Rolex 1908 in oro bianco indossato da Roger Federer al Met Gala

The Watches Showcased at the Met Gala 2023

Also this year the Met Gala red carpet saw the parade of many sensational watches in addition to the most incredible looks. It is no coincidence, in fact, that the event is considered the “Super Bowl of fashion”.

The theme of the evening, held as usual at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, was “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty, a tribute to the great stylist and photographer who marked the history of fashion. Read our article Waiting For The Met Gala 2023: The Watches Of Karl Lagerfeld to know what the Kaiser of fashion was wearing.

Rami Malek – Cartier Tank Louis yellow gold black dial

rami malek watches at the 2023 met gala with Cartier Louis Tank

It is no coincidence that Rami Malek is considered one of the most elegant men in the world and chooses, to complete a black and white look (homage to the colors of Lagerfeld), a very elegant Cartier Tank Louis in yellow gold and black dial. Among other things, the actor is the protagonist of the new advertising campaign of the Maison, together with the legendary Catherine Deneuve.

Eddie Redmayne – Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra

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On the red carpet, Eddie Redmayne wore a sporty yet elegant Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra with a sand colored dial and a 38mm case.

Roger Federer – Rolex 1908 in white gold and black dial

White gold Rolex 1908 worn by Roger Federer at the Met Gala

The legendary tennis player, who has always been the face of Rolex, has chosen to wear the brand new Reference 52508, included this year in the catalog of the crowned house. It is in fact a “dress watch”, perfect to wear with a tuxedo. Class is not water and, on this occasion, Roger stood out with a classic and elegant choice. To know more about this model, read the article we wrote.

Jeremy Strong – Richard Mille RM 07-04

Richard Mille rm 07-04 worn by Jeremy Strong at the 2023 Met Gala

The American actor chose a sporty Richard Mille model with a green case and pink strap. A “particular” choice, like the rest of his look, considering that it is a model from the Richard Mille women’s line. Ergonomic and ultra-light, it is a timepiece specifically designed for sports.

Nicole Kidman – Vintage Omega

Nicole Kidman wearing an Omega Vintage at the 2023 Met Gala

The Australian actress went for an ethereal look, choosing the same dress she wore in the famous commercial for Chanel No. 5 from 2004. To enrich this outfit, a delicious and very precious Omega that belongs to the archives of the Maison and which is even part of the Omega museum. Thin strap, minimal case, this timepiece perfectly matches Kidman’s dreamy look.

Jackson Wang – Cartier Tank Cintrée Skeleton

Jackson Wang wears a Cartier Tank Cintrée skeletonized

The singer and TV presenter has chosen this superb Cartier model (Ref. WHTA0009), a limited edition of only 100 pieces, which stands out against a total black look. This timepiece, in platinum, boasts a particular skeleton and curved mechanism, which follows the shape of the case adapting perfectly to the wrist. Sublime!

James McAvoy – Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Chronograph 2023 rose gold

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverse Chronograph worn by James McAvoy at the Met Gala

The British actor sports a look that, with a mysterious black fan, pays homage to Kaiser Lagerfeld (usually using this accessory). The watch chosen by James McAvoy is superb, a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Chronograph in pink gold (Ref. Q389257J), which presents an indication of the hours and minutes on its two dials with contrasting and complementary styles. The first dial features the aesthetic codes of the Tribute line: iconic grooves, railway minute track, applied indexes and Dauphine hands that stand out against the black sunray dial. Once flipped into its brancard, the watch reveals a skeletonized second dial revealing the new Manufacture Caliber 860 and retrograde chronograph mechanics.

Nick Jonas – Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph

Nick Jonas at the Met Gala 2023 with an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak chronograph in steel with a gray dial

The American actor and singer walked the Met Gala red carpet accompanied by Priyanka Chopra, both in Valentino. On Nick Jonas’ wrist we find an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph with gray dial and 38 mm case.

Eileen Gu – IWC Automatic Portofino pink Day & Night 34

Eileen Gu with two IWCs AT the mET Gala 2023

In the case of American skier and model Eileen Gu, not one but two watches enrich her romantic outfit. On her wrist, the model wears a rose gold IWC Automatic Portofino with a set diamond, while she carries a rose gold pocket watch with jumping hours and minutes and small seconds. This is an unusual modern pocket watch, a tribute to the iconic Pallweber.

Kim Jones – Rolex Pre-Daytona 6238 silver

Kim Jones with a pre-daytona Rolex 6238 at the 2023 met gala

Fashion designer Kim Jones showed off the Rolex “Cosmograph” Ref. 6238. This is a particular model because the watch with this reference was the first chronograph of modern conception made by Rolex. Precisely for this reason it is known among collectors with the name of Pre-Daytona.

In this shot there is a bit of Italy, even if you can’t see it. In fact, very reliable sources have confirmed that this watch was bought by Kim Jones himself in Milan during Fashion Week.

Russell Westbrook – Patek Philippe Nautilus Pavé Sapphire (aftermarket)

Russel Westbrook with an aftermarket Patek Philippe Nautilus

Russell, Russell… why?

The US NBA basketball player is definitely not a follower of “less is more”! In fact, at the Met Gala he showed off a look that, among pearls, prints and bows, certainly got people talking. Not least the timepiece he chose, a Patek Philippe Nautilus with non-factory diamonds and sapphires but the result of a customization by Greg Yuna.

Michael Kors – Rolex Submariner 14060

Michael Kors with a Rolex Submariner 14060

As per tradition, the designer wears a black tuxedo paired with a classic Rolex Submariner 14060. The reference 14060 is the first modern Submariner reference which in the early 1990s replaced the historic ref. 5513.

Michelle Yeoh Richard Mille 07-01 Pavé

Michelle Yeoh with Richard Mille 07-01 with diamonds

The Oscar-winning actress chooses a model from the Maison of which she is an ambassador. This is the Richard Mille 07-01 in platinum and baguette-cut diamonds, which goes well with the black and white look sported for the event.

Simu Liu – Vacheron Constantin Overseas Ref. 4500V

Simu Liu with Vacheron Constantin Overseas time only at the Met Gala 2023

The actor chose a total black look and an extremely elegant and simple Vacheron Constantin model, with a black strap, featuring a design that pays homage to the Maltese cross, one of the watchmaking maison’s emblems.

Stormzy – Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5711/110P-001

Stormzy wears a Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/110P at the 2023 Met Gala

The British rapper exhibited a particular floral look (homage to the camellia, symbol of Chanel, the maison to which Lagerfeld was linked), combining a Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5711/110P-001. These are special models, out of print, that Patek Philippe reserved for its customers. In particular, this was introduced in 2019 and discontinued together with the other 5711 references in 2021.

Pusha T – Rolex Day-Date 40mm Ref. 228349RBR

Pusha T with Rolex Day Date in white gold and diamond set ref.  228349RBR

Not exactly a sober look, the one chosen by the American rapper. Let’s say that only the wrist is saved, where a superb Day-Date in white gold stands out, with a silvered dial, set with full brilliant diamonds and a president bracelet. We recall for the record that last year, on the occasion of Watches & Wonders, Rolex introduced a platinum variant of this same watch with reference 228346.

Bella Ramsey – Hublot Big Bang

Bella Ramsey with white Hublot Big Bang and diamond bezel at the 2023 met gala

The British actress, made famous by her role as Lyanna Mormont in the “Game of Thrones” series and who definitively rose to prominence with her role as Ellie in “The Last Of Us”, completes her look with a Hublot Big Bang (Ref. 361 .SE.2010.RW.1104) in steel and diamonds, with white strap.

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