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The Midas Touch: Luxury Gold Timepieces to treasure

By Elsie Flynn 4 Minute Read
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Legend has it that King Midas of Phrygia had a superpower: everything he touched turned to gold.

Granted, his power was more than impractical. He couldn’t eat, drink or even embrace his loved ones without turning them into solid gold. Merely hours after being granted his wish, the gift he had so badly longed for turned into a curse he desperately wanted rid of.

Gold was, and still is, an undoubtably beautiful precious metal. So, for all King Midas’ flaws, his wish to be surrounded by gold in his life was greedy but appealing nonetheless. The precious metal has been a sign of wealth, status and class from as far back as 600 BC.

We no longer trade with gold currency as they did in those early ages, but times and tastes have never changed when it comes to our appreciation of it: our highstreets are full of glorious gold art, jewellery, and luxury timepieces. Long may it continue.

Explore our finest gold timepieces here on Calibre today; because with one of these on your wrist, you’ll always possess the Midas touch.

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OMEGA Aquaterra

A tribute to Omega’s rich maritime heritage, the Seamaster Aqua Terra collection balances technical sophistication and ocean spirit. The striking, waved blue dial is complimented by 18K Sedna™ gold hands and delicate hour markers shaped like sailboat hulls. A date display window sits at the 6 o’clock marker.

This 150m striking timepiece combines the rich blue hues of its maritime legacy with Master Chronometer movements for extraordinary performance and levels of magnetic resistance.

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Bremont Longitude Limited Edition

Encased in 18ct white gold, the Bremont Limited Edition Longitude pays tribute to Great Britain’s role in clock and watchmaking, and contribution to time, astronomy and navigation.

Not only does the Longitude house the brand’s first manufactured movement from its new ENG300 movement series but it also incorporates original brass from the historic Flamsteed Meridian Line at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, London.

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Panerai Luminor Marina Goldtech

Panerai Goldtech – a material that aims to be a darker and more durable precious metal – encases the new blue-dialled Panerai Luminor Marina. With a composition of gold, copper, and just a hint of platinum, Panerai achieved an intense and unique toned gold with a beautifully satin finish.

The timepiece measures at a larger 44mm and has a power reserve of three days.

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IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar

The Portugieser Perpetual Calendar 42 displays the date, month and weekday on three subdials at "3 o'clock", "6 o'clock" and "9 o'clock” and features indications for the moon phase and the leap year.

With the help of ceramic components, the IWC-manufactured 82650 calibre's Pellaton winding system builds up a power reserve of 60 hours. This timepiece with a diameter of 42 millimetres has an 18-carat 5N gold case, a silver-plated dial, gold-plated hands, and 18-carat gold appliques. This timeless, elegant Portugieser is fitted with a brown alligator leather strap from Santoni.

Our buyers have curated a selection of the finest timepieces made with precious metals. Immerse yourself in these here today at Goldsmiths.

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