Royal Family: The Queen has a REALLY impressive collection of watches, one of which costs £3million

The Queen has a long list of expensive and unique jewelry such as brooches, necklaces and tiaras, which have a long history and enormous value.

However, his collection of exquisite watches is less well known, which includes some of the most expensive and special watches in the world.

In 1987 there was a comprehensive account of the Queen’s Jewels which estimated that the Queen had at least 14 wristwatches in her collection, but that has definitely expanded since then.



Watch experts believe it has added high-end brands such as Cartier and Audemars Piaget to its already luxurious assortment of watches.

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One watch she has definitely received since the account was posted is a special Jaeger-LeCoultre given to her for her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

The watch was a white gold replica of a Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 101 watch that she wore on her wrist for her coronation.



Queen Elizabeth II with another watch at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

The original, which is gold and encrusted with 110 small diamonds is very special.

The Caliber 101 is known to have the smallest clockwork in the world and is highly prized even when new with a current cost of around £135,000.

The one the Queen wore on her coronation day might be the most expensive watch in the world, as it has both a special design and a unique history.



The Queen wears her special watch on the way to the official opening of Parliament in 1952
The Queen wears her special watch on the way to the official opening of Parliament in 1952

Her Majesty was presented with the watch, christened ‘La Reine’, by then French President Vincent Auriol to mark the occasion.

H&T Pawnbrokers estimated the Queen’s coronation watch would cost £3million if it were ever to be sold, an astronomical amount for a clock.



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Other notable watches in his collection include his Vacheron et Constantin 4481 model, made entirely of gold and diamonds.

The Queen received it as a wedding gift from the Swiss Federation.

After Prince Charles and Lady Diana married in 1981, the watch was passed on to him.



Queen Elizabeth ll arrives at the House of Lords for the official opening of Parliament wearing her Patek Philippe ref 4975/1G
Queen Elizabeth ll arrives at the House of Lords for the official opening of Parliament wearing her Patek Philippe ref 4975/1G

The face of the Patek Philippe ref 4975/1G is encrusted with baguette-cut diamonds and rests on decadent pearl strands. It was worn by the Queen at the official opening of the House of Lords in 2006.



The Queen attends a banquet at Claridges wearing her Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse
The Queen attends a banquet at Claridges wearing her Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse

The Queen’s Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse is set in white gold and has a blue dial and diamond bezel, it’s apparently one of her favorites.



She donned her most comprehensive watch at the Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials meeting at Newbury Racecourse in 2015

A more understated watch, the Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars has been seen on the Queen’s wrist on several occasions, most recently when she addressed the nation in April 2020 during the UK’s battle against Covid-19 .

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