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The Yellow Gold Watch is an Unapologetic Celebration of Triumph and Success

The metal of kings is in the spotlight.
IMAGE Paul del Rosario
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Does strapping on a gold beater transmit an inelegant greasiness? Too brash? Too much? But what’s wrong with that? A shiny ticker hewn from the metal of kings can be an emblem of a hard-won triumph or memento from a sentimental father. Rather than gloss, it speaks of confidence. Instead of excess, it represents prosperity.

Here, more reasons why you should not be afraid of yellow gold:

The Yellow Gold Watch Crowned With Diamonds

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Never let anyone tell you that it would unwise to wear something like the Omega Constellation, which pushes the luxe factor of the glittering wristwatch even more with a dial drenched in champagne tones and a spray of diamonds ‘round its face. Gold, sparklers, and bubbly—welcome to the jet set. Omega Constellation Co-Axial, Greenbelt 5 

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The Yellow Gold Watch That is all Curves

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Many things to like about this watch. Its fluid architecture of ovoid curves is a newer expression from house Cartier. It retains many of the watchmaker’s well-loved hallmarks such as the Roman numerals, the sword-shaped hands, and the blue crown. Also, it is gold. Cle de Cartier, Greenbelt 4   

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The Yellow Gold Watch That is Stealthy

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No need to shout. The look of an ultra-thin case and band with a very clean face (interrupted only by the whispers of hands and markers) lets the world know that you are a man with something important to say. Piaget Dancer, Rustan’s Silver Vault, Makati 

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The Yellow Gold Watches With Chocolate Flavor

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A sunshine-bright dial with a highly nuanced and preferably chocolate brown leather strap is an elegant pairing that works for almost all occasions, from the power breakfast with potential clients to the even more critical dinner with your boss, the wife. IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Automatic (left) and Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT, Lucerne, Shangri-la Plaza Mall

In this story: Photographs by Paul Del Rosario • Styling by Clifford Olanday • Art direction by Paul Villariba

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