Gold watches are looked on a spectrum. This is typically between gaudy expressions of personal wealth, and precious metal celebrations of horological handiwork. Wherever your personal perspective sits on this scale, at some point in your watch-loving life, you will find yourself looking with adoration at a gold watch (Andy wrote how best to deal with this feeling). As John Mayer said once about the Rolex Rainbow Daytona, “When people see (them) in person, they all kind of give in and go, yeah I get it.” This (almost guilty) look down at the heavier part of the watch counter led us to consider: what were the best gold watches from 2018? TUDOR BLACK BAY S&G Originally released with a low-key black dial in 2017, the previous S&G took everyone by surprise with its luxurious two-toned demeanour and the warm sense of formality that it brought to the Black Bay family. This latest version ups the luxe even further, adding a stunning golden champagne dial to the mix, and reminding us that sometimes two tones are better than one. Ref No. 79733N, Case size 41mm, Case material Steel & gold, Movement MT5612, Price $5990   LONGINES RECORD Launched last year, the…

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