Exquisite timepieces are common accessories among the affluent, including members of the world's monarchies. From Britain’s Prince Charles and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton to King Felipe VI of Spain, we take a closer look at some of these watches that have graced their wrists.
1. Cartier Ballon Bleu
If you’re thinking of getting your own Cartier Ballon Bleu, you will be in good company. The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton owns a 33mm version in stainless steel, complete with a modern metal bracelet.
The House of Windsor and the House of Cartier go way back. In 1849, King Edward VII called Cartier the “king of jewellers and the jeweller to kings.”
First introduced in 2007, the Ballon Bleu is timeless thanks to its Roman numerals and guilloche dial, and its unique placement of the blue sapphire cabochon crown is extremely futuristic. Duchess Kate’s style continues to exceed our fashion expectations and her taste in watches doesn’t disappoint.