VIDEO: The 5 best gold watches of the last 12 months VIDEO: The 5 best gold watches of the last 12 months

VIDEO: The 5 best gold watches of the last 12 months

Fergus Nash

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