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18 Mar

Watches That Stole The Limelight At The Oscars 2024

Lights, camera, WATCHES! The glamour on the wrist was simply unavoidable at the 2024 Oscars. The 96th Annual Academy Awards wasn’t just a celebration of movies or cinematic achievements but also turned the spotlight on ‘what’s on the wrist!’

Although it has become a perennial practice for the stars to show off their flair for haute horology throughout the award season, the Oscar certainly calls for something extra.

This highly anticipated event of the year is never dull, and celebs had their wrists game on point for Hollywood’s biggest night. From Roger Federer to Robert Downey Jr, John Cena, Ryan Gosling and others, all of them..Literally, all of them ate and left no crumbs!

If you’re as excited as we are, here’s presenting the best watches from the star-studded evening.

Top 10 Watches Spotted At The 2024 Oscars

1. Rolex Daytona ‘Le Mans’ by Roger Federer

Model: Rolex Daytona ‘Le Mans’ Ref. 126529LN

Roger Federer’s watch collection definitely needs no introduction. The tennis legend wore Rolex’s biggest release of 2023, the ‘Le Mans’ version of the Daytona, released to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Roger paired this impressive 18ct white gold timepiece featuring a reverse panda dial with a sophisticated black and white outfit. Well, we can always count on Federer to show off the best from Rolex.

2. Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Chronograph by Robert Downey Jr

Model: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Chronograph Ref. Q389257J

Robert Downey Jr. is no stranger to the Oscars, and this time, he picked up an Oscar for best-supporting actor for his role in Oppenheimer wearing a pink gold Jaeger-LeCoultre. He walked the red carpet sporting a contemporary all-black look, and this version of Reverso perfectly complemented his attire. For an extra statement, he pinned a Tiffany & Co’s Elsa Peretti Amapola brooch on his lapel.

3. Tag Heuer Carrera Plasma by Ryan Gosling

Model: Tag Heuer Carrera Plasma Plasma Diamant d’Avant Garde

Ryan Gosling has been sporting Tag Heuer throughout the award season, and the Oscars have been no exception. However, what he wore was not just any middle-of-the-road timepiece. This was the brand-new Plasma from Tag Heuer, featuring diamonds grown just for the watch. The diamonds were finely placed on the dial and crown. A fitted pick for the event, Ryan Gosling paired it with a custom Gucci suit and looked nothing less than chic. While he lost to Robert Downey JR for the best-supporting actor, he electrified the audiences with his show-stopping performance on ‘I’m Just Ken’ wearing the flashy Tag Heuer Carrera Plasma, which also became one of the night’s biggest hits.

4. Jacob & Co. The World Is Yours by Simu Liu

Model: Jacob & Co The World Is Yours Dual Time Zone Ref. DT100.40.AA.AA.ABALA

Gosling’s co-star, Simu Liu, had the world on his wrist. Don’t believe us? The Barbie star proved his keen eye for horology with the Jacob & Co The World Is Yours Dual Time Zone timepiece strapped on his wrist. This model made a big statement with its lacquered blue dial and rose-gold continents. Watch fanatics loved how we chose to pair this with his Fendi Men’s tuxedo and De Beers diamond brooch. Liu was certainly one of the best-dressed celebrities at the 2024 Oscars.

5. Rolex Explorer II by John Cena

Model: Rolex Explorer II Ref. 226570

Even when a man is naked, he still wears his Rolex. Not kidding, John Cena brought laughter and surprise to the Oscars night, making a bold entry by appearing naked on stage while presenting the award. Amid this unexpected moment, Cena sported a Rolex Explorer II featuring a striking white dial and an arrow-shaped 24-hour hand. You see, some things can never be taken off.

6. Omega De Ville Prestige by Cillian Murphy

Model: Omega De Ville Prestige Ref. 434.13.41.20.10.001

The man of the night, Cillian Murphy, bagged the Best Actor award for Oppenheimer. For his biggest win, the Irish-born actor wore a 41mm Omega De Ville Prestige in stainless steel featuring a distinct PVD pine green dial embellished with a sun-brushed finish and a randomly stamped vertical pattern. It is enhanced by a mix of Roman numerals, index markers, and yellow-gold hands. In short, Murphy came dressed as a winner. He wore a custom Atelier Versace suit with a personalised Oppenheimer-inspired brooch to complement his watch aesthetic.

7. Louis Vuitton Tambour by Bradley Cooper

Model: Louis Vuitton Tambour Ref. W1PG10

Bradley Cooper, one of Oscar 2024’s most nominated candidates and also Louis Vuitton’s brand ambassador, wore a custom Louis Vuitton suit and paired it with a stylish rose-gold version of the Maison’s revamped Tambour. The 18ct rose gold watch with a rich espresso-coloured face lends undeniable sophistication and was definitely a standout on the carpet. While the star failed to take home a single statuette for his role in ‘Maestro’, he embraced the essence of his role with his stylish appearance.

8. Jacob & Co Jean Bugatti by Matthew McConaughey

Model: Jacob & Co Jean Bugatti Ref. BU100.40.AA.AA.A

Matthew McConaughey captivated everyone with his one-of-a-kind Jacob & Co. timepiece that mimics the dashboard of a Bugatti. The 18ct rose gold watch has a peripheral time display with a dedicated barrel and twin tourbillions. The famous Interstellar star wore this highly limited wrist piece of 57 pieces, with a brown and black Versace tuxedo and a black bowtie. With only one nomination, he joined the award show as a presenter and made a bold fashion statement.

9. Cartier Santos-Dumont Micro-Rotor by Ke Huy Quan

Model: Cartier Santos-Dumont Micro-Rotor Ref. 9629 MC

Last year, Ke Huy Quan stole the show at the Oscars by winning the award for Best Supporting Actor in Everything Everywhere All at Once. This year, he took the stage to present the award and looked dashing in a double-breasted maroon and black suit. The American actor paired it with one of Cartier’s hottest 2023 releases, 18ct yellow gold Cartier Santos-Dumont Micro-Rotor. It has a remarkable skeletonised dial, providing a fascinating view of the intricate inner workings of the timepiece.

10. Jaeger-LeCoultre 101 Reine by Anya Taylor-Joy

Model: Jaeger-LeCoultre 101 Reine Ref. Q2813304

Anya Taylor-Joy, global ambassador for Jaeger-Lecoultre, found the perfect dazzling timepiece to complement her Dior haute couture scalloped gown –her Jaeger-LeCoultre 101 Reine. This 18ct white gold watch is completely adorned with sparkling diamonds and wears like a diamond bracelet. It has a mother-of-pearl dial to show the time. Powered by the 101 Calibre, it remains the world’s smallest mechanical movement. The watch infused her special red carpet ensemble with edge and sophistication.  

TO END WITH..

These are just a few of the standout watches that stole the spotlight at the Oscars 2024, proving that a well-chosen wristwatch indeed turns heads when it comes to the red carpet. From classic elegance to contemporary aesthetic, the watches celebrities wore added an extra layer of style and shine to the red carpet, further reaffirming their status as timeless symbols in horology.

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