Gold watches are tricky business. Get the wrong one or style the right onewrong, and you run the risk of looking like a swanky drug lord or a millionaire heiress gone wild. It’s easier than you think to go dangerously wrong with styling gold watches, but more than that, it’s a pretty precious investment, soyou’ve got to treat it with care. Afew simple rules are all it takes to keep your gold watches safe and your classy style quotient eternally on high!
Buy from trusted sources
You can never be too careful when you’re investing in something as precious as a gold watch. Counterfeitwatchmakers are getting a little too good at the business, so you simply can’t risk picking up your gold ticker from just about anywhere. Do your research, look up certifiedsellers and only shop forhigh-end brands like Hublot atEthos Watch Boutiques, India’s leading luxury watch retailer.
Treat gold like butter
If you’re investing in a genuine gold timepiece, you’ve got to treat it like a baby. Gold is a soft metal. The manner in which you wear it and store it, can greatly impact not only the look and feel, but the lifetime of the product. I know it looks uber cool, but for the love of God, try not to lump your genuine gold watch with a bunch of bracelets! We don’t want any stray scratches, do we? Moreover, be sure you’re storing them right. Brands like Cartier watches always pack their timepieces in boxes that look just as luxurious as the models themselves –and they’re not just there for show. Keep the box for storing your watch whenever you take it off. Don’t forget a routine cleaning and maintenance work and cleaning as recommended by the specific brand.
Know your terminology
Gold comes in varying degrees of purity –the greatest being 24 karat. In the case of watches, though, 24 karat is typically not used, because of its extreme softness. Watchmakers prefer a more hardy18 karat. It’s important to know what kind of gold you’re buying to ascertain value. Beyond that, gold also comes in a variety of colours. For example, ‘rose’ gold gets its reddish tinge from gold being mixed with copper. You should know that a lot of brands have created their own trademark golds, like Rolex watches’ ‘Everose’. Genuine gold aside, gold plated watches are also an option. Get to know how well these tickers have been crafted to ensure endurance.
50 shades of gold
Rich yellow gold isn’t everybody’s thing. You’ve got to have a pretty strong style game and overflowing confidence to be able to pull of a bling gold ticker. If you do have what it takes, more power to you! But if you don’t, then there’s no reason to fret –there are plenty of gold fish in the sea. You can still be effortlessly luxurious without going full ongolden. Step into any luxewatch showroom and you’ll discover a whole palette of gorgeous shades of gold watches. You can find the best of gold from the best of brands like Cartier, Bretiling, Rolex and<a href=https://www.ethoswatches.com/brands/omega.html>Omega at Ethos Watch Boutiques<a/>, taking you right from rich yellow hues to simplersheens, matte models, ever-trending rose gold variations and not to forget, the subtlest of them all –white gold.
Cartier Tortue W1556367
For the ladies, I would recommendCartier’s finest. As the most sought-after jeweller around before venturing into watchmaking, you can sure trust the Cartier brand to know a thing or two about getting gold right!
For the more fashion-conscious watch-wearers, a glint of rose gold should do the trick:
Men’s: Hublot Classic Fusion 521.OX.1181.LR
Women’s: Hublot Big Bang 361.PX.1280.RX.1104
Get on board the mix metal trend
There was once a time when mixing gold with any other metal was considered the highest degree of blasphemy. Today, ‘mix metal’ is as chic as it gets! Be it stainless steel, platinum or silver, you can’t go wrong with two-tone watches. And when it comes to two-tone, none do it better than Hublot watches.
Style them right
Unless you’rea gaudy gangster soaking in a pool surrounded by notorious henchmen, you don’t want to be caught dead with a gold watch dressed wrong. Three simple words –dress it up. Of course the suave gentleman can pull of a gold watch with crisp khaki pants and a casuallinen button-down, but try to keep it classy with formal dresses for maximum effect! Give your gold watch the respect it deserves and it’ll be thebest financial and fashion investment you could make!
Men’sgold watch woes… and how to overcome them
Now whether this is a good thing or not is debatable, but theworld of fashion has left plenty of room for a woman to experiment with style. You wouldn’t think twice if you saw a woman strolling down the street in a multi-coloured faux fur coat fresh off the runway, but dress a man in Balmain’s latest, and you’ve let all hell break loose.
Similarly, a woman wearing a gold watch is pretty commonplace, but it’swhen you think of a man wearing a gold watch that things start to look funny. You’re more likely to conjure up pictures of either a tacky rapper with a ticker the size of a saucer hanging all the way up till his elbow, or an elderly gent who’s reached the socio-economic stature in life that seems appropriate to mark with a gold watch. Right?
But how about a suave young man with a sleek gold Cartier watch wrapped confidently around his wrist? Now that’s what we’re talking about! You don’t need to reach your golden years or make it big as a (questionable) artist to earn the honour. Nothing shouts class louder than a fine young gentleman who knows his way around wearing a gold watch. Be it a symbol of power, class or plain old style, gold watches can be for everybody.