From left: Gucci’s 18k yellow gold watch with mother-of-pearl face, $8,995, at select Gucci stores, 800.456.7663,; Milus’s 18k rose gold and diamond watch with mother-of-pearl face, $91,000, 866.726.4587; Van Cleef & Arpels’s 18k rose gold and diamond watch, $18,400, at Van Cleef & Arpels, 877.VANCLEEF,

Olympic champions aren’t the only ones sporting gold. The luxe metal is sure to adorn many a wrist by way of the watch, with no physical exertion required. Opting for a graphic approach, Gucci flaunts sexy curves with its Chiodo timepiece. Incorporating the signature square-head-nail shape used by the house since the Sixties, the chic design combines 18-karat yellow gold with a mother-of-pearl face. Van Cleef & Arpels is also minding its heritage; its watch features the iconic Alhambra four-leaf-clover motif on a diamond-encrusted charm that moves freely around the sleek bezel. And Milus achieves extravagance with an overstated, chain mail–like creation bedazzled with more than 1,000 diamonds. What a way to strike gold.