Comparison Three-Hand Watches in Gold
A selection of that classic among classics, the time-only watch in gold
Refined aesthetics paired with mechanical movements capture the essence of watchmaking. Quietly luxurious, without ostentation but with the exclusivity of gold, they measure time by hours, minutes and seconds hands. A beautiful tribute to a horological classic.
Cartier: CHF 14,800
First released in 2007 and equally suited to men and women, this elegant watch is recognisable by the blue cabochon set in the crown. It features a grey sunburst dial and is equipped with the in-house 1847 MC movement. Excellent value for this quality.
Ballon Bleu in pink gold, 40mm diameter, automatic movement with date in an aperture, alligator strap.
Ballon Bleu © Cartier
IWC: CHF 17,200
A classic watch powered by the in-house IWC 82200 movement with Pellaton winding and components made from virtually wear-free ceramic. A high quality proposition with the benefit of a 60-hour power reserve.
Portugieser in pink gold, 40mm diameter, automatic movement with small seconds, alligator strap.
Portugieser © IWC
Bulgari: CHF 18,000
Housed inside a characteristic octagonal case, an in-house movement powers the displays on a superb lacquered dial that complements the brown alligator strap. The perfect alliance of Swiss expertise and Italian flair.
Octo Roma in pink gold, 41mm diameter, automatic movement with date in an aperture, alligator strap.
Octo Roma © Bulgari
Jaeger-LeCoultre: CHF 19,200
A beautifully proportioned case whose slim (8.1mm) profile contains the ultra-thin (3.98mm) Jaeger-LeCoultre 896 movement. Note the vintage-inflected dial whose delicate hour markers in gold echo the hands, set against an original egg-shell finish.
Master Ultra-Thin Small Second in pink gold, 39mm diameter, automatic movement with small seconds, alligator strap.
Master Ultra-Thin Small Second © Jaeger-Lecoultre
Breguet : CHF 20,500
A legend among watches from one of the great names, distinguished by a Grand Feu enamel dial. The extra-thin, in-house, automatic Calibre 502 3SD is numbered and signed Breguet. A fine timepiece at an attractive price.
Classique 7147 in pink gold, 40mm diameter, automatic movement with small seconds, alligator strap.
Classique 7147 © Breguet
Patek Philippe : CHF 33,000
The Calatrava is the quintessential round dress watch and the last word in understated elegance. Gold applied hour markers circle a black lacquer dial. The movement is the automatic Calibre 324 SC
Calatrava 5227 G in white gold, 39mm diameter, automatic movement with date in an aperture, alligator strap.
Calatrava 5227 G © Patek Philippe
Chopard : CHF 51,000
The luxury of gold for this watch whose in-house movement is the chronometer-grade Calibre 01.01-C. It sits beneath a textured dial that evokes the iris of an eagle. Chopard’s commitment to responsible luxury has motivated its choice of ethically sourced gold.
Alpine Eagle in ethical pink gold, 41mm diameter, automatic movement with date in an aperture, pink gold bracelet.
Alpine Eagle © Chopard
Grand Seiko : CHF 55,000
A superb dial whose texture imitates white birch bark, combined with the remarkable Spring Drive movement that debuted in 1999. It associates automatic mainspring winding with an electronic regulator for exceptional precision.
SLGA009 Evolution 9 in pink gold, 40mm diameter, Spring Drive hybrid movement with date in an aperture, alligator strap.
SLGA009 Evolution 9 © Grand Seiko
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