Royal elegance in Prince Mateen of Brunei’s watch collection

By Linh Le   February 4, 2024 | 08:57 pm PT
Prince Mateen of Brunei’s watch collection, a mix of durability and splendor, reflects the grand lifestyle his family’s US$30 billion fortune enables.
Prince Mateen of Brunei. Photo from Prince Mateens Instagram

Prince Mateen of Brunei. Photo from Prince Mateen's Instagram

Originating from a monarchy valued at US$30 billion by India Times, the 32-year-old prince displays refined taste in watches.

As reported by the South China Morning Post, his collection includes pieces from both mid-range and luxury brands, offering a glimpse into a world of opulence and timekeeping.

The Casio G-Shock

A major in the Royal Brunei Air Force, Prince Mateen frequently shares glimpses of his adventurous life with his followers on Instagram, where his Casio G-Shock GW-5000U often makes an appearance.

Priced at US$300, this watch has been seen accompanying him on official military and Air Force assignments.

The Rolex Collection: Daytona and GMT-Master II

Prince Mateen’s penchant for Rolex is evident, with a particular fondness for the Daytona model. His collection features a Daytona with a black bezel and dial, and another black ceramic piece with a white dial.

These watches, embodying precision and prestige, often accompany him on his travels, polo matches, and wildlife encounters.

He also cherishes the GMT-Master II, recognized by its black and green bezel and Oystersteel bracelet.

The Patek Philippe World Time

The Patek Philippe World Time 5131/1P-001, with an ability to display several time zones at once, is another timepiece seen on the prince’s wrist. Featuring a platinum case and bracelet, the accessory incorporates cloisonné enamel dials that illustrate the world.

The South China Morning Post reported that a similar watch fetched US$175,000 at a 2019 Phillips Auction.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Monoface Small Seconds

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, celebrated for its face-protecting slide mechanism for polo, is also part of the prince’s collection.

He was seen pairing the timepiece with his official uniform during Brunei’s National Day in 2022.

Prince Mateen, who played polo for Brunei in the 2017 and 2019 SEA Games, was named among Asia’s most eligible bachelors by Tatler Magazine in 2016.

He married Yang Mulia Anisha Rosnah, a 29-year-old University of Bath graduate and entrepreneur, in a lavish ceremony from Jan. 7-16, attended by 5,000 guests, including international royalty and dignitaries.

Yang Mulia Anisha Rosnah founded the fashion brand Silk Collective and co-founded Authentirary, a cultural experience tourism company.

Her grandfather Pehin Dato Isa is the Sultan of Brunei’s special advisor and held important government positions in the 1960s and 1970s.

Her brother Danial Deen Isa-Kalebic is a close friend of Prince Mateen, and her sister-in-law Janetira Attaskulchai Deen is part of Thailand’s Betagen yogurt empire.

The couple’s first public appearance post-marriage was at Leicester Football Club president Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha’s wedding on Jan. 28.

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