The Most Elegant Black and Gold Watches for Men

Watches are wearable pieces of art. They’re timeless accessories that have been in style since their inception. As long as the necessity of measuring time remains a dominant aspect of our lives, they’re likely to remain so into the future. Horology (don’t laugh if you read it aloud) is the study and practice of measuring time. It has evolved from basic sundials and hourglasses into balanced, meticulously designed, and autonomous wearable timekeeping machines.

Some go for luxury watches to show how they’ve climbed the ladder and earned success in the world. Watches are a form of so-called masculine, utilitarian, and versatile jewelry, so many successful men prefer to invest in a Swiss gold watch rather than necklaces and rings to show their status and complement their wardrobe. Others are attracted to high-end watches for their unique design aesthetics, intricate internal mechanisms, and useful timekeeping features. In either case, a sophisticated watch projects dependability, class, and impeccable style.

Black and gold watches are some of the most versatile options available and go with almost any outfit or style. Below, we’ve curated a list of the best black and gold watches available for men, with a breakdown of useful features and quality materials. Read on to find the perfect timekeeping treasure for yourself or a friend, including all-gold, all-black, and every combination in between.

1. Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial Chronometer

Omega - Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial Chronometer

The first iteration of OMEGA’s Seamaster 300 was produced in 1957 for divers and hobbyist professionals with a semi-aquatic lifestyle. This upgraded interpretation features a brushed and polished 18k yellow gold case presented on a rugged brown leather strap. Yellow gold hands and hour markers pop against a sand-blasted black dial, surrounded by an OMEGA CareGold diving scale on the bevel ring. Having been rigorously tested for accuracy, this watch has earned official chronometer certification. 

Key Features

  • Anti-Magnetic
  • Officially certified Chronometer
  • Transparent case back
  • Self-winding with 60-hour power reserve


  • Brand: OMEGA
  • Case: 41mm Yellow Gold
  • Band Material: Leather strap
  • Crystal: Domed, scratch‑resistant sapphire crystal with anti‑reflective treatment inside
  • Water Resistance Depth: 300 meters

2. Rado Centrix Black Dial Gold-Plated and Black Ceramic Men’s Watch

Rado Centrix Black Dial Gold-Plated and Black Ceramic Men's Watch

Rado is owned by The Swatch Group, the largest watch manufacturer globally, which gives them access to unrivalled materials. They employ high-tech ceramics that are gentle on the skin, hypoallergenic, and available in multiple colours and surface textures. Durable scratch-resistant sapphire crystal is used on all their watches, whether smooth like the Centrix or faceted. The diamond index markers accenting the otherwise minimalist design of this watch are fine white top Wesselton diamonds sourced through the Kimberly process to prevent the trade of blood diamonds.  

Key Features

  • Automatic with 80 hrs power reserve
  • Diamond index markers at the 3, 6, 9, and 12 o’clock positions
  • Date display at the three o ‘clock position


  • Brand: Rado
  • Case: 38mm Gold PVD Stainless Steel
  • Band Material: Stainless Steel with Black (High-tech) Ceramic Ins
  • Crystal: Scratch Resistant Sapphire
  • Water Resistance Depth: 30 meters

3. Patek Philippe Nautilus 40mm Rose Gold Men’s Watch

Patek Philippe Nautilus 40mm Rose Gold Men's Watch

Patek Philippe is a luxury watch manufacturer who isn’t shy about going all-in to Haute Horlogerie. The majority of Philippe’s black and rose gold watch is composed of 18kt Rose Gold, straddling the line of garish opulence but remaining firmly grounded thanks to its meticulous attention to technical details. Being a chronograph, the watch’s internal components are hand-finished and balanced to perfection using artisanal know-how and modern watchmaking technology.

Since 1976 the Nautilus has exemplified the elegant sports watch, tough enough to withstand rough play yet eye-catching enough to start a conversation along the way. Whether it serves you as a status symbol on the golf course, or the pinnacle of your hobbyist collection, this watch is an investment for lovers of fashionable timekeeping.

Key Features

  • Chronograph with 60-minute and 12-hour mono counter at 6 o’clock
  • Gold applied hour markers with luminescent coating 
  • Date display


  • Brand: Patek Philippe
  • Case: 40mm 18kt Rose Gold
  • Band Material: 18kt Rose Gold 
  • Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
  • Water Resistance Depth: 120 meters

4. Timex – Marlin 40mm Automatic Leather Strap Watch

Timex - Marlin 40mm Automatic Leather Strap Watch

This classic Timex hit from the 1960s has been faithfully reproduced with upgraded modern hardware ticking inside. Keeping with the original design, the sleek authentic black leather strap holds a durable Gold-Toned stainless steel case with a distinctively domed acrylic crystal. 21-jewel automatic movement builds energy as you go about your day and keeps ticking for up to 40 hours without being worn or wound. Take a look yourself through the clear exhibition case back that gives you a window into the complex and beautiful inner machinations.

Key Features

  • Carefully reproduced nostalgic 1960s design
  • Automatic winding with 40 hours reserve energy
  • S.B. Foot Tanning Company authentic leather
  • Full hour markers and date display


  • Brand: Timex
  • Case: 40mm Gold Toned Stainless Steel
  • Band Material: Black Leather strap
  • Crystal: Domed Acrylic
  • Water Resistance Depth: 30 meters

5. The Full Metal 5000 – G-SHOCK

The Full Metal 5000 - G-SHOCK

If you’re looking for a G-SHOCK black and gold watch, the Full Metal 5000 is a gold-toned stainless steel revisitation of the original design, combining the lustrous shine of a gold watch with the tough resistance to mechanical stress characteristic of the brand. The vintage square-shaped case and bezel frame a digital display replete with modern features like time measuring and stopwatch modes, Bluetooth to sync with your phone’s time, and a programmed calendar. G-SHOCK’s solar battery allows it to self-charge, and its proprietary atomic timekeeping technology provides accurate timekeeping virtually anywhere on the planet via radio signals.

Key Features

  • Solar Powered Digital Display
  • Bluetooth smartphone link
  • Time calibration signal reception
  • Multiple alarms, stopwatch function
  • Time measuring modes
  • Full automatically programmed calendar feature 


  • Brand: G-SHOCK
  • Case: 49mm Gold-toned stainless steel
  • Band Material: Gold-toned stainless steel
  • Crystal: Flat Mineral Glass
  • Water Resistance Depth: 200 meters

6. Bulova Marine Star Chronograph 

Bulova Marine Star Chronograph

American watchmaker Bulova’s Marine Star collection balances nautical diving aesthetic with many small functional details. The black silicone rubber strap serves as a utilitarian backdrop. At the same time, the intricate centrepiece displays rose gold-toned Roman numerals, sub-dials, and a date display window without looking crowded or overwrought. A predominately black design allows the gold accents to shine without looking garish, making it the perfect masculine timepiece to give as a gift.

Key Features

  • Three sub-dials and date display window
  • Chronograph functionality
  • Roman numeral hour markers


  • Brand: Bulova
  • Case: 44mm Gold-Tone stainless steel
  • Band Material: Black silicone strap
  • Crystal: Flat Mineral Glass
  • Water Resistance Depth: 100 meters

7. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 41mm Chronograph Rose Gold

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 41mm Chronograph Rose Gol

At a glance, this black and rose gold men’s watch looks like it’s made of richly stained wood, its satin-brushed finish lending an almost wood grain texture. Of course, the native trees of The Vallée de Joux (Audemars Piguet’s home turf) had little to lend to the composition of this piece, aside from perhaps a measure of inspiration. This magnificent chronograph’s case and band are composed of 18kt Rose Gold, hand-polished to a metallic shine. The dial features a unique “tapisserie” geometric pattern, requiring rare manufacturing expertise.

Key Features

  • Black dial with Grande Tapisserie geometric pattern
  • Hand-polished and satin-brushed finish
  • Distinctive octagonal bezel with eight screws 
  • Three sub-dials


  • Brand: Audemars Piguet
  • Case: 41mm 18kt Rose Gold
  • Band Material: 18kt Rose Gold
  • Crystal: Glare Proof Sapphire crystal
  • Water Resistance Depth: 50 meters

8. Nordgreen Pioneer

 Nordgreen Pioneer

Danish designer Jakob Wagner’s inspiration for this watch’s clean, minimalist design is the clean, sustainable future we as humans wish to inhabit. The two distinctively deep-set subdials represent the circular motion of wind turbines, an homage to green energy. Regardless of his inspiration, the result is a timekeeping accessory with a modern aesthetic suitable for almost any wardrobe. A reflection of this versatility is the interchangeable rubber strap design. The rose gold-toned case and details contrast well with the deep black dial and strap.

Key Features

  • Unique Danish design elements
  • Interchangeable rubber bracelet
  • Sustainable and ethical packaging


  • Brand: Nordgreen
  • Case: 42mm Gold-toned stainless steel
  • Band Material: Rubber
  • Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal
  • Water Resistance Depth: 5 ATM, can be worn in the shower/rain, while washing hands, not suitable for swimming

9. Nixon Regulus All Gold Stainless Steel Men’s Watch

Nixon Regulus All Gold Stainless Steel Men's Watch

Nixon cites design inspirations from the realm of “spec-ops gear, luxury off-road SUVs, and briefcases that handcuff to your wrist.” The sturdily masculine aesthetic isn’t just a look; it’s equipped with a super tough shock-absorbing case that’s waterproof up to a depth of 100 meters, so it can handle whatever the mission throws your way. The full rose gold look embraces the refined qualities synonymous with Nixon timepieces without sacrificing its extreme durability.

This Nixon black and gold watch features a vast array of digital functions, including dual countdown timers, stealth mode, adjustable LED backlight, three independent timers, and an automatic calendar.

Key Features

  • Super tough shock-absorbing case
  • A multitude of digital functions, alarms, timers, silent mode
  • LED backlight 
  • Dual countdown timers


  • Brand: Nixon
  • Case: 46mm Rose gold-toned stainless steel
  • Band Material: Rose gold-tone stainless steel
  • Crystal: Durable high contrast LCD screen
  • Water Resistance Depth: 100 meters

10. Tudor Heritage Black Bay S&G

Tudor Heritage Black Bay S&G

Tudor is the sister company to fellow Swiss watchmakers Rolex (you may have heard of them). They have distinguished themselves with their exceptional tool watches employed by divers and the military. Several navies, including the U.S. Navy Seals, have issued Tudor watches to their divers. The Heritage Black Bay S&G (silver and gold) boasts a water resistance depth of 200 meters, which is unsurprising given the manufacturer’s expertise.

But beyond its ability to reliably keep time in the crushing depths, this watch shines like buried treasure. The piece features a dual-tone of silver and gold, with 18kt yellow gold in the bracelet and bezel. Unique gold-outlined dot index hour markers stand out well against the black dial.

Key Features

  • Distinctive silver and gold-toned stainless steel
  • Swiss-made automatic watch with 70 hours energy reserve
  • Officially certified chronometer
  • 18kt yellow gold incorporated into bracelet and bezel


  • Brand: Tudor
  • Case: 41mm Stainless steel (silver-tone and gold-tone)
  • Band Material: Stainless steel with yellow gold
  • Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire
  • Water Resistance Depth: 200 meters

11. Bell & Ross BR 05 Rose Gold Automatic Watch

Bell & Ross BR 05 Rose Gold Automatic Watch

Featuring an easily readable design inspired by airplane cockpit instruments, Bell & Ross has continued to lean into its niche as the leading brand in the aviation watch market. The case is a sturdy rounded square of 18kt rose gold, held with four prominent screws, surrounding a circular black dial. Its bracelet is fused with the case, creating a unified piece that’s part of the watchmaker’s signature look.

Key Features

  • Large luminescent coated hands
  • Date display
  • Distinctive design


  • Brand: Bell & Ross
  • Case: 40mm rose gold
  • Band Material: 18kt Rose gold
  • Crystal: Anti reflective sapphire
  • Water Resistance Depth: 100 meters

12. Orient Men’s ‘2nd Gen Bambino Version I’ Japanese Automatic Stainless Steel and Leather Dress Watch 

Orient Men's '2nd Gen Bambino Version I' Japanese Automatic Stainless Steel and Leather Dress Watch

This classy, vintage-style watch is the second iteration of Japanese watchmaker Orient’s Bambino design. Like its predecessor, it rests on a thin black leather strap that makes the case seem larger and rounder. Both the crystal and inner dial are domed, lending it an old-school professional look. Rose gold triangular hands and ray-like second markers around the edge of the dial are reminiscent of the sun.

Key Features

  • All Japanese movements (inner timekeeping)
  • Domed crystal and dial ‘Bambino’ design
  • Great value for a quality in-house designed mechanical watch


  • Brand: Orient 
  • Case: 40mm Gold-tone stainless steel
  • Band Material: black leather 
  • Crystal: Domed mineral glass
  • Water Resistance Depth: 30 meters (not suitable for swimming or bathing)

13. Nixon Re-Run Watch

Nixon Re-Run Watch

From reboots of classic films to resurgent music and fashion styles, the 80’s aesthetic has come roaring back in a big way these last couple of years. Nixon has thrown down the angular digital gauntlet with their all-gold Re-Run watch, a timepiece combining vintage design cues with modern manufacturing expertise and top-notch materials. The slim profile makes this watch wearable and unobtrusive, so you can show off without being weighed down by a true 80’s clunker. The adjustable LCD is highly readable at a glance, with functions such as dual time, countdown timer, and pre-programmed calendar.

Key Features

  • LCD positive or negative display
  • Retro 80’s design aesthetic
  • Digital functions: calendar, dual time, alarm, countdown timer, light-up display


  • Brand: Nixon
  • Case: 38.5mm Gold-tone stainless steel
  • Band Material: Gold-tone stainless steel
  • Crystal: Hardened mineral crystal/LCD
  • Water Resistance Depth: 30 meters (not suitable for swimming or bathing)

14. Native – Nordgreen

Native - Nordgreen

The Native, as envisioned by Nordgreen chief designer Jakob Wagner, draws inspiration from the Danish love of balance and minimalism. Transparent minute marks contribute to its clean and unpretentious look, while superior Japanese quartz movement ticks on steadily beneath the rounded sapphire crystal. A pleasingly circular case of gold-tone stainless steel encases the timekeeping elements and comes in a range of sizes. The watch’s slim profile is wearable with any ensemble; interchangeable straps, available in materials like classic black leather and gold-tone mesh, make it even more versatile. And while your Native’s tight seals will hold up to the persistent rain in Scandinavian cities like Copenhagen or Bergen, it’s not a diving or swimming watch.

Key Features

  • Danish design by Jakob Wagner
  • Japanese quartz movement
  • Interchangeable straps


  • Brand: Nordgreen
  • Case: 28-40mm gold-tone stainless steel
  • Band Material: Black leather
  • Crystal: Rounded scratch-resistant sapphire
  • Water Resistance Depth: Up to 3 ATM (rain resistant)

15. Bulova Men’s Quartz Dress Watch With Stainless Steel Strap

Bulova Men's Quartz Dress Watch With Stainless Steel Strap

This Bulova black and gold watch epitomizes refinement and style for a surprisingly affordable price. The most striking feature is its metalized edge-to-edge curved crystal encompassing the entire oversized watch face, including the bevel. “Metalized” in this case refers to the technique used to apply the anti-reflective coating, which lends the all-black face a metallic sheen while remaining completely transparent. This dark canvas showcases three square-cut diamonds that glint like stars in the night sky, in addition to the gold hands and hour markers. A gold-tone stainless steel linked bracelet ties it all together, completing the classy black and gold look.

Key Features

  • The black dial features 3 square diamonds
  • Oversized all-black watch face 
  • Excellent value 


  • Brand: Bulova
  • Case: 42mm stainless steel
  • Band Material: Gold-tone stainless steel
  • Crystal: Metalized edge-to-edge curved crystal
  • Water Resistance Depth: 30 meters (not suitable for swimming or diving)

16. Nixon Patrol Watch

Nixon Patrol Watch

The Nixon Patrol Watch is an updated field watch for the modern era, featuring an heirloom look with its oversized case and applied indices. Field watches, also known as trench watches, were initially created to be worn by soldiers in WWI. Wet muddy conditions in the trenches necessitated a hardy, readable, waterproof design. Nixon carries forward these design traditions with their own unique flair and contemporary watchmaking expertise.

24-hour markers on the inner bezel allow instant conversion to military time for civvies, while Miyota Japanese quartz movement keeps time marching on with unerring precision. The black dial presents custom-moulded two-tone black and gold hands and contrasts well with the gold-tone stainless steel case and linked bracelet.

Key Features

  • Slightly oversized case and display digits
  • 24-hour markers line the inner bezel for easy military time
  • Miyota Japanese quartz three-hand movement


  • Brand: Nixon
  • Case: 42mm gold-tone stainless steel
  • Band Material: Stainless steel links
  • Crystal: Hardened mineral crystal
  • Water Resistance Depth: 100 meters

17. Franck Muller Vanguard Men’s Rose Gold Automatic Chronograph Watch

Franck Muller Vanguard Men's Rose Gold Automatic Chronograph Watch

Geneva-based watchmaker Franck Muller’s design sensibilities are all about complexity and complete originality. Their rose gold automatic chronograph is a testament to both, with an eye-popping visual style that combines a complicated yet symmetrical dial layout with an unusual tonneau-shaped case. The tonneau shape, a sort of elongated rectangle with convex sides, gives plenty of space to display the case’s brushed 18kt rose gold composition. The case is presented on a thick rubber (encased in black leather) wristband.

Let’s break down the intricate contents beneath the sapphire crystal. The black dial displays luminous hands, two subdials, applied-gold Arabic numerals slanted and stretched without looking strange, and a date window at the 6 o’clock position. Bordering the flange is a tachymeter scale for measuring the wearer’s travel speed. The 25-jewel Swiss automatic watch movement is among the most sophisticated and reliable on the planet.

Key Features

  • Unique tonneau shape
  • Tachymeter function to measure travel speed
  • Chronograph function features a sweep second hand and 30 minute counter at the 3 o’clock position


  • Brand: Franck Muller
  • Case: Brushed 18kt rose gold tonneau-shaped case
  • Band Material: Black rubber covered in black leather
  • Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire
  • Water Resistance Depth: 100 meters

18. Bulova Marine Star

Bulova Marine Star

There’s a time and place for a flashy all-gold watch, but some styles call for a more subdued approach. Bulova’s Marine Star watch is composed of striking all-black stainless steel, with subtle rose gold-tone applied to the hands, hour markers, sub dial borders, and ridged minute track. It lives up to its moniker, with a water resistance depth of 200 meters, making it suitable for rigorous surface water sports like surfing or boating. The broad 45mm watch face manages to display all the complex elements without looking too oversized or cluttered.

Key Features

  • Striking all-black stainless steel with gold-tone hands, hour markers, and minute track
  • Chronograph with three subdials
  • Large 45mm watch face


  • Brand: Bulova
  • Case: 45mm stainless steel
  • Band Material: Stainless steel
  • Crystal: Hardened mineral crystal
  • Water Resistance Depth: 200 meters

19. Nixon Corporal Stainless Steel Watch

Nixon Corporal Stainless Steel Watch

Similar in some ways to Nixon’s other field watch on our list, the Corporal is a military-inspired timepiece suitable for commanding troops on a rainswept hilltop or cruising around town looking fly. The watch comes in all gold or all-black stainless steel and features an intriguing silhouette with its huge 48mm recessed crystal face and faceted link bracelet that looks like a rolling mountain range. Miyota Japanese quartz three-hand movement keeps the custom moulded hands turning, and oversized printed numbers make the dial readable at a glance.

Key Features

  • Huge 48mm face with military-inspired oversized printed numbers
  • Miyota Japanese quartz three hand movement
  • Two-piece case construction and raised bezel to protect the recessed crystal
  • Faceted watch links provide a unique silhouette


  • Brand: Nixon
  • Case: 48mm stainless steel, available in all gold or all black
  • Band Material: Stainless steel corresponding to case colour
  • Crystal: Hardened Mineral
  • Water Resistance Depth: 100 meters

20. Hamilton Men’s Black Dial Watch

Hamilton Men's H77545735 Khaki Navy Black Dial Dial Watch

Hamilton is an American watchmaker with serious military heritage; their original soldier’s watch was standard issue, and they’ve been awarded an Army-Navy E award for excellence in production. Most of their watches are reliable military or railroad field watches, which prove essential in situations where accurate time measurement can prevent disastrous consequences.

That said, you don’t have to be stationed on an aircraft carrier miles out at sea to enjoy the fine artisanship and aesthetics of this watch. Hamilton’s field watches are made with urban explorers and modern watch aficionados in mind, so you can sport a military-inspired design without going overboard into tactical mission-ready territory. The durable leather-coated black rubber strap keeps your timepiece secure, while its solid stainless steel case is gold-plated for a refined look.

Key Features

  • Automatic watch movement with 42 hours power reserve
  • Gold plated timeless look
  • 3 o’clock date display


  • Brand: Hamilton
  • Case: 42mm gold plated stainless steel
  • Band Material: Black rubber covered in leather
  • Crystal: Anti reflective sapphire
  • Water Resistance Depth: 200 meters (suitable for recreational scuba diving)

21. Nixon 51-30 Chrono Watch 

Nixon 51-30 Chrono Watch

The 51-30 is an all-gold chronograph with a downright expansive 51mm watch face, making for a bold statement piece that commands attention. What sets it apart from other giant gold watches? Nixon considers every detail that contributes to comfort and style, like placing the crown and pushers on the opposite side to prevent them biting into your wrist (9 o’clock as opposed to the typical 3 o’clock position). Miyota Japanese quartz drives six hands in precise movement, including three sub-dials. The rotating bezel allows for analog countdown timing. The watch boasts an abyssal 300-meter water resistance depth so that you can enjoy the intricate features and readability of this watch down the water column.

Key Features

  • All-gold with an expansive 51mm watch face makes for the ultimate statement piece 
  • Miyota Japanese quartz six hand chronograph, three sub-dials
  • Unidirectional rotating bezel for analog countdown timing
  • Crown and pusher placement at 9 o’clock to prevent “wrist bite.”


  • Brand: Nixon
  • Case: 51mm Gold-tone Stainless steel
  • Band Material: Gold-tone stainless steel
  • Crystal: Hardened mineral crystal
  • Water Resistance Depth: 300 meters

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