One of the biggest fashion nights of the year was last night at the 2019 Golden Globes. While we’re happy for Bohemian Rhapsody taking home the big “Best Drama - Motion Picture” victory, we’re just as interested in the watches the stars sported on the red carpet. We’ll update this article with more photos and reference numbers as we’re able to get see more looks from the red carpet, so be sure to check back frequently!
Michell Yeoh - Richard Mille
Crazy Rich Asians actress Michelle Yeoh has been partnered with Richard Mille since 2011, so it wasn’t surprising to see her sporting another RM on the red carpet. Their partnership began with the RM 051 Tourbillion Phoenix and has only grown since then. On first look, it looks like she might be wearing the RM 055 Bubba Watson Dark Legend, one of Richard Mille’s most sought after references. We’ve written about the Richard Mille Bubba Watson before, as Drake bragged about having one in his 2018 song “Nonstop.”
By the way, the ring she’s wearing has also gotten a lot of attention as of late. She insisted on wearing it during Crazy Rich Asians, and it is in fact her ring.
Lena Waithe - Apple Watch
Something we see more and more at these events: The stars wearing an Apple Watch. Kobe Bryant wore one to the Oscars last year, and this year you can see Lena Waithe wearing an all-black Apple Watch with her all-black ensemble. Not going to knock that, the all-black look is clean and timeless (pun intended, because the Apple screen is off).
Michael B. Jordan - Piaget
We know that Michael B. Jordan is a Piaget ambassador, but haven’t gotten a good look at his watch from the Golden Globes 2019 yet. It might be the Piaget Gouverneur, which has a tourbillion in the 12-o’clock position as Michael B. Jordan’s timepieces seems to have. It’s a 43mm watch with a white-gold case and 128 diamonds embedded in the bezel.
Sterling K. Brown - IWC Big Pilot
The IWC Big Pilot is a watch you might not expect on the red carpet, but Sterling K. Brown can pull of just about anything. He looks to be wearing an IWC Big Pilot Chronograph “Antoine de Saint Exupery,” a watch with a relatively tame $5,000 price tag. The chocolate dial and matching brown strap really stand out in a sea of slim, black dress watches, but Brown wore a Chopard dress watch last year, so why not mix it up and have some fun.
Spike Lee - Jaegre LeCoultre
As reported by Watchuseek, Spike Lee was wearing a Jaegre LeCoultre Polaris World Timer, released at SIHH in 2018. It retails for $14,200 and is fitted with a 44mm titanium case. Lee was wearing the blue-dialed version, though JLC also offers the watch with a black dial. The automatic movement is a slim 5.7mm while the entire case sits just 12.5mm high, meaning it still slid nicely under Lee’s purple cuffs. Like Brown, it’s not a traditional red carpet watch, but makes a statement nontheless.
Ryan Seacrest - Rolex Daytona
We saved the best for last. Peaking out from Ryan Seacrest’s cuff link seems to be a gold Rolex Daytona (you can just make out the three registers if you squint). It’s got a black bezel and screw down pushers, meaning it’s a Reference 6263, in many ways the gold Rolex. It’s tasteful, slightly understated at 37mm (well, for a gold Rolex at least), and most importantly, very very gold. A quick search of the Phillips archives shows that it regularly hammers for prices well into six figures. Well chosen, Mr. Seacrest.
Fashion stylist to the stars Ilaria Urbinati has posted a bunch of photos of her clients on her Instagram page, often featuring or tagging the watches the stars wore.
Rami Malek - Cartier
Here’s actor Rami Malek’s Golden Globe kit, featuring a Cartier Tank.
John Kransinski - IWC
Here’s John Kransinski, with wife Emily Blunt, subtly showing off his gold case and black dialed IWC Portugisier, which Ms. Urbinati also helped us uncover.
The Hollywood Reporter also had a fun article detailing the ways in which men make sure their timepieces are on full display on the red carpet. Hint: lots of tailoring — make that left cuff one-quarter inch shorter so everyone can see that tourbillion spinning!