Luxury Watches of the Kings from All Over the World
Watches can tell us a lot about a person, and when it comes to world leaders or kings, many people might think they always wear the fanciest and most costly ones. But is that true? In this blog post, we will look at the watches of the kings all over the world, and you might be surprised by what we find.
It's easy to think that rich kings would only choose expensive watches. But in reality, they wear what they like, and it doesn't always have to be pricey. Some kings wear watches that are simple and classic, not just flashy and costly.
Here, you'll see that it's not just about how much money they have, but about their personal taste. From fancy watches to simple ones, you'll learn that kings choose what they wear just like anyone else.
Watch of the King of the United Kingdom - King Charles
King Charles wears Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronograph C00940
Upon the death of his mother, Prince Charles ascended to the throne and is now known as King Charles III.
An official photograph reveals the new King wearing a now-discontinued 40mm Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronograph, crafted in 18k pink gold and featuring a silver guilloche dial.
Market price: ~$20,000.
Watch of the King of Sweden - King Carl XVI Gustaf
King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden wears Hublot MDM Geneve 14011002
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden possesses a watch that defies expectations. Rather than sporting a Rolex or Audemars Piguet as one might assume, he wears a vintage two-tone 32mm Hublot MDM Geneve, crafted in steel and gold. The watch, showcased in the picture, exhibits a black dial and operates on a quartz movement.
Retail price: $4,000.
Watch of the King of Norway - King Harald V
King Harald V wears a vintage Rolex GMT-Master II Pepsi 1675
Throughout his life, King Harald V of Norway has been observed donning the vintage Rolex GMT-Master II Pepsi 1675. A photograph reveals the wear of time on the watch, with the once-vivid Pepsi bezel having faded to what's known as a "ghost" dial. This aging is no surprise, considering the watch has been on his wrist for the past fifty years.
Current market value: approximately $18,000.
Watch of the King of the Netherlands - King Willem-Alexander
King Willem-Alexander wears Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar Moonphase
During the christening of his first daughter, Princess Catharina-Amalian, the Dutch King was seen wearing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar Moonphase in yellow gold. This timepiece features a triple calendar with an additional moon phase complication.
Watch of the King of Spain - King Felipe VI
King Felipe VI wears Audemars Piguet Royal Oak City of Sails Alinghi Edition 25979ST
Spain's King Felipe VI wears a special watch called the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak City of Sails Alinghi Edition. He loves sailing, which might be why he wears this unique watch. This metal watch was made to celebrate the 30th birthday of the Royal Oak and to honor the 2003 America's Cup winning team, Alinghi from Geneva. It has a gray background with numbers painted in black.
Limited edition of 1,250 pieces.
Watch of the King of Bahrain - King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
The Patek Philippe World Timer Manama, a limited edition of just 25 pieces, was crafted to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the brand's presence in Bahrain. This exclusive watch showcases a 38.5mm case in 18k rose gold, with a hand-guilloched red center dial that resonates with the colors of the Bahraini flag. Uniquely, the 24-hour city ring includes Manama, Bahrain's capital city, in place of Moscow.
It is available at retail for $99,000.
King Hamad wears Patek Philippe World Time Bahrain Edition 5230R-011
The Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time 5524R in rose gold, boasting a 42mm case, is adorned with a brown sunburst dial and complemented by a matching brown leather strap.
This elegant watch offers the functionality of displaying a second time zone, along with the local time date.
Market price: $45,000 - $56,000.
King Hamad wears Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time 5524R
Watch of the King of Saudi Arabia - King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud wears Chopard Imperiale 388532-3002
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who has been the King of Saudi Arabia since 2015, is frequently spotted wearing the Chopard Imperiale 388532-3002. This watch is distinguished by its polished stainless steel case and lugs, a two-tiered dial with a flat silvered finish on the outer ring and an engraved embroidered pattern on the center, as well as a date window positioned at 3 o'clock.
Retail price: $6,510.
Watch of the Emir of Qatar - Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani wears Rolex Day-Date 218239
The Arabian Royal Family, known for their extraordinary watch collection, doesn't disappoint. Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar, who became ruler in 2013, has been spotted wearing a unique timepiece.
During a meeting with Turkey's President Erdogan, he was seen wearing a discontinued 41mm white gold Rolex Day-Date II. This elegant watch features a fluted bezel, a silver dial with eight baguette-cut diamonds, and two baguette-cut sapphires at the 6 and 9 o'clock positions.
Market price (Aug 2023): ~$65,000.
Watch of the King of Morocco - King Mohammed VI
King Mohammed VI wears Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1400G-010
Good job, King of Morocco. Your watch is really amazing! The watch is a 40.5mm Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1400G-010, intricately crafted in 18K white gold and adorned with 893 diamonds, weighing approximately 4.468 carats, and 182 baguette-cut diamonds, weighing 15.46 carats.
The entire set is fully encrusted with diamonds, including both the case and the bracelet, making it a remarkable piece.
Retail price: $1,200,000.
Watch of the King of Eswatini - King Mswati III
This extraordinary timepiece by Jacob and Co on King Mswati III wrist is generally fashioned for women, yet its captivating grace and daring design defy gender boundaries.
Comprising a 44mm 18K gold case, inner bezel, and crown, the watch is meticulously adorned with 14 baguette-cut red rubies. The crown's crowning glory is a gently set rose-cut ruby at its pinnacle, showcasing an exquisite display of artisan skill.
King Mswati III wears Jacob and Co. Brilliant Skeleton Tourbillon Ruby
The Ghost watch, hailing from Jacob and Co., revisits the iconic Five Time Zone model with a modern twist, incorporating quartz precision and a digital LCD display. Housed in a 47mm black PVD stainless steel case, the watch uses Swiss-made quartz movement to display the time in five global cities. A distinctively customizable LCD screen exhibits a spectrum of color options, marking a bold evolution in digital watchmaking.
Retail price: $24,800.
King Mswati III wears Jacob and Co Ghost Multiple Timezone
King Mswati III's collection also includes the eye-catching Jacob and Co. Brilliant Art Deco Blue Sapphire watch, designed for women.
Part of the Brilliant Skeleton Collection, this watch showcases a 44mm 18K gold case, inner bezel, and crown, all skillfully embellished with baguette-cut precious stones. A rose-cut gemstone gracefully tops off the piece, adding to its beauty.
Retail price: $750,000.
King Mswati III wears Jacob and Co Brilliant Art Deco Blue Sapphire
Just like the football player Cristiano Ronaldo, King Mswati III has the Jacob and Co 'The Grand Baguette Diamond.'
It has five dials that track multiple time zones. It is 47mm wide and pentagonally shaped. A million dollars is a lot of money. This Ronaldo watch comes with 761 diamonds adorning the case and dial! Yes, I wrote 761, it was not a typo.
Retail price: $1,000,000.
Mswati III and Jacob & Co. Grand Baguette Diamond
The Jacob & Co. Billionaire ‘Ashoka’ watch is a marvel in 18k white gold, with 302 emerald-cut baguette diamonds. Its one-minute tourbillon, adorned with a black mirror polished upper cage and hand-polished edges, matches the brilliance of the diamond-studded exterior, ensuring accurate timekeeping over a 72-hour power reserve.
Complemented by an 18K white gold bracelet, hand-set with 252 Ashoka-cut white diamonds, the piece is a seamless extension of the watch's opulence.
Retail price: $3,000,000.
King Mswati III wears Jacob and Co Billionaire Ashoka
Watch of the Sultan of Malaysia - Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa
Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa wears Hublot Classic Fusion 542.OX.1180.LR
The 16th King of Malaysia, Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa, was seen wearing a Hublot Classic Fusion with a rose gold bezel and a black dial with rose gold skeleton hands. It retails for $20,500.
Watches of the Sultan of Brunei Darussalam - Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
Watches of the Sultan of Brunei Darussalam - Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah is a watch guy! We can see him wearing luxury watches in almost every occasion. His watch game is also insane. I have found at least 10 watches in his possession.
1. Richard Mille RM67-02 ‘Alex Zverev’
2. Richard Mille RM56-02 piece unique
3. Richard Mille RM56-01 Tourbillon Sapphire
4. Richard Mille RM67-01 Automatic Extra Flat
5. Richard Mille RM035 ‘Rafael Nadal’
6. Richard Mille RM003-V2 Titanium
7. Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5168G
8. Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A
9. Patek Philippe Nautilus Perpetual Calendar 5740/1G
10. Rolex Submariner 'Kermi't' 126610LV
Watches of the Pope - Pope Francis
Pope Francis wears Casio MQ24-7B2
Okay, after reading some pages, I decided to put the Pope in this blog post. Because the pope is a non-hereditary monarch who exercises absolute authority, that is to say supreme legislative, executive and judicial power over the Vatican City. So, The Pope was sort of a king. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Pope Francis, known for his aversion to luxury and excess, opts for a modest timepiece. He wears a straightforward black plastic watch with a white dial, identified as the quartz-powered Casio MQ-24-7BLL.