Is it time to inject your collection with a touch of opulence and luxury? Take a look at these nine beautiful gold watch options.
Listen, every man would like to own a gold watch. It’s a fact. (At least, I think so! 🙂).
The good news is that you can take your pick from a vast selection of designs out there. But where do you start?
From affordable prices to more expensive high-end timepieces and everything in between, I’ve got you covered.
This guide highlights nine great options.
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A Timeless Timepiece
It’s quite interesting to observe the watch trends. Whether dial colors or case sizes are the hot potato, one thing remains certain, the love for the gold watch.
Glancing at your wristwatch takes seconds, yet it can create a lasting impression on someone. That’s why it’s important to get the style of your watch right. Go too far, and your watch looks flashy. If you don’t go far enough, you’re liable to look, well… boring.
Gold watches are great to wear to formal meetings. When attending an important event, the last thing you want to do is reach into your pocket for your phone. If you need to check the time, you can do it tastefully with a sophisticated timepiece.
Gold watches can often have a sentimental meaning, too. Maybe one was gifted to you to mark a special occasion or handed down as a family heirloom?
When you’re wearing a special timepiece on your wrist, it’s better to be looked over than overlooked.
Why would you go to the lengths of investing in a gold watch for it to go unnoticed? A nice watch can be a good conversation starter. Whether worn as a statement piece or as a practical addition to work clothes, it’s a useful procession.
Gold watches are also a sign of wealth and success. After all, most rappers shower themselves in gold chains and jewelry to show they’ve made it big.
Gold is an investment, whether it’s in the form of a watch or a piece of jewelry. In fact, some of the world’s most iconic watches are great investments.
It just so happens that many of these are crafted from gold, too!
3 Best Budget Gold Watches for Men
If you’re looking for the best budget gold watches for men, I’ve got some personal favorites lined up for you.
Likewise, there are some pretty neat timepieces from prestigious brands like Patek Philippe and Rolex.
Depending on your budget, you’re sure to find something suitable on this list. Here are 3 of the more affordable options.
Gucci 25H Watch Reference YA163418
We’ll kickstart this list with a watch from a designer brand. Over recent years, the House of Gucci has been focussing its attention on high watchmaking.
That means that while Gucci prices are affordable, the brand is slowly losing its “designer watch” label. That’s great news for luxury watch enthusiasts trying to shop affordably for their next timepiece. Although not crafted from real gold, this watch looks pretty expensive.
The Gucci 25H watch collection boasts streamlined silhouettes, 18k gold-plated dials, and contemporary architecture.
This 38mm model is unisex and creates a unique look with its stylish blue leather band. Its 18k gold plating steel case creates a luxurious finish on the wrist and matches well with the dial.
An Interlocking G logo at each hour marker adorns the surface of the dial.
It’s a great timepiece for day-to-day duties and offers comfort by way of its stylish Interlocking G-printed strap.
Frederique Constant Manufacture Classic Moonphase Watch Reference FC-712MS4H4
Another affordable gold-looking watch that feels every bit luxurious is this Frederique Constant model. If you like complication watches, this timepiece belonging to the Manufacture collection is an ideal option.
It combines a moon phase display with a date ring, creating a balanced layout that is easy on the eye. Its 42mm case is crafted from stainless steel but has a stunning pink gold PVD coating.
The finish donates a touch of indulgence to the wrist. The model features traditional Roman numeral hour markers against a white dial and black tapering hands.
The moon phase indicator at 3 o’clock shows you the exact portioning of the moon as it is seen in the sky at night. The other side features a date ring for keeping track of a busy schedule!
Tissot PRX Powermatic Watch Reference T137.207.33.021.00
Let’s get straight to the point, this Tissot PRX is not made from real gold, but it looks like it is.
The Tissot PRX watch collection appeals to lovers of the sports watch design.
It comes with an integrated bracelet and is normally seen in steel. This yellow gold-tone version, however, could easily be a 40k watch.
It rocks the iconic case shape that was all the rage in the 1970s
The Powermatic 80 is capable of an 80-hour power reserve and performs inside a 100-meter water-resistant case.
Its tonneau-shaped case has a see-through case back to observe the watch as it performs.
The talking point of the design, however, is its gold-colored waffle-effect dial pattern.
It comes complete with a simple three-handed arrangement with plenty of Super-LumiNova and a date window at 3 o’clock.
6 Luxury Gold Watches for Men
The next six options are chosen for those who like to spend a little more on their timepieces. All the options are classic and timeless, constituting great statement pieces for smart attire.
Longines Master Collection Watch Reference L2.7184.108.40.206
If the budget-friendly options above don’t quite cut it, a real gold watch will.
Again, the choices are vast, and so is the price. You can spend thousands and thousands on a solid gold watch or opt for a much more affordable (though still expensive) Longines watch.
Forged from time-honored watchmaking techniques and traditional values, the Master Collection is home to many classic timepieces. Coming in at around 10 grand, they’re also pretty affordable in the grand scheme of things.
This Master Collection 190th Anniversary watch is an exclusive model of just 190 pieces worldwide. It features an elegant 40mm case crafted from 18k yellow gold.
In many cases, you can save money by opting for a gold Longines watch powered by a quartz movement. In this design, however, the timepiece is powered by an in-house movement. It features a silicone hairspring and powers a set of yellow-gold-colored hands around an anthracite dial.
Tank Louis Cartier Watch
Cartier is a master in the field of gold watchmaking. Over the decades, it has created some seriously beautiful timepieces made from precious metals.
This 18k yellow gold Cartier watch for men pays homage to an important point in the brand’s history. Cartier produced the iconic Tank watch with distinctive brancards and a WWI-inspired profile in 1918.
Its design was based on the military tanks used during this time.
This beautiful Tank Louis Cartier watch in large size measures 33.7mm by 25.5mm.
Its classic Roman dial is a perfect match for blued steel hands and a blue sapphire-adorned crown.
You can enjoy this quartz-powered gold watch in conjunction with a smart suit for the office or with elegant evening attire.
It completes its look on a traditional black alligator leather band, secured with an 18k Ardillon buckle.
Rolex Day-Date 40 Watch Reference 228238
If you want to go big on investment, the Rolex Day-Date 40 watch will likely hold its value very well.
In many cases, Rolex watches can appreciate over time.
Either way, this stunning 40mm solid 18k yellow gold watch has a white dial and fluted bezel. The latter is a mark of distinction for this collection and comes fitted on the iconic President bracelet.
The white lacquer on the dial gives you limitless freedom to enjoy it with whatever attire you please.
On top of this, you get functional features galore. The watch includes a sapphire crystal glass front and a 100-meter water resistance.
Also, a screw-crown with a Twinlock waterproofness system. The Calibre 3255 powers this watch. It promises an accuracy of -2/+2 seconds per day.
If you want your gold watch to get instantly noticed, you can’t go wrong with a model like the Rolex Day-Date 40.
TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight Watch Reference M79018V-0001
If you can’t afford a Rolex, the next best thing is a TUDOR watch. The sibling brand has dedicated years to carving out its own identity. No longer in the shadows of its iconic big brother, it has become renowned for its Black Bay series.
The models from this collection are inspired by a much earlier dive watch released by TUDOR. The Black Bay Fifty-Eight, with this stunning seaweed green dial, compliments a beautiful 18k yellow gold case.
The color combination of gold and green tones creates a unique-looking timepiece.
This 39mm model is a comfortable fit for those with slender wrists. A matching green ceramic-filled unidirectional rotating bezel is also handy for measuring elapsed time underwater.
The famous “Snowflake hands”, a defining feature of the Black Bay, have plenty of Super-LumiNova, so they shine bright.
In addition, you get to enjoy a Manufacture movement and a stylish brown alligator bracelet.
If you love gold watches and you’re drawn to dive watches, this TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight is a no-brainer.
Panerai Luminor Due Luna Goldtech Watch Reference PAM01181
Have you ever considered Panerai when shopping for a gold watch? If not, you should!
The brand is known for crafting watches from proprietary materials, like Goldtech. The case of this Panerai Luminor Due Luna Goldtech watch is made with a percentage of copper and platinum.
It creates a radiant glow against the wrist. A mother-of-pearl dial and a striking blue alligator leather band enrich this intense red hue.
On the one side, you can track the positioning of the moon in the sky. On the other side, you can observe the small second sub-dial.
A sapphire crystal glass caseback showcases the in-house Calibre P.900/MP at work.
Protected by Incabloc anti-shock technology, it produces an impressive 3-day power reserve.
Patek Philippe Complications Watch Reference 5172G
We haven’t covered a white gold watch yet. So, my last pick for this guide to gold watches is a white gold Patek Philippe.
The brand makes complicated watches. It also produces many of its designs from high-end materials.
This 18k white gold Patek Philippe watch boasts an entrancing salmon-coloured dial. It’s also a classic chronograph design, with sub-dials beautifully positioned in a bi-complex layout.
The central chronograph’s second-hand matches the black-colored hour and minute hands. The hands, which have lume, glide over two counters placed at 3 and 9 o’clock. They offer 30-minute and small-second functions, respectively.
Devotees of mechanical horology will love the design of this white gold watch.
The 41mm model is powered by an in-house manually-winding movement. Its architecture alone comprises a total of 6 patented innovations.
Guilloched pushers operate the chronograph functions of this stunning gold timepiece, including the tachymeter scale around the edge of the display.
There are a million and one gold watches to choose from out there on the market. The key is to find a watch that is neither too flashy nor too understated.
When it comes to gold watches, a good balance of both is often achieved with a high-end timepiece.
Cartier, Rolex, Audemars Piguet, and Patek Philippe are all examples of great investment options. With these luxury gold watches, you can ensure you’re opting for something timeless and classic.
That said, expensive gold watches are not always attainable. The good news is that today, you can get your hands on a gold-colored watch that looks just as good for a fraction of the price.
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