Watches of the British Royal Family

Rolex Explorer II White and Black Dial Watches

The British monarchy is without a doubt the most famous royal family in the world. They have remained the subject of fascination (and sometimes, scrutiny), so all eyes are on them when they step out in public.

Royals abide by very specific rules when it comes to dressing up; and they hold the wristwatch with high regard when choosing accessories. Check out the timepieces of the British Royal Family.


Omega Seamaster Midsize Co-Axial Blue Wave Dial Watch 2222.80.00

Prince William

Prince William has been wearing his quartz mid-sized Omega Seamaster Blue Wave Dial watch for over a decade now. This particular timepiece was given to him by his mother, the late Princess Diana, and has been his go-to timepiece ever since – he even wore it during his wedding to Kate Middleton. Photo from British GQ on Instagram




Rolex Explorer II 42 White Polar Dial Orange Hand Steel Mens Watch 216570


Prince Harry

During his time in the military, Prince Harry frequently wore his Rolex Explorer II White Dial Orange Hand a.k.a. Polar. Designed for cave explorers, the Polar has a robust build, highly legible dial, and a 24-hour bezel and orange hand that helps distinguish night and day. This adventurer’s watch was a perfect choice for the harsh conditions of his assignment. Video from Forces News on YouTube




Parmigiani Fleurier 18K Pink Gold Toric Chronograph Date Ref. C00940


King Charles III

King Charles was often seen wearing a two-tone Cartier Santos and a yellow gold Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso back in the day. These days, he sports a Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronograph. Photos from Christie’s



Cartier Ballon Bleu 36 Midsize Silver Guilloche Dial Mens Watch W69011Z4


Kate Middleton

Kate is well-known for her elegant and timeless style, and her sartorial sense is admired by women the world over. She sports the classic and delicate Cartier Ballon Bleu in stainless steel. With a blue spinel cabochon floating like a balloon on its side, it’s a perfect match for the sapphire engagement ring given to her by Prince William. Photo from The Royal Family on Instagram




Cartier Tank Francaise Large Automatic Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch W51005Q4


Meghan Markle

Meghan’s Cartier Tank Francaise was acquired even before she became a royal, but the classic timepiece suits her current tailored ensembles and is in line with the royal family’s taste. She rewarded herself with the watch after the third season of Suits, and it’s engraved at the back with the message “To M.M., from M.M.” Video from Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023 on Twitter



Patek Philippe Ellipse Ref. 3609 / 1 and Patek Philippe Ref. 4975 / 1G


Queen Elizabeth II

The queen has an extensive collection of jewelry watches from Patek Philippe, Chopard, and Audemars Piguet. She was seen wearing a Patek Philippe Ellipse Ref. 3609 / 1 and a Ref. 4975 / 1G. Photos from Antiquorum, Patek Phillipe, and The Royal Family on Twitter




Cartier Tank Francaise Midsize Yellow Gold Black Strap Watch W50003N2


Camilla Parker Bowles

The Duchess of Cornwall has kept her elegant but down-to-earth style when she officially joined the royal family in 2005. Like the rest of the ladies in the family, she wears a Cartier watch – a yellow gold Tank with a leather strap. Photo from The Royal Family on Instagram




Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tantalum Rose Gold Mens Watch 56175TR


Prince Michael of Kent

Queen Elizabeth’s first cousin is not as visible as the immediate family, but he makes up for it by always being impeccably dressed. He wears a two-tone, steel and rose gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak under the cuff.


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