As part of their pre-coronation celebrations, the Prince and Princess of Wales took to the streets of London, but not without William’s dependable OMEGA Seamaster watch.regul
In and around the King’s Coronation this month, Prince William was spotted at various locations in the capital wearing his OMEGA Seamaster Diver, which was a gift from his mother, the late Princess Diana before she died.
Prince William and Princess Kate dropped into the historic Dog & Duck Pub in Soho, where William then stepped behind the bar to pull the first official pint of Kingmaker – an ale that had been produced especially for his father’s coronation.
It’s reported that the royal couple took the tube to get there, riding the Elizabeth Line, named after William’s grandmother, the late Queen. After their pub visit, Princess Kate shook hands with people in the crowd who had turned up in the hope of catching a glimpse of the royals.
During the couples’ visit, His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales wore his trustworthy OMEGA Seamaster watch, which was a gift from his mother before she died in 1997. It’s reported that William was given the stainless-steel timepiece by the late Princess Diana as a gift when he was fifteen, and as such, he’s rarely seen without it.
The watch in question is one of OMEGA’s quartz models, which means that it is powered by a battery and the timekeeping is regulated by a quartz crystal that vibrates at a certain frequency. Such timepieces can be dressed up with rubber straps for Seamaster watch model for a more classy look. Prince William’s OMEGA watch has a blue dial, covered in sapphire crystal and is scratch-resistant. Other features of the OMEGA Seamaster watch include being water-resistant even at considerable depths under the sea, a helium valve for use when diving, a rotating bezel, a chronometer and a luminescent watch face.
OMEGA has been making watches since 1848 and the Swiss brand has become a leading global watchmaker. OMEGA watches are synonymous with luxury, style and dependability and the watch of choice for many people in the public eye, as well as fictional characters, such as James Bond!
The first OMEGA Seamaster watch was launched in 1948 and the collection has evolved over the decades, with the Seamaster Diver 300M collection that Prince William wears created in 1993.
William has worn his OMEGA Seamaster almost constantly since his mother, Diana’s death. He even wore it during his wedding to Princess Kate back in 2011, demonstrating just how important it is to him and the sentimental value that it holds.
This latest appearance in the lead-up to King Charles’ coronation, shows that William’s feelings for his favourite watch haven’t changed and that his trusty OMEGA Seamaster is likely to feature in many more royal outings in the future.