Over the last few years, we have witnessed a growing trend for rose gold watches for men. Warmer than yellow gold and more noticeable than white gold, rose gold looks particularly handsome when used in a luxury timepiece. Plus, rose gold pairs especially well with heavier and more luxurious fabrics of a fall and winter wardrobe. So, just in time for the colder season, we’ve picked out the ten best rose gold watches for men right now ranging from dressy to casual to sporty.
Everose Gold Rolex GMT-Master II
Rolex is never one to follow to the norm, especially when it comes to the types of materials it uses for its catalog of watch icons. Therefore, rather than settling for off-the-shelf rose gold, Rolex launched a proprietary rose gold alloy in 2005 dubbed Everose gold because it promises to never fade or lose its luster over time. Even more impressive is the fact that Rolex makes all the gold it uses onsite in an in-house foundry.
In 2018, Rolex unveiled a pair of Everose gold GMT-Master II watches–the first time rose gold had ever been used in the famous pilot watch collection. The first option is the full Everose gold GMT-Master II ref. 126715 and the second is the two-tone steel and Everose gold GMT-Master II ref. 126711. Both references feature the customary 40mm sized Oyster case (water-resistant to 100 meters) and a matching Oyster bracelet in either full rose gold or two-tone steel and gold. Also new to these GMT-Master II watches is the black and brown ceramic bezel and the latest Caliber 3285 with an augmented 70-hour power reserve.
Rose Gold Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921
As the oldest watchmaker in continuous existence, the 260-year old Vacheron Constantin has plenty of top-tier timepieces to choose from. And Vacheron rose gold watches are some of the finest in the market, characterized by exquisite finishes, impressive mechanical movements, and distinct designs.
The manual-winding Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921 is a superb men’s vintage-inspired timepiece that draws its design cues from a driving watch made specifically for the US market almost a century ago. Inside the 40mm rose gold cushion-shaped case is a rotated dial, positioned in such a way to simplify reading the time whilst your hands are on the steering wheel. Furthermore, the winding crown is positioned on the top right-hand corner of the case. This is one timepiece with a twist!
Rose Gold Patek Philippe Grand Complication 5159R
Often considered the finest Swiss watchmaker in existence, Patek Philippe has had a long history of making elegant rose gold timepieces for men. The Genevan watch manufacture is especially renowned for its range of watch complications with a particular mastery of mechanical perpetual calendar watches.
The Patek Philippe Grand Complication 5159 in rose gold combines the already complex perpetual calendar (day, month, and leap year in apertures) with a charming retrograde date display. The 38mm diameter of the round case is an elegant choice and the back is fitted with a hinged rose gold cover to protect the sapphire crystal window. Opening the officer’s style caseback offers a view of the impeccably finished and decorated automatic movement beating away inside the watch.
Rose Gold Panerai Radiomir
While Panerai is famous for oversized and sporty steel watches inspired by vintage military dive watches made for the Italian Navy during the first half of the 20th Century, the luxury watch brand also has dressier options.
Take the automatic Panerai Radiomir PAM00103 for instance, which features the famous cushion-shaped case silhouette with the large onion-shaped winding crown and slim wire lugs. However, the watch sports a notably dressier style thanks to the rose gold material of the case paired with the brown leather strap. The black dial is characteristic of Panerai, featuring large Arabic numerals at the four quarters accompanied by stick hour markers. For added practicality, there’s a running seconds indicator at 9 o’clock and a discreet date window at 4:30.
Rose Gold Cartier Pasha Chronograph
For a sportier take on a men’s rose gold watch, there’s always the chronograph. However, in true Cartier fashion, the Maison always maintains an air of elegance throughout their timepieces–even with the sportier ones. The Cartier Pasha Chronograph ref. w3019951 is one such watch that seamlessly blends sophistication and sportiness. The generous 42mm case wears even larger due to the duo of chronograph pushers flanking the winding crown.
The crisp white dial includes the signature blue hands, both in the center as well as on the trio of subdials. Look closely and you’ll find a discreet date window tucked between 4 and 5 o’clock too. And flip the watch around and you’ll be met with a view of the automatic movement working away in the watch. Attached to the distinct tube-style lugs of the Pasha Chronograph is a dapper black leather strap and rose gold clasp.
Rose Gold A. Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1
From the finest German watchmaker in the industry comes a bigger version of its iconic Lange 1 model in the form of the Grand Lange 1. Donning a 41.9mm case in 18k rose gold, this rose gold A. Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1 ref. 115.031 belongs to the first generation of the Grand models, which are the largest sizes made (before Lange sized future references down by a millimeter).
The asymmetrical dial layout is typical of the famed Lange 1 timepieces: one subdial for the hours and minutes, one subdial for the running seconds, a power reserve indicator, and the outsized date window. Off-centered, yet balanced, the black dial is not only the ideal background for the gray subdials to pop but also a fantastic complement to the rose gold hue of the case. Flip the Grand Lange 1 around and you’ll see the stunning hand-wound mechanical movement at the heart of the watch.
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