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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo 15202BC.OO.1240BC.01 Unworn White gold 39mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo White Gold Pink Index Dial...
R 2 689 744
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358
US
Patek Philippe Calatrava 4899/901G-001 Unworn White gold 36mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Calatrava Mother of Pearl Sapphire 18k Gold...
R 1 621 666
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Professional dealer
358
US
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding 15400OR.OO.1220OR.03 Unworn Rose gold 41mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Rose Gold Blue Index Dial Watch...
R 1 579 653
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505
US
Patek Philippe Calatrava Fair Rose gold 35mm Manual winding
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Patek Philippe Rare 1578 SPIDER lug 1943 PINK Gold & Pink Dial...
R 326 075
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38
US
Breguet Classique Complications 5317BR/12/9V6 New Rose gold 39mm Automatic
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Breguet Complications Tourbillon, new, 5-days power-reserve...
R 1 141 329
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58
CH
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar IW503202 Very good Rose gold Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar
R 333 321
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13
ZA
Vacheron Constantin Malte 30130-000r Very good Rose gold Manual winding
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Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon in Rose Gold, Ref:...
R 1 231 840
Professional dealer
56
US
Rolex Day-Date 36 18238 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic South Africa, johannesburg
Rolex Day-Date 36
R 285 000
Private Seller
ZA
Blancpain Villeret 6595 Very good Yellow gold 33.5mm Automatic
Blancpain Villeret Quantieme Kalender Mondphase 18K Gold...
R 82 421

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Patek Philippe Calatrava 3468-5 Very good White gold 33mm Manual winding
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Patek Philippe Calatrava 18K Gold White Weissgold Manual...
R 117 079
Professional dealer
679
DE
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 5050J Good Yellow gold 36mm
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Patek Philippe 36047: Retrograde Perpetual Calendar, Ref....
R 717 365
Professional dealer
190
US
Omega Omega Cal 286 18K Gold Very good Yellow gold 33mm Manual winding
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Omega 18k Gold vintage Cal 286 1962
R 28 433
Professional dealer
156
HU
Omega Speedmaster 36233300 Unworn Rose gold 39mm Automatic
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Omega Speedmaster 39mm Ref#3623.33.01
R 149 053
Professional dealer
850
US
Breguet Héritage 5400BB/12/9V6 New White gold 42mm Automatic
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Breguet Héritage Chronograph, new, white gold, hand-guilloched...
R 440 488
Professional dealer
58
CH
Breitling Navitimer World H24322 Very good Rose gold 46mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Breitling Navitimer World Box & Papers
R 202 891
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13
ZA
Hublot Big Bang 44 mm 301.PM.1780.RX Very good Rose gold 44mm Automatic South Africa, Centurion
Hublot Big Bang
R 189 900
Professional dealer
26
ZA
Omega De Ville Ladymatic 425.30.34.20.55.001 Very good Yellow gold Automatic South Africa, East London
Omega De Ville Ladymatic Solid 18ct Gold
R 49 999
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ZA
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony 81180 Very good White gold 40mm Manual winding
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony 18K Weissgold Handaufzug...
R 152 599

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Panerai PAM01070 Very good Rose gold 44mm Automatic
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Panerai Submersible Goldtech PAM 1070
R 434 042
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1550
US
Patek Philippe Gondolo 4981R Rose gold 37mm
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Patek Philippe 33938: 18k Rose Gold Gondolo Gemma, Ref. 4981R
R 231 876
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190
US
Patek Philippe World Time 5131G New White gold 39.5mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe World Time with gold new unworn full set
R 1 844 986
Professional dealer
128
CH
Hublot 1086965 Very good Rose gold 45mm Automatic South Africa, East London
Hublot Classic Fusion Blue King Gold 18kt 45mm
R 239 995
Private Seller
ZA
Breguet GJ24BB8548DDC3 New White gold Automatic
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Breguet Secret de la Reine, paved with 595 diamonds, folding...
R 780 113
Professional dealer
58
CH
Rolex Datejust 4467 Good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Rolex Datejust "Ovettone" Ref.4467, Rare Vintage, Circa 1950,...
R 159 415
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13
ZA
Rolex Daytona 116509 Very good White gold 40mm Automatic South Africa, Centurion
Rolex Daytona
R 489 900
Professional dealer
26
ZA
Cartier Pasha C 820903 Very good Yellow gold 38mm Automatic South Africa, Cape Town
Cartier Pasha C
R 100 000
Private Seller
ZA
Breitling Chronomat 44 HB0110 Unworn Yellow gold 44mm Automatic
Breitling Chronomat 44 18K Gold Automatik Herrenuhr Ref....
R 247 780

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Vacheron Constantin 6394 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
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Vacheron Constantin Stunning 36mm Vintage 60´s 18kt Yellow...
R 120 614
Professional dealer
800
ES
Cartier Tank Américaine 1735 Good Yellow gold 26mm Manual winding
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Cartier Tank Americaine Mechanique ( Pre-collection Prive)
Price on request
Professional dealer
34
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Patek Philippe Travel Time 5524G-001 New White gold 42mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Travel Time Anonymous name new factory seald
R 715 579
Professional dealer
128
CH
Chopard Happy Sport 202197 Very good Rose gold 30mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Chopard Happy Sport White Dial Rose Gold & Steel 30mm 2021947...
R 89 999
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149
ZA
Corum 286.253.55/0001 BN68 New Rose gold 38mm Manual winding
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Corum Vintage Charge d'affairs, new, alarm, manual wind...
R 126 000
Professional dealer
58
CH
Rolex Datejust 6305 Good Rose gold 36mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Rolex Datejust Ref.6305 Rare Vintage, Pink Gold, Patina Dial
R 260 860
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13
ZA
Cartier Tank Américaine W2601956 Very good White gold 19mm Quartz South Africa, Centurion
Cartier Tank Americaine
R 66 900
Professional dealer
26
ZA
IWC Very good Rose gold 36mm Manual winding
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IWC Cal. 89 Rose Gold Shark Lugs SERVICED
R 44 758
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29
CH
Rolex Day-Date 36 18239 Very good White gold 36mm Automatic
Rolex Day-Date 36 18K Weissgold Automatik Herrenuhr Oyster...
R 348 995

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Girard Perregaux 1966 49539-53-451-BK6B Very good White gold 40mm Automatic
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Girard Perregaux Rare Manufacture White Gold 18kt 750 Column...
R 224 071
Professional dealer
800
ES
Jaeger-LeCoultre Very good Yellow gold 37mm Automatic
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Jaeger-LeCoultre MEMOVOX 1962 Automatic 825 Date Black Glossy
R 75 006
Professional dealer
136
DE
Patek Philippe World Time 5130R-001 New Rose gold 39.5mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe World Time new full set
R 569 014
Professional dealer
128
CH
Corum Admiral's Cup (submodel) 694550371CG12 New Rose gold 44mm Automatic
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Corum Admiral´s Cup Regatta 18k Rose Gold Edición Limitada 600...
R 256 919
Professional dealer
106
ES
Breguet Marine 8828BR/5D/RM1 DD00 New Rose gold 34.6mm Automatic
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Breguet Marine chronograph, sapphire crown, 170 diamonds, 7...
R 622 514
Professional dealer
58
CH
Rolex Daytona 116519 Good White gold 40mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Rolex Daytona 116519 Exotic Racing Dial Full Set
R 478 244
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13
ZA
Ulysse Nardin Freak 026-88 Very good Rose gold 44.5mm Manual winding South Africa, Paarl
Ulysse Nardin Freak
R 999 000
Professional dealer
26
ZA
Rolex 279178 Good Yellow gold 28mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 18k Yellow Gold 28mm (1991)
R 109 999
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149
ZA
A. Lange & Söhne Langematik 301.027 Very good White gold 37mm Automatic
A. Lange & Söhne Langematik SAX-O-MAT 18K Weissgold Herrenuhr...
R 228 295

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Roger Dubuis Sympathie S46.56.0 Very good White gold 44mm Automatic
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Roger Dubuis Limited Edition 1th of 28 pieces Sympathie S46...
R 275 800
Professional dealer
800
ES
Jaeger-LeCoultre Very good Rose gold 36mm Manual winding
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Exclusive Triple Date 18K Rose Gold Cal.484...
R 97 422
Professional dealer
136
DE
Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse Very good 36mm
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Patek Philippe 3938/1 Ellipse Jumbo XL Full Set 36 x 31mm +...
R 206 914
Professional dealer
128
CH
Omega De Ville Trésor OT 2737 Very good Yellow gold Automatic
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Omega Tresor 18K Gold + Original Box +Original Strap and...
R 86 663
Professional dealer
10
CH
Breguet Classique 5247BR/29/9V6 New Rose gold 39mm Manual winding
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Breguet Classique Chronograph, new, rose gold, hand-guilloched...
R 387 456
Professional dealer
58
CH
Breguet Marine 5847BB/12/5ZV Very good White gold 45mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Breguet Marine Royale 5847 18K White Gold Men's Watch
R 355 060
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Professional dealer
13
ZA
Breguet Classique 3910 Very good Yellow gold Manual winding South Africa, Centurion
Breguet Classique
R 98 000
Professional dealer
26
ZA
Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 161294-5001 Very good Rose gold 44.5mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 18k Rose Gold Limited Ed.
R 134 999
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149
ZA
Rolex Datejust 16018 Very good Yellow gold 35mm Automatic
Rolex Datejust 18K (0,750) Gold Automatik Herrenuhr Oyster...
R 123 286

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Patek Philippe Gondolo 5024G Very good White gold 30mm Manual winding
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Patek Philippe 2002 Full Set Salmon Rose Dial Arabic Numerals...
R 206 828
Professional dealer
800
ES
Vacheron Constantin 4218 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Manual winding
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Vacheron Constantin Vintage 18K Gold 1946 Ref. 4218 Extract
R 119 838
Professional dealer
136
DE
Girard Perregaux Laureato 80189D52A132-CB6A New Rose gold 34mm Quartz
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Girard Perregaux Laureato rose gold new full set
R 118 458
Professional dealer
128
CH
Chopard Happy Diamonds 205904-0001 Unworn Yellow gold Quartz
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Chopard Happy Diamonds /Chopard Service/Rare Reference/Service...
R 110 303
Professional dealer
10
CH
Breguet Tradition 7037BA/11/9V6 New Yellow gold 39mm Automatic
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Breguet Tradition, new, yellow gold
R 310 658
Professional dealer
58
CH
Ulysse Nardin 266-66-3/62 Very good Rose gold 41mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Chronograph Automatic 41mm
R 111 590
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Professional dealer
13
ZA
Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph 521.OX.2611.LR Very good Rose gold 45mm Automatic South Africa, Centurion
Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph
R 259 000
Professional dealer
ZA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 1500 Fair Yellow gold 34mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Yellow Gold Gold Dial 34mm (1997)
R 144 999
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149
ZA
Longines Master Collection L2.673.6 Very good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
Longines Master Collection Chronograph 18K (0,750) Gold...
R 105 699

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Breguet Type XX - XXI - XXII 3820BB/P2/9W6 Very good White gold 40mm Automatic
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Breguet Rare Full Set Blue Dial White Gold 18kt 750 Type Xx...
R 206 828
Professional dealer
800
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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.