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Graham Swordfish Chronograph ROSE GOLD
NZ$ 21,995
Seller
S HANKAR TRADING CO LLC
 
US
TOP
Cartier Roadster 18k Yellow Gold Large W62005V1
NZ$ 21,995
Seller
S HANKAR TRADING CO LLC
 
US
TOP
Blancpain Villeret Ultraslim White Dial 18K Gold
NZ$ 9,596
Free shipping
Seller
Plus Watch - Luxury Watches
3443
IT
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Graham Chronofighter Oversize
NZ$ 14,196
Seller
S HANKAR TRADING CO LLC
 
US
TOP
Rolex Day-Date 36 18 KT President 118208 Taurus Eye 8 Diamond...
NZ$ 45,785
Seller
Haniken Jewelers
15
US
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Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Grand Complication White...
NZ$ 124,016
Seller
Stein Diamonds
125
US
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Patek Philippe Rectangular Carée 18K Gold Gelbgold Manual...
NZ$ 21,797
Seller
Timeless Watches GmbH
324
DE
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Omega vintage Cal 268 14K Gold 1962 with box
NZ$ 2,267
Seller
qualityextra
36
HU
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Omega vintage 18ct gold dress watch
NZ$ 7,696
Seller
The Watch Collector Ltd.
125
UK
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Omega Constellation
NZ$ 85,797
Seller
Siglers Collectibles
15
US
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Cyma 016998 1121
NZ$ 1,745
Seller
Private Seller
NZ
TOP
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding
NZ$ 33,681
Seller
CHRONO 10:10 s.r.o.
20
CZ
TOP
Omega Vintage 1959 memns gold mechanical cal 285 wristwatch + Box
NZ$ 1,974
Seller
Fine Auction Club
437
UK
TOP
Piaget Impressive & Massive Emperador, Diamond Bezel, Rare
Price on request
Seller
Plus Ultra AG
10
CH
TOP
Ulysse Nardin Vintage Chronometer 14K Gold
NZ$ 2,775
Seller
Timeless Watches & Jewellery AG
563
LI
TOP
Breguet Marine 18K Gold Tropical Papiere & Box Service 12/2018
NZ$ 21,797
Seller
Timeless Watches GmbH
324
DE
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Vintage Mécanique or 18kts Fully Serviced...
NZ$ 2,269
Seller
Pascal Karp Watches Expertise
19
BE
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IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar
Price on request
Free shipping
Seller
Chronolux.com
11
UK
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Girard Perregaux World Timer Lady Or 18KT. Diamants
NZ$ 38,123
Seller
Bijouterie-Horlogerie Langel
94
CH
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Franck Muller Double Mystery 39mm
NZ$ 74,613
Seller
Ronald Grob, Exklusive Zeitmesser
224
CH
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Ulysse Nardin Trilogy of Time (Planetarium, Tellerium,...
Price on request
Seller
INEICHEN
76
CH
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Corum Admiral´s Cup Regatta 18k Rose Gold Edición Limitada
NZ$ 24,257
Seller
CANTELI JOYEROS SL
40
ES
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Vacheron Constantin Thin Tank, Black Onyx Dial
NZ$ 6,847
Seller
Plus Ultra AG
10
CH
Straight from the manufacturer
Louis Moinet Memoris Red Eclipse
NZ$ 171,166
BrandBoutique Member
Louis Moinet
TOP
Montblanc Grace Kelly rose gold, full set
NZ$ 35,011
Seller
My Local Time
23
CH
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Roger Dubuis Excalibur Triple Time Zone RDDBEX0258 GOLD
NZ$ 45,083
Seller
S HANKAR TRADING CO LLC
 
US
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Chopard rare diamond set white gold Chopard museum ref 5038
NZ$ 15,704
Free shipping
Seller
vtgwatch.com
154
NL
Franck Muller Cintrée Curvex 18k yellow gold
NZ$ 6,045
Seller
Daniele Trissi
40
US
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Franck Muller Double Mistery 39mm
NZ$ 74,613
Seller
Ronald Grob, Exklusive Zeitmesser
224
CH
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Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 1275
NZ$ 23,577
Seller
KRONOS 360
105
FR
Patek Philippe Nautilus 40th Anniversary Edition White Gold...
NZ$ 623,979
Free shipping
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Avi & Co NY
150
US
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Ebel Rectangular Lapis Dial & Diamond Bezel, Rare
NZ$ 12,448
Seller
Plus Ultra AG
10
CH
Straight from the manufacturer
Louis Moinet Acasta
NZ$ 497,938
BrandBoutique Member
Louis Moinet
Glashütte Original Senator Perpetual Calendar 100-02-25-05-05
NZ$ 28,001
Free shipping
Seller
WatchBox
476
US
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Girard Perregaux Vintage Chronograph
NZ$ 19,265
Seller
Metals In Time
6
US
Rolex Day-Date 36mm President 18k Yellow Gold Box/Papers
NZ$ 25,739
Seller
Haniken Jewelers
15
US
Breguet La Marine 5517BB Blue Dial
NZ$ 33,656
Seller
Daniele Trissi
40
US
Rolex Day-Date 36, 1803. 1967
NZ$ 16,499
Seller
Market Cross Jewellers
 
UK
TOP
Breguet Tradition Ref 7027
NZ$ 26,002
Seller
KRONOS 360
105
FR
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Everose Rainbow Watch 116595RBOW
NZ$ 623,979
Free shipping
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Avi & Co NY
150
US
TOP
Piaget Polo, White Gold, Onyx Dial, Rare
NZ$ 16,339
Seller
Plus Ultra AG
10
CH
Straight from the manufacturer
Louis Moinet Skylink White Gold
NZ$ 59,908
BrandBoutique Member
Louis Moinet
TOP
Rolex M268655-0002 YACHT-MASTER 37
NZ$ 28,524
Seller
時尚站 COHERENTHK
6
HK
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1
NZ$ 311,990
Free shipping
Seller
Fine Watch Bank
53
US
Rolex Day-Date 40mm Presidential 60th Anniversary 228235
NZ$ 52,648
Seller
Haniken Jewelers
15
US
Breguet Classique Day Date Moonphase
NZ$ 37,283
Seller
Daniele Trissi
40
US
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H.Moser & Cie. SWISS ALP WATCH SMALL SECONDS
NZ$ 41,127
Free shipping
Seller
Clock-Agent
RU
Hublot Big Bang
NZ$ 26,875
Seller
Feine Zeitmesser
13
DE
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Yellow Gold 2499
NZ$ 1,013,967
Free shipping
Seller
Avi & Co NY
150
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble back Ref. 3131
NZ$ 20,592
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
289
NL
Straight from the manufacturer
Louis Moinet Dhofar
NZ$ 497,938
BrandBoutique Member
Louis Moinet
Rolex Day-Date 36.18038
NZ$ 19,661
Seller
Market Cross Jewellers
 
UK
Patek Philippe Grand Complication Minute Repeater Tourbillion
NZ$ 779,976
Free shipping
Seller
Fine Watch Bank
53
US
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Rolex Pre Daytona 6238 14k gold w certificate
NZ$ 191,963
Seller
MMC RIVIERA
6
MC
Franck Muller Cintree Curvex 8880 SC DT 18K ROSE GOLD
NZ$ 15,561
Seller
Daniele Trissi
40
US
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual
NZ$ 35,563
Free shipping
Seller
Clock-Agent
RU
Rolex Sky-Dweller
NZ$ 48,165
Free shipping
Seller
Epoch Time
8
US
Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph 18K Rose Gold
NZ$ 33,537
Free shipping
Seller
Avi & Co NY
150
US
Patek Philippe 3900/001 Nautilus Mid Size Quartz Yellow Gold...
NZ$ 41,339
Seller
European Watch Company
279
US
Straight from the manufacturer
Louis Moinet Tempograph Black
NZ$ 74,691
BrandBoutique Member
Louis Moinet
Rolex Day-Date 36. 18038
NZ$ 22,723
Seller
Market Cross Jewellers
 
UK
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar
NZ$ 38,531
Free shipping
Seller
Fine Watch Bank
53
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 26 Ref. 67198
NZ$ 10,471
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
289
NL
Breguet Reine de Naples 8968BR 18K ROSE GOLD
NZ$ 28,703
Seller
Daniele Trissi
40
US
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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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