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Rolex GMT-Master II 116759SARU june 2020 Rolex warranty
TOP
Rolex GMT-Master II 116759SARU june 2020 Rolex warranty
RM296,803
Seller
MMC RIVIERA
6
MC
Baume & Mercier NEU –  A10107 Capeland Worldtimer Mwst....
TOP
Baume & Mercier NEU – A10107 Capeland Worldtimer Mwst....
RM38,106
Seller
Watchplanet
46
DE
Girard Perregaux CAT’S EYE TOURBILLON WITH GOLD BRIDGE
TOP
Girard Perregaux CAT’S EYE TOURBILLON WITH GOLD BRIDGE
RM532,809
Seller
ZEGG & CERLATI
49
MC
Patek Philippe Annual Calendar White Gold (Rare, Mint)
TOP
Patek Philippe Annual Calendar White Gold (Rare, Mint)
RM214,464
Free shipping
Seller
Istock LTD
99
LV
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
RM450,000
Seller
Private Seller
MY
Hublot Big Bang 41MM Rose Gold Purple Dial Python Boa Purple
Hublot Big Bang 41MM Rose Gold Purple Dial Python Boa Purple
RM56,520
Seller
Private Seller
MY
Chopard L’heure Du Diamant Medium Oval – 139383-1001
TOP
Chopard L’heure Du Diamant Medium Oval – 139383-1001
RM251,325
Seller
Mall of the Watch
753
MC
Omega De Ville Prestige 18K Gold Luxusuhr Goldband Unisex...
TOP
Omega De Ville Prestige 18K Gold Luxusuhr Goldband Unisex...
RM33,505
Seller
Uhrenkapital
322
DE
Frederique Constant Classic Heartbeat
Frederique Constant Classic Heartbeat
RM4,703
Seller
Private Seller
MY
Breguet Classique Automatico Brillantes
TOP
Breguet Classique Automatico Brillantes
RM61,994
Seller
Fernando Monge SA
123
ES
De Grisogono UNO GS N08 Or 18 KT. Bruni
TOP
De Grisogono UNO GS N08 Or 18 KT. Bruni
RM41,675
Seller
Bijouterie-Horlogerie Langel
48
CH
Rolex GMT-Master II Everose Root Beer 2018 [NEW]
Rolex GMT-Master II Everose Root Beer 2018 [NEW]
RM139,900
Seller
Swiss Connection Watches Pte Ltd
MY
Chopard L.U.C Lunar One 161927-1001
TOP
Chopard L.U.C Lunar One 161927-1001
RM157,736
Seller
Watchdeals
169
NL
Vacheron Constantin vintage 18K Gold Mens tank watch Full Set
TOP
Vacheron Constantin vintage 18K Gold Mens tank watch Full Set
RM16,750
Seller
qualityextra
12
HU
Richard Mille RM010 Le Mans Classic Limited Edition 30 pcs
TOP
Richard Mille RM010 Le Mans Classic Limited Edition 30 pcs
Price on request
Seller
AP Watches
 
ES
Girard Perregaux Vintage Chronograph
TOP
Girard Perregaux Vintage Chronograph
RM51,401
Seller
Metals In Time
5
US
Rolex Datejust Medium 18K Gold President blue Dial Box Papers rar
TOP
Rolex Datejust Medium 18K Gold President blue Dial Box Papers rar
RM47,867
Seller
Uhrenkapital
322
DE
Bulgari Diagono Scuba SC38G 18K Gold Chronograph - FULL SET
TOP
Bulgari Diagono Scuba SC38G 18K Gold Chronograph - FULL SET
RM26,329
Free shipping
Seller
Pawndeluxe
141
NL
Rolex Unpolished 18K Gold Day-Date Factory 8+2 Champagne Dial
TOP
Rolex Unpolished 18K Gold Day-Date Factory 8+2 Champagne Dial
RM58,247
Seller
Austins Watches Inc.
190
US
Rolex Solid 18K Ladies Oyster Perpetual 6619 Automatic Dress...
TOP
Rolex Solid 18K Ladies Oyster Perpetual 6619 Automatic Dress...
RM13,110
Free shipping
Seller
GMTSKY
361
US
Rolex Daytona Pink Gold Chocolate [2018]
Rolex Daytona Pink Gold Chocolate [2018]
RM122,000
Seller
Swiss Connection Watches Pte Ltd
MY
Omega Constellation Lady 18K Gold mit Brillanten
TOP
Omega Constellation Lady 18K Gold mit Brillanten
RM15,075
Seller
T&N "Glücksschmiede" GmbH
698
DE
IWC Big Pilot’s Annual Calendar  "Antoine De Saint Exupery"
TOP
IWC Big Pilot’s Annual Calendar "Antoine De Saint Exupery"
RM172,337
Seller
WatchesofMayfair.com
432
UK
Maurice Lacroix 69842
TOP
Maurice Lacroix 69842
RM11,963
Seller
TIMEMILLENIUM, S.L.
24
ES
Audemars Piguet QE II Cup Ref-15334OROO 18k Rose Gold Limited...
TOP
Audemars Piguet QE II Cup Ref-15334OROO 18k Rose Gold Limited...
RM73,626
Seller
Bachmann & Scher
62
DE
Breguet Marine Chronograph/In Stock/An Lager
TOP
Breguet Marine Chronograph/In Stock/An Lager
RM83,981
Seller
Ronald Grob, Exklusive Zeitmesser
114
CH
Glashütte Original Senator Power Reserve Moonphase 18K Gold -...
TOP
Glashütte Original Senator Power Reserve Moonphase 18K Gold -...
RM41,888
Free shipping
Seller
Pawndeluxe
141
NL
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Lady
TOP
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Lady
RM167,550
Seller
GCO srl
 
IT
Audemars Piguet Extra flat Automatik. 0750/ooo Yellowgold
TOP
Audemars Piguet Extra flat Automatik. 0750/ooo Yellowgold
RM17,234
Seller
Juwelier Pichler / Filiale Innenstadt
24
DE
Hublot King Power F1 India,  Ltd Edition, Box & Papers
TOP
Hublot King Power F1 India, Ltd Edition, Box & Papers
RM88,019
Seller
Tempvs Ltd
108
UK
Cvstos Jetliner
TOP
Cvstos Jetliner
RM60,349
Seller
VI Watch Guy
80
VI
Chopard Happy Sport 36 mm Automatic
TOP
Chopard Happy Sport 36 mm Automatic
RM80,520
Seller
WatchesofMayfair.com
432
UK
Piaget 13432
TOP
Piaget 13432
RM16,755
Seller
TIMEMILLENIUM, S.L.
24
ES
Longines ultra chron
TOP
Longines ultra chron
RM6,367
Seller
ANNIBALI&CO
92
IT
Cartier ank Americaine WB7072K2 18K Yellow Gold Quartz Ladies...
TOP
Cartier ank Americaine WB7072K2 18K Yellow Gold Quartz Ladies...
RM79,074
Free shipping
Seller
AB Time Inc.
153
US
Omega Bumper, Case Back & Movement Honey Dial Pure 18K Gold
TOP
Omega Bumper, Case Back & Movement Honey Dial Pure 18K Gold
RM11,250
Free shipping
Seller
Pawndeluxe
141
NL
Chopard 329540
TOP
Chopard 329540
RM9,096
Seller
K&K Juwelier GmbH
80
DE
Charriol St Tropez 028LP540326
Charriol St Tropez 028LP540326
RM3,579
Seller
Gemnation
329
US
Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Night & Day
TOP
Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Night & Day
RM136,601
Seller
Ronald Grob, Exklusive Zeitmesser
114
CH
Chopard Imperial Chrono 38/3168-23 Whiete Gold Diamonds 32mm
TOP
Chopard Imperial Chrono 38/3168-23 Whiete Gold Diamonds 32mm
RM62,723
Seller
Taleda
382
CH
Franck Muller Round Double Mystery
TOP
Franck Muller Round Double Mystery
RM264,969
Seller
WatchesofMayfair.com
432
UK
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar
TOP
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar
RM334,024
Seller
上海天仪轩钟表有限公司
CN
Van Cleef & Arpels 1940 VAN CLEEF & ARPELS SAPPHIRE 18KT YG...
TOP
Van Cleef & Arpels 1940 VAN CLEEF & ARPELS SAPPHIRE 18KT YG...
RM83,656
Free shipping
Seller
Ye Olde Timekeepers, Inc.
16
US
A. Lange & Söhne Langematic
A. Lange & Söhne Langematic
RM59,361
Free shipping
Seller
A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
230
DE
Blancpain Pocket Watch Limited Edition Complication Expression
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Blancpain Pocket Watch Limited Edition Complication Expression
RM15,558
Free shipping
Seller
Pawndeluxe
141
NL
Franck Muller Vanguard
Franck Muller Vanguard
RM48,000
Seller
Swiss Hour Timepiece
MY
Rolex Sky Dweller Ref. 326939
Rolex Sky Dweller Ref. 326939
RM141,221
Seller
Helmut Seidl GmbH
10
DE
Richard Triple Calendar Gilt Gloss Chronograph
Richard Triple Calendar Gilt Gloss Chronograph
RM19,561
Seller
S.Song Ltd.
MY
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph
RM234,570
Seller
LUX-Timepieces GmbH
639
DE
Blancpain Quantieme Perpetuel 8 Jours
TOP
Blancpain Quantieme Perpetuel 8 Jours
RM178,704
Seller
WatchesofMayfair.com
432
UK
IWC Big Pilot
IWC Big Pilot
RM62,426
Seller
The Watch Movement
 
US
Van Cleef & Arpels 18 Kt Yellow Gold Fine Rope Braided Watch
TOP
Van Cleef & Arpels 18 Kt Yellow Gold Fine Rope Braided Watch
RM11,446
Free shipping
Seller
Ye Olde Timekeepers, Inc.
16
US
Breitling Chronomat
Breitling Chronomat
RM23,218
Free shipping
Seller
A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
230
DE
Audemars Piguet \ Royal Oak / - Rose Gold & Tantalum -...
TOP
Audemars Piguet \ Royal Oak / - Rose Gold & Tantalum -...
RM18,431
Free shipping
Seller
Pawndeluxe
141
NL
Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon
Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon
RM10,196,930
Seller
上海天仪轩钟表有限公司
CN
Cartier Tank Francaise WE1001R8
Cartier Tank Francaise WE1001R8
RM47,393
Seller
Helmut Seidl GmbH
10
DE
Moritz Grossmann ATUM Backpage, charcoal
Straight from the manufacturer
Moritz Grossmann ATUM Backpage, charcoal
RM183,826
BrandBoutique Member
Grossmann Uhren GmbH
IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
RM153,189
Seller
LUX-Timepieces GmbH
639
DE
Blancpain L-Evolution Quantième Complet 8 Jours
TOP
Blancpain L-Evolution Quantième Complet 8 Jours
RM127,386
Seller
WatchesofMayfair.com
432
UK
Zenith El Primero
TOP
Zenith El Primero
RM42,127
Seller
Casowatches.com
13
IT
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Custom Diamonds (VERY...
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Custom Diamonds (VERY...
RM278,855
Free shipping
Seller
In Time NYC
 
US
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Lady
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Lady
RM20,345
Free shipping
Seller
A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
230
DE
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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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