02.06.2023 - Investment

Best Gold Watches 

In the 80s, yellow gold watches reigned supreme. Even today, they are seen as a symbol of wealth with the world’s most luxurious brands still opting for the classic finish. 

But during the 90s, some started to consider luxury gold watches to be unfashionable and shunned the alloy. With less necessity for a smart suit, there were fewer wrists donning a yellow gold watch and we started to see more favourable metals coming into play including white gold, platinum and stainless steel as people opted for sportier styles.

However, in recent years we are noticing a comeback for yellow gold once again. And with steel becoming harder to come by, it might well be a great time to invest in an old-school yellow gold watch. And now that it’s even tricker to get hold of Patek or Rolex watches, collectors will be falling over themselves to grab some of the vintage styles for their collections.

And what’s not to love? The pure alloy is hypoallergenic and easy to clean, discolouring at a much slower rate than sterling silver, for example. Here are a few of our best gold watches for sound investments::

1. Audemars Piguet 50th anniversary Royal Oak Jumbo 

If it’s good enough for Erling Haaland, it’s good enough for us. This “Jumbo” model accentuates the Royal Oak’s original codes with a yellow gold case and bracelet enhanced with a smoked yellow-gold-toned “Petite Tapisserie” dial.

It houses the new self winding movement, calibre 7121, and is fitted with the “50-years” oscillating weight which echoes the case colour.

2. Rolex GMT-Master II 116718

In 2005, Rolex needed to show off one of its most innovative new designs – the cerachrom bezel insert. And so the GMT-Master II reference 116718 was chosen. Prior to this year, Rolex sports watches were made from aluminium but replaced by ceramic. 

This fabulous offering also paved the way for the redesigned Rolex pilot watch, featuring a Super Case and the upgraded Caliber 3186 automatic movement. The discontinued reference was the very last GMT-Master II in yellow gold.

3. Rolex Day-Date 40

Since its debut in 1956, the Rolex Day-Date has been the choice of the rich and famous including world leaders and soon coined the nickname the ‘President’. It still ranks in Rolex top sellers 60 years on. 

The first watch to have both the full day display and date window, it quickly became a symbol of success and achievement. It has also been featured in numerous movies and TV shows. Its association with power, wealth, and exclusivity has helped maintain its status as a leading Rolex watch over the years.

Go Bold With Gold 

If you’re looking for your next luxury gold watch, you’ve come to the right place. Here at our Epping boutique, we’ve got a great range of new and preloved watches from the world’s best brands. Chat to us today if you need help to find the perfect timepiece.