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Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie 118470 New Rose gold 40.5mm Automatic
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Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Exo TOURBILLON Slim
Php 1,622,302
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Rolex 4062 Fair Yellow gold 36mm Manual winding
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Rolex Ref.4062 18KWG Solid Gold coin edge case w/Tear drop lug
Php 1,208,490
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Girard Perregaux Laureato 80180-52-212-BBEA Unworn Rose gold 44mm Automatic
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Girard Perregaux Laureato
Php 451,294
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88
CH
Rolex Yacht-Master 40 M126655-0002 New Rose gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex M126655-0002 Yacht-Master 40
Php 1,293,486
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HK
Audemars Piguet 14958BA Very good Yellow gold 33mm Manual winding
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Audemars Piguet Skeleton 14958BA
Php 594,183
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504
UK
Rolex Pearlmaster 81208 New Yellow gold 34mm Automatic
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Rolex Datejust Pearlmaster 34
Php 1,175,300
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CH
Breguet Classique Complications 5335br/42/9w6 Unworn Rose gold Manual winding
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Breguet Classique Complications
Php 3,247,484
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44
US
Patek Philippe Calatrava 3919J Very good Yellow gold 33mm Manual winding
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Patek Philippe Calatrava 18 K Yellow Gold Manual
Php 420,492
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205
RO
Rolex Very good Rose gold 49mm Manual winding The Philippines, BAGUIO CITY
Rolex Half Hunter Pocket Watch Rose Gold
Php 114,311
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PH
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980R-001 Very good Rose gold 40.5mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph 5980R-001
Php 3,998,302
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823
US
Vacheron Constantin 6413 Very good Rose gold Manual winding
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Vacheron Constantin 6413
Php 170,470
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182
IT
Ulysse Nardin Dual Time 3346-126/91 New Rose gold 42mm Automatic
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Ulysse Nardin Dual Time Automatic Silver Sunray Dial Folding...
Php 461,402
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503
US
Jaeger-LeCoultre K489 Very good Yellow gold 35mm Manual winding
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Manual Alarm 18K (0.750)
Php 197,187
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34
US
Patek Philippe Gondolo 5111J-001 Very good Yellow gold 30mm Manual winding
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Patek Philippe Gondolo 5111J-001 Full Service by Patek Sept...
Php 770,511
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101
UK
Breguet Classique 7337bb/1e/9v6 New White gold 39mm Automatic
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Breguet Classique 39
Php 1,558,818
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45
CH
Breitling Navitimer 01 RB012012|BA49|435X|R20BA.1 New Red gold 44mm Automatic
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Breitling NAVITIMER 01 ROSEGOLD RB012012 unworn 12230HT
Php 789,842
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150
FR
Breguet Classique 5327ba/1e/9v6 Very good Yellow gold 39mm Automatic
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Breguet Classique Perpetual Calendar
Php 1,949,035
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66
UK
Rolex Lady-Datejust 69178 Very good Yellow gold 26mm
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Rolex Ladies 18K Yellow Gold President- MOP Diamond Dial -...
Php 311,499
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185
US
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 5270R-001 Very good Rose gold 41mm Manual winding
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Patek Philippe Grand Complications Perpetual Calendar Chronogr...
Php 5,972,772
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823
US
Omega omega calibro 266 Very good Rose gold Manual winding
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Omega manuale
Php 113,646
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182
IT
Bulgari Bulgari BBP42GLCH Very good Rose gold 42mm Automatic
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Bulgari Chronograph Automatic Limited Edition BBP42GLCH
Php 451,744
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182
DE
Universal Genève Universal Geneve Unworn White gold 15mm Manual winding
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Universal Genève 14K (0.585) White Gold Large Diamonds (CT WT...
Php 98,464
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34
US
Daniel Roth 318.Y.60.350.CN.BD New 44mm Automatic
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Daniel Roth Academic Ellispocurvex Papillon 18k White Gold...
Php 779,344
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580
US
Breguet GJ24BB8548DDC3 New White gold Automatic
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Breguet Secret de la Reine
Php 2,686,783
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45
CH
Cartier Santos (submodel) Very good Yellow gold 26,8mm Quartz
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Cartier Santos
Php 187,725
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145
CH
Rado 56-H Very good Yellow gold 35mm Automatic
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Rado Chronometre 56-H Mark I
Php 363,079
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26
CH
Rolex Lady-Datejust 69178 Very good Yellow gold 26mm
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Rolex Ladies 18K Yellow Gold President - Champagne Diamond...
Php 306,303
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185
US
Patek Philippe 5980/1R-001 Very good Rose gold 40.5mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Complications Nautilus Chronograph 5980/1R-001
Php 7,271,766
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823
US
Patek Philippe Travel Time 7234R-001 New Rose gold Automatic
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Patek Philippe Travel Time
Php 1,676,284
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182
IT
IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar IW3750-03 Very good Yellow gold 39mm Automatic
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IWC Da Vinci IW3750-03 Watch with Leather Bracelet and 18k...
Php 340,336
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596
US
Omega BA3960806 Very good Yellow gold Quartz
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Omega Megaquartz 2.4MHz 18ct gold stardust
Php 898,983
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204
UK
Franck Muller Cintrée Curvex 7851 SC DT VIN New Rose gold 42mm Automatic
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Franck Muller Cintree Curvex Vintage 18k Rose Gold Men's Watch...
Php 519,545
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580
US
Breguet Marine 8828BR/5D/RM1 DD00 New Rose gold 34.6mm Automatic
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Breguet Marine chronograph 35
Php 2,148,889
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45
CH
Rolex Cellini 316 Good White gold 31mm Manual winding
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Rolex Cellini 18k White Gold / Men's watch / Vintage 1970
Php 226,724
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114
PL
Ebel 1911 9134901 Very good Yellow gold 38mm Automatic
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Ebel Massive Yellow Gold 1911 Chronograph, Full Set
Php 645,473
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26
CH
Rolex Very good Yellow gold 26mm
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Rolex Ladies 18K Gold Bark President - Champagne Dial -...
Php 322,150
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185
US
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 5160R-001 Very good Rose gold 38mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Grand Complications Perpetual Calendar Retrogra...
Php 8,051,162
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823
US
Patek Philippe World Time 7130G-016 New White gold Automatic
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Patek Philippe World Time
Php 2,244,516
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182
IT
A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia 380.026 Very good White gold 38.5mm Automatic
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A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Automatik 380.026 Watch with Leather...
Php 764,328
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596
US
Bulgari Bulgari AE 36 G  / 102011 Very good Rose gold 36mm Quartz
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Bulgari Bvlgari Astrale 18k Rose Gold 36mm AE36G
Php 650,625
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485
PL
Vacheron Constantin Quai de l'Ile 85050/000R-I022I Very good Rose gold 41mm Automatic
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Vacheron Constantin Quai De L’lle 85050 Day-Date Power Reserve...
Php 1,701,854
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217
IT
Jaquet-Droz J016933210 New Rose gold 43mm Automatic
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Jaquet-Droz Grand Date 43
Php 723,468
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45
CH
IWC Very good Yellow gold 36mm Manual winding
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IWC Schaffhausen Shark Fin 18ct Gold/cal. 88/ Vintage 1952
Php 136,376
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114
PL
Vacheron Constantin Good Yellow gold 35mm Automatic
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Vacheron Constantin 50s Bumper Automatic cal477, Doublesigned:...
Php 336,184
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26
CH
Rolex Lady-Datejust Very good Yellow gold 26mm
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Rolex Ladies Gold Datejust - MOP Gift Wrap Diamond Dial -...
Php 358,262
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185
US
Patek Philippe Chronograph 5170G-001 Very good White gold 39mm Manual winding
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Patek Philippe Complications Chronograph 5170G-001
Php 2,543,430
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823
US
A. Lange & Söhne 234042 New Rose gold 39mm Manual winding
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A. Lange & Söhne 1815 UPDOWN
Php 1,619,461
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182
IT
Piaget Altiplano G0A34113 Very good Rose gold 40mm Manual winding
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Piaget Altiplano Small Seconds G0A34113 Watch with Leather...
Php 592,081
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596
US
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso (submodel) Q3832420 Unworn Rose gold 47mm Automatic
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duo Face/ An Lager/In Stock
Php 723,468
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337
CH
Parmigiani Fleurier Toric PF0071 Very good White gold 40mm Automatic
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Parmigiani Fleurier Toric PF0071 Date silver bicolor dial gold...
Php 599,485
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217
IT
Jaquet-Droz Grande Seconde J014013208 New Rose gold 39mm Automatic
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Jaquet-Droz Grande Seconde 39, limited edition - no. 1/8
Php 804,152
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45
CH
Omega Good Yellow gold 37mm Manual winding
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Omega Rare Chronograph 33.3 Vintage 1939 / Gold 37mm Jumbo
Php 510,840
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114
PL
Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse 3875 Very good White gold 31mm Quartz
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Patek Philippe White Golden Ellipse, Diamonds, Sunburst Dial
Php 914,421
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26
CH
Rolex Lady-Datejust 69178 Very good Yellow gold 26mm
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Rolex Ladies 18K Yellow Gold President - Pink MOP Rainbow Dial...
Php 394,634
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185
US
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 5038G Very good White gold 36mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Grand Complications Perpetual Calendar 5038G
Php 1,919,913
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823
US
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 5940J-001 New Yellow gold 37mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar
Php 3,176,416
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182
IT
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Q12935E1 Very good White gold 39mm Manual winding
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Q12935E1 Watch with Leather...
Php 507,906
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596
US
Rolex Day-Date 36 1803 Good White gold 36mm Automatic
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Rolex Day-Date 36 stella dial diamond turchese
Php 1,534,226
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16
CH
Cartier Tank Américaine 1726 Very good White gold 23mm Automatic
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Cartier Tank Americaine 1726 White Gold 18K Full Set
Php 474,474
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217
IT
Breguet Classique 5287BR/92/9ZU New Rose gold 43mm Manual winding
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Breguet Classique Chronograph 43
Php 1,476,520
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45
CH
Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse 3567 Good Yellow gold 26,5mm Manual winding
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Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse 18k gold/ documents/ box
Php 255,136
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114
PL
Vacheron Constantin 7390 Very good White gold 32mm Automatic
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Vacheron Constantin Vintage White Gold Woven Bracelet &...
Php 416,868
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26
CH
Rolex Lady-Datejust 69178 Very good Yellow gold 26mm
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Rolex Ladies 18K President - Green Vignette Emerald Dial -...
Php 394,634
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185
US
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph 146.2.25 Very good Rose gold 41mm Automatic
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph
Php 596,643
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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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