A jewelry contact familiar with the matter told TechCrunch that the gold, 18-karat version of the Apple Watch could cost around $1,200 retail when it launches in January. This has been corroborated, based on size and weight, by jewelers familiar with the material Apple is using to make its Apple Watch Edition pieces. It should be noted that this is an estimate and the piece could come in well below that price.
The pricing given to TechCrunch is based on making the watch out of solid gold alloy. Chad Rickicki, a watch expert, said that a case the size and shape of the Apple Watch in 18-karat gold would cost around $600 to make.
Apple hasn't reveal much about the pricing of the watch. It only said that the watch will start at $349. However, there are 34 models of the device, including the 'Edition' gold models, which will definitely cost more than that.
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