Lights dim, cameras flash, and the stars align on the illustrious red carpet – the 81st Golden Globes wasn’t just a cinematic celebration but a dazzling runaway of glamour and glitz.
As the A-listers descended on Hollywood’s grand stage, it wasn’t their tuxedo or gowns that stole the show. This time, the real scene-stealers were the wrist candies. From Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr. to Timothée Chalamet and Ryan Gosling, everyone left us breathless with their jaw-dropping luxury watch picks for the big night. The watches weren’t just ticking; they were commanding the spotlight!
Wondering who wore what? Take a front-row seat and join us as we explore the horological wonders that stole the show at the year’s first Awards ceremony, turning heads and sparking conversations.
10 best watch flexes from the 2024 Golden Globes
1. Cillian Murphy in OMEGA
A big night for Cillian Murphy as the Irish actor bagged the award for Best Actor for his leading role in Oppenheimer. The film received five awards, including the top prize. And, Murphy looked every bit of a winner donning a Saint Laurent ensemble with an Omega De Ville Trésor. The watch has a 40mm case crafted from 18ct Sedna gold and houses a domed burgundy dial with long hour markers and a small seconds display at 6 o’clock. The burgundy leather strap perfectly stitches the look. We can’t help but simply adore Murphy’s unrelenting love for Omega.
2. Timothée Chalamet in CARTIER
The 2024 Golden Globes was a night where men dazzled in diamonds, and trust us when we say men should wear small watches more often. Wonka star Timothée Chalamet, previously spotted in a Panthere, sported a beautiful Cartier Crash (Ref. CRHPI00654) this time. Limited to only 67 pieces, the watch features a gem-set bezel and case and the bracelet dazzles with 470 diamonds. Chalamet paired this sweet timepiece with Celine Homme by Hedi Slimane and looked like a complete ‘vision’.
3. Robert Downey Jr. in JAEGER-LECOULTRE
For a man whose watch collection is as diverse as his acting roles, you never really know who Robert Downey Jr. will be or what he will wear next. The versatile actor won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor as an antagonist in Oppenheimer, and his JLC watch was a clear win, too! He wore a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Chronograph, Ref. Q389257J, featuring a black dial and matching strap for the ceremony. This rose gold rarity equips a new manual wound chronograph that pushes the two sets of hands in opposite directions, indicating the time on both faces. It’s as complex as Nolan’s celebrated film.
4. Bradley Cooper in Louis Vuitton
While he may not take an award home, Bradley Cooper certainly had a horological victory. Looking sharp in a double-breasted black tuxedo, the star and director of Maestro opted for a new Louis Vuitton watch for the night. The slim luxury timepiece featuring a 40mm steel case and a striking blue dial with white gold hands, a small seconds counter at 6 o’clock and applied Arabic numerals looked on-point. It’s casually elegant and easily slides under the shirt cuff. The hint of blue to Cooper’s black-on-black look is what worked for us.
5. Ryan Gosling in TAG HEUER
Ladies! Look what your Ken arrived in. A stylish steel Tag Heuer Carrera Date Ref. WBN2111.FC6505. The Barbie star wore a simple yet striking Tag Heuer Carrera Date with custom Gucci for the evening and looked suave as hell. The watch looked gorgeous in a 39mm steel case and a silver sunray finish dial with rhodium-plated hour markers and hands and a small date display at 6 o’clock. A man like Ryan Gosling doesn’t need much to gain attention, does he?
6. Selena Gomez in BVLGARI
Forever the torch-bearer of the girlies, Selena Gomez, stunned in a red split-leg dress and an even more stunning Bvlgari Serpenti Ref. 101786. The lady brought major haute horological glamour to the red carpet with this high jewellery timepiece featuring a 26mm case with a white Mother-of-Pearl dial and diamond-set indices. It is presented on a double spiral 18ct white gold bracelet set with a dazzling series of brilliant-cut diamonds. Selena was simply glowing with all the diamonds on her ears, fingers and wrists.
7. Barry Keoghan in OMEGA
Barry Keoghan wore another Omega for the night. While Barry has been spotted wearing Audemars Piguet, IWC, Cartier, Tag Heuer and Vacheron Constantin on numerous occasions, the snappy dresser chose to wear an Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Ref. 220.127.116.11.99.001. The captivating Sedna gold timepiece flaunts almost 500 diamonds on the dial and bezel and has red rubies on the dial acting as indices. The stylish Saltburn star charmed everyone with his bold red Louis Vuitton outfit, and the Omega put him on the pedestal. Now, that’s how you pull off a perfect ‘red’ carpet look.
8. Simu Liu in VACHERON CONSTANTIN
A navy Givenchy suit and a Vacheron Constantin wristwatch, how much would you rate this dynamic combo? Simu Liu, aka ‘Rival Ken’ from Barbie, was on-point with his wrist game. He wore a Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date Ref. 4000U/000R-B516 to the 81st Golden Globes and looked downright dapper. The 42.5mm watch flaunts a pink gold case, and a blue sunburst dial with a retrograde hand-type date and day display and circular-pearl minute track that makes it look particularly elegant. Simu Liu surely brought a different type of Kenergy to the scene with this timeless dress watch.
9. Will Ferrell in OMEGA
Seems like it was a night for Omega. While comedian Will Ferrell stole the show with his funny acts, he had one of the most serious wrist shots of the night. The funnyman was seen wearing his No Time To Die Omega Seamaster Ref. 18.104.22.168.01.001, identical to the one James Bond wore in the movie. The strong yet lightweight watch sits in a 42mm titanium case with a brown aluminium bezel and dial. However, the thing that put the cherry on the top was his Bond-style white tuxedo. The Barbie star was definitely having his 007 moment.
10. Kieran Culkin in TAG HEUER
Kieran Culkin accepted his first Golden Globes award for his role in Succession, a dark comedy-drama series. The American actor wore a sharp Dior suit and paired it with a sleek black Tag Heuer timepiece released last year as a tribute to Jack Heuer’s 1963 original. The new Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph Glassbox Ref. CBS2210.FC6534 has a 39mm case diameter and draws its design influence from the reverse panda Ref. 2447 NS. The actor returned to the room twenty years after his first nomination in 2003 for Best Actor in Igby Goes Down. All in all, it was a good night for Kieran Culkin.
As the curtain falls on the Golden Globes 2024, these luxury timepieces remain in the spotlight, proving that in Hollywood, the red carpet isn’t just a runway for fashion; it’s also a showcase for horological masterpieces. With a list of heavy-hitting films on the queue this year, we expected no less from the timepieces.
From cosmic celebrations to timeless classics, these watches have etched their mark in the archives of glamorous timekeeping. So, until the next red carpet rolls out, let’s keep gazing and admiring these grail-worthy watches of all time.