The Oscars are a time when Hollywood’s best and brightest don their finery and strut their stuff. And watches are becoming increasingly important (and visible) accessories. For those of you who missed the red carpet action, we’ve been busy watch spotting, and have picked out the best-dressed wrists of the 2016 Oscars.
THE SUBTLE CHARMER
Eddie Redmayne’s boyish good looks weren’t enough to get him an Oscar this year, however his watch was a definite winner. Ed’s sported a white dial Omega Globemaster, a watch we frequently spot him wearing. The fluted bezel and pie-pan dial are both elegant, making it very much at home with black tie.
ACTOR: Michael B Jordan
WATCH: Piaget Altiplano Chronograph
We spotted Michael B Jordan rocking the ultra-thin Piaget Altiplano Chronograph. It’s a quietly confident choice for the up-and-coming superstar.
THE CLASS ACT
WHO: Dev Patel
FILM: No nomination this year, but he rocked in Chappie
WATCH: IWC Portugieser Automatic 7-Day
Although he wasn’t nominated for an Oscar this year, we’ve nominated Dev Patel’s IWC Portugieser Automatic 7-Day for best watch in a supporting role, as the white dial and blue strap are the perfect match for his tux.
ACTOR: Jared Leto
FILM: Nothing this year, but Suicide Squad is going to clean up in 2017.
Watch: Bulgari Octo
Jared Leto was spotted wearing a Bulgari Octo, though it must be said that even a diamond bezel didn’t help him steal the stage from Margot Robbie. It’s not the first time we’ve seen Jared wearing an Octo Finissimo, an edgy watch with multiple angles, just like Leto’s upcoming turn as DC’s iconic villain.
WHO: Ryan Seacrest
WATCH: Rolex Daytona ref. 6263
We’re not sure whether Ryan Seacrest has been taking watch tips off Ellen, but either way the classic 6263 Daytona ensures he’s red-carpet royalty. It also looks like Seacrest shortened his left cuff, to better show off his vintage beauty. Thank-you for making our job easier Ryan.
THE BAD BOY
WHO: Tom Hardy
WATCH: Bulgari Bulgari chronograph
Tom Hardy has made his name playing brutal brawlers, so his choice of a pink gold Bulgari Bulgari chronograph is somewhat out of character. Having said that there’s no denying the bold choice looks at home with his three-piece.
WHO: Chris Rock
Chris Rock was given the honour of hosting this years Oscars, however it appears he’s commited the cardinal sin, and gone in watch-less. Perhaps he’s making up for Neal Patrick Harris’ 2015 watch double down. Harris managed to wear a Piaget and an Audemars Piguet during his stint as host.
ACTOR: Michael Fassbender
FILM: Steve Jobs
WATCH: Chopard L.U.C. XPS
Fassbender’s choice of the Chopard L.U.C. XPS is a perfect black-tie choice. The simple watch with its ivory dial and dauphine hands are guaranteed to bring a touch of elegance to the proceedings. Certainly a better choice than Steve Job’s Seiko.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
ACTOR: Mark Ruffalo
WATCH: Montblanc Heritage Spirit Perpetual Calendar Sapphire
While he didn’t pick up the gong for Spotlight, Ruffalo is still a real winner, wearing Montblanc’s Perpetual Calendar Sapphire – a watch we happened to talk about yesterday.
AND FINALLY… THE REAL WINNER
ACTOR: Leonardo Dicaprio
Leo finally won an Oscar. It’s massive, the Internet is broken and the world is rejoicing. Interestingly Leo doesn’t appear to have worn a watch on the night, possibly deciding to leave his TAG Heuer at home so as not to lose it at the after party.