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One man’s cardboard is another man’s gold

Gold watches are on the rise. Here they are put in majesty by Nicolas Guillon and Eric Sauvage.

By Frank Declerck
CARTIER – SANTOS 
LARGE MODELE, AUTOMATIC, YELLOW GOLD, INTERCHANGEABLE QUICKSWITCH STRAPS – 34 200 € – TECHNICAL SHEETBUY ONLINE

It is the great comeback of gold watches. Shunned a while ago because deemed too ostentatious, they are back on the front of the stage and in the windows of major manufacturers. Obviously heavier to wear than modern materials such as titanium or ceramic, they are now a requisite on the wrist of those unafraid to shine in society. This dazzling trend which defies the concept of “to live happily, live hidden” is a good opportunity to our artistic director Nicolas Guillon to give free rein to his imagination and to stage them in an unusual universe. Under the lens of one of the most talented photographer of the moment in the watchmaking field – Eric Sauvage – they compel on the gaze of the enlightened amateur. Travel to the land of watches that are worth much more than their weight in gold …

VACHERON CONSTANTIN – OVERSEAS
OVERSEAS QUANTIEME PERPETUAL ULTRA-THIN – 95 500 €
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PATEK PHILIPPE NAUTILUS
5980/1R, CHRONOGRAPH DATE – 80 040 €
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OMEGA – MOONWATCH
SPEEDMASTER APOLLO 11 50TH ANNIVERSARY
LIMITED EDITION ON GOLD MOONSHINE™ – 32 000 €
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ROLEX – DAYDATE
OYSTER – 40 mm – YELLOW GOLD – 34 400 €
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AUDEMARS PIGUET – ROYAL OAK
AUTOMATIC – 54 300 €
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BELL & ROSS – BR 05 GOLD
29 900 €
TECHNICAL SHEETBUY ONLINE

Artistic director : Nicolas GUILLON – Photograph : Eric SAUVAGE