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Let’s Dress The Wrists At Cannes 2022

THM Desk
26 May 2022 |
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We’ve seen many festivals being celebrated, film festivals even. But, then there’s Cannes. A beautiful to the world of cinema, this glitzy red carpet festival is one to look out for! Held in Cannes, France, 2022 saw the whos-who walk the red carpet in haute couture, extravagant gowns and classy tuxedos.

Credits: AFP - Getty Images
Credits: AFP - Getty Images

While A-list Hollywood stars travelled across the globe to walk the red carpet, this festival was one glamorous affair. Well, for us, some looks did really catch the eye! While they were all-encompassing and chic enough, pairing a watch that just fits their style and silhouette would be the cherry on the cake!

Since we witnessed quite a few naked wrists this year, here are our watch recommendations for the looks that stood out the most:

1. Deepika Padukone: Chopard Happy Diamonds Joaillerie with a Tahitian mother-of-pearl dial.

Saris are sure a beautiful way to celebrate the Indian handloom and Deepika Padukone, a jury member at Cannes 2022, pulled it off with élan! The one-shouldered couture sari by Sabyasachi she wore to the premiere of Final Cut, inspired by the Bengal Tiger, was a highlight. It was a specific tribute to her own Indian ancestry, hand-blocked and embroidered.

Deepika Padukone: Chopard Happy Diamonds Joaillerie with a Tahitian mother-of-pearl dial.

And the watch we’d recommend to match this couture - Happy Diamonds Joaillerie by Chopard. Happy Diamonds watches exude a lighthearted, independent character that lends itself to endless transformations. It dances around the dial, whirling between two sapphire crystals in an extremely exquisite display of mischief. An inner round dial with sensuous leaf-shaped hands tells the time in Tahitian grey mother-of-pearl with dazzling rainbow reflections. It is encircled by an outer dial that serves as a stage for 15 dancing diamonds.

The Happy Diamonds Joaillerie is 38 mm in diameter and comes with a grey brushed canvas strap that matches the colour of the Tahitian mother-of-pearl and a diamond-set rose gold buckle. A little mischief to add to the black and gold couture, why not?

2. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Longines DolceVita 2016

Gaurav Gupta, a fashion designer, says he wanted to create a unique moment for actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's 20th year at the Cannes Film Festival, so he presented her as the "new-concept Venus." On the third day of the continuing film gala for the premiere of "Armageddon Time," she wore a custom-made queen pink sculpted design.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Longines DolceVita 2016

A gown that took 20 days and 100 craftspeople to make, it sure created chatter and left people awestruck! Now, which watch could possibly match Ash’s elegance and spiritual spirit? We know just the one for her: Longines DolceVita Dual Tone 2016. It is a tribute to the pleasure of life, inspired by the "Dolce Vita."

3. Anne Hathaway: Serpenti Misteriosi Romani watch with white gold handcuff

Looking delicate and goddess-like, Anne Hathaway’s look in a sequined gown designed by Giorgio Armani has left me obsessed! Quoting NY Times which called her fashion “Sparking Rennaissance”, we couldn’t agree more. A large bow-shaped shawl draped around her shoulders and down her back, which extended into a trail behind Hathaway, adding to the drama of the outfit. The Mediterranean Reverie necklace, a piece from Bulgari's new Eden The Garden of Wonders High Jewelry collection that featured a royal blue cushion cut sapphire from Sri Lanka and suited the rest of the set flawlessly, was the pièce de résistance.

Let’s Dress The Wrists At Cannes 2022

To add to this angelic look, we’d recommend the Serpenti Misteriose Romani watch with an 18 KT White Gold Handcuff, a white gold snake body set with round brilliant-cut diamonds, a headset with a flower in pear-shaped and marquise-shaped diamonds, two pear-shaped emeralds, and dial entirely set with round brilliant-cut diamonds. The Serpenti Romani Secret Watch combines the enticing charm of the serpent with brilliant gems and a powerful design, inspired by the manchettes that powerfully twist the wrists of gladiators and the iconic jewels worn by renowned seductresses of Ancient Rome. Enough said?

4. Blake Lively: Rolex Everose Gold and Diamond Lady-Datejust 28 mm

One look that was full of homages to New York City at Cannes 2022 would be Blake’s! She was dressed in a Versace couture look that shifted from golden to green to reflect the oxidation of the renowned New York City monument.

The outfit had a huge copper bow at the hip that extended into a lengthy, dramatic train when Lively initially arrived. As she proceeded down the red carpet, the bow untied, revealing the lovely green colour underneath. With the stunning colour change and paying homage to the architecture of the Empire State Building, I’m totally in awe!

Let’s Dress The Wrists At Cannes 2022

With already so much going on with the outfit, the diamond-studded crown and clutch, we’d recommend a classic watch! The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady Datejust 28mm exudes grace, resistance, passion, precision and elegance- all attributes that match Blake’s personality. Everose, a special 18 ct pink gold alloy designed and cast by Rolex, with a little darker color and delicate bluish tones than regular pink gold. Its stylish and modern color contrasts beautifully with Rolesor versions, which combine Oystersteel and gold.

5. Hailey Bieber: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Precious Flowers

Model Hailey Baldwin Bieber stole the show at the Met Gala 2022 with her lovely appearance. Hailey looked absolutely stunning in a white silk Saint Laurent gown with a halter neckline and a high slit.

With her Met Gala 2022 style, Hailey channeled Jerry Hall and teamed the satin silk gown with a sleek top knot, sending out serious fashion goals. She kept her make-up simple, opting for a light bronze eyeshadow and a sleek eyeliner.

Let’s Dress The Wrists At Cannes 2022

We believe Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso One Precious Flowers would be the perfect addition to her naked wrist. The blooms are enamelled in graduated tones of blue, and the foliage is entirely set with diamonds, with a light blue lacquered background providing striking contrast. A reverse-set diamond adorns the winding crown, and grain-set diamonds decorate the entire case, curving flawlessly from front to back.

6. Julia Roberts: Chopard Happy Sport White Gold

Julia Roberts' sassy outfit was flawless! Roberts attended a screening of the film 'Armageddon Time' and walked the red carpet. Julia wore a Louis Vuitton tuxedo jumpsuit with tails as she arrived in formal clothes. She paired her long curly hair with a pair of strappy black shoes to complete her head-turning ensemble.

A gleaming Chopard necklace with a 100-carat yellow diamond in the middle and white uncut diamonds on the side chain completed the actress's ensemble. Wait, a 100-carat yellow diamond? Why not pair that look with the Happy Sport Ethical White Gold Watch.

Let’s Dress The Wrists At Cannes 2022

Chopard's whimsical, free-spinning jewels, dancing between two sapphire crystals, have captivated imaginations since 1993, when Chopard became the first Maison to unite steel and diamonds. Chopard used its watchmaking expertise to outfit the Happy Sport Oval with a mechanical movement with an automatic winding mechanism designed specifically for feminine cases. This oval stunner is set with 9.60 carats and a mother-of-pearl dial with a guilloche center. No match for that 100 carat on her neck but certainly will make a statement on the wrist.

7. Kim Kardashian: Blancpain 1930’s Jewellery Watch (Marilyn Monroe)

Kim Kardashian likes a good Met Gala red carpet surprise, so it's no surprise that whispers of her dramatic metamorphosis into Marilyn Monroe were circulating 48 hours before the event. The main unveiling of course, was nothing short of jaw-dropping. The reference was apparent as she walked the red carpet in the classic shimmering gown, her golden blonde hair elegantly coiffed.

Let’s Dress The Wrists At Cannes 2022
With all things paying homage to Marilyn Monroe, we have just the watch for Kim K- Blancpain’s 1930s jewellery watch that belonged to Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe's Blancpain watch could have been a present from her third husband, playwright Arthur Miller. Its white rectangular dial with yellow hour-markers and blue hands, as well as the mention "Rayville Watch Co. 17 Jewels" on its tiny mechanical FHF 59 movement, is crafted in platinum and paved with 71 round-cut diamonds and two marquise-cut diamonds. This exquisite watch's slim geometry and structured setting strike the perfect mix between avant-gardism and elegance, day and night. The watch has a one-of-a-kind way of mixing charm, innovation, and a distinct personality. Iconic with a timeless vibe, just like Monroe herself.

Cannes 2022 was nothing short of dramatic and a display of extravagant silhouettes. With many a naked wrists, these watch recommendations could just be the right accessory to complete the look! What do you think?