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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 26239OR.OO.D315CR.01 Unworn Rose gold 41mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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26239OR Chronograph 18K Rose Gold Blue Dial
$164,399
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 26331OR.OO.1220OR.02 Very good Rose gold 41mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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41mm Rose Gold Chronograph Brown Dial (26331OR.OO.1220OR.02)
$100,000
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Rolex Sky-Dweller 326935 New Rose gold 42mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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CHOCOLATE DIAL - NEW 2022 - FRESH - AVAILABLE NOW
$56,888
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 26240OR.OO.1320OR.01 New Rose gold 41mm Automatic United States of America, Georgia, Alpharetta
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NEW 2022 Royal Oak Chronograph Blue Dial
$129,799
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Rolex Daytona 116519LN New White gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, Moosic
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NEW 2022 Daytona 116519 DIAMOND DIAL
$39,999
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding 15500OR.OO.1220OR.01 New Rose gold 41mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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41mm Rose Gold Converted Bracelet Black Dial 15500OR.OO.1220OR.01
$100,000
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5990/1R-001 New Rose gold 40.5mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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Travel Time Rose Gold Blue 5990/1R-001 New 2021
$314,465
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Rolex Daytona 116508 Unworn Yellow gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, New York, NEW YORK
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116508 Cosmograph Daytona 18k Yellow Gold Oyster Bracelet 40mm Green Dial
$78,325
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Rolex Day-Date 36 118139 Very good White gold 36mm Automatic United States of America, New York, Massapequa
Rolex Day-Date 36
118139 White Gold Blue Dial
$21,000
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Rolex Day-Date 36 18038 Good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic United States of America, California, Newport Beach, Orange County, CA
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Champagne Dial 18K Yellow Gold President 18038
$14,650
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Rolex Datejust 41 126334-0015 Unworn White gold 41mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York City
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126334 Fluted Blue Index - Jubilee Bracelet - Unworn 2022
$13,995
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding 15450OR.OO.D088CR.01 Good Rose gold 37mm United States of America, Florida, Sarasota
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37mm 18k Rose Gold Men's Watch 15450OR.OO.D088CR.01
$69,500
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Richard Mille RM 005 RM005 New Rose gold 38mm Automatic United States of America, Illinois, Springfield
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Richard Mille RM 005
Fresh 2022 Service NEW
$125,000
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Rolex Day-Date 40 228238 New Yellow gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, Moosic
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NEW 2022 Release Day-Date 40 GREEN LACQUER DIAL
$59,900
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Rolex Yacht-Master 42 226659 New White gold 42mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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White Gold Yacht-Master 42 Watch - Falcon’S Eye Dial - Oysterflex Strap 226659
$65,000
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Rolex Datejust 36 126234-0017 New White gold 36mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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36mm Blue Dial Fluted Bezel Jubilee 126234 NEW 2021
$12,605
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Rolex Day-Date 36 18038 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic United States of America, Massachusetts, West Boylston
Rolex Day-Date 36
PRESIDENT 18K GOLD Ref# 18038 service papers 1982 Stunning Dial
$17,995
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Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5968G-001 New White gold 42.2mm Automatic United States of America, New York, Massapequa
Patek Philippe Aquanaut
White Gold Blue Dial 5968G-001
$220,000
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Rolex Day-Date 36 18348 Good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic United States of America, California, Newport Beach
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Factory Black Diamond Dial Bezel Box amp; Papers
$22,795
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Rolex Day-Date 40 228238 Unworn Yellow gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Fort Lauderdale
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2022 Day-Date 40 Black Index Dial 228238 18k President Bracelet In Stock
$44,995
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Patek Philippe Chronograph 5170J-001 Unworn Yellow gold 39mm Manual winding United States of America, Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
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UNWORN Chronograph
$70,495
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Rolex Submariner Date 126618LB New Yellow gold 41mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Holly hill
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BNIB 18K Yellow Gold Blue 41mm #126618LB
$42,500
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Rolex Sky-Dweller 326235 New Rose gold 42mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, Moosic
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NEW 2022 Sky-Dweller RHODIUM 326235
$45,900
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Rolex Datejust 41 126334 New White gold 41mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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18k White Gold amp; Steel Black Diamond Dial Jubilee (126334)
$15,500
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Rolex Sky-Dweller 326235 New Rose gold 42mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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RG White Dial Oysterflex 326235 NEW 2021
$42,855
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Rolex Daytona 116509 Very good White gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, Massachusetts, West Boylston
Rolex Daytona
Ref. 116509 Blue Dial 18K White Gold 2021. FULL SET
$49,900
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Rolex Day-Date 36 118135 Very good Rose gold 36mm Automatic United States of America, New York, Massapequa
Rolex Day-Date 36
Rose Gold Chocolate Dial Day-Date 36
$24,500
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Rolex Lady-Datejust Pearlmaster 81315 Very good Rose gold 34mm Automatic United States of America, California, Newport Beach, Orange County, CA
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Rolex Lady-Datejust Pearlmaster
Mother Of Pearl Dial 18K Everose Gold 81315 Complete Set
$32,995
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Rolex Datejust 41 126334 Unworn White gold 41mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Fort Lauderdale
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2022 Datejust 41 #39;Mint Green Index' Dial 126334 Oyster Bracelet #39;In Stock'
$15,295
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Rolex Daytona 116505 New Rose gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, Illinois, Springfield
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Rose Gold Chocolate Dial New Nov 2022
$54,100
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Patek Philippe Calatrava 6119R-001 New Rose gold 39mm Manual winding United States of America, Florida, Holly Hill
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Rose Gold - 6119R-BNIB 2022
$35,690
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Rolex Sky-Dweller 326935 New Rose gold 42mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, Moosic
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NEW 2022 Sky-Dweller RHODIUM Dial
$57,500
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Rolex Daytona 116509 New White gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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White Gold Daytona 40mm Meteorite Dial Steel and Black Oyster 116509
$125,000
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Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167R-001 New Rose gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Hollywood
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40mm 18k Rose Gold Brown Dial 5167R - 100% Complete July 2022 ( Unworn amp; Uncut)
$82,000
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Rolex Day-Date 36 18238 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic United States of America, Massachusetts, West Boylston
Rolex Day-Date 36
Ref. 18238 Factory Diamond Dial. Box amp; Booklet. Circa 1993
$16,495
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712/1R-001 New Rose gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, New York, NEW YORK
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Rose Gold 5712/1R-001
$215,000
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Rolex Lady-Datejust 69178 Very good Yellow gold 26mm Automatic United States of America, California, Chino Hills
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Ladies President 69178 Factory Ruby String Diamond 18k Yellow Gold Watch
$12,190
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Rolex Daytona 116515ln Unworn Rose gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Miami
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116515 18k Rose Gold “Black Dial” Oysterflex Bracelet 2021 Complete Set “In Stock”
$50,795
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Rolex Sky-Dweller 326934 New White gold 42mm Automatic United States of America, California, Sunnyvale
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326934
$23,800
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Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PFC267-1200300-HA1441 Unworn White gold 39mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Sarasota
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1950 18k White Gold Auto 39mm Mens Watch PFC267-1200300-HA1441
$7,950
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Rolex Datejust 41 126334 New White gold 41mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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NEW 2022 Datejust 41 BLUE STICK DIAL
$13,499
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Rolex Submariner Date 126619LB New White gold 41mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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Oyster Perpetual 41mm 18k White Gold Black Dial Ceramic Blue Bezel 126619LB
$45,000
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Richard Mille RM 005 RM005 Very good White gold 38mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Hollywood
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Automatic 18k White Gold Skeleton dial - 100% Complete May 2019
$135,000
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Patek Philippe Calatrava 3923 Very good Yellow gold 32mm Manual winding United States of America, Massachusetts, West Boylston
Patek Philippe Calatrava
Ref. 3923 18k Yellow Gold and Sigma Dial. Excellent Condition
$11,500
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Rolex Sky-Dweller 326935 Unworn Rose gold 42mm Automatic United States of America, New York, NEW YORK
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42mm 18k Rose Gold Two Tone Rhodium Dial Oyster 326935
$59,500
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Rolex Lady-Datejust 6917 Unworn Yellow gold 26mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, HARRISBURG
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President Lady-Datejust 26 UN-WORN Buckley Roman Dial Fluted Boxes Books 6917 8
$7,382
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Rolex Sky-Dweller 326235 Unworn Rose gold 42mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Miami
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326235 Oysterflex Skydweller Chocolate Dial Everose Gold Men's Watch
$50,995
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Rolex Submariner Date 116618LN Very good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Miami
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116618LN
$33,950
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Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 62.0240.410/01M240 Good Rose gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Sarasota
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T El Primero 18k Rose Gold Triple-Date Moonphase 40mm Watch
$19,950
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Rolex Sky-Dweller 326935 New Rose gold 42mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, Moosic
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NEW 2022 Sky-Dweller CHOCOLATE 326935
$58,500
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo 15202BC.OO.1240BC.01 New White gold 39mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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18K White Gold Extra Thin Salmon Dial 15202BC.OO.1240BC.01
$185,000
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Patek Philippe 48222/2 Very good Yellow gold 24mm Quartz United States of America, Maryland, Baltimore
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AVAILABLE RARE Exquisite Yellow Gold Diamond Emerald Wristwatch
$24,855
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Longines Admiral Very good Yellow gold Automatic United States of America, Massachusetts, West Boylston
Longines Admiral
18K Gold Automatic Watch W BOX Running DAY/DATE Ref. 8184A 503
$1,695
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Rolex Sky-Dweller 326238 Unworn Yellow gold 42mm Automatic United States of America, New York, NEW YORK
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42mm 18k Yellow Gold Black Index Dial Oysterflex 326238
$42,900
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Rolex Daytona 116595RBOW Very good Red gold 40mm Chronograph United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
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Rose Gold Cosmograph Rainbow Daytona Ref. 116595
$595,000
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Rolex Datejust 41 126334 Very good White gold 41mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Fort Lauderdale
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2021 Datejust 41 #39;Black Diamond Dial' 126334 Jubilee Bracelet #34;In Stock"
$13,995
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Panerai Luminor Marina PAM 01111 New Rose gold 44mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Holly Hill
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Goldtech Blu Notte 2022 Pam01111 Luminor
$23,938
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IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar IW503302 Very good Rose gold 44.2mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Aventura
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IW503302
$26,500
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Rolex Daytona 116515ln New Rose gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, Moosic
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NEW 2022 Daytona Sundust 116515
$42,750
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar 266140 New Rose gold Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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Rose Gold Rainbow Limited 20 pieces
$565,000
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Patek Philippe 5226G-001 New White gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Hollywood
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40mm 18k White Gold 40mm Textured Dial 5226G - 100% Complete July 2022
$60,000
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Patek Philippe Annual Calendar 5146G-010 Very good White gold 39mm United States of America, New Jersey, Chatham
Patek Philippe Annual Calendar
Ref. 5146g
$39,000
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Chronoswiss Classic CH7401R Unworn Rose gold 37mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Sarasota
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Klassik Chronograph 18k Rose Gold 37mm Automatic Men’s Watch CH7401R
$8,750
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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.