Rare and Unique Watch Finds At MET Gala 2024 Which Nailed The Theme “The Garden of Time”

THM Desk
7 May 2024 |
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When Alia Bhatt sashayed down the MET Gala Red Carpet in a floral creation created by ace Indian designer Sabyasachi, which gracefully depicted the theme The Garden Of Time it surely grabbed eyeballs. However, it was watches that were the true showstoppers at this year’s Gala. With a theme that lends itself so completely to the world of watches has been chosen for the official dress code, is it any surprise that the watches of MET Gala stole the show? Many of the attendees on the star studded guest list took the theme literally and displayed an array of beautiful watches that conformed to the set dress code.

Every year the MET Gala, also known as The Costume Institute Benefit takes place in the month of May, and is a fundraiser that benefits the museum's Costume Institute. The famed Red Carpet is a significant moment in pop culture as a slew of celebrities from all across the globe attend the event sporting their most outlandish looks and accessories. This year did not disappoint as we were treated to some of the most stunning creations that made their appearance on the carpet. Read on to see how your favourite celebrities accessorized their looks as they interpreted this year’s theme. 

Chris Hemsworth 

Chris Hemsworth channeled his inner Thor and sported a strong wrist game with this Chopard Alpine Eagle timepiece. Opting for a more refined and understated watch, Hemsworth chose the timepiece in rose gold with a diamond bezel. Known for his love for bold timepieces, this elegant watch perfectly complimented his neutral toned suit. 

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Barry Keoghan 

Leaning into the theme Garden of Time, Barry Keoghan showcased not one, not two but three timepieces on the carpet, all from the brand Omega. Perhaps the most special of the trifecta is a rare 1930’s Omega Lépine “Sideros” pocket watch in the art déco style. He further accessorized his Mad Hatter style look with a De Ville Prestige in yellow gold, and a Seamaster Aqua Terra in 18K Sedna Gold and diamonds. 

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Lil Nas X 

Lil Nas X went full glam with his choice of wrist candy as he sported a white gold Piaget vintage dress watch with a green malachite dial. The textured bracelet which housed the dial is a Piaget signature making it a true icon among icons. 



True to the Gala’s theme Usher adorned the extremely rare and highly coveted Jacob & Co. Billionaire III Ruby timepiece that redefines extravagance in every way. Set in 18k white gold and stunning rubies totalling 147.65 carats, the watch reportedly costs a whopping $5,00,000.

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Ben Simmons

NBA forward Ben Simmons brought his A-game on the red carpet as well as he was seen flaunting a clock briefcase along with a gem-set Patek Phillipe Aquanaut Luce “Rainbow” on his wrist. The technicolored chronograph features a 39.9 mm rose-gold case, a mother-of-pearl dial engraved with the signature Aquanaut pattern, and a red strap.

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Serena Williams 

Tennis Legend Serena Williams and Audemars Piguet are a classic combination. Sporting the brand new Sand Gold Royal Oak Flying Tourbillon Openworked timepiece by the watchmaker, Williams has made her love for watches from the brand pretty clear. Paired with this ultra-glamorous gold cocktail gown, she dazzles both on the field as well as the red carpet.  


Alexander Skarsgård

Succession star Alexander Skarsgård gave tech mogul vibes as he strapped on a Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Titanium Racing Grey 42mm. This all black timepiece was a perfect match for his formal black suit that screamed quiet luxury.   

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Jeff Goldblum 

The actor came decked out in Tiffany & Co. brooches, two pairs of glasses, white gloves, a smart black overcoat and more Tiffany on his wrist, with the brand’s Cocktail 2-Hand watch. The timepiece comes with a black satin strap, a bezel set with round diamonds, and a white guilloché dial. Classy and niche, he surely nailed the theme! 


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Michelle Yeoh 

Michelle Yeoh once again owned the red carpet with her new Richard Mille RM 07-01. A perfect marriage between playful and sophisticated the timepiece effortlessly blends the use of ceramic, golds and bright colours. Paired with this silver foiled gown she really added a touch of elegance to her look. 

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