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Rolex Lady-Datejust Pearlmaster 80298 Very good Yellow gold 29mm Automatic
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Rolex Datejust Pearlmaster 29mm Factory Diamond Watch RRP £120K
AED 212,144
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81
UK
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5164R-001 Unworn Rose gold 40.8mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time 40MM Rose Gold Watch 5164R
AED 249,296
Free shipping
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323
US
Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie 118470 New Rose gold 40.5mm Automatic
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Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Exo TOURBILLON Slim
AED 119,461
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1487
ES
Cartier Very good Yellow gold 29mm Manual winding
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Cartier Calatrava Rare EWC 2 Tone Enamel & Satin Silver Sector...
AED 34,307
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30
US
Raymond Weil 3112922 New Yellow gold 26mm Quartz
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Raymond Weil Oro 18 kt
AED 9,624
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16
IT
Breguet Classique Complications 5317BR/12/9V6 New Rose gold 39mm Automatic
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Breguet Classique Tourbillon 39
AED 300,346
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45
CH
Rolex Yacht-Master 40 126655 Unworn Rose gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Yacht-Master 40 18 Karat Rosegold Full Set 2020
AED 96,234
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247
AT
Rolex 4062 Good Yellow gold Manual winding
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Rolex Coin Edge
AED 73,225
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11
IT
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...
AED 7,223
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34
US
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...
AED 33,849
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498
US
Rolex Day-Date 36 18038 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
Rolex Day-Date 18k Yellow Gold President 36mm Blue Dial -...
AED 41,424
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791
MC
Vacheron Constantin 6413 Very good Rose gold Manual winding
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Vacheron Constantin 6413
AED 12,553
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181
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Rolex 6065 Very good Rose gold 32mm Automatic
TOP
Rolex Oyster Bubble Back
AED 58,580
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11
IT
Cartier Pasha C 1035 Good Yellow gold Automatic
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Cartier Pasha C diamond
AED 23,014
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16
IT
Hublot Classic Fusion Ultra-Thin 545.OX.2210.LR New Rose gold 45mm Manual winding
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Hublot Classic Fusion 42 ultra-thin
AED 65,171
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45
CH
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...
AED 55,927
Free shipping
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101
UK
Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph 521.CO.1781.RX Very good Rose gold 45mm Automatic
Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Ceramic King Gold 521.CO.178...
AED 37,547
Free shipping
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816
US
IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph IW387803 Very good Rose gold 43mm Automatic
IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph in rose gold 2016 with B+P
AED 60,463
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804
NL
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...
AED 38,115
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578
US
Rolex Day-Date 36 1803 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
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Rolex Day-Date
AED 25,621
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203
UK
Omega omega calibro 266 Very good Rose gold Manual winding
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Omega manuale
AED 8,369
Verified Dealer
181
IT
Jacob & Co. Astronomia AS300.40.TP.AN.A.DA4A New Rose gold Automatic UAE, Dubai
Jacob & Co. ASTRONOMIA LIMITED EDITION
AED 520,319
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14
AE
Vacheron Constantin 2046P Very good Yellow gold Manual winding
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Vacheron Constantin Occhio di Tigre
AED 20,921
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16
IT
Breguet Classique 8788BR/29/986 DD00 New Rose gold 36mm Automatic
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Breguet Classique 36
AED 79,011
Verified Dealer
45
CH
Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer Regulator 1-58-04-04-04-04 Unworn White gold Manual winding
Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer Regulator
Price on request
Verified Dealer
133
UK
Cartier Tank Française 2403 Very good White gold 25mm Quartz
Cartier Tank Francaise Anniversary 18k White Gold Diamond...
AED 40,025
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137
US
Breitling Navitimer 01 RB012012|BA49|435X|R20BA.1 New Red gold 44mm Automatic
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Breitling NAVITIMER 01 ROSEGOLD RB012012 unworn 12230HT
AED 58,162
Free shipping
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149
FR
Omega De Ville Prestige 424.50.27.60.05.001 New 27.4mm Quartz
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Omega De Ville Prestige 18k Yellow Gold 27.4mm Ladies Watch...
AED 21,499
Free shipping
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578
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 14208 Very good Yellow gold 34mm Automatic
TOP
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Solid 18ct gold
AED 20,748
Verified Dealer
203
UK
Patek Philippe Travel Time 7234R-001 New Rose gold Automatic
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Patek Philippe Travel Time
AED 123,436
Verified Dealer
181
IT
Piaget 9741 Very good Yellow gold 31mm Manual winding
Piaget Classique Ultraflach 18kt Gelbgold Handaufzug 31x28mm...
AED 8,364
Verified Dealer
1336
DE
A. Lange & Söhne New Rose gold Automatic
A. Lange & Söhne rosegold IP
AED 3,786
Verified Dealer
HR
Jaquet-Droz J016933210 New Rose gold 43mm Automatic
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Jaquet-Droz Grand Date 43
AED 53,188
Verified Dealer
45
CH
T555 Unworn Rose gold 43mm Manual winding UAE, Dubai
Poljot Tourbillon skeleton 3360
AED 22,000
Private Seller
 
AE
Rolex Lady-Datejust 69178 Very good Yellow gold 26mm Automatic
Rolex Datejust President 18k Yellow Gold MOP Diamond Ladies...
AED 34,879
Verified Dealer
137
US
Omega Genève Geneve Very good Yellow gold 34mm Automatic
TOP
Omega Geneve automatic vintage 14K Gold 1969
AED 5,854
Verified Dealer
78
HU
Daniel Roth 318.Y.60.350.CN.BD New 44mm Automatic
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Daniel Roth Academic Ellispocurvex Papillon 18k White Gold...
AED 57,174
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
578
US
Omega BA3960806 Very good Yellow gold Quartz
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Omega Megaquartz 2.4MHz 18ct gold stardust
AED 65,252
Verified Dealer
203
UK
Audemars Piguet Very good Yellow gold Manual winding
TOP
Audemars Piguet classic
AED 11,507
Verified Dealer
181
IT
Omega 2897 Good Yellow gold 34,5mm Manual winding
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Omega Automatic 18k Gold / Vintage 1958 / Servised
AED 6,653
Verified Dealer
110
PL
Corum Very good Yellow gold 26mm Manual winding
Corum 18K Gold Ladies Hand-Wind Dress Watch ref.27218 Swiss...
AED 9,129
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
639
US
Jaquet-Droz Grande Seconde J014013208 New Rose gold 39mm Automatic
TOP
Jaquet-Droz Grande Seconde 39, limited edition - no. 1/8
AED 59,120
Verified Dealer
45
CH
Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Diver 266-34 Good Yellow gold 42.7mm Automatic UAE, Dubai
Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Diver
AED 114,352
Private Seller
AE
A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia 380.026 Very good White gold 38.5mm Automatic
TOP
A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Automatik 380.026 Watch with Leather...
AED 56,072
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
593
US
Rolex Day-Date Very good Yellow gold 36mm
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Rolex Mens 18K Yellow Gold Day-Date President - Red Roman...
AED 26,664
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
183
US
Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronograph 1506-150LE Good Rose gold 43mm Automatic
TOP
Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronograph 18k Rose Gold Men's 43mm...
AED 43,833
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
578
US
A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia 380.026 Unworn White gold 38.5mm Automatic
A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia
Price on request
Verified Dealer
133
UK
A. Lange & Söhne 234042 New Rose gold 39mm Manual winding
TOP
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 UPDOWN
AED 119,252
Verified Dealer
181
IT
Rolex Day-Date 36 18049 Very good White gold 36mm Automatic
Rolex Day Date 18kt Weißgold Diamanten Rolex Automatik open...
AED 79,455
Verified Dealer
1336
DE
Ulysse Nardin Stranger 6902-125/VIV New Rose gold 45mm Automatic UAE, Dubai
Ulysse Nardin Stranger
AED 179,539
Verified Dealer
192
AE
Rolex Datejust 116188 New Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
TOP
Rolex Datejust 36
AED 75,057
Verified Dealer
45
CH
Franck Muller Vanguard Very good Rose gold Manual winding UAE, Dubai
Franck Muller Vanguard Limited Edition Yachting Rose Gold
AED 83,861
Private Seller
 
AE
IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar IW3750-03 Very good Yellow gold 39mm Automatic
TOP
IWC Da Vinci IW3750-03 Watch with Leather Bracelet and 18k...
AED 24,968
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
593
US
Vacheron Constantin Quai de l'Ile 85050/000R-I022I Very good Rose gold 41mm Automatic
TOP
Vacheron Constantin Quai De L’lle 85050 Day-Date Power Reserve...
AED 125,319
Verified Dealer
216
IT
Chopard Classic 161289-1001 New 38mm Automatic
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Chopard Classic Manufacture 18k White Gold Automatic Men's...
AED 27,949
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
578
US
Rolex Lady-Datejust 69178 Very good Yellow gold 26mm
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Rolex Ladies 18K Gold President- Green Vignette Diamond Dial -...
AED 25,139
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
183
US
Patek Philippe World Time 7130G-016 New White gold Automatic
TOP
Patek Philippe World Time
AED 165,279
Verified Dealer
181
IT
Corum 57282 Very good Yellow gold 40.5mm Manual winding
Corum TV 18kt Gelbgold Handaufzug Armband Leder 40,5x32,5mm...
AED 14,791
Verified Dealer
1336
DE
Rolex Day-Date 1806 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic UAE, Dubai
Rolex Day Date Eastern Arabic Dial Ref. 1806 Year 1972
Price on request
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
9
AE
Breguet GJ24BB8548DDC3 New White gold Automatic
TOP
Breguet Secret de la Reine
AED 197,528
Verified Dealer
45
CH
Arnold & Son Time Pyramid Very good Rose gold Manual winding UAE, Dubai
Arnold & Son Time Pyramid
AED 57,178
Private Seller
 
AE
Piaget Altiplano G0A34113 Very good Rose gold 40mm Manual winding
TOP
Piaget Altiplano Small Seconds G0A34113 Watch with Leather...
AED 43,436
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
593
US
Ulysse Nardin Perpetual Manufacture 322-10 New Rose gold 43mm Automatic UAE, Dubai
Ulysse Nardin Perpetual Manufacture
AED 72,425
Verified Dealer
192
AE
IWC Cal. 89 Bombe lugs Very good Yellow gold 35mm Manual winding
TOP
IWC Cal 89 vintage 18K Gold 1947
AED 9,201
Verified Dealer
78
HU
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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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