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Patek Philippe Nautilus 3800 yellow good 18k full set
TOP
Patek Philippe Nautilus 3800 yellow good 18k full set
Php 1,915,463
Seller
MMC RIVIERA
6
MC
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding
TOP
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding
Php 2,197,574
Seller
LUXE WARE (HK) LIMITED
65
HK
Breguet SECRET DE LA REINE
TOP
Breguet SECRET DE LA REINE
Php 5,437,444
Seller
ZEGG & CERLATI
48
MC
Elgin 18s Pocket Watch Gold Filled
Elgin 18s Pocket Watch Gold Filled
Php 16,273
Seller
Private Seller
PH
Chopard L’heure Du Diamant Medium Oval – 139383-1001
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Chopard L’heure Du Diamant Medium Oval – 139383-1001
Php 3,243,930
Seller
Mall of the Watch
742
MC
Glashütte Original Glashutte Pocket watch Conversion
Glashütte Original Glashutte Pocket watch Conversion
Php 44,751
Seller
Private Seller
PH
De Grisogono UNO GS N08 Or 18 KT. Bruni
TOP
De Grisogono UNO GS N08 Or 18 KT. Bruni
Php 539,524
Seller
Bijouterie-Horlogerie Langel
47
CH
Patek Philippe 5070 18K Rose Gold Chronograph Mens Watch...
Patek Philippe 5070 18K Rose Gold Chronograph Mens Watch...
Php 4,068,287
Seller
Private Seller
PH
Rolex Daytona 6263 18k Gold
TOP
Rolex Daytona 6263 18k Gold
Php 9,221,451
Seller
Private Seller
PH
Rolex LADY PEARLMASTER DATEJUST MASTERPIECE GOLD DIAMANT DIAMOND
TOP
Rolex LADY PEARLMASTER DATEJUST MASTERPIECE GOLD DIAMANT DIAMOND
Php 1,111,587
Seller
Timeless Watches GmbH
218
DE
Breguet Tradition 7027BA
TOP
Breguet Tradition 7027BA
Php 970,090
Seller
Watchdeals
169
NL
Girard Perregaux CAT’S EYE TOURBILLON WITH GOLD BRIDGE
TOP
Girard Perregaux CAT’S EYE TOURBILLON WITH GOLD BRIDGE
Php 6,877,131
Seller
ZEGG & CERLATI
48
MC
Omega De Ville Prestige 18K Gold Luxusuhr Goldband Unisex...
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Omega De Ville Prestige 18K Gold Luxusuhr Goldband Unisex...
Php 432,462
Seller
Uhrenkapital
322
DE
Vacheron Constantin vintage 18K Gold Mens tank watch Full Set
TOP
Vacheron Constantin vintage 18K Gold Mens tank watch Full Set
Php 216,200
Seller
qualityextra
12
HU
Richard Mille RM010 Le Mans Classic Limited Edition 30 pcs
TOP
Richard Mille RM010 Le Mans Classic Limited Edition 30 pcs
Price on request
Seller
AP Watches
 
ES
Audemars Piguet Extra flat Automatik. 0750/ooo Yellowgold
TOP
Audemars Piguet Extra flat Automatik. 0750/ooo Yellowgold
Php 222,441
Seller
Juwelier Pichler / Filiale Innenstadt
23
DE
Bulgari Diagono Scuba SC38G 18K Gold Chronograph - FULL SET
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Bulgari Diagono Scuba SC38G 18K Gold Chronograph - FULL SET
Php 339,840
Free shipping
Seller
Pawndeluxe
138
NL
Rolex Unpolished 18K Gold Day-Date Factory 8+2 Champagne Dial
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Rolex Unpolished 18K Gold Day-Date Factory 8+2 Champagne Dial
Php 759,142
Seller
Austins Watches Inc.
189
US
Rolex Solid 18K Ladies Oyster Perpetual 6619 Automatic Dress...
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Rolex Solid 18K Ladies Oyster Perpetual 6619 Automatic Dress...
Php 170,868
Free shipping
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GMTSKY
358
US
De Grisogono Uno DF S29
TOP
De Grisogono Uno DF S29
Php 1,720,828
Seller
Watchdeals
169
NL
Chopard L.U.C Pink Gold chrono One 22000ht
TOP
Chopard L.U.C Pink Gold chrono One 22000ht
Php 1,594,160
Seller
RIVIERAWATCH
90
FR
Franck Muller Round Double Mystery
TOP
Franck Muller Round Double Mystery
Php 3,420,029
Seller
WatchesofMayfair.com
430
UK
Longines ultra chron
TOP
Longines ultra chron
Php 82,180
Seller
ANNIBALI&CO
92
IT
Rolex Day-Date 40 Everose-Gold 228345RBR Choco Diamant
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Rolex Day-Date 40 Everose-Gold 228345RBR Choco Diamant
Php 2,444,378
Seller
Uhren2000 GmbH
341
DE
Omega Constellation Lady 18K Gold mit Brillanten
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Omega Constellation Lady 18K Gold mit Brillanten
Php 194,574
Seller
T&N "Glücksschmiede" GmbH
697
DE
Universal Genève Compax No.14 Yellow Gold Limited Edition...
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Universal Genève Compax No.14 Yellow Gold Limited Edition...
Php 274,962
Free shipping
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Pawndeluxe
138
NL
Hublot King Power F1 India,  Ltd Edition, Box & Papers
TOP
Hublot King Power F1 India, Ltd Edition, Box & Papers
Php 1,138,176
Seller
Tempvs Ltd
108
UK
Audemars Piguet QE II Cup Ref-15334OROO 18k Rose Gold Limited...
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Audemars Piguet QE II Cup Ref-15334OROO 18k Rose Gold Limited...
Php 950,317
Seller
Bachmann & Scher
61
DE
Chopard L.U.C Lunar One 161927-1001
TOP
Chopard L.U.C Lunar One 161927-1001
Php 2,035,952
Seller
Watchdeals
169
NL
Breguet Marine Chronograph/In Stock/An Lager
TOP
Breguet Marine Chronograph/In Stock/An Lager
Php 1,087,223
Seller
Ronald Grob, Exklusive Zeitmesser
112
CH
Chopard Happy Sport 36 mm Automatic
TOP
Chopard Happy Sport 36 mm Automatic
Php 1,039,293
Seller
WatchesofMayfair.com
430
UK
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Lady
TOP
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Lady
Php 2,162,620
Seller
GCO srl
 
IT
Rolex Ladies 18K Yellow Gold - MOP String Diamond Dial -...
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Rolex Ladies 18K Yellow Gold - MOP String Diamond Dial -...
Php 157,036
Free shipping
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LovinTyme
87
US
Cvstos Jetliner
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Cvstos Jetliner
Php 786,536
Seller
VI Watch Guy
80
VI
Omega Bumper, Case Back & Movement Honey Dial Pure 18K Gold
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Omega Bumper, Case Back & Movement Honey Dial Pure 18K Gold
Php 145,204
Free shipping
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Pawndeluxe
138
NL
Cartier ank Americaine WB7072K2 18K Yellow Gold Quartz Ladies...
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Cartier ank Americaine WB7072K2 18K Yellow Gold Quartz Ladies...
Php 1,030,578
Free shipping
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AB Time Inc.
152
US
Maurice Lacroix 69842
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Maurice Lacroix 69842
Php 154,411
Seller
TIMEMILLENIUM, S.L.
24
ES
Girard Perregaux Vintage Chronograph
TOP
Girard Perregaux Vintage Chronograph
Php 669,911
Seller
Metals In Time
5
US
Chopard Imperial Chrono 38/3168-23 Whiete Gold Diamonds 32mm
TOP
Chopard Imperial Chrono 38/3168-23 Whiete Gold Diamonds 32mm
Php 812,011
Seller
Taleda
381
CH
IWC Big Pilot’s Annual Calendar  "Antoine De Saint Exupery"
TOP
IWC Big Pilot’s Annual Calendar "Antoine De Saint Exupery"
Php 2,224,409
Seller
WatchesofMayfair.com
430
UK
Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Night & Day
TOP
Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Night & Day
Php 1,768,440
Seller
Ronald Grob, Exklusive Zeitmesser
112
CH
Van Cleef & Arpels 1940 VAN CLEEF & ARPELS SAPPHIRE 18KT YG...
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Van Cleef & Arpels 1940 VAN CLEEF & ARPELS SAPPHIRE 18KT YG...
Php 1,090,301
Free shipping
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Ye Olde Timekeepers, Inc.
16
US
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar
TOP
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar
Php 4,353,684
Seller
上海天仪轩钟表有限公司
CN
Audemars Piguet \ Royal Oak / - Rose Gold & Tantalum -...
TOP
Audemars Piguet \ Royal Oak / - Rose Gold & Tantalum -...
Php 237,888
Free shipping
Seller
Pawndeluxe
138
NL
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1815
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1815
Php 494,313
Free shipping
Seller
A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
229
DE
Piaget 13432
TOP
Piaget 13432
Php 216,262
Seller
TIMEMILLENIUM, S.L.
24
ES
Cartier Tank Francaise WE1001R8
Cartier Tank Francaise WE1001R8
Php 611,712
Seller
Helmut Seidl GmbH
10
DE
IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
Php 1,977,252
Seller
LUX-Timepieces GmbH
632
DE
Blancpain Quantieme Perpetuel 8 Jours
TOP
Blancpain Quantieme Perpetuel 8 Jours
Php 2,306,588
Seller
WatchesofMayfair.com
430
UK
Vacheron Constantin MALTE TOURBILLON
Vacheron Constantin MALTE TOURBILLON
Php 10,504,154
Seller
ZEGG & CERLATI
48
MC
Van Cleef & Arpels 18 Kt Yellow Gold Fine Rope Braided Watch
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Van Cleef & Arpels 18 Kt Yellow Gold Fine Rope Braided Watch
Php 149,171
Free shipping
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Ye Olde Timekeepers, Inc.
16
US
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Tourbillon Pink NEW 40% off
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Tourbillon Pink NEW 40% off
Php 10,686,034
Seller
Raffi Boyadjian Watches Inc.
13
US
Blancpain Pocket Watch Limited Edition Complication Expression
TOP
Blancpain Pocket Watch Limited Edition Complication Expression
Php 200,815
Free shipping
Seller
Pawndeluxe
138
NL
Breitling Chronomat
Breitling Chronomat
Php 299,677
Free shipping
Seller
A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
229
DE
Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon
Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon
Php 132,897,368
Seller
上海天仪轩钟表有限公司
CN
Rolex Sky Dweller Ref. 326939
Rolex Sky Dweller Ref. 326939
Php 1,822,780
Seller
Helmut Seidl GmbH
10
DE
Ulysse Nardin Classic Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon
Ulysse Nardin Classic Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon
Php 3,617,754
Seller
LUX-Timepieces GmbH
632
DE
Blancpain L-Evolution Quantième Complet 8 Jours
TOP
Blancpain L-Evolution Quantième Complet 8 Jours
Php 1,644,209
Seller
WatchesofMayfair.com
430
UK
Zenith El Primero
TOP
Zenith El Primero
Php 543,744
Seller
Casowatches.com
13
IT
Rolex Yacht-Master II NEW HANDS (NEW)
Rolex Yacht-Master II NEW HANDS (NEW)
Php 1,898,534
Seller
Labelle Jewelry
40
US
Vacheron Constantin OVERSEAS CHRONOGRAPH PERPETUAL CALENDAR
Vacheron Constantin OVERSEAS CHRONOGRAPH PERPETUAL CALENDAR
Php 4,881,342
Seller
ZEGG & CERLATI
48
MC
Glashütte Original Senator Power Reserve Moonphase 18K Gold -...
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Glashütte Original Senator Power Reserve Moonphase 18K Gold -...
Php 540,655
Free shipping
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Pawndeluxe
138
NL
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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.

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