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Rolex Sky-Dweller
42mm Diamond Bezel Meteorite Dial Oysterflex Band
R4 405 301
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Patek Philippe World Time
Ref. 5110G-001
R678 866
+ R4 884 for shipping
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Audemars Piguet
BA 4289
R103 703
+ R1 850 for shipping
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Cartier Tank
681006
R55 000
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A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia
Box/Papers 2023 | Absolutely stunning on the wrist | Super Minty hardly worn
R478 644
+ R3 497 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
OP Vintage DateJust Champagne Dial 18ct Y/Gold 16018 36mm (1979)
R199 999
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Rolex Day-Date 36
36mm 18238 18K Yellow Gold Watch Fluted Bezel Champagne Diamond
R271 527
+ R1 934 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
R124 672
+ R4 156 for shipping
Rolex Day-Date 36
"President"
R429 785
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Rolex Yacht-Master 42
Oysterflex
R598 524
+ R1 039 for shipping
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Rolex Daytona
DIAMOND Dial Oysterflex 2022 new PARTIAL STICKERS Fullset
R810 480
+ R10 391 for shipping
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Rolex GMT-Master II
40mm 18k Rose Gold Rootbeer Oyster Bracelet (126715CHNR)
R781 428
+ R1 934 for shipping
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Rolex Yacht-Master 40
116695 SATS
R2 676 849
+ R3 650 for shipping
Cartier Baignoire
wb520027
R154 900
+ R259 for shipping
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre
Chrono. 18k Rose Gold Silver Dial S/Steel 42mm Q6012521 (2015)
R474 999
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Rolex Yacht-Master 40
18K Rose Gold Oysterflex Watch 116655 Custom Bezel
R546 980
+ R1 934 for shipping
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Rolex Daytona
16518 - NEVER POLISHED - STICKER ON THE CASE BACK - FULL SET - W99 SERIAL
R561 116
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Rolex Yacht-Master II
116688
R752 125
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Patek Philippe Twenty~4
Twenty 4 Rose Gold
R519 552
+ R1 039 for shipping
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Patek Philippe Chronograph
Ref.5172G-001
R1 226 143
+ R1 226 for shipping
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Rolex Yacht-Master 42
White Gold Yacht-Master 42 Watch - Black Dial - Oysterflex Strap Reference 226659
R605 607
+ R1 934 for shipping
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classique
1000 Hours Control 18k Yellow Gold 23mm x 38.5mm Manual Ref. 252.1.86
R113 262
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Rolex Yacht-Master 40
Everose-Gold | 2022 | FullSet | 126655
R559 038
+ R6 235 for shipping
Franck Muller Master Banker
Triple Time Zone Silver Dial Brown Leather 31mmx43mm 2852MB
R99 999
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Rolex Day-Date 36
18K Yellow Gold 36mm President 118238 Engraved Mint Condition
R488 373
+ R1 934 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
1002
R218 212
+ R3 117 for shipping
Rolex Day-Date 36
18238
R351 643
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Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
Co-Axial Master Chronometer
R499 900
+ R259 for shipping
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Rolex GMT-Master II
126715CHNR 2021 Full B&P
R852 044
+ R5 196 for shipping
Cartier Tank Louis Cartier
17002 Tank Louis Cartier XL Jumbo
R275 000
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Rolex Yacht-Master 42
Ref.226659 Oysterflex Like New 2020 Full set
R558 830
+ R12 469 for shipping
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph
Selfwinding Chronograph Frosted White Gold Purple Dial LIMITED EDITION OF 200
R3 672 712
+ R1 934 for shipping
Cartier Santos 100
White Roman Dial 18ct Rose Gold 38mm W20095Y1 (2007)
R249 999
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Rolex Day-Date 36
18238 36mm 18K Yellow Gold Watch Fluted Bezel Champagne Dial
R253 945
+ R1 934 for shipping
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Cartier Santos
WGSA0030
R540 064
+ R4 884 for shipping
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
310.60.42.50.10.001
R625 142
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IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar
IW503203
R396 900
+ R259 for shipping
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Rolex Day-Date 36
Howlite Stone Dial 18238 1989 (Full Set)
R871 808
+ R1 039 for shipping
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Patek Philippe Calatrava
3470
R126 982
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Rolex Daytona
116505
R983 179
+ R3 097 for shipping
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady Date
Tiffany
R114 281
+ R5 175 for shipping
Cartier Santos 100
White Roman Dial 18ct R/Gold Brown Leather 36mmx48mm 2879 (2008)
R224 999
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Rolex Day-Date 36
36mm 18238 18K Yellow Gold Watch Fluted Bezel Champagne Diamond
R271 527
+ R1 934 for shipping
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Patek Philippe Nautilus
2020 Fullset DISCONTINUED like new
R3 844 664
+ R10 391 for shipping
Patek Philippe Calatrava
5196R-001 Full Set 18ct Rose Gold Mint Condition
R429 785
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Rolex GMT-Master II
Root Beer
R808 759
+ R5 841 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Factory Diamond Bezel and MOP Dial
R324 058
+ R3 419 for shipping
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Rolex Day-Date 36
ROSE GOLD FULL SET
R273 480
+ R2 520 for shipping
Rolex Day-Date 36
18238
R346 900
+ R259 for shipping
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Rolex Day-Date 40
Olive Green Dial Rose gold NEW 2024
R1 016 244
+ R8 313 for shipping
Rolex Day-Date 36
President Gold Diamond Dial 18ct Y/Gold 36mm 18038 (1984)
R289 999
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Rolex Day-Date 36
36mm 18238 18K Yellow Gold Watch Fluted Bezel Silver Diamond Face
R269 573
+ R1 934 for shipping
Rolex Submariner Date
Ref.116619LB Smurf
R721 138
+ R1 226 for shipping
Rolex Day-Date 36
"President"
R468 857
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Cartier Santos Dumont
Extra Large Roségold - Neu 04/23 Full Set
R280 558
+ R4 136 for shipping
Jaeger-LeCoultre
E39321
R50 000
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Rolex Day-Date 36
President – Blue Roman Dial – 1993 – Box & Papiere
R394 652
+ R5 196 for shipping
Omega Seamaster
Chronograph
R151 900
+ R259 for shipping
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Rolex Day-Date 36
Vintage “18039” Day-Date
R312 571
+ R2 930 for shipping
Rolex Day-Date Oysterquartz
Champagne Tapestry Dial 18ct Y/G 36mm 19018 (1991)
R259 999
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Patek Philippe Nautilus
Moonphase White Gold Mens Watch Grey Dial 5712G-001
R1 367 499
+ R1 934 for shipping
Rolex Yacht-Master 42
42mm 226659 18ct Yellow Gold Oysterflex Warranty 2023 UK B&P
R594 990
+ R7 300 for shipping
Rolex Day-Date 36
1970
R234 428
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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.