While there may be multiple types, Gold watches will always be a staple accessory. Whether big, bold or bright, regardless of the tone or colour, there just seems to be something special about its heft and lustre.
Every gentleman knows the importance of a luxury watch. After all, watches are a status symbol and a massive investment gain. Why splash on a third car when owning gold watches or any high-end brand that could boost your value by 30-40 per cent?
But few people can pull off a flex as eye-catching as a gold watch. With a warm, glowing piece of charm on your arm, there’s nothing like slipping on that branded six-figure timepiece to make it all that more worthwhile.
So, if you think you got what it takes to bring back any of these golden jewels, why not try some of these out for size?
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Master Chronometer
Price: $40 395
A watch that NASA astronauts have worn on the Moon on more than one occasion is an icon in the watch world. The Omega watch is a must-have statement piece with a touch of emerald green embedded in its dial. This is encased in a 42mm 18 karat Sedna gold surrounding.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo Extra-Thin
Price: $66 000
Located within the depths of the Audemars sports range is a dress piece suitable for any occasion. The gold watch comes with an 18-karat pink or white gold clockface and a self-winding ‘extra thin’ movement piece. The oscillating weight also matches the case colour.
Vacheron Constantin Historiques 222
Price: $71 131
Nicknamed ‘a watch for the bad guy’, this updated version of a 70s sports classic contains a 37mm solid gold barrel-shaped exterior. The strap is made of a hexagonal-link bracelet, and only a limited number of Vacheron gold watches will be produced.
Rolex Day-Date 40
Price: $36 856
Commonly known as ‘The President’, this classic Rolex timepiece is one of the most recognizable Rolex models ever produced. It is encased in 40mm of 18k yellow gold surrounding a champagne dial with a folding buckle.
Santos de Cartier
Price: $32 458
The Santos de Cartier is encased in 35 mm of red gold surrounding a silver dial on a dark grey alligator leather strap. The shape was based on the first-ever modern wristwatch made in 1904. Years later, any of these gold watches are considered one of the most stylish watches for men on the planet.
The gold watches, with possibly some of the most extended titles on the market, match the amount of zero’s found on the price tag. But it’s worth it for a statement piece on your wrist.