A gold watch may be a status symbol, but it’s one whose appeal seems to become less and less gaudy with age. That gold Rolex starts to look less like Patrick Bateman’s favorite accessory and more like a treasured item that represents an ideal of one of the only types of jewelry a man can wear.
During Baselworld, the premier international watch show held annually in Basel, Switzerland, some of this year’s debuts included yellow gold timepieces that aren’t afraid to let their true colors shine. Here are a few of them.
Rolex GMT-Master II
Rolex introduced this 18-karat Everose gold GMT-Master II at Baselworld. The bezel is “Cerachrom,” with inspiration from previous two-tone versions of the GMT. This model also got a power-reserve upgrade from previous editions—up to 70 hours.