It's no secret that a gold watch sits firmly in the upper echelon of accessories. While silver timepieces also carry their own brand of sophistication, gold still takes the cake as the more symbolically opulent metal. Gold is synonymous with everything grand and basically indestructible—ancient Egyptian sphinxes, Roman empire-era basilica fixtures, and Thai Buddha statues are all cut from the lustrous element, and our society's eternal obsession with it has continued in the form of jewelry. That said, luxury watches are, in many ways, wearable pieces of art.
Those who are looking to significantly elevate their wardrobes should invest in a top-grade gold watch. Below, we've rounded up 10 timepieces from globally-renowned brands that will definitely last an entire lifetime. Take a look.
10 Timeless Gold Watches That Will Last a Lifetime
1. Omega De Ville Prestige
The Omega De Ville Prestige is such a stunner. Its thick band and cohesive yellow gold finish give it an androgynous look—it's a sophisticated classic that will never look dated.
De Ville Prestige Co Axial Chronometer 32.7 mm in yellow gold, estimated price $20,000, (approximately P960,000), OMEGA
2. Citizen Stiletto
Next, the Citizen Stiletto, one of the most affordable watches in this list. It gets its name from the razor-sharp clock hands, which stand out against the bare, black dial. It's one of the sleekest models from the Japanese brand. Pair it with a sharp suit for a superiorly classy look.
Stiletto, $450, (approximately P22,626), CITIZEN
3. Rado True Thinline Les Couleurs
This model is technically not gold. It's made of top-grade ceramics, but the lustrous yellow sheen of the dial give off the appearance of gold, whilst retaining the watch's youthful, pastel-like aesthetic. This is the perfect timekeeper for those who'd rather avoid the severity of a fully gold bracelet, but want its warm look.
True Thinline Les Couleurs Le Corbusier Cream White 32001, £1,820, (approximately P125,908), RADO
4. Louis Vuitton Tambour Slim Color Blossom
Louis Vuitton's Tambour watch references the four-petal flower as well as the diamonds that appear on the classic monogram, which is a plus for the logo-conscious. It's a daintier timepiece, thanks to its snowy leather strap, softly-arranged diamond detailing, and warm gold hue.
Tambour Slim Color Blossom 28 MM, 173,600 HKD, (approximately P1.122M), LOUIS VUITTON
5. Bulgari Serpenti Seduttori
You'll be able to spot a Bulgari Serpenti piece from a mile away, thanks to the telltale snake head. The emblem is reimagined gorgeously on this luxe watch. The dial is molded to resemble the emblem, while the bracelet is delicately scaled to look like the body of a snake. Lastly, the watch's crown bears the distinctive ruby that would usually appear as the snake's eyes, which is a lovely touch.
Serpenti Seduttori Watch ,€29,600, (approximately P1.75M), BVLGARI
6. Van Cleef and Arpels
Leave it to French luxury house Van Cleef and Arpels to produce the dreamiest jewelry. We're not exaggerating when we say that this pure gold watch looks like something that grew on a tree in a fairytale world! The quirky bracelet is made of numerous gold discs topped with diamonds, while the exquisite honeycomb dial is also studded with diamonds. Note: Make sure to hold your breath before you glance at the price tag.
Bouton d'or watch, small model, $63,500, (approximately P3.19M), VAN CLEEF AND ARPELS
7. Rolex Lady Datejust
Are you looking for something with just the slightest off-kilter detail? If so, consider the Rolex Lady Datejust. In lieu of the conventional white or white gold hour markers, this piece has them in black. It's bold without being gauche or gaudy—the black, in contrast with the gold, bites the right way.
Lady Datejust, Oyster in yellow gold and diamonds, price available upon request, ROLEX
8. Gucci G-Timeless Watch
Gucci's iconic bee fronts the Gucci G-Timless Watch, immediately establishing a personal, fascinating focal point. The yellow gold hue is unapologetic and bright—this is definitely the choice for those gunning for a classic, heavy timepiece.
G-Timeless Watch, 29mm, $1,300, (approximately P65,366), GUCCI
9. Tiffany and Co. Tiffany 1837 Makers 22mm Square Watch
Save the Bulgari snake head, all the watches so far have round dials. Breaking the monotony is this square watch from Tiffany and Co., which also comes in a darker gold that approaches bronze. It features a row of diamonds on either side, as well as minimalist hour marks.
Tiffany 1837 Makers 22mm Square Watch, $27,000, (approximately P1.36M), TIFFANY AND CO.
10. Swarovski Crystalline Aura Watch
Last but not the least, we have this mesmerizing, intricate watch from Swarovski. The piece is constructed to make the watch head appear suspended, and the crystals that embellish it are stacked to achieve the effect of glitter. In contrast to all the yellow gold watches on the list, this timepiece comes in a pale gold that gives off a vintage look.
Swarovski Crystalline Aura Watch, P39,500, SWAROVSKI
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