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Breguet 8918bb58864d00d
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Breguet 8918bb58864d00d
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Deluxe ( Asia ) Ltd
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Rolex Very Rare 18k W/G Stella Dial Omani Crest Day-Date 18049
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Rolex Very Rare 18k W/G Stella Dial Omani Crest Day-Date 18049
NZ$ 78,591
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
89
UK
Roger Dubuis King Square
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Roger Dubuis King Square
NZ$ 35,710
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MoNaSwiss
 
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Hublot Big Bang King  Min Repeater NEW 65% off
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Hublot Big Bang King Min Repeater NEW 65% off
NZ$ 221,647
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Raffi Boyadjian Watches Inc.
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Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 King Gold 45 mm
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Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 King Gold 45 mm
NZ$ 52,765
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WatchesofMayfair.com
225
UK
Patek Philippe VINTAGE  PATEK PHILIPPE1960S 18KT YG REF 3425 AUTO
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Patek Philippe VINTAGE PATEK PHILIPPE1960S 18KT YG REF 3425 AUTO
NZ$ 12,458
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Watch Hunter
 
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Hublot Big Bang Rose Gold
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Hublot Big Bang Rose Gold
NZ$ 31,145
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Patek Philippe Calatrava 2481 King Size
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Patek Philippe Calatrava 2481 King Size
NZ$ 27,863
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MASTROLORENZI S.A.S DI MATTIA MASTROLORENZI & CO.
48
IT
Audemars Piguet AP Offshore 42mm Chronograph Rose Gold Rubberclad
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Audemars Piguet AP Offshore 42mm Chronograph Rose Gold Rubberclad
NZ$ 40,042
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Chronostore
106
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Rolex Vintage Gold Blue Omani Dial Crest Dial Cellini Gents
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Rolex Vintage Gold Blue Omani Dial Crest Dial Cellini Gents
NZ$ 7,859
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
89
UK
Patek Philippe Calatrava
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Patek Philippe Calatrava
NZ$ 17,111
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Rent a Box Schmuck und Uhren AG
5
CH
Chopard Imperiale Chronograph Yellow Gold Diamonds 32 mm
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Chopard Imperiale Chronograph Yellow Gold Diamonds 32 mm
NZ$ 50,502
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Kleen Edelmetalen
114
NL
Patek Philippe World Time 5230G
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Patek Philippe World Time 5230G
NZ$ 129,028
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Chad Warrick
 
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IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar
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IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar
NZ$ 50,989
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WatchesofMayfair.com
225
UK
Cartier VINTAGE 1910 Rare Enamel Diamond 18k Pocket Watch
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Cartier VINTAGE 1910 Rare Enamel Diamond 18k Pocket Watch
NZ$ 16,314
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Watch Hunter
 
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Franck Muller Long Island Relief 18k Rose Gold NEW 1200SC
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Franck Muller Long Island Relief 18k Rose Gold NEW 1200SC
NZ$ 17,327
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Filipucci Juweliers
313
NL
Rolex Datejust Everose 36 NEW Ref. 116135G
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Rolex Datejust Everose 36 NEW Ref. 116135G
NZ$ 28,377
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Steiner Maastricht
66
NL
Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Gold
Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Gold
NZ$ 57,135
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Linde Werdelin LTD
Rolex Vintage White Gold Silver Dial Rare Chameleon Precision
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Rolex Vintage White Gold Silver Dial Rare Chameleon Precision
NZ$ 7,461
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
89
UK
Hublot Big Bang 41 Gold White Diamonds
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Hublot Big Bang 41 Gold White Diamonds
NZ$ 38,983
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Rent a Box Schmuck und Uhren AG
5
CH
Chopard La Strada White Gold Diamonds 18 krt (Full Set)
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Chopard La Strada White Gold Diamonds 18 krt (Full Set)
NZ$ 19,156
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Kleen Edelmetalen
114
NL
Universal Genève Vintage Chronograph Tri Compax Vollkalender...
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Universal Genève Vintage Chronograph Tri Compax Vollkalender...
NZ$ 11,755
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T&N "Glücksschmiede" GmbH
488
DE
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Up/Down
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A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Up/Down
NZ$ 30,702
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WatchesofMayfair.com
225
UK
Cartier vintage1940S DIAMOND SET PLATINUM18KT YG TRIPLE TWIST...
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Cartier vintage1940S DIAMOND SET PLATINUM18KT YG TRIPLE TWIST...
NZ$ 22,246
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Watch Hunter
 
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Chopard Happy Sport Mother of Pearl Diamonds 4144
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Chopard Happy Sport Mother of Pearl Diamonds 4144
NZ$ 12,625
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Filipucci Juweliers
313
NL
Franck Muller INFINITY FULL DIAMONDS PAVE
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Franck Muller INFINITY FULL DIAMONDS PAVE
NZ$ 314,677
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ZEGG & CERLATI
20
MC
Linde Werdelin SpidoLite Gold
Linde Werdelin SpidoLite Gold
NZ$ 44,637
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Linde Werdelin LTD
Rolex 18k White Gold Pink Roman Dial Cellini Ladies 6682/9
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Rolex 18k White Gold Pink Roman Dial Cellini Ladies 6682/9
NZ$ 10,446
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
89
UK
IWC Da Vinci
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IWC Da Vinci
NZ$ 36,900
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Rent a Box Schmuck und Uhren AG
5
CH
Breguet Classique Automatico Brillantes
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Breguet Classique Automatico Brillantes
NZ$ 24,293
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Fernando Monge SA
84
ES
Roger Dubuis Special Edition Excalibur 45mm
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Roger Dubuis Special Edition Excalibur 45mm
NZ$ 37,441
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Artex AG
7
CH
Breguet Hora Mundi 5727
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Breguet Hora Mundi 5727
NZ$ 86,793
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WatchesofMayfair.com
225
UK
Cartier TRINITY ref 2444 18k White Gold Diamond Bezel
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Cartier TRINITY ref 2444 18k White Gold Diamond Bezel
NZ$ 5,932
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Watch Hunter
 
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Zenith Vintage Ladies 18K Gold Mechanical Watch
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Zenith Vintage Ladies 18K Gold Mechanical Watch
NZ$ 8,157
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Inventory Adjusters
82
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Chopard Your Hour Mother of Pearl, Diamond Bezel 4451 Box...
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Chopard Your Hour Mother of Pearl, Diamond Bezel 4451 Box...
NZ$ 9,053
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Tempvs Ltd
64
UK
Linde Werdelin Oktopus Moon Gold 3DTP Carbon
Linde Werdelin Oktopus Moon Gold 3DTP Carbon
NZ$ 60,706
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Linde Werdelin LTD
Patek Philippe 18k Y/Gold Rare Lapis Lazuli Set Ladies Vintage...
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Patek Philippe 18k Y/Gold Rare Lapis Lazuli Set Ladies Vintage...
NZ$ 49,642
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
89
UK
Rolex Lady-Datejust
Rolex Lady-Datejust
NZ$ 11,791
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Once Upon A Diamond
 
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Louis Moinet Black Gold Derrick
Louis Moinet Black Gold Derrick
NZ$ 386,853
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Louis Moinet
Roger Dubuis Excalibur
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Roger Dubuis Excalibur
NZ$ 31,799
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Artex AG
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CH
A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Automatic Jewelled
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A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Automatic Jewelled
NZ$ 47,350
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WatchesofMayfair.com
225
UK
Cartier VINTAGE PARIS 40/50s HELM WRISTWATCH, Fuly numbered
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Cartier VINTAGE PARIS 40/50s HELM WRISTWATCH, Fuly numbered
NZ$ 7,415
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Watch Hunter
 
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Daniel Roth TOURBILLON 8 DAYS ROSE GOLD 18K
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Daniel Roth TOURBILLON 8 DAYS ROSE GOLD 18K
NZ$ 51,166
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Gia Bao Luxury Watch
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph
NZ$ 55,371
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Luxury Souq KSA
SA
Oris Big Crown Centenary Gold Edition 1904-2004
Oris Big Crown Centenary Gold Edition 1904-2004
NZ$ 3,304
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Jewelwatch Ltd
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Rolex Submariner 18 Kt Gold
Rolex Submariner 18 Kt Gold
NZ$ 59,175
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Upper Watches
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Patek Philippe Gondolo
Patek Philippe Gondolo
NZ$ 14,757
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Once Upon A Diamond
 
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Louis Moinet Sideralis
Louis Moinet Sideralis
NZ$ 364,535
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Louis Moinet
Cartier Santos 100 XL 18Kt Rose Gold auto
Cartier Santos 100 XL 18Kt Rose Gold auto
NZ$ 19,156
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EXCLUSIVE S.R.L.S.
8
IT
A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk
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A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk
NZ$ 87,176
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WatchesofMayfair.com
225
UK
Piaget MASSIVE PIAGET POLO FACTORY DIAMOND SET ONYX BACKWIND
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Piaget MASSIVE PIAGET POLO FACTORY DIAMOND SET ONYX BACKWIND
NZ$ 26,695
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Watch Hunter
 
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Blancpain Léman
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Blancpain Léman
NZ$ 88,985
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Gia Bao Luxury Watch
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Patek Philippe Nautilus
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Patek Philippe Nautilus
NZ$ 64,653
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Luxury Souq KSA
SA
Cartier Tank Américaine
Cartier Tank Américaine
NZ$ 6,617
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Gold Impex Handelsgesellschaft m.b. H.
 
AT
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph
NZ$ 13,333
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Upper Watches
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David Yurman T-11807
David Yurman T-11807
NZ$ 6,518
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Once Upon A Diamond
 
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Louis Moinet Memoris Red Eclipse
Louis Moinet Memoris Red Eclipse
NZ$ 163,669
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Louis Moinet
Rolex Day-Date 18Kt Gold
Rolex Day-Date 18Kt Gold
NZ$ 20,027
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EXCLUSIVE S.R.L.S.
8
IT
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Up/Down
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A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Up/Down
NZ$ 34,306
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WatchesofMayfair.com
225
UK
Omega 18 KT WHITE GOLD FACTORY DIAMOND SET WRISTWATCH
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Omega 18 KT WHITE GOLD FACTORY DIAMOND SET WRISTWATCH
NZ$ 4,449
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Watch Hunter
 
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Rolex Lady-Datejust
Rolex Lady-Datejust
NZ$ 14,922
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Heart Of Gold Jewellers
 
UK
Patek Philippe Nautilus
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Patek Philippe Nautilus
NZ$ 69,103
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Luxury Souq KSA
SA

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.