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Hublot Big Bang Mexico - Box & Papers 2010
20,555 
Seller
Mark Worthington Jewellers
182
UK
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H.Moser & Cie. Endeavour Big Date 342.502-001
22,551 
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Przedsiębiorstwo Handlowe Usługowe
211
PL
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Cartier Colisee Yellow Gold Diamond Bezel - Serviced by Cartier
10,857 
Seller
Mark Worthington Jewellers
182
UK
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Cartier Roadster Yellow Gold - Serviced by Cartier
10,909 
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Mark Worthington Jewellers
182
UK
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Breitling Navitimer 01
11,900 
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MANZANARES JOYERO
43
ES
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Rolex BUBBLEBACK 3131 PINK GOLD 40's
4,600 
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Goldammer
35
DE
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Breguet CLASSIQUE 18K GOLD GELBGOLD 750 AUTOMATIK
6,790 
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Timeless Watches GmbH
322
DE
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Omega Geneve
1,190 
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Kaisaniemen Kello ja Kultaliike Oy
13
FI
Patek Philippe Calatrava 3998 2001 Extract of archives
9,900 
Seller
Chrono Finland
76
FI
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Concord c1 rose gold
3,838 
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Private Seller
 
FI
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calender 18k Gold Automatik Ref. 140.1.87
6,230 
Seller
Zeitauktion GmbH
1394
DE
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Zenith Depose
20,800 
Seller
Private Seller
 
FI
TOP
Rolex GMT Matser Vintage Nipple Dial 18K Gold Box Papers Revision
54,187 
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Luxus Ritter Germany GmbH
113
DE
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Patek Philippe Grand Complications Perpetual Calendar 40.2mm...
193,750 
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CONCEPT LUXURY
203
IT
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IWC DRESSWATCH 18K CAL 89 1949
2,400 
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Goldammer
35
DE
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Jaeger-LeCoultre JLC Reverso Duo Day Night 26mm Silver...
6,255 
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Collectors Coins & Jewelry
215
US
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Rolex Yacht-master New 2019
30,000 
Seller
Paradiso Luxury
91
IT
Cartier Tank Louis Cartier 18k 24x30 1985
2,990 
Seller
Chrono Finland
76
FI
Eterna-Matic 14K gents dress watch
940 
Seller
Harri Asunta
13
FI
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IWC Novecento 18k (0,750) Gold Handaufzug Herrenuhr Ref. 2551
2,360 
Seller
Zeitauktion GmbH
1394
DE
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Montblanc Meisterstück Power Reserve 18K Gold
1,990 
Seller
Timeless Watches & Jewellery AG
550
LI
Chronographe Suisse Cie 18K Gold Chronograph
1,290 
Seller
Private Seller
FI
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Chopard L.U.C. 14 Kt Gold Taschenuhr Poket watch 53 mm
1,999 
Seller
UHREN-SCHMUCKHAUS-NRW
418
DE
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Patek Philippe CHRONOGRAPH YELLOW GOLD
59,300 
Seller
CONCEPT LUXURY
203
IT
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Patek Philippe Men's Neptune 18K Yellow Gold 36mm Silver Date...
15,333 
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Collectors Coins & Jewelry
215
US
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Cartier Argent Must De Cartier - Gold PL one Sterling 925 Silver
720 
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Pawndeluxe
360
NL
Breguet Marine Royale 18k rosegold original bracelet
8,900 
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Chrono Finland
76
FI
Bulova Accutron 18K NOS new old stock
1,750 
Seller
Harri Asunta
13
FI
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Breitling Crosswind Spezial 18k Weissgold Automatik Ref. J44355
16,230 
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Zeitauktion GmbH
1394
DE
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Romain Jerome Titanic-DNA Chronograph "v"
10,450 
Seller
A.C.Watches
31
DE
Chopard L.U.C. XP
3,500 
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Private Seller
 
FI
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Vacheron Constantin 18 Kt Gold Slim Automatic Date
3,449 
Seller
UHREN-SCHMUCKHAUS-NRW
418
DE
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Patek Philippe Chronograph White Gold - 5070g
62,750 
Seller
CONCEPT LUXURY
203
IT
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Bulgari Tubogas 102450 Rose Gold 35mm
21,940 
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Taleda
485
CH
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Hublot Big Bang 18 CT Yellow Gold Hublot Edition Chronograph -...
3,150 
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Pawndeluxe
360
NL
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Mariner 34mm 18k RARE
1,590 
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Chrono Finland
76
FI
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IWC IW390405 - Portuguese Chronograph Classic Ardoise Santoni -
14,000 
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nobeluhren-store.de
22
DE
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Patek Philippe Gondolo 18k Weissgold Handaufzug Herrenuhr...
7,130 
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Zeitauktion GmbH
1394
DE
Rolex 16808
15,900 
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Private Seller
 
FI
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Breitling Windrider Crosswind Chronograph "v"
7,700 
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A.C.Watches
31
DE
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Rolex 1986 18K Gold 26mm Datejust Black Dial w/ Original Rolex...
4,565 
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Austins Watches Inc.
282
US
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Longines Planetarium
5,800 
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Gioielleria Residori
28
IT
Omega Constellation
11,057 
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Kaisaniemen Kello ja Kultaliike Oy
13
FI
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Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Triple Date Moonphase 14 CT Solid...
1,450 
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Pawndeluxe
360
NL
Hamilton Lady Hamilton solid 14k with 8 diamonds manual winding
590 
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Chrono Finland
76
FI
Chronographe Suisse Cie by Crown Watch, vintage 18ct golden...
595 
Seller
hankkija ou
968
FI
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Hublot Mdm Chronograph 18k (0,750) Gold Herrenuhr 1621.3
3,640 
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Zeitauktion GmbH
1394
DE
Ulysse Nardin 8006 102
15,000 
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Private Seller
 
FI
TOP
Ulysse Nardin Marine Maxi Marine "v"
9,235 
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A.C.Watches
31
DE
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Eberhard & Co. Chrono 120 ÉME Aniversario Edicion Limitada
8,900 
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CANTELI JOYEROS SL
39
ES
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Bulova
1,290 
Seller
Gioielleria Residori
28
IT
Omega Constellation
11,950 
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Kaisaniemen Kello ja Kultaliike Oy
13
FI
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Patek Philippe Gondolo Gemma XL Dress Watch 18K Yellow Gold -...
4,650 
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Pawndeluxe
360
NL
Breitling Cadette 18k Jumbo 38mm 1950
1,690 
Seller
Chrono Finland
76
FI
Chronographe Suisse Cie vintage 18ct golden chronograph ,...
595 
Seller
hankkija ou
968
FI
Rolex art deco cocktail watch
950 
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Private Seller
 
FI
Patek Philippe 3520/12, 18K, yellow gold
7,500 
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Private Seller
 
FI
TOP
Breguet Classique "v"
9,000 
Seller
A.C.Watches
31
DE
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Baume & Mercier Riviera 18k Weissgold Automatik Herrenuhr...
3,230 
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Zeitauktion GmbH
1394
DE
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Longines L3.113.6.18.2 Oro
1,890 
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Gioielleria Residori
28
IT
Omega Geneve Vintage Gold
2,395 
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Kaisaniemen Kello ja Kultaliike Oy
13
FI
Chronographe Suisse Cie Dulcia 18k gold chronograph
890 
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Private Seller
 
FI
TOP
Omega Vintage Seamaster Calendar Date 18K Rose Gold - Caliber 353
2,150 
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Pawndeluxe
360
NL
Jaeger-LeCoultre 36mm Jumbo 14k With original Box/Papers
2,890 
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Chrono Finland
76
FI
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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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