There is a general agreement that watches priced below $250 are considered a part of the consumer watch industry, while those priced between $250 and $1,000 are those enjoyed by the casual enthusiast. The timepieces that are valued at $1,000 and higher are the watches fit for classification in the ultra-luxury category and most suitable for watch collectors who are purists in their enjoyment of fine watchmaking. Today, we present the five best gold watches under $10,000 that fit neatly in the ultra-luxury and collectibles classification for your consideration and enjoyment. If you’ve not yet moved beyond the enthusiast stage, this may pique your interest in joining the elite club of watch lovers who have advanced to the next level.
The Omega Globemaster – $8,600
The Omega Globemaster is the first Master chronometer in the world, thanks to recent updates. Its accuracy is remarkably reliable. This particular variation of the Globemaster is a member of the Constellation collection. The 39mm case is crafted of Sedna Gold and steel materials. The dial is a sun brushed blue with indices and hands made of Sedna gold, and the steel case has a Sedna gold inlaid bezel. The automatic movement is an Omega 8900 with a power reserve of 60 hours. The Omega Globemaster features an anti-magnetic chronometer with a date window at the 6 O’clock position. The case back is transparent with a sapphire case back and crystal with a leather strap and water resistance up to 10 bar.
18419 Cartier Tank Solo Yellow Gold Steel – $5,200
This example is a black strap unisex watch that features an 18 karat yellow gold and steel front and back case with a circular grained crown that is set with the blue spinal cabochon. The bezel is a fixed style crafted of 18 karat yellow gold. The dial is silver opaline with black roman numerals hand painted, blued steel hands in the shape of swords and the Secret Cartier signature at the VII. The bracelet is a black strap with an 18 karat yellow gold tang ardilone buckle, with a quartz movement.
Breitling Chronomat 41 CB014012/G713-378C – $6,475
Breitling is a name that speaks for itself. The Chronomat 41 features a polished stainless steel case that is 41mm and 15.4 mm thick weighing 110.35 grams. The bezel is crafted of solid 18k rose gold. The bezel is a unidirectional rotating style and the dial features luminescent hands and markers. This watch is Swiss made with a silver dial and gold sub-dials a date feature and a chronograph feature. The movement is a Breitling Caliber 01 self winding with an automatic chronometer movement, with 47 jewels and 28,800 vibrations per hour and a 70 hour power reserve. The bracelet is made of solid 18k rose gold in a deployment buckle style. The crystal is scratch resistant, glareproof sapphire with water resistance up to 1,000 feet.
Patek Philippe Calatrava 3820 Teardrop Men’s – $9,320
Patek Philippe is a name that needs no explanation when it comes to those in horologic circles. The brand represents ultra-luxury and a high end reputation in fine craftsmanship, the highest quality materials and a rich history of watchmaking. The Calatrava 3820 teardrop features a 32mm case crafted of 18k yellow gold material with an 18k yellow gold fixed bezel. The dial is silvered with breguet hour markers and outer gold dot minute divisions and moon hands, encased in a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The movement is a manual winding with a straight line lever escapement, gyromax balance adjusted for heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock absorber, self compensating, flat balance spring. The lugs are teardrop style. The strap is brown with an 18k yellow gold tang buckle type.
Oris Men’s 111 7700 6061 LS 78 ‘Artelier’ – $9,132
The Oris Men’s Artelier is a treasure for under $10,000 that any watch collector could appreciate. If features a polished 18k rose gold 43mm round case with a transparent screw down case back with a sapphire crystal. The dial is silver with rose gold tone markers and Arabic numerals and a polished 18k rose gold bezel. The hands are luminescent rose gold tone.The calendar function features a date display window located at the 3 O’clock position, with three subdials with small seconds at the 9 O’clock position, and a 10 day power reserve indicator located at the 3 O’clock position. The Swiss movement is a self-winding automatic with a power reserve of 240 hours. The strap is crafted of grey leather with a pin style deployment buckle of leather and gold. The dial window is made of Sapphire crystal and the watch is waterproof up to 99 feet.