16 Best Gold Watches For Men Designed By Designers 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - December 11, 2023

A classic gold watch is a worthy addition to any man's wardrobe— and certainly one worth investing in. Select something timeless and tasteful, and you'll keep your designer timepiece forever and perhaps even pass it on to a loved one.

Below we have rounded up the 16 best gold watches for men designed by designers that are perfect for a lifetime of wear. Whether you want smaller, simpler options for wearing day-to-day, more prominent, flashy pieces when you want to stand out, or a digital watch if you are all about technology, we have options for everyone.

16 Best Gold Watches for Men Designed By Designers

Raymond Weil Toccata Gold Stainless Steel & Diamond Bracelet Watch

Raymond Well's Toccata Collection revives art deco styles, like this Gold Stainless Steel & Diamond Bracelet Watch. The versatile timepiece is made in Switzerland with quartz movement that's water-resistant up to 5 ATM. Its gold PVD-plated stainless steel bezel, crown, case, and bracelet give the style a timeless feel. The white dial features diamond hour markers and a dainty date display at 3 o'clock.


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Vacheron Constantin Les Collectionneurs Vintage Gold & Leather Watch

Prefer a leather material strap with a touch of gold? The search is over. Try this Vintage Gold and Leather Watch from the Les Collectionneurs collection from Vacheron Constantin. The time-tested style was initially released in the early 1950s— and it feels just as stylish over 70 years later. Each model is carefully restored using the same manufacturing techniques as the original. The gold dress watch features a square face, silvered dial, and a sleek black leather strap with pivoting lugs for a more comfortable fit.

IWC Schaffhausen Aquatimer Expedition Charles Darwin Automatic Chronograph

For more outdoorsy fellows, there's the Aquatimer Expedition Charles Darwin Automatic Chronograph from IWC Schaffhausen. The adventure-ready gold watch is dedicated to the "father of evolution," Charles Darwin, and his journey to the Galapagos Islands. It's powered by a precise calibre 89365 automatic movements with a SafeDive system that offers excellent water resistance. The bronze case— which patina is beautiful over time— refers to the infamous HMS Beagle's metal fittings.

Cartier Ballon Bleu Automatic 40MM Pink Gold Watch

You can't go wrong expanding your watch collection with this Cartier Ballon Bleu Automatic 40MM Pink Gold Watch. The stylish timepiece earns its name from the floating blue cabochon nestled inside the bezel and the blued steel hands and Roman numerals symbolic of the luxury house. It's crafted from polished 18-karat rose gold with an interchangeable bracelet made of curved links that sit comfortably against the wrist. A small date window beside the integrated crown guard adds a practical finishing touch.


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Missoni Optic Zig-Zag 35MM Gold Watch

Liven up your watch collection with Missoni's Optic Zig-Zag 35mm Gold Watch. The zig-zag pattern draws inspiration from Missoni's iconic print. A unique single-link bracelet design mirrors the motif. Nineteen diamonds on the dial (totaling 0.12 carats) add a sparkling finish to this one-of-a-kind timepiece. It's crafted in Switzerland using gold-tone stainless steel and Swiss quartz movement designed to last through a lifetime of frequent wear. Needless to say, it's the type of piece you'll keep forever.

Bellytanker 'El Mirage' The Rake x Revolution Limited-Edition Automatic Chronograph Bronze & Leather Watch

For the refined gentleman, there's this Limited-Edition Bellytanker 'El Mirage' Automatic Chronograph Bronze and Leather Watch designed by The Rake and Revolution for Bell & Ross. The vintage-inspired 'Bellytanker' is named after the fuel tanks of old fighter planes that have been repurposed into desert car racing fuselages. The golden, sandy-colored bronze metal offers a rugged take on traditional yellow gold. It's powered by a BR-CAL.301 automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve. Fitted with a brown leather strap, it's versatile enough for almost any occasion.


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Gucci 38mm Grip Watch

This Gucci 38MM Grip Watch draws inspiration from a uniquely modern source of style inspiration: skateboarders. Named for how a rider's sneakers stick to the board's grip tape, it boasts a clean, streamlined silhouette that wraps securely around your wrist. The yellow gold PVD face features three windows to display the hour, minute, and date. Swiss-made, it's powered by a quartz movement and water-resistant up to 100 feet. A coordinating bracelet with interlocking Gucci G's ties the whole piece together.


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By Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo F-80 Watch

This splurge-worthy Salvatore Ferragamo F-80 Watch embodies the Italian fashion house's sophisticated aesthetic. For over three generations, the label has been handcrafting some of the finest leather goods, watches, and luxury clothing in Europe. Their F-80 44mm gold watch is crafted in Switzerland from gold-tone IP stainless steel with a black guilloche dial. With a date display at 3 o'clock, it blends seamlessly into the minimalist style. It's powered by a Swiss quartz movement and water-resistant to 10 ATM.


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Lacoste Vienna Gold-Plated Steel Watch

Lacoste's Vienna Gold-Plated Steel Watch is one of the best gold watches for men who want a sophisticated look of a high-end watch but for a fraction of the cost. The 42mm gold watch features a smooth round case, polished bezel, classic metal bracelet, and precise quartz movement. A textured black dial catches the light to create the effect of finely woven fabric. It's elegant, subtly sporty, and versatile for everyday wear. At less than $200, it's an easy gift for the stylish gentleman in your life.


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Bulova Modern Millenia Watch

When it comes to gold watches for men, you can't go wrong with the Modern Millenia Watch from the American heritage brand Bulova. Their sophisticated American-made watches are a great affordable option to high-end Swiss-made watches. The intricate timepiece is crafted from gold-tone stainless steel and features a full skeleton dial with crystal accents. It's powered by a quartz movement and is water-resistant to up to 3 ATM. Sophisticated and stylish, it's ready for any formal occasion on your social calendar.

Coach Park Swarovski Crystal Carnation Analog Watch

Looking for something with a little bling? This Swarovski Crystal Carnation Analog Watch from the Park Collection by Coach is the best gold watch that gives you all the shimmering. The sophisticated timepiece is crafted from stainless steel with a gold-plated finish. Encrusted in tiny Swarovski crystals, the round watch catches the light beautifully for a dazzling finish. It's powered by quartz analog movement and is water-resistant to up to 3 ATMs. Style it with a suit and tie for a formal affair, or pair it with a white tee and jeans for date night.

Tom Ford 18K Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel & Alligator Leather Watch

If there's one men's gold watch worth splurging on, it's this 18K Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel, and Alligator Leather Watch from Tom Ford. Staying true to Tom Ford's luxurious style, it's crafted from the highest-quality materials: a polished stainless steel case, an alligator leather strap, and an 18K yellow gold crown with a black onyx insert. The elegant timepiece with an antique vibe is made in Switzerland using a time-tested Swiss quartz movement that'll never let you down. While dressy enough for formal occasions, it's subtle enough for everyday wear at the office.

Movado Museum 40mm Classic Yellow Gold Watch

Elevate your jewelry collection with this sleek 40mm Classic Yellow Gold Museum Watch by Movado. First designed in 1947, the timeless piece boasts the first watch dial accepted into the permanent design collection by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Its black face features Movado's signature dot at the 12 o'clock mark. The brand's name means always in motion, and their luxury watches are truly designed to live and move with you. Each piece is handmade in Switzerland using the classic Swiss quartz movement.

Versace Sports Tech IP Yellow Gold Chronograph Watch

Few gold watches feel more sophisticated than this Yellow Gold Chronograph Watch from Versace's Sports Tech Collection. It's masculine, modern, and meant for a lifetime of wear. Made in Switzerland, the sporty timepiece is powered by a Swiss quartz movement. The gold Versace watch features a 45mm round case, tachymeter bezel, and link bracelet made from yellow gold-tone stainless steel. Its white sunray dial features three subdials, a date display, and the Italian fashion house's iconic Medusa emblem.


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Michael Kors Gen 5E Darci Pavé Gold-Tone Smartwatch

With this Michael Kors Gen 5E Darci Pave Gold-Tone Smartwatch, you can have the next-generation technology with a touch of glam. Swap your Apple watch with something a little different. The perfect refined style for everyday wear, this digital watch got everything you need and more. Crafted from gold-tone stainless steel and powered by Wear OS by Google™, this timepiece features a built-in speaker for Bluetooth-enabled calling, estimated heart-rate tracking, payment methods, and more to support your daily wellness needs. Water-resistant up to 5 ATM, you can wear this watch in shallow-water activities like the pool. Not a dive watch.


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By Bulova

Bulova Marine Star

For a sporty touch of a glam look, you must check out this Bulova Marine Star. It features a three-hand automatic movement showcased in an open aperture and a stunning rose gold case. The rose gold-tone stainless steel case with a blue tone outer ring and red underside offers a beautiful contrast. A blue dial with flat mineral crystal adds a touch of glam—water resistance to 200 meters.

Match your gold watch with gold earrings, a gold necklace, and a gold ring.

About the author

Emily is a fashion consultant, designer and creative director with more than 15 years experience creating, designing and developing clothing & jewelry. From managing pageant shows to turning concepts into actual designs, she has experience with almost all fabric types and jewelry designs and is in touch with the latest fashion trends.