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Graham Chronofighter Oversize
AED 34,164
Seller
S HANKAR TRADING CO LLC
 
US
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Graham Swordfish Chronograph ROSE GOLD
AED 52,936
Seller
S HANKAR TRADING CO LLC
 
US
TOP
Blancpain Villeret Ultraslim White Dial 18K Gold
AED 23,096
Free shipping
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Plus Watch - Luxury Watches
3443
IT
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Cartier Roadster 18k Yellow Gold Large W62005V1
AED 52,936
Seller
S HANKAR TRADING CO LLC
 
US
TOP
Rolex Day-Date 36 18 KT President 118208 Taurus Eye 8 Diamond...
AED 110,190
Seller
Haniken Jewelers
15
US
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Rolex BUBBLEBACK 3131 PINK GOLD 40's
AED 19,320
Free shipping
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Goldammer
35
DE
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Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Grand Complication White...
AED 298,469
Seller
Stein Diamonds
125
US
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Patek Philippe Rectangular Carée 18K Gold Gelbgold Manual...
AED 52,458
Seller
Timeless Watches GmbH
324
DE
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Richard Mille RM017 RG
AED 938,582
Seller
Private Seller
 
AE
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Chopard Imperiale WHITE GOLD Diamonds Chronograph
AED 101,367
Free shipping
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European Jewellery
87
AE
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Breguet Classique Complications tourbillon
AED 172,699
Seller
Private Seller
 
AE
TOP
Omega vintage Cal 268 14K Gold 1962 with box
AED 5,456
Seller
qualityextra
36
HU
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Omega vintage 18ct gold dress watch
AED 18,523
Seller
The Watch Collector Ltd.
125
UK
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Omega SeaMaster Planet Ocean
AED 110,753
Seller
Private Seller
 
AE
TOP
IWC DRESSWATCH 18K CAL 89 1949
AED 10,080
Free shipping
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Goldammer
35
DE
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Omega Constellation
AED 206,488
Seller
Siglers Collectibles
15
US
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Breguet Marine 18K Gold Tropical Papiere & Box Service 12/2018
AED 52,458
Seller
Timeless Watches GmbH
324
DE
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding
AED 81,059
Seller
CHRONO 10:10 s.r.o.
20
CZ
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Omega Vintage 1959 memns gold mechanical cal 285 wristwatch + Box
AED 4,751
Seller
Fine Auction Club
437
UK
Chopard ROSE GOLD CLASSIC RACING SUPERFAST CHRONOGRAP 161284-5001
AED 77,699
Seller
Private Seller
AE
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Rolex Daytona 116518LN 2019 Stickers NEW
AED 108,989
Free shipping
Seller
Watchesnorte SL
273
ES
Ulysse Nardin El Toro / Black Toro
AED 86,350
Seller
Royal watches
70
AE
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Piaget Impressive & Massive Emperador, Diamond Bezel, Rare
Price on request
Seller
Plus Ultra AG
10
CH
Cartier Roadster Chronograph YELLOW GOLD Automatic XL
AED 47,305
Free shipping
Seller
European Jewellery
87
AE
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Ulysse Nardin Vintage Chronometer 14K Gold
AED 6,678
Seller
Timeless Watches & Jewellery AG
563
LI
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Corum Admirals Cup Challenger 44 Chrono/ An Lager / In Stock
AED 39,135
Seller
Ronald Grob, Exklusive Zeitmesser
224
CH
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Patek Philippe Gondolo 35 Small Seconds 18K Yellow Gold -...
AED 30,870
Free shipping
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Pawndeluxe
367
NL
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Vintage Mécanique or 18kts Fully Serviced...
AED 5,460
Seller
Pascal Karp Watches Expertise
19
BE
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
AED 110,000
Seller
Private Seller
 
AE
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IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar
Price on request
Free shipping
Seller
Chronolux.com
11
UK
Patek Philippe Aquanaut
AED 198,979
Seller
Royal watches
70
AE
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Vacheron Constantin Thin Tank, Black Onyx Dial
AED 16,478
Seller
Plus Ultra AG
10
CH
Chronoswiss CH2821 M Kairos 18Kt YELLOW GOLD 34mm Automatic Date
AED 11,244
Free shipping
Seller
European Jewellery
87
AE
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Girard Perregaux World Timer Lady Or 18KT. Diamants
AED 91,751
Seller
Bijouterie-Horlogerie Langel
93
CH
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Franck Muller Double Mystery 39mm
AED 179,571
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
Icelink AMBASSADOR 18K SNOW
AED 116,760
Seller
Istana
AE
Longines Présence solid gold longines
AED 3,800
Seller
Private Seller
 
AE
TOP
Corum Admiral´s Cup Regatta 18k Rose Gold Edición Limitada
AED 58,380
Seller
CANTELI JOYEROS SL
40
ES
Franck Muller Vanguard Skeleton seven days
AED 84,848
Seller
Royal watches
70
AE
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Piaget Polo, White Gold, Onyx Dial, Rare
AED 39,322
Seller
Plus Ultra AG
10
CH
Franck Muller Long Island WHITE GOLD Quartz 1000CCQZ
AED 27,106
Free shipping
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European Jewellery
87
AE
TOP
Franck Muller Long Island 1000 QZ Quartz white gold
AED 20,649
Seller
PP Kirnoz
UA
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Franck Muller Double Mistery 39mm
AED 179,571
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Ronald Grob, Exklusive Zeitmesser
224
CH
Piaget 81635
AED 24,480
Seller
Timepiece360
27
AE
Bovet SAGUARO Chronograph 46
AED 262,803
Seller
Istana
AE
Ulysse Nardin Blue Seal
AED 45,000
Seller
Private Seller
 
AE
Bovet PININFARINA OTTANTASEI GOLD
AED 373,556
Seller
The Golden Line
AE
Rolex Day-Date 40
AED 119,388
Seller
Royal watches
70
AE
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Ebel Rectangular Lapis Dial & Diamond Bezel, Rare
AED 29,960
Seller
Plus Ultra AG
10
CH
Chopard Classic YELLOW GOLD 35mm Sheikh Mohammed Shaikh LOGO MOP
AED 15,130
Free shipping
Seller
European Jewellery
87
AE
Cartier Ballon de Bleu Flying Tourbillon Watch
Price on request
Seller
The Store
AE
TOP
Montblanc Grace Kelly rose gold, full set
AED 84,262
Seller
My Local Time
23
CH
Omega Constellation Chronometer White Dial 36mm Yellow Gold with
AED 25,500
Seller
Timepiece360
27
AE
Bovet Fleurier 42 Perpetual Calendar Retrogade GMT
AED 138,910
Seller
Istana
AE
Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Diver
AED 112,626
Seller
Private Seller
AE
Straight from the manufacturer
Louis Moinet Memoris Red Eclipse
AED 411,945
BrandBoutique Member
Louis Moinet
Piaget Limelight
AED 108,876
Seller
Royal watches
70
AE
TOP
Gérald Genta Perpetual Calendar Automatic, Rare
AED 31,832
Seller
Plus Ultra AG
10
CH
Universal Genève ROSE GOLD Manual Winding 33mm SAUDI ARABIA...
AED 8,072
Free shipping
Seller
European Jewellery
87
AE
Breguet Type XX - XXI - XXII Rose Gold Watch
Price on request
Seller
The Store
AE
Parmigiani Fleurier Limited 30 pieces Tonda Hemispheres
AED 50,683
Seller
The Golden Line
AE
Rolex GMT-Master II Black Dial 40mm Rose Gold
AED 134,640
Seller
Timepiece360
27
AE
Bovet SAGUARO Chronograph 46
AED 101,367
Seller
Istana
AE
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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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