Rolex 18k Gold Watches
========[ Invite a Friend - ]======== > Does anyone know if Rolex uses gold alloy different from typical > yellow gold? If you hold it up to most commercial 18K yellow, you'll easily note that it's a slightly darker color. Has a bit more copper in it. That allows greater hardness. I'd not call it an actual rose gold, but most 18K on the market today is actually more on the green gold side than a true balanced color, which is one reason it's often so soft. That plus the fact that so much of it is cast, and therefor not only large grain structured, but generally pretty much annealed. I doubt the rolex parts are either one.