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Our Top Picks: The 7 Best Full Gold Watches on the Wrist

Full gold watches are the symbol of accomplishment.
Jan 31, 2022

Gold may not be the hardest, but the material is famous to the masses regardless of standing and gender. Since the days of yore, gold has been used to produce remarkable pieces of jewelry: rings, necklaces, bracelets, crowns, and so on. For men, a gold watch is one of the beautiful accessories on the wrist. Gold is not for everyone due to its shininess to the point of boastfulness. However, real gold watches can be the right fit for you who are looking for timepieces that represent success, luxury, and luck. The yellow, white, and rose gold are the most popular golden hues.

There is a wide range of variations of best gold watches. If the watch has a label of PVD gold coating, gold plate, or gold-tone, they are not the real ones. Strictly speaking, real gold watches refer to the use of solid gold in, at least, the watch's case. Due to the softness of gold, most watch brands use 18k solid gold for the watch's case, bracelet, or bezel for better durability. In general, 18k solid gold bears 75% pure gold and 25% of different metals. Being under the category of high-end timepieces, you might have to spend quite the money to purchase one solid, real gold watch. After all, gold is rare and luxurious. Irrespective of the astronomical prices, we have picked the best 7 real gold watches for men on the following list.

1. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin

You might have seen this one among many recommendations of nice gold watches. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin is that good of a watch. Some say that it’s one of the best luxury sports watches and the iconic timepiece of the brand. The Petite Tapisserie dial pleases the eyes with a beautiful, detailed guilloche pattern. Made of full 18k yellow gold, the watch comes in a distinctive octagonal case and integrated bracelet. You can't miss out on the clear sapphire crystal on the front and back. The caseback shows the neat and pretty in-house caliber 2121.

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2. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is made to be durable and desirable. The watch is the perfect companion for racing drivers. Of course, it's for anyone who appreciates this widely recognized men's real gold watches of sports chronograph. Moreover, the watch's caliber 4130 features the latest technology of Rolex, the anti-magnetic blue Parachrom balance spring. There is a lot to like about the watch. The grey meteorite pattern on the dial gives a great contrast to the black subdials. And, it is wholly made of 18k yellow gold for the case, tachymeter bezel, and oyster bracelet.

3. MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual

MB&F (stands for Maximilian Büsser & Friends) Legacy Machine Perpetual is a solid gold watch for life, and live. No need for rosy words, you can directly experience the impressively complex in-house caliber on this one. Under the domed sapphire crystal of an appealingly symmetrical dial, it exposes the perpetual calendar mechanism developed by Stephen McDonnell for MB&F. Above the caliber, there are 4 subdials and the flying balance wheel which gives a stunning view of its 3-Dimensional Architecture. ​It houses hours, minutes, day, date, month, leap year, and power reserve indicators which are set independently and accurately. Made of 18k yellow gold for the case further adds the watch's elegance.

4. Patek Philippe Nautilus Perpetual Calendar

Patek Philippe is one of the world's prominent and oldest luxury watch manufacturers. The rich history is enough attraction to hold one of its real gold watches due to the high value. However, the Nautilus Perpetual Calendar also presents the charm of a sports watch with the Grand Complication of the caliber 240 Q. The complication features the minutes, hours, day, date, month, leap year, and moon phase. The perpetual calendar is valid and accurate until the year 2100. This luxury sports watch is made of 18k white gold for the case and bracelet. Furthermore, the sunburst blue dial shows different shades of blue under different light conditions.

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5. A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Thin

There is a saying by Leonardo da Vinci, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." The simplest of things speaks for elegancy and harmony. For a simple man, nothing beats the minimalistic appeal of A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Thin. This one is ultra-thin with only 5.9mm thickness and 37mm in case diameter. It might appear plain yet the watch's loveliness lays on the very design. The brushed finish on the side of the case band gives a nice contrast to the polished lugs, bezel, and back. Moreover, the color combination of the 18k white gold case and sterling silver dial makes the watch stand out as a dress watch.

6. Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Co-Axial

Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Co-Axial is the latest release of Omega with the combination of the iconic Speedmaster Moonwatch style and the recent Co-Axial Master Chronometer Caliber 3861. This one lives up to the Moonwatch popularity as it's a flight-qualified piece for space exploration. The latest caliber 3861 makes the watch highly accurate (0/+5 seconds per day) and resistant to magnetism, shocks, and temperature changes. Differing from the rest of the real gold watches for men, it uses Canopus gold: the 18K white gold alloy consisting of 75% gold, 20% palladium, and 5% of platinum and rhodium. The material expresses the watch's toughness under harsh environments.

7. CVDK Planetarium

CVDK (short for Christiaan van der Klaauw) is a prestigious watch brand that solely manufactures high-quality, hand-made astronomical timepieces. The CVDK Planetarium is the world's smallest mechanical Planetarium. The miniature planetary systems exhibit the exact orbits of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn around the Sun on the lower side of the dial. On the upper side, you can see the watch minutes, hours, date, and month. As with the other models from CVDK, the watch deviates for just a day in 11,000 years. It's more exclusive with the 18k rose gold watch case.

Real gold watches for men are absolutely stunning pieces. The golden color variations (yellow, white, and rose gold) are pleasant to the eyes. Regardless of the flashy appearance, they are worth the shot on your wrist.

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