Sunday night, many of the major names from the world of film descended on Los Angeles for the 90th installment of the Academy Awards. Once again, I was interested in what watches were worn by today’s hottest stars. From an Apple watch to a Rolex, just about all of the bases were covered. Rolex was once again a sponsor of the Oscars, designing the evening’s green room, where they also played host.
NBA great Kobe Bryant wore an Apple Watch Series 3 to the 90th Academy Awards. Bryant’s Dear Basketball, which he wrote and narrated, took home top honors for Best Animated Short Film.
Best Supporting Actor winner Sam Rockwell,wore his Rolex GMT Master II Ref. 16710 with black bezel. This is the version of the GMT Master that preceded the current generation of Cerachrom-bezeled GMTs. He took home an Academy Award for his performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Edgar Ramirez, best known for is roles the series Carlos and the film Zero Dark Thirty, was spotted wearing the new Traditionelle Complete Calendar from Vacheron Constantin in rose gold, a 2018 SIHH debut. This calendar watch runs on Vacheron’s in-house Caliber 2460 QCL and is equipped to indicate the day, the date, the moon phase, and the month, in addition to the time.
Spiderman star Tom Holland wore a 38mm skeletonized Piajet wristwatch.
Daniel Kaluuya had a starring role in the movie Get Out and walked the red carpet wearing this rose gold IWC Ingenieur Chronograph.
Get Out writer and director Jordan Peele, previously of Key & Peele fame, hit the red carpet wearing a simple dress watch from Montblanc. The 39mm time-only automatic wristwatch features a case made from 18-karat gold . Peele won his first Academy Award for writing the original screenplay for the horror film Get Out.
Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey wore a stainless steel Octo Roma to the Oscars. This is from a watch family that has really caught on with enthusiasts in recent years, largely owing to its great geometric case shape and bracelets.
Timothée Chalamet wore the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface on the red carpet. Chalamet was nominated for his role in Call Me by Your Name. The actor also appeared in Lady Bird.
Gary Oldman won the Best Actor award for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, completing the hat-trick of Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA awards for his performance. Breguet created the replica of Winston Churchill’s original pocket watch specifically for the movie. While the watch was cosmetically as accurate as possible, the split-seconds, minute repeating grand complication was not re-created.
Rolex at the Oscars
Swiss luxury watch brand Rolex has returned for the third year to design and host The Greenroom backstage at the Dolby Theater.
Each year, its in-house design team creates a new world inside the 100-square-foot space. This year, the theme is a chic Swiss Alps chalet with virtual windows looking out onto the Matterhorn.
Rolex has a long history in cinema via the appearance of its watches in countless films, and in 2017, the brand forged a partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, both as a sponsor of the Oscars as well as founding supporter of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, due to open next year.
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