The best 5 gold watches of the last 12 months



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Warm, glowing, and oozing a charming luxury, who doesn’t love a cracking gold watch? Regardless of the tone or colour, whether it’s red, pink or even white, there’s just something special about its heft and lustre. Here are 5 of the best gold watches from this year.

1. Tudor Black Bay 58 in 18K Gold

The new Tudor Black Bay 58 18K was a very unexpected entry into their Black Bay catalogue. The case is made from solid 18K yellow gold as its name suggests, retaining the 39mm diameter of previous generation models. While the lug-to-lug likely remains the same, approximately 47-48mm, the thickness may have increased by less than millimetre due to the fact it has an exhibition caseback where you are able to see the COSC-certified manufacture caliber MT5400. $22.930 AUD

2. Omega Moonwatch Professional Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph 42mm

The appeal of a black and gold colour scheme is almost universal, and on the new Omega Speedmaster Professional, it looks exceptional. The rosy tone of the solid 18K Sedna Gold melds with the jet black of the dial and bezel in a seductive way, evoking a slight ‘70s feel alongside the solid gold bracelet which was redesigned for this generation. With sapphire covering the front and back, you can view the Certified Master Chronometer movement, the Calibre 3861. $53,150 AUD

3. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph 41mm

Being a product of the 1970s, it’s surprising that we haven’t seen more Royal Oaks lavishly covered in brown. The mix of the dark chocolate dial and pink gold case and subdials just exudes warmth, almost so much that you’d swear it was heating up your wrist. The 4:30 date wheel is colour matched as to be unobtrusive, and the golden winding rotor of the Calibre 4401 can be seen spinning over the highly decorated bridges. $103,400 AUD

4. Bulgari Serpenti Seduttori

The Bulgari Serpenti Seduttori isn’t just an attention grabber, with the ‘Seductive Snake’ looking to reel you in through its sumptuous rose gold lustre, tasteful diamond-set bezel, and silvery opaline dial. The snake-head 33mm case is a Bulgari modern classic, and the standard snakeskin bracelet is less ostentatious than the Tubogas-style wrapped bracelet for a more subtle look. Of all oddly-shaped watches, the Serpenti’s proportions are definitely among the most satisfying. $43,500 AUD

5. Vacheron Constantin Overseas Tourbillon Pink/Blue

A solid gold watch with a bright blue sunburst dial will always look tremendously blingy, and what better way to stand out even further than a large displayed tourbillon? The maxi-logo of Vacheron Constantin spins with great satisfaction, knowing that this watch is a real statement piece. The movement calibre 2160 is granted the Geneva Seal, marking it out as among the best quality movements currently produced in the world. $POA

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23 comments

  1. After seeing that Overseas with the blue dial, one ponders will Omega do the same with their Sedna/Moonshine/Canopus offerings next year.

  2. I'm all about that Sedna gold Speedmaster. That would be the one for me, not that I can afford that.

  3. Some very cool choices here, and totally agree with the Omega Speedmaster, Bulgari Serpenti, and Vacheron Constantin Overseas!

    I'm more silver metal person in general, and dislike full-blown yellow-gold timepieces.
    HOWEVER, certain types of pale yellow gold (Omega Moonshine and A. Lange and Söhne's Honeygold) and red/rose/pink gold I'm more interested in.

    The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Co-Axial Master Chronometer in Sedna gold is a dreamy watch, and though I prefer the Canopus Gold variant I must say that the Sedna is a treat.
    As you rightly said, Robert-Jan Broer (of Fratellowatches and #SpeedyTuesday fame) wears his wonderfully.
    He also wears the Omega Constellation Globemaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer in Sedna too, another fine timepiece executed well in rose gold (I own the stainless steel with blue dial personally).

    However, two of my favourite non-silver gold watches (one is not a yellow gold case but rather dial) are:
    – Romain Gauthier Logical One Final Edition white gold case with yellow gold dial plate.
    This RJ is something else with a chain and fuseé complication!

    – Ferdinand Berthoud Chronomètre FB 2RE.2 (pink gold, black dial).
    I adore the FB 2RE series, and my pick of the three would be the 2RE.1 white gold, white dial. Yet the pink gold black dial is utterly stunning and something I genuinely think I could pull off, though certainly in unobtainable territory.
    I'm not a fan of the 2RE.2-1 pink gold, white dial, as it contrasts a little too strong, but the 2RE.2 with black dial is perfectly framed by the warmth of the pink gold dial beautifully!

    🥇

  4. Dear T&T team I think it would be really great if you were to share with us your personal watch collections and the reasons for your choices. This would give your subscribers a great insight into the people we are sharing 'time' with…

  5. I’m probably in the minority here, but man that gold speedmaster really looks amazing to me….

  6. Andrew, how about the Zenith Defy 21 full gold 100th second chronograph?
    Have you handled one and how does it compare to the Hublot?
    I think it would be my choice over the Hublot. I don't know the prices but imagine it's considerably cheaper too.

  7. @Andrew , opinion regarding Hublot Integral RG 42 vs new YG 40 (Time Only)? I am craving for one of them. Best from Danish T&T fan

  8. Man! Thisbis where I see my collection moving next: PRECIOUS METAL WATCHES! I think I’m more of a rose gold gal. But love a gold watch!

  9. Did anyone ever realised the biggest draw back of gold watch in my opinion is they are soft like baby bump and is a scratch magnet…. And good luck trying to polish it. Besides its too bright you will need sunglass to see it 🤪

  10. Tudor skimping on the caseback and then showcasing an undecorated and blah movement is just embarrassing. Had they incorporated a stylish gold rotor, and it would have been well received. It also doesn't look all that different from the bronze.

  11. Another entertaining video guys but the crashing and banging didn't help my hangover 😃.
    Only gold watch I have now is Roamer Rotodate from 60s that belonged to my uncle. I used to wear it all tye time until I realised it was gold. Doesn't keep good time now like out by hours so I need to get it sorted.
    Only other gold watch I owned was a Patek 2526, 1953 year their first automatic. I sold it too cheaply to buy my home. Along with an Autavia reedition in black and orange.
    Regret both those sales. If my numbers come up I'd love a 2526 with Breguet numerals.
    Happy weekend guys.

    Ps I'd love that Vacheron tourbillion.

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