Charles III, right on schedule

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The new king has already demonstrated that he is capable of maintaining his position over the long haul. This is evidenced by the fascinating assortment of timepieces that he wears on his wrist and bears witness to.

The British have very strict protocols, much like the Swiss. Charles III, who places a high value on precision, is confident that his watches will always accurately reflect the current time. In the end, isn’t this the very definition of the first courtesy shown by kings? The new sovereign still enjoys wearing his Patek Philippe Calatrava, which is one of his favorite pieces. During the impromptu walkabout in front of Buckingham Palace, it was able to guess his identity within the first few hours of his reign.

Parmigiani Fleurier, Toric chronograph. Parmigiani Fleurier, PDS.

A date display is included on this circular, three-hand watch. Almost certainly a reference 3445, which he has owned since the 1970s and has worn on numerous occasions. On the other hand, the intriguing Patek Philippe reference 2503, which is rectangular yet has baroque lugs, has been seen on his wrist only in extremely rare instances. Prince Charles had a particular affinity for curved watches throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

It was not uncommon for him to be seen sporting a Santos de Cartier, which was often made of gold and steel, or a Reverso. In addition to that, Charles was the first Prince of Wales to choose…

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