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Blancpain Villeret
QUANTIÈME PERPÉTUEL
R479 390
Free shipping
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Rolex Datejust 36
Full Set Rare Dial
R629 840
+ R4 178 for shipping
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Audemars Piguet
BA66474/879BA
R564 776
+ R1 869 for shipping
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Rolex Sky-Dweller
Yellow Gold White Index Dial Oyster Bracelet 326938
R1 016 308
+ R1 898 for shipping
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore
Grand Complications
R14 381 712
+ R5 753 for shipping
Rolex Yacht-Master 40
16628
R441 039
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Submariner Date
116618LB
R734 900
+ R259 for shipping
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Patek Philippe World Time
5130/1R-001
Price on request
Free shipping
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Chopard Happy Diamonds
Luxury Gem Watch with Heart Sapphire Very Rare "Reduced Price"
R808 322
+ R1 890 for shipping
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
18 Karat Rosegold limitierte Serie 10 Stück Weltweit Top Zustand purple
R692 827
+ R4 199 for shipping
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Vacheron Constantin Overseas
YG box and papers
R566 875
+ R1 470 for shipping
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Rolex Daytona
Vintage 6265 Yellow Gold 18k Original Full Set Never Polished Year 1986 37mm
R3 334 946
+ R1 239 for shipping
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Patek Philippe
Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar Rose Gold 5261R-001
R3 326 969
+ R1 898 for shipping
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Richard Mille
RM057 Jackie Chan Dragon Tourbillon (Unique Piece)
R57 526 848
+ R5 753 for shipping
Cartier Tank Louis Cartier
Jumbo XL (Automatique)
R250 000
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Daytona
Meteorite Dial
R1 999 900
+ R259 for shipping
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Piaget
93414A6 Pave Dial 18K White Gold Ladies Watch
R325 966
+ R1 918 for shipping
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept
Rainbow" Concept Flying Tourbillon
R6 044 455
+ R3 627 for shipping
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Audemars Piguet
36 mm Quantieme Perpetual Calendar Herrenuhr im Top Zustand Kaliber 2120
R388 394
+ R4 199 for shipping
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Rolex Daytona
Meteorite
R2 328 535
+ R4 591 for shipping
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Rolex Daytona
11659912sa White Gold 18kt Diamonds Sapphires 40mm Full Set 2018
R2 486 053
+ R1 239 for shipping
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Rolex Submariner Date
Oyster Perpetual 41mm 18k White Gold Black Dial Ceramic Blue Bezel 126619LB
R767 025
+ R1 898 for shipping
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Patek Philippe Nautilus
5723/1R-010
R18 983 860
+ R5 753 for shipping
IWC Ingenieur Automatic
Boutique Edition Rose Gold
R191 564
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Datejust 36
116135
R377 900
+ R259 for shipping
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Rolex Precision
solid gold bracelet watch vintage ca 1960 caliber 1400
R51 439
Free shipping
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A. Lange & Söhne
1815 Rattrapante "Limited Edition 100" Honey Gold
R4 340 787
+ R3 627 for shipping
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Cartier Tank Louis Cartier
XL Cartier Paris von 1977 Handaufzug H1 078 Rarität 23,5 x 33,5 Original Zusta
R209 933
+ R4 199 for shipping
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Rolex Daytona
116528
R820 864
+ R4 591 for shipping
Promoted
Patek Philippe Annual Calendar
5205r-011 In Rose Gold 40mm New Full Set 2022
R1 313 773
+ R1 239 for shipping

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Audemars Piguet Code 11.59
PERPETUAL CALENDAR CODE 11.59 Reference # 26394OR.OO.D321CR.01
R1 495 698
+ R1 898 for shipping
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo
Extra-thin 15202BC Jumbo Factory Diamonds Pave Dial In Stock
R4 131 386
+ R8 629 for shipping
Chopard
2080
R45 000
Excl. shipping
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IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar
IW503203
R369 900
+ R259 for shipping
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Chopard Happy Diamonds
10 floating Happy Diamonds 18K white gold
R51 439
Free shipping
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Patek Philippe Chronograph
5070 G Chronograph "Unpolished"
R1 583 964
+ R3 627 for shipping
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Cartier Tank Louis Cartier
18 Karat Lady Vintage Handaufzug aus den 70 er Jahren Rarität 19 x 25 mm
R125 951
+ R4 199 for shipping
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Patek Philippe Aquanaut
5167R-001
R1 683 964
+ R4 591 for shipping
Rolex Day-Date 36
"President" 18ct Yellow Gold Salmon Dial 36mm 118238 (2000)
R379 999
Free shipping
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo
"JUMBO" EXTRA-THIN Ref. 16202OR.OO.1240OR.02
R2 454 479
+ R1 898 for shipping
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Franck Muller
Long Island Rose Gold Color Dreams
R109 155
+ R504 for shipping
Cartier Tank Française
2385
R130 000
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Yacht-Master
168628
R364 900
+ R259 for shipping
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Rolex Precision
Zephyr 21mm 18k solid gold manual winding '70
R46 190
Free shipping
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Blancpain Léman
Repetition Minute WG + Original Service Warranty until 2025
R1 448 681
+ R1 470 for shipping
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Vacheron Constantin Patrimony
18K Gold 1953 Ref. 4073 Certificate
R201 556
+ R4 199 for shipping
Rolex Day-Date 36
"President"
R460 215
Free shipping
Breguet Classique
Chrono. Black Dial 18ct R/Gold 42.5mm 5287 (2022)
R329 999
Free shipping
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Rolex Day-Date 40
40MM Everose Gold Eisenkiesel Diamond-set bezel and a President bracelet
R1 534 049
+ R1 898 for shipping
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Gérald Genta
Retro MoP Dial Whitegold G.3622
R104 956
+ R504 for shipping
Vacheron Constantin
1895 14K Yellow Gold Arabic Numeral
R50 000
Excl. shipping
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Panerai Luminor Submersible
Goldtech 42 Mm
R359 900
+ R259 for shipping
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Omega
stunning 18k solid white gold 28 diamond set vintage Omega watch 1966 18mm (serviced)
R30 443
Free shipping
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Breguet Marine
Big Date White & Rose Gold VERY RARE with box
R417 808
+ R1 470 for shipping
Angelus
Chronodato 18K Gold 1946 Cal. 217 Calendar
R134 370
+ R4 199 for shipping
Panerai
395 Radiomir 8 Days Gmt Rosso PAM00395 Pink Gold
R364 337
Free shipping
Rolex Day-Date 36
President Gold Diamond Dial 18ct Y/Gold 36mm 18038 (1984)
R289 999
Free shipping
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Rolex Yacht-Master 40
Rose Gold Pave Diamond Dial 126655
R1 025 895
+ R1 898 for shipping
Rolex Daytona
07/2021 top condition box papers
R860 790
+ R4 178 for shipping
Vacheron Constantin
Geneve 14K Gold
R45 000
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Day-Date 36
18238
R329 900
+ R259 for shipping
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Piaget
White Gold Opal Onyx Diamonds Bracelet Watch
R402 711
+ R2 177 for shipping
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Universal Genève
Set of six stone dial watches 18k gold original strap & buckle
R565 972
+ R3 265 for shipping

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.