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The 2024 Golden Globes Best Watches To Check Out

The first red carpet event of the year sets the tone, and it is a blinged-out one so far.

The 81st Golden Globes Awards ceremony took place last weekend, and we’ve been scrutinising the wrists of winners, nominees, and other celebrities to see what the 2024 definition of a black tie watch is. There’s an impressive array of brilliant dressers and style savants, and plenty of celebs were wearing Omega and TAG Heuer, almost like a lead-up to the 2024 Olympics.

Here are our favourites from the event:

Cillian Murphy took home the Best Actor in a Drama title, dressed in a classic black tux sans bow tie. His choice of wrist gear offered a touch of colour: an elegant Omega De Ville Trésor 40mm in Sedna gold with a domed burgundy dial and small seconds display. It’s powered by Omega’s Calibre 8927, a Master Chronometer with Co-Axial escapement and Sedna gold balance bridge. (Incidentally, Murphy makes great playlists; look them up on YouTube.)

Robert Downey Jr looked sharp in a deep burgundy double-breasted suit with a black dress shirt, matching tie, and a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Chronograph on his wrist. The stunning pink gold watch was released last year for JLC’s 190th anniversary and features a timeless black dial on the front and a central chronograph display on the reverse, behind which the manual-winding Calibre 860 can be viewed.

Simu Liu brought a different type of Kenergy to the red carpet, dressed in a deep blue tux with leather lapels and a beautiful Vacheron Constantin Patrimony model on his wrist. The retrograde Day-Date in rose gold is a timeless dress watch from the age-old watch brand with a stunning midnight blue dial that you’ll never tire of looking at. It’s equipped with Vacheron Constantin’s Calibre 2460, with a full-sized, skeletonised rotor visible through the exhibition caseback.

He may have lost to Cillian Murphy, but Bradley Cooper was on point style-wise in a double-breasted black tuxedo with satin peak lapels and a steel Louis Vuitton Tambour Automatic on his wrist. The watch, powered by the Maison’s first in-house LFT023 self-winding movement with a micro-rotor, is a slim luxury sports watch with an integrated bracelet. It’s casually elegant but slim enough to fit easily under a shirt cuff. The tone-on-tone blue dial adds just a hint of colour to Cooper’s black-tie look.

After Succession actor and brother of Macaulay, Kieran Culkin, jokingly told Pedro Pascal, “Suck it, Pedro! Sorry. Mine!” (referring to his trophy) he flashed the new TAG Heuer Carrera Automatic Chronograph with glassbox display on his wrist. The 39mm watch was released last year for the 60th anniversary of the Carrera. Based on the reverse panda Ref. 2447 NS, the design offers a 21st-century take on the Carrera with a calfskin driving strap.

Selena Gomez was simply glowing in Armani Privé red, but the bling on her wrists, ears, and fingers was more impressive. Decked out in Bulgari, she also wore a Serpenti Jewellery watch, Ref. 101786, in white gold with a double spiral and mother-of-pearl dial. The entire watch is set with diamonds on the bracelet and hour indexes and is powered by a high-precision quartz movement.

But the bling isn’t just reserved for ladies. Timothée Chalamet, accompanied by Kylie Jenner, sported a limited-edition Cartier Crash watch in white gold with a teardrop-link bracelet. The case, bracelet, and crown are set with 471 diamonds, totalling 4.27 carats. Equipped with a manual-winding Calibre 8970 and a silver opaline dial, it is clearly suitable for both Chalamet and Jenner. And if it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for us regular people.

Barry Keoghan (from Eternals and Saltburn) made a heck of a statement in Louis Vuitton red and a mid-sized Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra in a full Sedna gold case and bracelet. The watch bezel and dial are set in diamonds, the latter in a snow setting with 498 stones. The hour markers are marquise-cut rubies. Glamorous but in an understated way, the watch is equipped with a Master Chronometer-certified, automatic Calibre 8807 with a 55-hour power reserve. It’s another great example of a unisex gem-set timepiece everyone can enjoy.