
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Cartier Panthère 1070 Very good Yellow gold 22mm Quartz United Kingdom, London
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Cartier Panthere Women's Yellow Gold W25022B9
£5,950
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754
UK
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar 25829OR.OO.0944OR.01 Very good Rose gold 39mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Skeleton Perpetual Openworked with...
£155,000
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68
UK
Rolex Day-Date 40 228235 New Rose gold 40mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Rolex Day-Date 40 Factory + AfterMarket Diamonds Rose Gold 228235
£35,051
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124
UK
Patek Philippe Pagoda 5500 R Unworn Rose gold 26mm Manual winding United Kingdom, London
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Patek Philippe Pagoda Rose Gold, UNWORN NOS (FULL SET)
£24,500
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231
UK
IWC Big Pilot IW502617 Unworn Rose gold 46mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
IWC Big Pilots Perpetual Calendar St Exupery IW502617 UNWORN...
£26,500
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99
UK
Rolex Day-Date 40 New White gold 40mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Rolex - Day-Date 40 - 228239
£33,995
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5
UK
Corum Golden Bridge 113.160.55/0002 0000 New Rose gold Automatic
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Corum Golden Bridge
£17,248
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118
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Patek Philippe Chronograph 5170J-001 New Yellow gold 39mm Manual winding United Kingdom, Bath
Patek Philippe Chronograph
£49,950
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9
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Rolex Submariner Date 1680/8 Very good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Submariner 1680/8 Blue Nipple Dial 1978
£37,246
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15
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Squadra Hometime 230.2.77/Q7002420 Very good Rose gold 35mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Squadra Hometime Rose Gold Silver...
£7,500
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754
UK
Baume & Mercier Good Rose gold Manual winding United Kingdom, London
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Baume & Mercier Chronograph 18k 1958 + original papers
£2,447
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6
UK
Patek Philippe World Time 5131G-001 Very good White gold 39.5mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Patek Philippe Complications World Time White Gold 5131G-001 [...
£100,943
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124
UK
Vacheron Constantin Very good Yellow gold 37mm Automatic United Kingdom, Norwich
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Vacheron Constantin Reference 4870 Vintage 18K Solid Yellow...
£7,999
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 4700 Very good Yellow gold 27mm Quartz United Kingdom, London
Patek Philippe Nautilus ref 4700 factory diamond bezel 1994
£12,950
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99
UK
Patek Philippe Aquanaut Very good Automatic United Kingdom, London
Patek Philippe Aquanaut - 5650G
£275,000
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5
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Patek Philippe Gondolo Patek Philippe Gondolo Ref. 3490 Very good Yellow gold 26mm Manual winding
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Patek Philippe Gondolo Ref. 3490
£4,526
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Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5164R-001 Very good Rose gold 40.8mm Automatic United Kingdom, Bath
Patek Philippe Aquanaut
Price on request
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9
UK
Rolex Daytona 16528 Very good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona 16528 like new
£39,020
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15
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Cartier Ballon Bleu 42mm W6920008 Very good Yellow gold 47mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
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Cartier Ballon Bleu Chronograph Yellow Gold W6920008
£20,500
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754
UK
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 3940 Good Rose gold 36mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 3940R with Archive Papers
£42,500
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68
UK
Audemars Piguet Millenary Ladies 77247OR.ZZ.A812CR.01 New Rose gold 39.5mm Manual winding United Kingdom, London
Audemars Piguet Millenary Hand-Wound Rose Gold 77247OR.ZZ.A81...
£19,958
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124
UK
Rolex GMT-Master II 126715CHNR Unworn Rose gold 40mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Rolex GMT-Master II 126715CHNR 'Root Beer' - Box & Papers -...
£32,500
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307
UK
Rolex Yacht-Master 42 226659 Unworn White gold 42mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Rolex Yacht-Master 42 ref 226659 full set UNWORN 2019
£25,700
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99
UK
Rolex Yacht-Master 42 226659 Very good White gold 42mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Rolex Yacht-Master 42 White Gold - 226659
£23,995
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5
UK
Franck Muller Cintrée Curvex 7502 QZ Very good White gold 29mm Quartz United Kingdom, London
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Franck Muller 7502 QZ Cintree Curvex Ladies Watch with Papers...
£2,995
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169
UK
Cartier Tank Américaine WB7012K2 Very good Yellow gold Quartz United Kingdom, London
Cartier Tank Americaine WB7012K2 Box, Papers, Serviced By Cartier
£12,950
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32
UK
Rolex Daytona 16528 Very good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona 16528 Floating L series 1989
£70,945
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15
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Ikepod Hemipode Fair Rose gold Automatic United Kingdom, London
Ikepod Hemipode Rose Gold Chronograph
£9,500
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18
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Rolex GMT-Master II 126715CHNR Unworn Rose gold 40mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Rolex GMT-Master II Rose Gold "Root Beer" 2021
£34,500
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68
UK
IWC Portuguese (submodel) IW544404 New White gold 43.1mm Manual winding United Kingdom, London
IWC Portuguese Regulator White Gold IW544404
£13,104
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124
UK
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grande Taille 270.2.62 Very good Rose gold 26mm Manual winding United Kingdom, London
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grande Taille 270.2.62 - 18K Rose...
£8,500
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307
UK
Rolex Lady-Datejust 69158 Very good Yellow gold 26mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Rolex Datejust 26 ref 69158 original factory set diamonds full...
£11,950
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99
UK
Audemars Piguet New Rose gold 41mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Audemars Piguet - 15400OR
£68,995
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5
UK

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.