Luxury Timepiece Guide: The Royal Family
Known for representing the finer things in life, the British Royal family are the subject of extreme wealth and the utmost luxury. Not only do they own an extravagant property portfolio, valuable artwork and countless antiques, the Crown also possess an envious collection of luxurious designer watches. So if you’re keen to take inspiration from the Royal family for your next luxury timepiece purchase, then read ahead to explore the famous watches worn by royalty.
Queen Elizabeth is unsurprisingly the owner of several designer watches that appropriately reflect her royal status and unsurmountable wealth. She adorned a watch boasting the smallest watch movement in the world for her official coronation in 1952 – the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 101 watch which was made into a diamond bracelet. The Queen of England has also been known to favour the Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse watch out of her impressive timepiece collection, showcasing her taste for luxury watches perfectly. Watches are often custom made especially for the Royal family, giving them a priceless quality.
When it comes to Prince William’s watch choice, he is undeniably loyal to his Omega Seamaster Professional due to the sentimental reason that his late mother Princess Diana gave it to him as a child. He also wore his Omega watch at his 2011 wedding to Kate Middleton. It’s a classic watch with a stainless steel wristband that offers timeless style, so it’s an easy to wear option that works well for many different occasions. With features including a date dial, unidirectional rotating bezel, a screw-in crown and a chronometer movement, it’s certainly a reliable, albeit understated, royal watch choice.
The collection of men’s Omega watches here at Miltons Diamonds includes the Omega Seamaster model that Prince William favours, with many different design options. Choose from the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean or the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra designs for a sophisticated timepiece option from the premium Omega brand.
If you’re looking for a truly royal timepiece that will offer exquisite style daily, then perhaps Prince Harry’s watch will appeal to you. The Rolex Explorer II Polar accompanied Prince Harry throughout his military career from Sandhurst to Afghanistan, and remains to be a firm favourite, often being worn at public visits and appearances. Given the ‘polar’ name due to the icy white dial, the orange GMT-hand of the Rolex Explorer II Polar really stands out against the cool background, offering an interesting detail to the look of the watch.
In our range of Rolex Explorer and Rolex Explorer II gents watches, we have some fantastically similar pieces to match the simple yet impressive design of Prince Harry’s watch preference. Originally designed to for world adventurers, the Rolex Explorer II range has evolved into a reliable, durable timepiece suitable for the modern man.
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle
The royal ladies Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are just as big fans of luxury watches as their partners, with both displaying opulent Cartier watches as their chosen timepiece. Kate Middleton has always been a tabloid favourite for her sophisticated fashion choices that many people follow with a keen eye, and her watch choice is certainly no different. Perfectly reflecting her impeccable personal style, Kate Middleton’s watch is the Cartier Ballon Bleu which is an ideal fuss-free wristwatch for her public appearances. Ever the style icon, Kate Middleton’s watch is also fashionably in-sync with her sapphire engagement ring due to the blue sapphire cabochon on the Cartier watch model.
The upcoming nuptials between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has resulted in Markle’s presence in the press being very much elevated. Many of these public images have shown her to be wearing a stunning Cartier Tank Francaise bracelet watch which is an attractive, small model set with 24 brilliant-cut diamonds on each side of the dial. The diamonds add a glamorous touch to Meghan Markle’s watch without being overwhelming the overall timepiece, keeping it elegant and feminine.
Being aware of how the Royals choose to style their wristwatches and which luxury timepieces that such prominent figures opt for, it’s time to discover the complete range of designer watches available here at Miltons Diamonds. Make like a royal prince and select an impressive Rolex watch with multifunctional features. With our collection of women’s watches, you can make a fashion statement with a ladies Cartier watch and the distinctive elegance each piece provides. You’ll find a whole host of watches fit for a king or queen in our new watches and pre owned watches ranges that will boost your style effortlessly.