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Queen Elizabeth II gifted Palace staff watches before she died – and one just sold for thousands

In 2022, Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee was celebrated with a grand array of events across the United Kingdom – including a spectacular Trooping the Colour parade, a star-studded concert at Buckingham Palace and nationwide street parties.

Shortly before her sad passing, the late monarch gifted her staff limited edition watches that honoured her remarkable 70 year reign. Only 50 of the timepieces were made and they were exclusively available to those working for The Royal Household. 

Nearly two years on, one of the limited edition watches has just sold at a Noonfans Mayfair auction for £3,000.

Fine jewellery experts at UK retailer Steven Stone have taken a close look at the timepiece.

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The rare limited edition stainless steel diver’s wristwatches were designed by Bremont – an award-winning luxury watch brand based in Henley-on-Thames, England.

Identified as the Bremont Supermarine S300, the watches were a special commission made by The Royal Mews, a division of the Royal Household, to mark the occasion of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. 

Adding to the sentiment of the timepieces, the dials display the Royal Coat of Arms and the case back depicts the Royal Cypher of Queen Elizabeth II.

“Fine watchmaking isn’t exclusive to the Swiss and the watches were designed by Bremont – an award winning luxury watch brand based in England. Only 50 of these exclusive timepieces were created and they were available solely to those working for The Royal Household.

The watches are the Bremont Supermarine S300 model, which retail at £3,695 – thus, the hammer price of the one that’s just gone to auction was true to its value. Though with the royal touches and connection, along with the rarity of only a few having been made, their value is certain to increase over time.

Queen Elizabeth II’s gesture of purchasing watches for her staff not only demonstrates her generosity, but also reflects her innate kindness and appreciation for their dedicated service.”

maxwell stone, creative director, steven stone

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