The same way men level up their wardrobes for the Golden Globes, showing up to the red carpet in their very best tuxes, guys also reach for the fine timepieces in their jewelry collections. Accordingly, the watches at the Globes on Sunday had a different flavor than the ones that we encounter on a regular, week-to-week basis. Daniel Craig proved that emulating James Bond is a surefire way to look great. Cartier and Chopard stepped back into the spotlight. And Ellen DeGeneres reminded us that there are few collectors who can go wrist for wrist with her. These are the best watches from the 2020 Golden Globes.
Daniel Craig’s Omega Speedmaster Automatic Chronometer
Turns out that all it takes to turn the Speedmaster—the prototypical sports watch—into a timepiece that shines on the red carpet is making it in red gold.
Ellen DeGeneres’s Patek Philippe 5271P
DeGeneres casually wore a $268,760 Patek Philippe to accept the Carol Burnett Award at last night’s Globes. This thing is spectacular: the bezel and lugs are set with 58 diamonds, its complications include a chronograph and perpetual calendar, and it’s looped around DeGeneres’s wrist with an alligator-leather strap.
Rami Malek Cartier Tank Solo
Rami Malek has consistently worn his Cartier Tank over the past year, both on and off red carpets. But the iconic dress watch never looks more at home than when it’s paired with a tux.
Kevin Pollak’s Franck Muller Conquistador “King Taormina”
Franck Muller: now there’s a name I haven’t heard in a while! Muller, the undisputed watch prince of the ‘90s, made a surprise appearance on the red carpet on the wrist of actor Kevin Pollak. Those looping, Mad-Hatter numerals are a signature of Muller’s, but Pollak’s model, with its red accents, is limited to only 200 pieces total.
Nicholas Braun’s Omega De Ville Tresor Master Co-Axial Chronometer
On Succession, you can imagine Cousin Greg, searching desperately for a symbol of wealth, a small totem that might help him fit in, reaching for a watch with a bezel lined with diamonds. At the Globes, you can imagine Nicholas Braun wearing the same thing. The De Ville is proof that Omega, the brand best known for making sport watches up to NASA astronaut standards, can make a great dress watch, too.
Jason Momoa's Cartier Ballon Bleu
Cartier’s watch department has long been held up by iconic shapes like the Tank, the Crash, and the Santos. Looking at the Ballon Bleu, barely larger than a half-dollar, you might assume it carries the same long history. But the watch was only introduced in the mid-2000s—even so, it’s already become one of the brand’s best-selling pieces.
Kieran Culkin’s Chopard L.U.C XP Skeletec
It seems Succession gang all got the same memo: diamond-set bezels. Copy that.
Stellan Skarsgard’s Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso
While the red carpet is the best excuse an actor has to wear his best dress watches, Chernobyl’s Skarsgard instead wore one of the most iconic sports watches in history. The Reverso was originally made so polo players could flip the face of the watch around and avoid damaging the more delicate dial.
Orlando Bloom Rolex GMT-Master II “Pepsi”
Orlando Bloom, who didn’t show up for the actual awards ceremony, wore a GMT “Pepsi” on the afterparty circuit. Based on the long, heavy-on-the-Ricky-Gervais ceremony, that might have been the best move.
Originally Appeared on GQ