The Royals and their watches

The British Monarchy – the only family to be followed more than the Kardashian’s and the Beckham’s together.

The original

Over the years the Royals have been the subject of films, documentaries, countless column inches and series.

Fairytale. Drama. Fantasy.

It is definitely safe to say they are accustomed to a luxury timepiece or two, dating back to the 1800’s with King Edward VII having a certain Alfred Cartier as his own personal jeweller. Lucky guy!

Whilst the more ‘vintage’ Royals, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles (to name a few), having a penchant for Patek Philippe and Jaeger-LeCoulture it’s the younger generation we, as a celebrity loving world simply cannot get enough of.

Prince William

Heir to the throne. His favourite watch has an incredible sentimental value. Given to him by the late Princess of Wales, the People’s Princess, his Mother Diana.

Our Wills wears an Omega Seamaster 300 in blue with a quartz movement, a blue dial and steel case, water resistant to 300m. Watch watchers will note that Prince William’s timepiece is a mid-sized model.

Prince Harry

A jet setter, go getter. Harry is not normally without his Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II. The ultimate adventurer’s timepiece. White dial with mechanical, self-winding movement with a 42mm case, date screen at 3 o’clock and a 24 hour hand.

Kate Middleton

An understated classic beauty whom stole the attention of our nation and did it all in a Cartier- Ballon Bleu stainless Steel 33mm to be exact, and she wears it so well.

The one to watch………. 

Meghan Markle 

Making headlines for all the right reasons and definitely breaking the mould in becoming a Royal.

Meghan bought herself a Cartier Tank Francaise during her time acting in ‘Suits’  She was quoted saying “I totally splurged. I had it engraved on the back ‘To MM From MM’ and I plan to give it to my daughter one day.”

And Meghan we cannot wait…………..