At the end of the day, the white gold version's dial, hands and hour markers are so much nicer than the steel version's. But I'm not sure if that is enough to justify the added expense (I mean in addition to the gold itself). If the steel had the darker hands/markers, I'd have an easy decision.
But in this instance, or case ( ), I would go with the WG because of the dial, which I too find much more attractive. Nary a pause actually.