A little different from other gold watches on the market, the design of the Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Extra model stands out with its intricate features. Its housing is almost bionic, giving a small Star Wars reference to the C-3PO. With an 18-carat gold case, an anti-reflective sapphire crystal and back, and a water resistance of up to 20 m, Audemars Piguet has maintained the precision and reliability of its brand with this watch. The silver tourbillon movement, the open movement, the power reserve at the rear and the differential power reserve also add to the extensive features of the Audemars Piguet creation.
The silver studs on the dial frame combine very well with gold, offering a more dimensional look. The numbers on this watch are one of its most unique visual features. Bold and vivid, the black, ivory and gold color scheme works well for the Cartier Calibre De Cartier, which is undoubtedly influenced by decades past. Described by the company as refined, the De Cartier calibre is larger and made of 18 karat pink gold.
With a unique style with a masculine touch, this watch is perfect for an elegant outfit. Recommended for night out, the Calibre De Cartier also features sword-shaped hands in oxidized black steel with luminescent coating. The silver partially spiral opaline dial is also a nice touch. A little more delicate than our other picks, Chopard has mixed rose gold with yellow gold in the L, U, C 1937 Classic.
A fun combination, the overall look of the L, U, C 1937 Classic can be described as traditional with a twist. The wristwatch also has a silver sunray dial with applied rhodium Roman numerals and a transferred minute hand. A great choice for those looking for something a little more conservative, Chopard's L, U, C 1937 Classic is perfect, as it's simple and dateless. Rolex manufactures real gold watches, using only 18-carat gold.
They even have an in-house foundry where they manufacture their own gold, using carefully protected techniques and formulas, to ensure that all materials meet Rolex's exceptionally high standard. Ultimately, gold is a safe and timeless asset, so, following the recent trend of steel watches that have the upper hand in popularity and resale stakes, it may be time to make the purchase of a lifetime and spend some cash on a gold watch. While a gold watch is a great investment in its purest form, when two of Patek Philippe's signature complications are added, the piece becomes a tour de force among the coveted wristwear. That practice has mostly been abandoned today, but the gold watch as a symbol of courage, achievement and simply something special remains in popular memory.
While the coronavirus crisis is causing the value of so many investments to plummet, the price of gold has reached a seven-year high, as investors seek a “safe haven” that is immune to the devastation that a global pandemic can inflict. But it all starts with the 41mm white gold case, which has a slightly beveled bezel and a visually stunning nail pattern all around its flank. Around the 1940s in the United States, for example, the tradition of presenting a gold watch to employees who retired after decades of service in a company began. With 36mm arrow hands, a plexiglass crystal and a beautifully brushed flat link bracelet, this is the closest you can get to buying a new vintage gold watch.
Probably the most economical solid gold watch on the market, the Tissot Excellence Automatic in 18 carat gold has a case made, you guessed it, of 18 karat gold. Because pure gold is too malleable, manufacturers alloy it with palladium, copper and silver to impart the necessary hardness and strength. A sports watch with a yellow gold bracelet is something of an oxymoron, but the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo Extra-Thin makes it work. Many people love the distinctive 70s design of the watch, which hasn't been part of the Vacheron Constantin collection since 1985.