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Palace to Wrist: Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection

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Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam, a small yet affluent Southeast Asian nation, is known for his extravagant lifestyle and immense wealth. As one of the world leaders, he is the proud owner of an incredible watch collection that has captured the attention of horology enthusiasts and the global media. 


Like the Crown Prince of Ajman, Qatar, and Johor, his passion for timepieces transcends generations, with his son, Prince Mateen, also nurturing a keen interest in the world of luxury watches. The royal family's collection features some of the rarest and most exquisite pieces crafted by the finest watchmakers in the industry.


A testament to opulence and prestige, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah watch collection offers a fascinating insight into his personality and tastes. With a keen eye for detail and an appreciation for quality craftsmanship, he has amassed a wide range of timepieces, including iconic brands such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Audemars Piguet, and Richard Mille. 


The watch collection of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and his son, Prince Mateen, showcases their shared passion for horology, and their investment in timepieces reflects the royal family's enduring legacy.

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Richard Mille RM 67-02 “Alex Zverev”

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Richard Mille RM 67-02 “Alex Zverev”

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Richard Mille RM 67-02 “Alex Zverev” ​​

He wears the Richard Mille RM 67-02 “Alex Zverev” in the picture. Weighing just 32 grams (strap included) with a 38.7 mm case, the RM 67-02 is the lightest automatic watch in Richard Mille’s collection.


This timepiece has been designed in the athlete’s country (Germany) colors.

Retail Price : $120,500.

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Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Richard Mille RM56-02 Piece Unique

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection -  Richard Mille RM56-02 Piece Unique

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection -  Richard Mille RM56-02 Piece Unique​​

The watch on his wrist is the epic Richard Mille RM56-02, which is a piece unique and cased in a Pink Sapphire case. It is not for sale, but rumor has it that the watch's price is $2.2 Million.

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Richard Mille RM 56-01 Tourbillon Sapphire

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Richard Mille RM 56-01 Tourbillon Sapphire

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Richard Mille RM 56-01 Tourbillon Sapphire​​

His another Richard Mille watch is the Richard Mille RM56-01 Tourbillon Sapphire made from sapphire crystal and titanium. Interestingly, this model is a limited edition of five timepieces only with a retail price of $2 Million.  

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Richard Mille 67-01 Automatic Extra Flat

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Richard Mille 67-01 Automatic Extra Flat

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Richard Mille 67-01 Automatic Extra Flat​​

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, the esteemed leader of Brunei, has been spotted wearing the exquisite Richard Mille 67-01 Automatic Extra Flat in 18k white gold. This exceptional timepiece showcases a fusion of the brand's classic shape and a sleeker profile, demonstrating the Sultan's refined taste in horology. 


The 67-01 model captures the essence of Richard Mille's innovative design philosophy, combining advanced engineering with luxurious aesthetics. As one of the world's most discerning watch collectors, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah's choice to don the Richard Mille 67-01 Automatic Extra Flat is a testament to the timepiece's extraordinary craftsmanship and allure. 


The market price is around $125,000.

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Richard Mille RM035 “Rafael Nadal”

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Richard Mille RM035 “Rafael Nadal”

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Richard Mille RM035 “Rafael Nadal”​​

The Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah has been recently seen wearing another unique piece @richardmilleofficial RM035 “Rafael Nadal” in magnesium-aluminium alloy.

This timepiece, on request of the Sultan, has bigger luminous hour markers that you can clearly see on the watch’s picture.

There’s no retail price for this masterpiece cause it was a custom order for his Majesty. 

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Richard Mille RM003-V2 Titanium

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Richard Mille RM003-V2 Titanium

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Richard Mille RM003-V2 Titanium​​

The Richard Mille RM 003-V2 Tourbillon Dual Time Zone, with its camouflaged rubber strap and micro-blasted black titanium case, exemplifies the brand's innovative spirit. Its skeletonized dial and carbon nanofibre baseplate offer exceptional movement and striking visual appeal. 


Building upon its predecessor, the RM 002, the RM 003-V2 adds a second time zone feature to the tourbillon movement using a clever sapphire crystal disc and white section at 3 o'clock, showcasing Richard Mille's dedication to advancing horological design. 

The last known price: $465,000. 

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5168G

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5168G

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5168G​​

The epitome of contemporary sporty elegance, the men's white gold "Jumbo" Aquanaut (42.2 mm) showcases its vibrant, youthful style with a fresh khaki green design. This bold color choice conjures feelings of exploration and distant horizons. The rounded octagonal case and bezel feature a mix of polished and satin finishes.


The watch is driven by a caliber 26-330 S C automatic movement, visible through a transparent sapphire crystal case back.


Its market price in May 2023 is ~$100,000.


This watch can be found also in Frank Lampard watch collection

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A​​

In April 2021, Patek Philippe introduced the newest addition to the Nautilus family: the 5711/1A-014. This remarkable timepiece features a steel case and a metallic olive green dial, marking the first time a green dial has been incorporated into the Nautilus collection. With green rapidly becoming the fashionable color for high-end timepieces, this innovative design showcases Patek Philippe's commitment to staying ahead of the curve.


The brand refers to this eye-catching hue as their "sunburst olive-green" face, which beautifully complements the iconic horizontally-embossed dial. The sophisticated design is further enhanced by applied gold markers and matching hands, adding a touch of luxury to this already outstanding watch. As the latest member of the illustrious Nautilus line, the 5711/1A-014 is sure to captivate watch enthusiasts and collectors alike with its unique blend of elegance and contemporary style.


The market price in May 2023 is ~$345,000.

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Patek Philippe Nautillus Perpetual Calendar 5740/1G

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Patek Philippe Nautillus Perpetual Calendar 5740/1G

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Patek Philippe Nautillus Perpetual Calendar 5740/1G​​

As the inaugural Grand Complication within the Nautilus collection, the Reference 5740/1 Nautilus perpetual calendar masterfully combines athletic charm with advanced technology. The renowned ultra-thin self-winding caliber 240 Q movement allows for a surprisingly slim, water-resistant case up to 60 meters. This design results in Patek Philippe's thinnest perpetual calendar to date. Furthermore, the bracelet features a newly-designed fold-over clasp that enhances security for the wearer. 


Its market price in may 2023: ~$246,000.

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Rolex Submariner “Kermit” 126610LV

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Rolex Submariner “Kermit” 126610LV

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Rolex Submariner “Kermit” 126610LV​​

The Rolex Submariner 126610LV, affectionately known as the "Starbucks" or "Cermit," is a stylish and high-performance dive watch. Boasting a 41mm Oystersteel case and water resistance up to 300 meters, this timepiece features a striking green Cerachrom bezel paired with a black dial. 


Equipped with Chromalight hour markers and hands, the Rolex Caliber 3235 self-winding movement, and an Oystersteel bracelet with an Oysterlock safety clasp, the 126610LV seamlessly blends heritage and modern design, making it highly coveted among collectors and Rolex enthusiasts. 


Market price (May 2023): ~$18,000.


Norwegian footballer Erling Haaland also owns this timepiece.

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time 5650G 'Advanced Research'

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time 5650G

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Watch Collection - Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time 5650G 'Advanced Research'

Happy news in the beginning of 2024 came from the Royal Palace of Brunei Darussalam. Sultan Bolkiah's son, Prince Abdul Mateen, is celebrating his royal wedding together with his lovely wife Anisha Isa Kalebic!


During the celebration, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah was seen wearing the Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time ‘Advanced Research’ 5650G in 18k white gold. 


Introduced in 2017 for the Aquanaut’s 20th anniversary, it features a unique partially open-worked blue dial and is a limited edition of 500 pieces. The Aquanaut Travel Time is the fourth watch in Patek Philippe’s Advanced Research series, which serves as a showcase for the brand’s most high-tech and cutting-edge technology.


Market price (Jan 2024): ~$550,000.

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