The watches we’ve selected for this article are the models that every watch enthusiasts dreams of calling their own. We think that once you’ve attained these models you could even say that you have perfected your collection.
Best gold watches for men:
The Rolex Day-Date is the gold watch of our dreams, and for good reason. After all, the Rolex Day-Date is not called the President watch for nothing! It has everything that one might expect to find of a gold watch of this calibre.
The prestigious Day-Date is made out of 18 karat gold. It holds the distinction of being the first men’s gold watch to have both the date and day of the week on its dial. First released in 1956, the Rolex gold watch continues to be the ultimate status symbol for watch collectors and new owners alike.
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
Most gold watches for men add a certain level of class and sophistication. However, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is a class all on its own.
The Rolex Daytona is marketed as a racing watch because it was engineered to meet the exacting requirements of professional race car drivers. The Rolex Daytona debuted in 1963 and has always held a special place in the watch community especially after 1972.
This was when actress Joanne Woodward gifted her husband actor Paul Newman with the Rolex Daytona watch. Other sources claim however that it was given sometime between 1968 and 1969. Little did they know that it was to become the most expensive Cosmograph ($17.8 million) ever to be sold at auction.
Regardless, this Rolex Daytona watch will forever have its ties to a piece of American pop culture. Given the difficulty to acquire the actual Newman watch, the Rolex Daytona gold watch would hardly be considered a shabby option.
Hublot Classic Fusion King Gold
This gold watch has no additional complications save for a date function. It packs quite a punch with its black and gold watch combination. The Hublot Classic Fusion King Gold has strong, bold features that are difficult to miss.
Its bezel contains six emblematic H-screws Hublot has come to be known for. This also appears on either side of its 45 mm 18 karat gold case, securing the black rubber and alligator strap. The Hublot gold watch is fit onto your wrist with an 18 karat gold and stainless steel buckle clasp.
The Hublot King Gold’s self-winding movement is powered by a HUB1112 Calibre. It is for those who want to deliver an impact based on its undeniably solid features.
Patek Philippe Nautilus Rose Gold
What is better than a Patek Philippe Nautilus? A Patek Philippe Nautilus Gold, of course.
The Nautilus Rose Gold watch is the 18 karat gold version of the esteemed product line. This elegantly designed Patek Philippe gold watch has been around since 1976. It is quite possibly among the top of the wish lists of most watch enthusiasts.
Owning a Rose Gold watch will heighten the experience of having a Patek Philippe Nautilis, if that is even imaginable. At any rate, you get the same octagonal bezel fitted onto a porthole-shaped case. It is the unmistakable mark of distinction in the watch world – now available in rose gold.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Pink Gold
It is not surprising that another of the Big Three watch brands is on this list of best gold watches for men. If you find yourself possessing a penchant for fine mechanical watches, there’s no doubt you are familiar with the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Pink Gold Self-Winding.
Issued in 1972, the AP Royal Oak line is a magnificent example of a timepiece with modern day influences. Its easily recognisable “Grand Tapisserie” dial framed by its bold octagon-shaped bezel is an instant eye-catcher. The solid 18 karat pink gold bracelet is certainly a sight for sore eyes as well.
Owners of this Self-Winding gold watch will notice some details delicately integrated into it. The indexes appear wider and its minute markers now occupy the borders of the dial. Closer inspection would also reveal that the date aperture is located more to the right.
The Royal Oak Pink Gold watch is a statement watch through and through.
Bvlgari Bvlgari Watch Pink Gold
This Bvlgari gold watch is perhaps the most understated of all the gold watches for men featured on this list. The Bvlgari White Dial 18K Pink Gold is a simple yet refined gold watch.
The gold watch is comprised of a 40 mm pink gold case with a handsomely made, brown alligator leather strap. Perhaps it is its white dial which brings the entire piece together.
The rose gold-toned hands surrounded by longer Arabic numerals and index markers appear quite noticeable without trying too hard. Its date window is a little bit closer to the centre, at the three o’clock position.
There is, of course, the distinct Bvlgari Bvlgari branding engraved at the top and bottom of its pink gold bezel. Talk about a classic timepiece!
Speedmaster ’57 Omega Co‑Axial Chronograph
Whether you’re a seasoned watch collector or merely a beginner, everyone knows that the Omega Speedmaster is a classic and legendary timepiece. This particular piece features a 41.50mm, 18K red gold case with a matching red gold bracelet. “Red gold on red gold”, indeed! And who doesn’t want that?
The silvery dial adds a bit of contrast from all the gold. It features a seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock and a 12-hour and 60-minute chronograph recorder on the sub-dial at 3 o’clock. To ensure durability, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal protects the dial.
Red gold may be a shade different from the typical yellow gold watch, but that doesn’t make this timepiece any less eye-catching!
Chopard L.U.C XPS 18-Carat Rose Gold
This timepiece is one of the more delicate ones in the list. With its 40mm, 18-carat rose gold case, the Chopard L.U.C. XPS is a great addition to your gold watch collection. Its brown alligator leather strap complements the watch’s case with an 18-carat gold pin buckle, to boot.
It also features a total of 29 jewels and a see-through sapphire crystal case-back, making it quite an elegant piece. It has a power reserve of up to 65 hours and is powered by the L.U.C 96.12-L movement.
This self-winding mechanical timepiece is a sight for sore eyes, but only those who have eyes for rose gold!
Blancpain Villeret Quantieme Complet 8 Jours
Certainly, an eye-catching gold piece, isn’t it? From its intricately-designed 18kt rose gold Mille Mailles bracelet and Grand Feu white enamel dial to its marvelous moon phase display, Blancpain really outdid itself. It not only radiates elegance in terms of its aesthetics, but it also possesses impressive features.
Its moon phase display, combined with small seconds, is set at the 6 o’clock position. Right beneath the 12 o’clock position, you can find both the month and day of the week displayed clearly. This self-winding beaut is also powered by the 6639 calibre movement and features 25 jewels and a 192-hour power reserve.
Made of 18kt rose gold, its 42mm case is quite a stunner. This piece is the ultimate gold piece going by its looks alone!
So, which gold watch from this list do you fancy the most? Which one called to you the moment you laid your eyes on it? It’s quite difficult to answer these questions as they’re all absolute stunners. But whichever gold watch you do end up choosing, it will be worth every penny!