King Charles III Watch Collection

King Charles III, the longest-serving heir apparent in British history, has drawn notice not just for his royal position but also for his stunning collection of watches. His array of luxury timepieces includes renowned names like Patek Philippe, Cartier, and Jaeger-LeCoultre, each symbolizing grace and class. Ranging from timeless styles to contemporary designs, King Charles III’s watch collection offers a wide variety, suitable for any event or preference.

King Charles III’s estimated net worth stands at $750 million, from his royal status and assets. His watch collection estimated to be worth more than $111,000, significantly adds to this wealth.

Let’s have a closer look at King Charles III’s remarkable watch collection.

The King’s Time: Exploring Charles III’s Watch Collection

King Charles III Watch Collection Infographic

1. Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronograph

King Charles III wearing Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronograph

Former King Charles III was spotted wearing the Parmigiani Fleurier Toric chronograph on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding day in 2018. He has also been seen wearing this watch to honor Elizabeth’s life and mourn her passing.

The Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronograph with Date is a refined and elegant timepiece that combines the classic aesthetics of the Toric collection with the functionality of a chronograph and a date window. The watch features an 18k pink gold case with a fluted bezel, a silvered guilloche dial with blued hands and roman numeral.

Price: Starting from $6000 in secondary market

2. Patek Philippe Disco Volante

King Charles III wearing Patek Philippe Disco Volante

Princess Diana often wore Charles’ Patek watch during his polo matches to wish him luck. This elegant watch became a topic of discussion when she paired it with a gold Patek Philippe given to her by Charles for her 30th birthday.

Patek Philippe Disco Volante is nicknamed ‘Disco Volante’ because of its fluted bezel that resembles a flying saucer. The watch has a yellow gold case, a silver dial, a date window, and a sweep center seconds. It is powered by Patek Philippe’s first automatic movement, the reference 12-600. 

Price: Starting from $20000 in secondary market

3. Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso

King Charles III wearing Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso has an intriguing history, originally presented to King Edward VII by a Swiss manufacturer in 1937 for his coronation. However, it seems the watch was never worn, as it required special engraving and was only delivered to Buckingham Palace shortly before the king’s abdication. This 23mm quartz 18k yellow gold watch stayed in a museum until it was returned to Buckingham Palace, bearing a dedication to the king engraved on its back.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watches have also found favor among celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Pierce Brosnan, Jamie Foxx, and Matt Damon.

Price: Starting from $9000 

4. Cartier Santos-Dumont

King Charles III wearing Cartier Santos-Dumont

He has been seen wearing a Santos-Dumont de Cartier watch, which is made of stainless steel and has a simple black leather strap. 

The watch has a distinctive square case, a silvered satin-brushed dial, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, and a sapphire crystal.

Price: Over $33,500 (estimated)

5. Breguet ref. 3680 BA

King Charles III wearing Breguet ref. 3680 BA

In 2008, he was gifted a watch by the Swiss brand Breguet for his 60th birthday. The watch’s caseback was engraved with ‘H.R.H The Prince Of Wales’ and ‘In commemoration of your 60th Birthday.’

Breguet Serpentine Classique Power Reserve 3680, made of 18K rose gold. It has a regulator dial, a moon phase indicator, and an automatic movement.  It has a sapphire crystal and a transparent case back. The crown is fluted and has the Breguet logo. It is a classic and elegant timepiece that reflects the heritage and craftsmanship of Breguet. 

This watch is suitable for formal occasions and collectors who appreciate the regulator style and the moon phase complication

Price: Starting from $15,000

Water Resistance: Up to 30 meters

6. Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph, Prince’s Trust

Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph, Prince's Trust

Prince’s Trust logo was given to one of only two watches owned by King Charles III, this is one of them. The Trust has been aiding young people through various initiatives like combating poverty, improving mental health, and ending malnutrition since 1976. Hublot, the former Prince’s watch brand, was one of the privileged brands allowed to feature the Prince’s Trust logo. A significant portion of the proceeds from the watch sales would directly benefit the charitable organization.

The watch ran on the HUB1143 Self-winding Chronograph Movement with a 42-hour power reserve. Limited to 100 pieces, each sale contributed £750 to the Trust.

7. Hamilton RAF Pilot’s Chronograph: 924-3306

King Charles III wearing Hamilton RAF Pilot’s Chronograph: 924-3306

The Hamilton RAF Pilot’s Chronograph is a steel watch that was specially made for the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy pilots in the 1970s. 

King Charles III, like many royals, served in the military, specifically the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. He was awarded a Hamilton RAF Pilot’s Chronograph 924-3306 for his Air Force service. This watch is part of the ‘Fab Four’, a series of mil-spec watches made by four companies – CWC, Hamilton, Newmark, and Precista – for the British military. Hamilton and CWC started making these watches in the 1970s, followed by the other two companies in the 1980s.

King Charles usually wears this watch during military gatherings, often matching it with a khaki NATO strap. The watch symbolizes his dedication to the military and is one of the most commonly worn pieces in his collection. Its distinctive feature is its asymmetric design, with the case wider on the right side to shield the crown. It operates using a Valjoux 7733 movement.

Price: Starting from $3,000

Launch Year: 1970s

Popularity: highly sought after among collectors for its historical significance and

8. Patek Philippe Calatrava Date Ref. 5227

Patek Philippe Calatrava Date Ref. 5227

In King Charles’ collection, an important timepiece is the Patek Philippe Calatrava he’s worn since the 1970s. Originally thought to be a 2551 Disco Volante, it’s actually a 1970s Calatrava Date Automatic Ref. 3445, with central hours and minutes and small seconds at 6 o’clock. This yellow gold watch, 35mm in diameter, with a recessed crown, remains a favorite despite its age, often seen adorning his wrist at various events.

Price: Starting from $25,,000 

What watches does King Charles III own?

King Charles III owns several notable watches, including the Patek Philippe Calatrava Date Ref. 5227, Hamilton RAF Pilot’s Chronograph: 924-3306, and Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph for the Prince’s Trust. He also has the Breguet ref. 3680 BA, Cartier Santos-Dumont, Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, Patek Philippe Disco Volante, and Parmigiani Fleurier Toric chronograph.

From the Writer 

King Charles’ watch collection reflects his personal style and diverse interests. Each watch, from classic designs to limited editions and historical pieces, holds a special place in his heart as the new king. As a member of the royal family, King Charles has access to some of the most prestigious luxury watch brands in the world. With a diverse range of designs, King Charles III remains a prominent figure in the world of horology.

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