The Met Gala 2021 truly expressed the spirit of American elegance, but all the watches worn were definitely Swiss. Here are all of the arm candies we’ve spotted.
Riding the tabloids today, it looks like every Hollywood star, rapper and American sportsman has graced the steps of the Met Gala 2021. From Kim K’s all-black Balenciaga look to Lil Nas X’s gold outfit, there’s been a lot of fashion headlines that came out of the event. However, while being the most extravagant fashion night of the year, it was also a royal celebration of celebrity watches and fine watchmaking.
We’ve rounded up the best watches that caught our eye at the 2021 Met Gala.
Pharrell Williams wearing an iced Richard Mille RM 67-01
Although a Richard Mille watch is dedicated to him, Pharrel decided to wear his other RM on the beige carpet. The 67-01 with a personalized case set with diamonds. Interestingly, the baseplate and bridges of this watch are made of grade 5 titanium and finished in a gray and black electroplasmic treatment.
Anthony Vaccarello, YSL Creative Designer wears a Cartier Tank
How lucky Vaccarello is to have two beauties on his arms – ROSE from BlackPink and a Tank from Cartier. In Cartier’s signature style, the watch is simply stunning and extremely vintage. Just the way it should be. Anthony’s all-black look certainly completes the room.
Kid Cudi struts in BAPE x Ben Baller G-Shock
Well, we’re as confused as you are here looking at this photo of Kid Cudi at the 2021 Met Gala. It’s arguably not a quintessential Gala aesthetic, but hey, who makes the rules? Cudi sported an elegant BAPE X Ben Baller G-Shock with a pink case and red strap adding to the vibrancy of his look.
Justin Bieber sports a gold Rolex Daytona
Besides getting into the ‘bad suit’ trend, good ol ‘JB wore a lovely Rolex Daytona, which appears to be in yellow gold. Granted, a strange model choice from Rolex to wear on a red carpet, but it manages to do it. Despite its rich heritage of vintage motorsport, the Daytona’s design is still stately enough for the most prestigious red carpets.
Simu Liu showing off his Jacob & Co. Astronomia Solar
Keep this photo away from DJ Khaled before he decides to add the Jacob & Co piece to his collection. Canadian actor Simu Liu wore a spectacular J&C Astronomia Solar to the Galas, with a glowing dial and what appears to be a platinum case. The red tone of the leather strap is simply delicious. Absolute stunner at the 2021 Met Gala.
Vintage 1972 Omega Speedmaster Mk II by Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon was perhaps the only celebrity to wear a vintage timepiece that night, certainly impressive. He also posted a close-up photo of this 1972 Omega Speedmaster MK II on his IG. In the style of Speedmaster, the piece has a stainless steel case, a black dial and a chronograph movement. Such a classic.
Stephen Curry and his Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Power Reserve Dual Time
American basketball player Stephen Curry sported a very special Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Power Reserve Dual Time with a diamond-set case and bezel that elegantly complement its black and gold aesthetic. On a separate note, we also love this leather cuff.
All images: Courtesy of respective IG profiles and Getty Images