I am looking to get a watch that I can wear to the office. We go smart casual, with occasional suits and ties when we have visitors. I would like to get something with a moonphase and something in gold; however, I do not have the funds for a real gold watch. I have narrowed my search to the following and would like to hear your opinions on these two:
1. Frederique Constant (rose gold plated stainless steel case)
2. Maurice Lacroix
As I have never had a gold watch, I am leaning towards the FC; however, I am very concerned about the quality of the gold plating and how it will stand against the test of time. Does anyone know how good the FC gold plating process is? Is it a simple one layer gold plating or do they use multiple layers? How quickly or easily will the gold plating wear out? There is nothing on the FC website on their gold plating process.
Thanks in advance for your help and comments.
(NOTE: My apologies for using pictures from the web, rather than my own)