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Patek Philippe Nautilus 3800 yellow good 18k full set
TOP
Patek Philippe Nautilus 3800 yellow good 18k full set
Rp. 520,074,304
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MMC RIVIERA
6
MC
Cartier Panther Lakard Emerald & Onyx
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Cartier Panther Lakard Emerald & Onyx
Rp. 536,444,256
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
199
UK
Breguet SECRET DE LA REINE
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Breguet SECRET DE LA REINE
Rp. 1,476,339,968
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ZEGG & CERLATI
47
MC
Mb&f HM6 Space Pirate RT
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Mb&f HM6 Space Pirate RT
Rp. 2,222,850,048
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De Grisogono UNO GS N08 Or 18 KT. Bruni
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De Grisogono UNO GS N08 Or 18 KT. Bruni
Rp. 147,123,952
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Bijouterie-Horlogerie Langel
47
CH
Chopard L’heure Du Diamant Medium Oval – 139383-1001
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Chopard L’heure Du Diamant Medium Oval – 139383-1001
Rp. 880,771,008
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Mall of the Watch
742
MC
Mb&f HM 4 THUNDERBOLT RT
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Mb&f HM 4 THUNDERBOLT RT
Rp. 2,222,850,048
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Private Seller
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Omega De Ville Prestige 18K Gold Luxusuhr Goldband Unisex...
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Omega De Ville Prestige 18K Gold Luxusuhr Goldband Unisex...
Rp. 117,419,360
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Uhrenkapital
319
DE
Roger Dubuis Much More
Roger Dubuis Much More
Rp. 163,008,992
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Private Seller
ID
Patek Philippe Chronograph
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Patek Philippe Chronograph
Rp. 927,013,376
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A Collected Man
12
UK
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167 Roze Gold NEW
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Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167 Roze Gold NEW
Rp. 562,015,808
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Juwelier Burger, since 2001
687
NL
Girard Perregaux CAT’S EYE TOURBILLON WITH GOLD BRIDGE
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Girard Perregaux CAT’S EYE TOURBILLON WITH GOLD BRIDGE
Rp. 1,867,234,560
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ZEGG & CERLATI
47
MC
Chopard L.U.C Lunar One 161927-1001
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Chopard L.U.C Lunar One 161927-1001
Rp. 552,788,608
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Watchdeals
165
NL
Vacheron Constantin vintage 18K Gold Mens tank watch Full Set
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Vacheron Constantin vintage 18K Gold Mens tank watch Full Set
Rp. 58,701,288
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qualityextra
12
HU
Rolex LADY PEARLMASTER DATEJUST MASTERPIECE GOLD DIAMANT DIAMOND
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Rolex LADY PEARLMASTER DATEJUST MASTERPIECE GOLD DIAMANT DIAMOND
Rp. 301,810,848
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Timeless Watches GmbH
216
DE
Audemars Piguet Extra flat Automatik. 0750/ooo Yellowgold
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Audemars Piguet Extra flat Automatik. 0750/ooo Yellowgold
Rp. 60,395,724
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Juwelier Pichler / Filiale Innenstadt
23
DE
Richard Mille RM010 Le Mans Classic Limited Edition 30 pcs
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Richard Mille RM010 Le Mans Classic Limited Edition 30 pcs
Price on request
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AP Watches
 
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Summer edition  26408OR.OO....
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Summer edition 26408OR.OO....
Rp. 815,869,184
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TimeWorld
32
CH
Chopard L.U.C Pink Gold chrono One 22000ht
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Chopard L.U.C Pink Gold chrono One 22000ht
Rp. 432,836,000
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RIVIERAWATCH
90
FR
Bulgari Diagono Scuba Automatic Chronograph 18K Gold  SC38G...
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Bulgari Diagono Scuba Automatic Chronograph 18K Gold SC38G...
Rp. 93,948,904
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Pawndeluxe
136
NL
Rolex Unpolished 18K Gold Day-Date Factory 8+2 Champagne Dial
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Rolex Unpolished 18K Gold Day-Date Factory 8+2 Champagne Dial
Rp. 207,391,920
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Austins Watches Inc.
188
US
Breguet Tradition 7027BA
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Breguet Tradition 7027BA
Rp. 263,392,464
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Watchdeals
165
NL
Longines ultra chron
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Longines ultra chron
Rp. 22,312,864
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ANNIBALI&CO
92
IT
Audemars Piguet QE II Cup Ref-15334OROO 18k Rose Gold Limited...
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Audemars Piguet QE II Cup Ref-15334OROO 18k Rose Gold Limited...
Rp. 258,023,968
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Bachmann & Scher
59
DE
Omega Constellation Lady 18K Gold mit Brillanten
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Omega Constellation Lady 18K Gold mit Brillanten
Rp. 52,829,484
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T&N "Glücksschmiede" GmbH
696
DE
Franck Muller Round Double Mystery
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Franck Muller Round Double Mystery
Rp. 928,584,256
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WatchesofMayfair.com
430
UK
Cvstos Jetliner
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Cvstos Jetliner
Rp. 214,875,504
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VI Watch Guy
80
VI
Breguet Marine Chronograph/In Stock/An Lager
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Breguet Marine Chronograph/In Stock/An Lager
Rp. 296,477,056
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Ronald Grob, Exklusive Zeitmesser
109
CH
Omega Bumper, Case Back & Movement Honey Dial Pure 18K Gold
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Omega Bumper, Case Back & Movement Honey Dial Pure 18K Gold
Rp. 39,424,988
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Pawndeluxe
136
NL
Hublot King Power F1 India,  Ltd Edition, Box & Papers
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Hublot King Power F1 India, Ltd Edition, Box & Papers
Rp. 310,573,024
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Tempvs Ltd
106
UK
De Grisogono Uno DF S29
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De Grisogono Uno DF S29
Rp. 467,228,032
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Watchdeals
165
NL
Rolex Ladies 18K Yellow Gold - MOP String Diamond Dial -...
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Rolex Ladies 18K Yellow Gold - MOP String Diamond Dial -...
Rp. 42,901,004
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LovinTyme
87
US
Rolex Day-Date 40 Everose-Gold 228345RBR Choco Diamant
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Rolex Day-Date 40 Everose-Gold 228345RBR Choco Diamant
Rp. 663,681,920
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Uhren2000 GmbH
339
DE
Cartier ank Americaine WB7072K2 18K Yellow Gold Quartz Ladies...
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Cartier ank Americaine WB7072K2 18K Yellow Gold Quartz Ladies...
Rp. 281,546,176
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AB Time Inc.
152
US
Blancpain Quantieme Perpetuel 8 Jours
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Blancpain Quantieme Perpetuel 8 Jours
Rp. 626,270,144
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WatchesofMayfair.com
430
UK
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Lady
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Lady
Rp. 587,180,672
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GCO srl
 
IT
Piaget 13432
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Piaget 13432
Rp. 58,718,068
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TIMEMILLENIUM, S.L.
24
ES
Glashütte Original Senator Ref. 39-44-03-11-04 18K Rose Gold...
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Glashütte Original Senator Ref. 39-44-03-11-04 18K Rose Gold...
Rp. 133,373,888
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Pawndeluxe
136
NL
Chopard Imperial Chrono 38/3168-23 Whiete Gold Diamonds 32mm
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Chopard Imperial Chrono 38/3168-23 Whiete Gold Diamonds 32mm
Rp. 221,428,992
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Taleda
379
CH
Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Night & Day
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Night & Day
Rp. 482,239,616
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Ronald Grob, Exklusive Zeitmesser
109
CH
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar
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Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar
Rp. 1,189,306,880
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上海天仪轩钟表有限公司
CN
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1815
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1815
Rp. 134,212,720
Free shipping
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
226
DE
Cartier Tank Francaise WE1001R8
Cartier Tank Francaise WE1001R8
Rp. 166,088,240
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Helmut Seidl GmbH
10
DE
Blancpain L-Evolution Quantième Complet 8 Jours
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Blancpain L-Evolution Quantième Complet 8 Jours
Rp. 446,425,056
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WatchesofMayfair.com
430
UK
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Timezone Rose Gold
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Timezone Rose Gold
Rp. 461,632,640
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Legacy Timepieces
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Maurice Lacroix 69842
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Maurice Lacroix 69842
Rp. 41,924,696
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TIMEMILLENIUM, S.L.
24
ES
Universal Genève No. 14 - 18K Gold Chronograph Limited 100...
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Universal Genève No. 14 - 18K Gold Chronograph Limited 100...
Rp. 79,688,800
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Pawndeluxe
136
NL
Vacheron Constantin Very Rare 1970s  Lozenge Pave Diamond Dial...
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Vacheron Constantin Very Rare 1970s Lozenge Pave Diamond Dial...
Rp. 881,730,560
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Ye Olde Timekeepers, Inc.
16
US
Girard Perregaux Vintage Chronograph
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Girard Perregaux Vintage Chronograph
Rp. 183,014,656
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Metals In Time
5
US
IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
Rp. 536,850,880
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LUX-Timepieces GmbH
615
DE
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1815
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1815
Rp. 159,377,600
Free shipping
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
226
DE
Rolex Sky Dweller Ref. 326939
Rolex Sky Dweller Ref. 326939
Rp. 494,909,408
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Helmut Seidl GmbH
10
DE
IWC Big Pilot’s Annual Calendar  "Antoine De Saint Exupery"
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IWC Big Pilot’s Annual Calendar "Antoine De Saint Exupery"
Rp. 603,957,248
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WatchesofMayfair.com
430
UK
Hublot Big Bang Unico Rose Gold Ceramic
Hublot Big Bang Unico Rose Gold Ceramic
Rp. 322,069,312
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Legacy Timepieces
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Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon
Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon
Rp. 36,306,550,784
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上海天仪轩钟表有限公司
CN
Blancpain Pocket Watch Limited Edition Complication Expression
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Blancpain Pocket Watch Limited Edition Complication Expression
Rp. 54,523,916
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Pawndeluxe
136
NL
Van Cleef & Arpels 1940 VAN CLEEF & ARPELS SAPPHIRE 18KT YG...
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Van Cleef & Arpels 1940 VAN CLEEF & ARPELS SAPPHIRE 18KT YG...
Rp. 297,861,888
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Ye Olde Timekeepers, Inc.
16
US
Zenith El Primero
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Zenith El Primero
Rp. 147,633,984
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Casowatches.com
13
IT
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph
Rp. 822,052,864
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LUX-Timepieces GmbH
615
DE
A. Lange & Söhne Langematic
A. Lange & Söhne Langematic
Rp. 208,029,728
Free shipping
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
226
DE
Corum Admiral`s Cup Porto Cervo
Corum Admiral`s Cup Porto Cervo
Rp. 182,864,832
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Helmut Seidl GmbH
10
DE
Chopard Happy Sport 36 mm Automatic
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Chopard Happy Sport 36 mm Automatic
Rp. 282,182,240
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WatchesofMayfair.com
430
UK
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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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