Celebrate The Coronation Of King Charles III With The Best Luxury Watchmakers You Should Buy Today
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Celebrate The Coronation Of King Charles III With The Best Luxury Watchmakers You Should Buy Today

Celebrate The Coronation Of King Charles III With The Best Luxury Watchmakers You Should Buy Today


The last time we saw a Coronation take place was Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation in 1953. Suffice to say, it's been an awfully long time since we’ve seen such a prestigious event like the Coronation of King Charles III!

Roll on seven decades and with all the regalia and money that is put into the Coronation of King Charles III, you can be guaranteed a show of expense, ornateness and luxury throughout. Royalist or not, we can be sure to take great pleasure in bringing enthusiasts the wonderful splendour, style and most importantly, Haute Horlogie that goes with it.

Watchmaking has been inextricably linked with the royal families globally for generations. From King Edward VII using Alfred Cartier as his personal jeweller to Queen Victoria’s pocket watch from Patek Philippe, the pocket watch was the world's first perpetual calendar timepiece. Fascinating! We can safely say that those Royals love to splash the cash on premium quality timepieces.

As such, we believe it's only fair that we reciprocate and don our best watches too. Don't have one? You can comfortably buy a watch from Chrono Hunter today! Download our dedicated app or enter the details of the watch you want to buy via our online form. Receive multiple offers from our array of trusted luxury retailers, accept one of your choosing and soon enough you’ll be Coronation ready. 

But first let us save you time as we uncover the best luxury watchmakers you should consider if you want to update your wristwear game in time for the Coronation of King Charles III. Trumpets, please.




Founded in 1908, Rolex has been the pinnacle of high quality models, watches and precision since its inception. It has been extraordinarily innovative and is always a stunning watchmaker option if you want to buy a watch for the Coronation of King Charles III!


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Associated with a wealth of highly valued clientele, Rolex is only associated with the best. Jay Z owns the revered Rolex Daytona 116500 and a one off Datejust which has been customised by Franck Muller. Will Smith owns a Sky Dweller 326135 and a Rolex Submariner and acclaimed watch collector and musician John Mayer owns a Rolex Submariner 1680, a yellow gold Rolex 6263 and 6264 Rolex Paul Newman. Not to mention, he has a Rolex named after himself! Even royalty love a good Rolex watch. Prince Harry owns a Rolex Explorer II 216570 and has had it since his stint as an Apache Helicopter pilot. Unfortunately you cannot buy a Rolex Explorer II 216570 at the time of writing. 


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Rolex has a slew of highly valuable models which not only look awesome but sell for incredible amounts. 


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Take for example The Rolex Daytona. While it was originally rather unpopular due to it being a mechanical movement in a rising world of automatic watches, it eventually became a superstar. First released in 1963, this watch collection came into its own in 2016 wherein a Cerachrom bezel was released and brought with it a cult following. Furthermore, just one year later, an edition by Paul Newman sold for more than £14 million at auction. This is no small change matters!

How about the Rolex GMT Master II Ice? Crafted out of 18K white gold, the model also features 30 carats of brilliant cut diamonds. The model is currently valued at around £390,000 at the time of writing, demonstrating how expensive the model is! The Rolex GMT-Master 1675 ‘Marlon Brando’ is a vintage Rolex watch, showing how even vintage models are highly revered. Released in 1972 and worn by The Godfather himself, this watch sold in 2019 for £974,580. 

Even standard Rolex models see solid appreciation. You can buy the stunning Rolex veteran, The Rolex Submariner 124060 at retail for £7,700 and sell it on the secondary market for just under £10,000…a nearly 30% increase! You could invest in a little aviation history when you buy a Rolex GMT-Master II 126720 at retail for £9,450 and sell it on the secondary market for around £19,000 (at the time of writing). The age-old question though is does Rolex hold its value? Well, needless to say profit is abundant in horological spades as you will hardly lose money on this luxury watchmaker when you locate one in time for the Coronation of King Charles III. 


Vacheron Constantin


Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin is as major as the Coronation of King Charles III!

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Their motto of 'Faire mieux si possible, ce qui est toujours possible’, or ‘Do better if possible and that is always possible’ has remained true to this very day. This can be seen through this influential watchmaker creating numerous highly important innovations. Take for example the pantograph as far back as 1839 which essentially allowed the reproduction of complicated watch parts. 

Is that not enough? Vacheron Constantin was also spearheaded in dealing with the royals too, such as their creation of the ‘La Farouk’ which was created for King Farouk of Egypt in 1935. From releasing the world's thinnest model movement in 1955 to their subsequent achievement of earning the “Diplôme Prestige de la France'', Vacheron Constantin has ended up as one of the top dogs of the horological world like King Charles III will soon be in the Royal Family! 

Part of the infamous “holy trinity” watchmakers alongside Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet, need we mention they created the world's most complicated model ever made a few times over? From King Farouk's model to the 57260, released for Vacheron Constantin’s 260th birthday, the latter watch took a stonking 8 years to craft, the model was so skilled boasting a mind boggling 57 complications that it was awarded the Grand Prix de L'Horlogerie prize in 2015.


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Vacheron Constantin makes a wealth of models which are extremely valuable and oh-so stylish. 


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We couldn't begin recounting Vacheron Constantin without mentioning their highly prestigious Kallista model. Created in 1979, the watch took 6000 hours to craft and it was crafted out of 118 diamonds. not to mention the 20 months just to encrust the jewels! You can buy a Vacheron Constantin Kallista at retail for around £8.8 million. Maybe King Charles III could give us a loan for this!

Meanwhile, their highly revered Tour de I’lle collection was introduced to mark Vacheron Constantin’s 250th anniversary. Unbelievably complicated, it came with two faces which allowed room for various complications like a second time zone and a perpetual calendar. Capped at 7 pieces, the model is extremely coveted and is valued at £1.2 million. Still waiting for that loan King Charles III…

So can you buy a Vacheron Constantin and expect to turn a potential profit? If you own a limited edition model such as The Metier d’Art The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac - Year of the Tiger which is capped at 12 pieces. You can buy a Vacheron Constantin Metier d’Art The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac at retail for £102,000 at the time of writing. Then there’s the travelling man's Overseas Dual Time which features a dual time zone as well as a day and night indicator. Featuring a highly luxurious pink gold case and bracelet, you can buy a Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time at retail for £52,500 and sell it on the secondary market for £56,307 - at the time of writing.

Looking to have your own fashion parade on your wrist in time for the Coronation of King Charles III? The Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Chronograph blends a sumptuous salmon dial with 3 sub dials, with one containing a moon phase. Crafted out of the stunning 950, platinum, you will need to request a price if you want to buy a Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Perpetual Calendar Chronograph like this. 


Patek Philippe


Patek Philippe needs no introduction so don't be confused when folks start noticing it during the Coronation of King Charles III. 


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Patek Philippe are so revered and so successful that their patents have heavily influenced the world of watchmaking. This is despite only producing around 60,000 watches annually. Take for example the Gyromax balance which was created to increase the diameter of the balance and essentially make the moment of inertia bigger, all while there being less air resistance. 

Subsequently, timekeeping is more precise and less likely to suddenly become inaccurate. And we don't want the Royal Air Force to be running late as they stream over Buckingham Palace for the Coronation of King Charles III. The watches themselves are just as groundbreaking. The calibre 89 pocketwatch is one such example, wherein it topped their own Graves Supercomplication as the most complicated model. Totalling 33 complications, it includes a moonphase indicator with creative ones like displaying of the date of Easter. 

Patek Philippe never rest on their timekeeping laurels, from launching the first annual calendar model 5035 in 1996 to releasing the Oscillomax. This encapsulates both the Spiromax balance spring, Pulsomax escapement and GyromaxSi balance into one ensemble. 


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If you are looking to buy a Patek Philippe that will dazzle the crowd as much as the King Charles III crown, you are spoilt for choice! In fact, you might spot one of King Charles III’s most popular watches on his wrist, The Patek Philippe Calatrava Disco Volante. Princess Diana wore this watch too and instigated the ‘double wrist’ trend due to her also wearing another Patek Philippe gifted from King Charles III. More money than sense it seems!


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In fact, Patek Philippe is very well known for releasing watches which yield phenomenal results. Their Grandmaster Chime 6300-010 was the first time a Grandmaster Chime was crafted out of steel, showing the usual luxury materials that are put into these specific models. Featuring 20 complications and inscribed with ‘The Only One’ as it was made for the ‘Only Watch Charity Auction’, you can buy a Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime on the secondary market for around £25 million. Chance would be a fine thing if you saw one of these beauties at a street party. 

How about The Patek Philippe 2499/100P? With only 10 pieces made per year since 1951, the model is extremely rare and therefore sought after, especially since it houses fantastic features like a perpetual calendar and moon phases. Capped at 349 pieces, you can buy a Patek Philippe 2699/100P on the secondary market for just under £3 million. Enough perhaps to maybe purchase half a Royal sceptre. 

Feeling like a standard model is best for you? Try the highly regarded Patek Philippe Calatrava which follows the traditional build of Calatrava models before it. Following the circular design case and signature Clous de Paris hobnail pattern, the model is built with a suave beige calfskin strap. You can buy a Patek Philippe Calatrava 5226G at retail for £32,380 (at the time of writing) and looks as remarkable as the jewellery set to be worn by King Charles III

You can also try the Grand Complication 5320G which is built to harness retroism with the latest tech, allowing the model to only need a one day correction every 122 years. Crafted out of white gold with an opaline gold dial, the model is luxury imbued! You can buy a Patek Philippe Grand Complication 5320G at retail for £78,570 at the time of writing. 


Audemars Piguet


The phrase ‘quality over quantity’ has never been so pertinent than for Audemars Piguet, making it an ideal model for the Coronation of King Charles III. 


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Top class materials and first rate accuracy when documenting the big day, time need not stand still on the Coronation of King Charles III. Every model is finished to the highest quality imaginable, blending both polished and satin finishes to give a beautiful sheen to the models. Their innovative use of materials is also extremely skillful. 

Look towards the The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar 26579CS.OO.1225CS.01 or forged carbon fibre in The Royal Oak Offshore Alinghi Team Chronograph, showing the unorthodox use of carbon fibre within their models. Furthermore, other watches like the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar use pink gold and the Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon use luxury materials such as titanium, showing the immense breadth and scope Audemars Piguet have when it comes to using different materials. 

The Beast from Le Brassus makes 40,000 models a year which is peanuts in comparison to the 1 million watches Rolex manufactures every year. Audemars Piguet strives for greatness, detail and timekeeping in every model, even if that means leaving us drooling more than the prospect of a Bank Holiday on the occasion of the Coronation of King Charles III


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The Royal Oak collection is highly appreciated and loved by the model community. 



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Founded in 1970, it is crafted with an iconic design of an octagonal bezel, water resistant gasket and stunning Tapisserie motif dial. If you land a model that isn't broken beyond repair, you could easily glean prices of £100,000. If Lionel Messi can wear a limited edition Royal Oak Chronograph, you most certainly can!

On the pricier end of the spectrum is the Royal Oak ‘Jumbo’ Extra Thin. Capped at 250 pieces, the model has the potential to reach over £200,000 on the secondary market. Listen up, watch peeps, it's certainly a catch if you can find one. Other rare models like the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication 26571TI.GG.A027CA.01 is another coveted piece. Get your hands on one of just 3 editions and expect to buy an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore like this for a mere £500,000.

The standard editions are nothing to sniff at. Take for example the Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph reference 26240OR.OO.1320OR.07 which is crafted out of a stunning 18K pink gold and given a silver Grande Tapisserie dial. You can buy an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph at retail for £65,300 at retail but sells on the secondary market for upwards of £100,000 - at the time of writing.

How about the new Code 11:59? Featuring an incredibly ostentatious avant-garde design which is skeletonised throughout, as well as new calibres and movements, the price is on request only if you wish to buy an Audemars Piguet Code 11:59 Ultra Complication Universelle.




Jaeger Le-Coultre is a stunning watchmaker who prides themselves on horological innovation and craftsmanship. It's certainly a watchmaker to keep your eyes on when you want to buy a watch for the Coronation of King Charles III. 


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Oozing elegance and sophistication, Prince Charles III has adorned a Jaeger Le-Coultre Reverso which has been crafted out of 18K yellow gold and is crafted atop a leather strap. 

Their highly lauded Reverso collection  stems all the way back to British soldiers wanting to be able to play polo while wearing their watches! The Reverso was revolutionary and promptly brought upon the entire idea of sports models, never mind the concept that models could actually rotate! The Reverso has seen many updates, particularly when looking at the Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2, a model crafted at a limited number of 75 pieces in platinum with a twin-axis tourbillon and cylindrical balance spring. 

A balance spring small enough to fit in the Reverso was trailblazing on its own accord! Jaeger-LeCoultre though are watch patent machines! Having over 430 registered patents and 1,300 unique calibres, Jaeger-LeCoultre have paved the way for technological innovation. There’s a reason why their ebauche movement, the calibre 920 is the only calibre ever made which has been used by all “Holy Trinity members”, Vacheron Constantin, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet.


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Jaeger-LeCoultre also knows when to create flashy models too. 


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Look no further than the Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette which features the world's smallest calibre, the calibre 101 and was granted to Queen Elizabeth II in 2012 as a celebration of her 60th anniversary on the throne. Perfect for the Coronation of King Charles III! The calibre 101 is showcased in the Snowdrop Q2882201. Released in 2020, both top-notch luxury watchmaking and high jewellery is applied, resulting in a model that has 904 diamonds, 204 pear shaped stones and a total of 20.9 carats. 

There’s nothing but a bit of sparkle as King Charles III passes by in his gold horse-drawn carriage. If you are looking for a more accessible model, try the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Monoface Small Seconds. It utilises the same high quality design of the Reverso face and follows the same Art Deco inspired Dauphine style hands and rectangular case. You can buy a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Monoface Small Seconds at retail for £8,800. 

If The Reverso collection isn't cutting it for you, try the Polaris collection which epitomises sports models with its sturdy steel case and bracelet while keeping the same Jaeger–LeCoultre charm on the dial face . You can buy a Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date at retail for £9,850 at the time of writing.




Panerai are predominantly famed for one invention in particular…The Radiomir! 


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In 1936, Panerai released a marine model for the Royal Italian Navy which utilised the watchmaker's luminous substance. It allowed the user to read the time while underwater and pretty much in any other precarious position. Consequently, Panerai started off working with Rolex in order to make a few timepieces. These watches became immensely popular and desired, resulting in models like the Panerai Luminor 6152/1, a highly desirable vintage timepiece created in 1955. 

Panerai are also respected for their military history and bringing their military inspired timepieces to the horological table. Take for example the Panerai Luminor Marina which brought its large cushion shaped case and innovative locking crown. Worn by Jason Statham, Arnold Scharzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, Panerai just need King Charles III to finish off their celebrity clientele collection!

You may become so enamoured with Paneri that you may well join their ‘Paneristi’ fan club! Composed of blogs and online chats, Panerai has a cult following, similar to the soon to be celebratory crowds following the Coronation of King Charles III. 


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These military inspired timepieces are the most revered in Panerai’s portfolio. For example, the limited edition Panerai Luminor Marina ‘Left Hand’ variations were extremely popular and capped at 1000 pieces. Furthermore, the dial is inscribed with ‘Marina Militare’ as an ode to the Italian divers of WW2. Even more meritied than King Charles III’s own military career, this is a phenomenal piece to wear on the Mall during the Coronation of King Charles III!



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Models such as the Luminor Marina Goldtech Sole Bleu utilise the finest materials such as gold. Now, Goldtech isn't just your standard gold either. In fact, Goldtech is also crafted using copper, giving the colour a redder hue to the dial, resulting in an extremely desirable colour, one that's reserved for Panerai watches only. 

As distinctive as the new standard Coronation colours, The Panerai Lab-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech is an example of Panerai’s skill in crafting movements and fine calibres. This model utilises the calibre P.3001/C which has the capability of running for 50 years without the need for any servicing. Their clever use of carbon and tantalum-based ceramic ensures the movement is lubricated and wont stick, resulting in its excellent performance! Perhaps they can use the same movement for King Charles III’s reign?

If you want to really push the boat out, you could try and buy a Panerai Radiomir 47mm. Crafted as a special edition after Panerai joined the Richemont group, the model is powered by a vintage Rolex calibre which goes back to the 1940s. Capped at 60 pieces, the timepiece is crafted out of platinum and is extremely desirable among enthusiasts. 


A. Lange & Söhne


  1. Lange & Söhne have created a few of their own innovations since their inception in 1845.


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The German watchmaker invented the stable three quarter plate in 1864 to ensure the stability of the movement, not to mention introducing the Triple Split Chronograph. This watch became the world's first mechanical split seconds which allows multi hour comparative time measurements. 


And they pull no punches when it comes to innovative design either. The Zeitwerk collection represented the first mechanical timepiece that displayed the time in a digital design with the time moving from left to right. Suffice it to say, the design was so innovative that it won the revered “Aiguille d’Or” at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. Need we mention the incredible Lange 1 collection? 

Utilising unique design features like an asymmetrical dial, none of the indicators experiences any overlap, allowing for a seamless viewing experience. The collection is so adored that it has won over 45 awards since 1995. In particular, the Zeitwerk jumping seconds brought together the incredible craftsmanship of jumping hour and minute numerals as well as a continual force escapement to provide the watch with consistent power regardless of if it's wound or not. 

Like time, dear horophiles, success never stops!

Lange & Söhne have catered for the greats of the world, including Micheal Jordan, Ed Sheeran, Brad Pitt and controversial leaders, Bill Clinton and Vladamir Putin. They have also been on the wrists of other royal figures like Alexander II of Russia and Abdul Hamid II, the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. They certainly have their fingers in royalty, perfect for the Coronation of King Charles III.


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Lange & Söhne have released some incredible models with astronomical price tags. 

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As we’ve seen, A. Lange & Söhne likes a solid timepiece filled with complications. As such, their Grand Complication release in 2013 included a chiming mechanism, minute repeater and a split seconds chronograph. When it was released, it instantly hit stardom and became the most complicated wristwatch in Germany. Priced at just over £2 million, the timepiece is capped at 6 pieces, boosting its rarity even further. 

Of course, not everyone has £2 million to hand so it may be worth checking out other models like the Saxonia 219.032. Utilising an 18K pink gold case, the model is pure and clean in its circular construction and considered the ultimate dress watch. Taking a minimalist build while utilising phenomenal materials, including a solid silver dial, you can buy an A. Lange & Söhne at retail for £22,500 at the time of writing. 

If you have a few more coppers to rub together, you should look at models like the Lange 1 191.032 which is crafted out of 18K pink gold and follows the same, clean circular design. The upgrades are the outsized date and power reserve indicator, plus the subtle dial face on the left hand side of the case. You can buy an A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 191.032 at retail for £ 43,600 at the time of writing. 




IWC’s motto is ‘Probus Scafusia’ or to those who didn’t do Latin at school,‘Good, solid craftsmanship from Schaffhausen’.


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IWC pride themselves on the construction of their models and as such, they have developed a unique material for some of their models. Crafted using the similar styles of PVD and DLC which is regularly used in the watchmaking industry, they have managed to create a soft rubber coating which is strong and still produces the same pitch black sheen as the other processes. 

The Aquatimer models like the IW3795-02 and the IW3767-06 are prime examples of the models that use such an innovative technique. IWC also has their own eclectic history of innovation. They were the first Swiss brand to create a titanium wristwatch, a feat which has revolutionised the model industry as a whole. Titanium is extremely durable and lightweight, so by implementing it into their IWC Porsche Titan Chronograph 3700, they created the first ever titanium chronograph.


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Vintage watches from IWC are particularly valuable as models to select.


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The IWC Pilots model Mark XI was crafted as a matter of urgency by the Ministry of Defence in 1948 and would quickly become the ultimate aviation inspired model for pilots. Later, civilian watches would be produced, all of which related to the aviation of the 40s and would be the cornerstone of the popular Pilots collection. The Mark XI utilises the calibre 89 which has been said to be the most reliable manual wind time only movement ever made. Discontinued since the 1980s, collectors it’s time to keep your eyes open!

Some IWC collections like the Da Vinci and the Aquatimer are both highly innovative. The Da-Vinci offers accuracy for 500 years, a feat which is unheard of and the Aquatimer collection released the first watch which could reach an incredible 2000m of water resistance. Why not test your luck and try to get your hands on a IWC Siderale Scafusia

Extremely complicated with both an astronomical display and a perpetual calendar, the watch is capable of showing a customised celestial chart. They have been reputed as saying they would be happy to sell 10 models a year, showing how complex the models are. Their latest Ingenieur Automatic release at Watches and Wonders 2023 is certainly one to watch. With a dial not too dissimilar from a checkerboard, the watches are avant-garde in their colour choices, offering rich blues and greens on titanium or steel bracelets and cases. You can buy an IWC Ingenieur in stainless steel at retail for £10,500 or a titanium edition for £12,900




Tracing all the way back to 1860, Chopard is highly influential in the world of watch designs and would be a standout watchmaker to show off at the Coronation of King Charles III. 

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In 1976, Chopard released the illustrious ‘Floating Gems’ watch named the Happy Diamonds. The main concept behind its design was for diamonds to ‘float’ between the sapphire crystal and the dials face. This innovative design resulted in a highly avant garde model and later a collection in 1993 which linked it with a stainless steel case. 

Chopard also has their fingers in the racing world. Not only are they the official timekeeper of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, but they also have their own racing inspired watch, the Mille Miglia which tended to feature the standard chronograph associated with racing. 

Easily deemed to be the masters of blending jewellery and watchmaking, Chopard has been courageous in blending steel and diamonds such as with the Happy Sport collection. Diamonds tend to be associated with precious metals but the general consensus is that steel and diamonds work just as well! Is that sufficient bling to bring to your Coronation of King Charles III street party?


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We mentioned Chopard are creative geniuses, right?


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Of course, genius doesn't come without a big old price tag! The Chopard 201-Carat Watch is crafted out of 163 carats and utilises pink, blue and white heart shaped diamonds. While it may resemble something that has fallen off of one David Bowie’s outfit’s, the watch is extremely lauded due to the technical level of skill in adapting and utilising so many diamonds, You can though should you wish to buy a Chopard 201-Carat Watch at retail for over £20 million. 

This isn't an isolated case either. The Chopard Super Ice Cube watch weighs in at 60 carats and is crafted with a quadrangle dial. You can buy a Chopard Super Ice Cube at retail for over £900,000 at the time of writing.

More recently, their latest release at Watches and Wonders 2023, The Chopard Imperiale, was accepted with open arms. Utilising their commonly used lotus flower motif, the watch is crafted from 18K gold and is coated in an array of dazzling jewels. There is a rotor which rotates and shows whether it's daytime or nighttime due to the colour of the jewels. Phenomenal, but don't expect to be able to buy a Chopard Imperiale as they haven't even put a price on the market! Maybe it’s just reserved for King Charles III!

Admittedly, we don't all have the funds for such watches. As such, Chopard does offer modern, ‘affordable’ watches for our timekeeping consumption. Try the L.U.C 1860 which harks back to the original L.U.C designs of old. Crafted using their trademarked ‘Lucent Steel’, the watch has a strong 65 hour power reserve and a beautiful hand-guilloche dial. You can buy a Chopard L.U.C 1860 at retail for £21,100

Feeling sportier? Why not buy a Chopard Alpine Eagle Cadence 8HF at retail for £18,500 at the time of writing. Crafted out of highly durable and lightweight titanium, this particular watch typifies the durability and elegance of chronometers. Perfect for the hustle and bustle during the Coronation of King Charles III. 




While the name ‘Blancpain’ may conjure up images of the highly influential Fifty Fathoms collection or their iconic tool watch the Bathyscaphe Quantième Complet, they have a hell of a lot more to offer hungry horophiles looking for a watch suitable for the Coronation of King Charles III 


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As the world's oldest surviving watch watchmaker, Blancpain stems all the way back to 1735, a highly impressive feat considering they have not been short of any ideas! Take for example the launch of the ‘Ladybird’ watch in 1956 which immediately held the record of the smallest watch in the world. The movement was miniscule at 11.85mm in diameter yet still had the capability of lasting for 40 hours. 

How about the Calendrier Chinois Traditionnel which became the first watch to feature a Chinese traditional calendar in 2012? Yes, Timelords. We are meaning zodiac signs and phases of the moon. Perfect for you astrology nerds or those looking to predict Harry’s watch choice at the Coronation of King Charles III. 

Technically, Blancpain loves to push the boat out. Their 2013 Tourbillon Carrousel represented the pinnacle of technical innovation as the watch blended both the tourbillon and the carousel in order to counteract the effects of gravity on the balance wheel. While gravity and balance plates go together like oil and water, Blancpain’s innovation was highly effective. 


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Blancpain loves to splash out the jewels as much as any other watchmaker.

Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Quantième Complet - Source - Time and Watches

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The Blancpain Specialites Tourbillon Diamonds are as jewelled up as King Charles III horse and carriage! Totalling 20 carats worth of diamonds, the movement gleams just as bright as those beauties! The special flying tourbillon has a phenomenal power reserve of 168 hours, allowing it to be taken off for your boozy week away in Zante or that extended business trip. Not bad, Blancpain! You can buy the Blancpain Specialites Tourbillon Diamonds Watch for upwards of £1 million at the time of writing. 

Such a figure is not indicative of all Blancpain models however. Take for example the highly regarded Fifty Fathoms collection which is deemed to be the first modern dive watch. On the other hand, The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Quantième Complet is crafted using titanium and given a brushed finish for its rugged look. Wanting more luxury watch fiends? Try upgrading to the red gold edition of this model for a dose of a solid precious metal to look as regal as King Charles III. 

You can buy a Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Quantième Complet in titanium at retail for £17,000 or the red gold version for £27,600 at the time of writing. 




Synonymous with wealth and prestige, Cartier was the first watchmaker to introduce a watch that could be worn on the wrist in 1905 and has continued to push the boundaries of excellence in watchmaking. Cartier has filed over a whopping 100 patents, representing the quality construction equal to that of crafting King Charles III’s crown. 


Cartier and The Royal Family - Source - Veranda

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Need a watch for the Coronation Of King Charles III? Cartier has been dealing watches to the Royal Family longer than the soon to be King’s gown. The new Prince and Princess of Wales bought a platinum brooch on a 152 carat Kashmir cabochon sapphire from Cartier. Not royal enough? How about Cartier releasing one of the smallest wristwatches in the world in 1938, specifically for Princess Elizabeth! From being the ‘Jeweller of Kings and the King of Jeweller’ for King Edward VII, royalty flows through Cartier's veins!


Most Valued Models

Cartier has served the royals and as such, the standard and quality are met with as much splendour as a banquet in King Charles III’s food hall!


Cartier Francaise - Source - Revolution Watch

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The Cartier Phoenix Decor Secret Watch is one such example of Haute Horlogerie. Crafted out of 18 carat white gold, the entire watch is covered with 3010 brilliant cut diamonds. You can buy a Cartier Phoenix Decor Secret Watch at retail for £1.8 million at the time of writing. 

Although The Cartier Extra Large Ballon Bleu Tourbillon Diamond Watch is a sizable beast at 46mm it represents the epitome of the watchmaker's luxury models. Imbued with diamonds, the Geneva Hallmark certified watch is instantly recognizable due to its Roman numerals against the sun satin finished dial. You can buy a Cartier Extra Large Ballon Bleu Tourbillon for £700,000 at the time of writing. 

If you don't have such incredible amounts of money as King Charles III, you could get your hands on the highly revered Tank Francaise model for a more affordable figure. You can buy a Cartier Tank Francaise watch at retail for £5,500 at the time of writing. Did we mention Princess Diana wore a Cartier Francaise in gold?

If you have a few more bucks to spend, you should get your hands on a Cartier Tank Louis watch. Utilising the highly revered 1917 MC movement and a luxury 18K rose gold case, you can buy a Cartier Tank Louis watch at retail for £12,500 - at the time of writing. Although May the 6th will be the crowning glory for King Charles III, create your own moment in time with one of these luxury watchmakers on your wrist. Can someone pass the coronation chicken already?




The Coronation of King Charles III is an event which deserves the creme de la creme of your wrist game. This detailed watchmaker list brings together the greatest watchmakers in history who have altered the watchmaking universe over the course of time. 

From the ultimate expressions of jewellery and watchmaking with Chopard through to the classic retroism of Vacheron Constantin, all the models and watchmakers we have mentioned are very solid contenders for your next choice of watch in time for the Coronation of King Charles III. Enjoy the Bank Holiday and the subsequent ownership of the finest watches around!




Can't wait to buy a Blancpain watch? Feeling the itch to wear some highly revered watches from the world’s finest luxury watchmakers for the Coronation of King Charles III? With such an extensive list of the greatest watchmakers, we wouldn't blame you if you felt spoilt for choice! If so, why not discuss your specific requirements with Chrono Hunter here. Check out our phenomenal reviews on Trustpilot to find out why we really are your essential source to buy a watch or sell a watch.


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