Apple Watch Edition tipped to flaunt roughly $900 worth of 18K gold

Apple Watch Edition tipped to flaunt roughly $900 worth of 18K gold
The anticipated Apple Watch is expected sometime this spring (we're not certain exactly when, though), but in-depth information about certain versions of the wearable is already circulating in the air. A recent piece of info about the most exquisite variation of the wearable, the 42mm gold-plated Edition one, claims to reveal how much gold it will come with.

From the looks of it, the luxurious Apple Watch will comprise 1.02oz (29.16gr) of 18-karat gold. As per the current prices of gold, the Apple Watch Edition will come with $853.82 worth of gold. This is an approximate estimation, based on the notion that the average wall thickness of the watch case will be 1.15mm; the additional parts of the watch, such as the crown, the number markers, dials, and other parts of the gadget.

So, if just the watch case costs around $900 to make, how much will the Apple Watch Edition cost, exactly?


source: CultOfMac via GSMDome

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58 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It won't cost more than $200 to make, this is Apple we're talking about. It just needs to "feel" premium so when poor people buy it with their life savings they can go on Internet forums and tell everyone how they only buy premium stuff. Also they aren't fanboys because they also own a note 2. Tldr: only the extremely delusional would buy a $2000+ smart watch that will be obsolete in weeks.

2. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

If the gold is $900 and it cost $200 to make, that's $1100 right there. Of course the are going to make some money off it, so it will be between 1500 to $2000. By the way, there are many dumb watches that cost way more than this. Also there are bracelets that are nothing but gold that cost more than this. What are you 12? This watch is real gold, not painted like other watches.obsolete in 2 weeks? I thing not. You are thinking to much about the tech. This is jewelry first. Also, there will be trade in programs or you could just sell it.

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Lol are you stupid or something? The value of those dumb watches isn't in their materials. It's in their uniqueness and craftsmanship. Honestly, the mentality of people like you who worship objects and materials such as shiny rocks is laughable. A rolex or tag doesn't just come off a conveyor belt in China (well maybe the one you get might have). It doesn't matter how much materials they throw into this Apple watch, that is the only value it has. The tech will be worth about $50 and the rest of the premium you'll be paying (2-3k) will be for nothing, as it is with every apple product.

30. MrHate

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Finalfish I think you are stupid. You are saying the value isn't in their materials? Yeah right, let's go and use materials that cost us $1200 and sell the device for $500. And I think the iWatch will be unique and have a godlike craftsmanship for all these Apple lovers. And please go ahead and find me a smartwatch like the s**tty iWatch for $50.

58. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Sorry man, he has a point. Your guess that this is going to cost somewhere around $1500-2000 is a bit reckless and indefinable to be honest. Looking back at how they sell stuff this is going to be around $5000, and this is where it starts to be stupid, as Rolex watches will probably not come as overpriced.

39. sgodsell

Posts: 7209; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Wasn't Apple original looking for $5000, then it dropped to around $4000, so what is the price going to be now? If its still going to go for $4000, then we all know where the profit is going. So the gold is around $850 and the electronic insides would be around $150, so roughly a $1000 for the cost of the device. So $3000 into Apples pocket. Hey Apple has to keep their greedy profits up some how, don't they? I think Apple is live comfortable from that moto 'A sucker is born every minute.'.

14. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

The main point here is IF, remember as he pointed out we are talking about the company with the biggest profit margin on their product that exists, which means they get it made very very cheap, and they sell it very very expensive, something that is very bad for consumers. In other products that have claimed such things as this, I believe it was clearly proven that the amount of gold claimed in a product, rarely is the actual amount of gold in the product, and since this has happened with other products, I find it hard to believe that apple wouldn't do the same.

24. Abhisek

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

I agree with you. This is gold and technology mixture with unique design and so many new things .....

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So when will you be picking up yours?

59. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Picking what exactly? People that have sensible minds would probably get LG urbane anyways.

61. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

People with sensible minds, get what they want/need bro. Spend your money on what YOU want, not what others feel YOU should get.

8. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

It's going to be a niche product with a big price tag to match the amount gold used, hardware, and expected profit margin. If it is not for you, do not buy it but why rant everyday about the same stuff? I mean, everyday, it's the same stuff over and over again. Stop nagging, vote with your wallet, and stop worrying about the reasons people buy whatever products.

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Dear Mr Cook, Please release the iWatch/Apple Watch so papa can buy it. My body is ready. Mxy

15. willard12 unregistered

Will you be getting the 18 k gold version from this article? If not, then you don't want it badly enough.

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Just the standard consumer one. I don't think the 18K gold is meant for regular tech geeks like us. It's meant for the rich business guys who can use money as toilet paper.

22. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Is there any pricing for either model yet? No trolling this time. Just curious.

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Estimated pricing. Nothing concrete just yet.

23. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

You mean me

25. willard12 unregistered

I would consider the stainless steel model as the base model if the sport doesn't have sapphire glass.

32. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

I can tell you it is and will be a rare find to find and rich person caught wearing a tacky smart watch.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

TechieXP is about to attack.

6. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

I know I ain't the target audience for this model but... I always hate when people buy pieces of tech with gold/silver/diamonds embedded into the device.. It just doesn't make any sense in my book. But regarding the Apple Watch itself, I'm not sure if I'm purchasing one. My daily drivers right now are an iPhone 6 or Note 4, and it really depends on how the 2nd Gen of Moto 360 is gonna be like... But thus far loving my Moto 360.. So I highly doubt I'll switch to Apple Watch.

9. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Epic Fail!

45. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Lipstick on a pig.

10. Denco

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

According to Apple blogger John Gruber, the gold Apple Watch Edition will cost $5,000! And he predicts that 1 million people will be buying that $5,000 watch every quarter, and that Apple will make $20 billion from that edition alone this year. I wonder who are the insane '1 million' people that will splurge a whopping $5,000 on the watch. I'm waiting and watching.

18. Philipand96

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

At best so far this watch will only last a day before need to be recharged so how they spin this will be interesting It makes you wonder if Apple have gone to the well once too often. $18 billion net profit in the last quarter, plus this revenue stream When the acccessory cost more than the device then you know it's just greed like the world needs a new watch! Even the basic model cost more than a mid range chorongraph that actually does do something, just a minor correction to your post iWaiting and iWatching. iDisbelieving when the iPhone 6/ 6+ came out with what is essentially a larger display IPhone5 PLUS the new non phone related "Apple Pay" but same specs.. All the commentators drooled on improved this, better that etc. The same 8mp camera, butsomehow better as the app opens faster wow! The human eye can tell if an image are taken on the IPhone 6 or iPhone5S

21. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

One can never go wrong underestimating the stupidity of the masses. It will sell. Apple will make a f$%^ton of money. People will realize that it looks stupid, and hump on the back will be an incredibly uncomfortable pressure point and people will stop wearing it after a few days, except for a few hipsters and diehard iDiots. Then Apple will release an iWatch 2 or iWatch S or whatever. Maybe in the interim they'll make an iWatch that's round and not so effing ugly and feminine (no offense to the fairer sex, but this watch is definitely more appropriate to women). Either way, they'll get their money from the iDiots at least twice and possibly thrice. They've been doing it since 2007. They know how to milk every penny from their dupes.

31. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yeah, but Gruber is a known quantity. He's been saying stupid things publicly for years.

11. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Ugly no matter the material or cost.

12. fuhrer

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

It's like a toy

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