What are the British royal family’s favourite watches? Meghan Markle favours the Cartier Tank while Queen Elizabeth wears a Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 101
When it comes to timekeeping, unsurprisingly, the British royals know how to do it in style. Given the fact that they have an entourage who manages every minute of their day, we can safely assume that they use watches as statement fashion pieces rather than for their functionality. And with many of their timepieces being classics, the entire royal family could possibly be the most famous horologists in the world …
Queen Elizabeth’s Jaeger-LeCoultre 101
The queen herself is known to be drawn to timepieces that are discreet and feminine, and perhaps nothing shows this more than the watch she chose to wear to her coronation in 1953.
Prince Harry: Rolex Explorer II and Breitling Aerospace Advantage
He also has a stainless-steel Rolex Explorer II watch, said to be a favourite among pilots for its useful functions.
Meghan Markle’s Cartier Tank
She reportedly bought the elegant piece as a gift to herself, with an inscription on the back reading: “To MM, from MM”.
Prince William: Omega Seamaster Professional
One would be forgiven for assuming that the second in line to the British throne would be sporting a top of the range, high-end timepiece on his wrist – but that would be wrong. Prince William tends to favour the Omega Seamaster Professional watch.
A gift from Diana, Princess of Wales, William also wore the watch on his wedding day, in what could only have been a sentimental nod to his late mother.
Kate Middleton: Cartier Ballon Bleu
Ever the picture of poise and grace, Kate Middleton’s choice of watch fits right in with her classy yet down to earth image.
She has been pictured a number of times sporting a Cartier Ballon Bleu timepiece, which was given to her by her husband, Prince William.
Princess Diana: Patek Philippe
One was Charles’ Patek Philippe Disco Volante, whilst the other was a Patek Philippe watch that Charles had given her for her 21st birthday.
- Prince Harry often sports a Rolex Explorer II watch and owns a limited-edition Breitling Aerospace Advantage only available to Apache pilots
- Kate Middleton dons a classy Cartier Ballon Bleu timepiece, while her husband Prince William keeps it simple with the Omega Seamaster Professional watch