The highly anticipated 75th Emmy Awards ceremony is finally over, and it came with its share of memorable moments. From an unconventional opening monologue by actor-comedian Anthony Anderson, who kept his act largely musical, to an emotional Christina Applegate making her way to the stage amidst a standing ovation, the shindig was an eyecatcher in the truest sense.
Applegate’s reception was not the only tearjerker we had in the Emmy Awards in 2024. Soundtracked by Charlie Puth and The War and Treaty, the In Memoriam segment saw a heartfelt rendition of the theme song of the ’90s popular sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S. to mourn the loss of Matthew Perry. The segment paid tribute to other stars we lost since the previous Emmys, starting from Harry Belafonte, and Leslie Jordan to Paul Reubens and several others.
Ever since Jo Koy’s heavily criticised opening number at the Golden Globes 2024, producers of award shows have been on their guard, and the hosts have stuck to conventional scripts. But the Emmy Awards saw Anderson tread a different path as he kicked off the show with a little housekeeping announcement. To adhere to the tight schedule, he urged everyone to keep the acceptance speeches short. And in this timekeeping endeavour, he had his mother Doris Bowman beside him to ensure brevity, who announced her presence from backstage with the words “Time’s up, baby, cut to the chase!”
Speaking of time, we couldn’t help but notice that a host of the attendees sported eye-catching timepieces on their wrists. On that note, we bring to you some of the best watches we spotted at the Emmy Awards in 2024, both on the red carpet and inside the auditorium.
Which are the best watches we saw at the Emmy Awards 2024?
Jeremy Allen White’s Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix
One of the grandest stars of the night, Jeremy Allen White bagged the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy for his portrayal of the troubled yet charismatic chef Carmen Berzatto in The Bear. Besides his charming personality and the stunning white tuxedo, the Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix self-winding timepiece on his wrist completed his award-winning portrait.
The timepiece, which portrays a retro-contemporary style, is inspired by a 1950s model by the same luxury watchmaker. This pink gold-coloured watch houses the caliber 1326, and its hands and indexes are coated with Super Lumi-Nova, a luminescent material that stores light during the day and glows in the dark.
For us, this Vacheron Constantin offering ranks among the best watches we spotted at the Emmy Awards in 2024.
The IWC Portugieser on Tom Hiddleston’s wrist
Arguably one of the best and boldest luxury watches seen at the Emmy Awards in 2024, the IWC Skeleton Portugieser Minute Repeater fittingly belonged on the wrist of the beloved ‘God of Mischief’, Tom Hiddleston. The actor, who portrayed the character of Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sported a special edition of the IWC Portugieser Minute Repeater with a skeletonised dial, rose gold hands and a white minute ring.
The timepiece features a 98950 caliber and offers up to 46 hours of power backup. It also comes with a skeletonised rhodium-plated hand-wound movement and a Breguet hairspring.
Colman Domingo’s Omega Constellation Globemaster with yellow gold bezel
An Emmy Award winner in 2022 for the HBO show Euphoria, Colman Domingo has been in the news this awards season for his performance in Rustin. Even though he did not win an Emmy in 2024, his Omega Constellation Globemaster did not fail to catch our attention. The timepiece, fitted with the revolutionary co-axial master chronometer caliber 8900, perfectly complemented Domingo’s bold personality.
Featuring a 39-millimetre stainless steel case with a yellow-gold fluted bezel, the Constellation Globemaster is a watch worthy of the star who wore it.
The Omega Constellation Globemaster on Young Mazino
His splendid performance in the Netflix series Beef earned Young Mazino a nomination in the ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie’ category. As a result, he was in everyone’s attention, and we did not miss this opportunity to spot the Omega Constellation Globemaster on his wrist.
Much akin to Colman Domingo’s timepiece, this Omega model comes with a similar co-axial master chronometer caliber 8900. The only difference lies in the material of the fluted bezel on the stainless steel case — instead of yellow gold, the bezel is made of a scratchproof hard metal.
Bill Hader’s Omega Speedmaster Chronoscope
Bill Hader is no stranger to the Emmy Awards, and in 2024, he was nominated in as many as four categories for the black comedy crime drama series on HBO named Barry. Besides sharing a kiss with his partner Ali Wong, Hader also caught netizen’s attention for sporting an Omega Speedmaster Chronoscope at the awards ceremony.
Arguably one of Omega’s largest watches, the 43-millimetre model is crafted in stainless steel and comes with a silvery dial and blackened subdials. The watch also sports the co-axial master chronometer caliber 9908 and is deserving of its spot on the list of the best watches worn at the Emmy Awards in 2024.
The Omega De Ville Tresor on Ariana DeBose
We kept an eye out for Ariana DeBose, and sure enough, the Omega De Ville Tresor sporting 18 kt moonshine gold on her wrist was worth the wait when she walked down the red carpet. The slim case of the watch features 38 full-cut diamonds which curve along each side of the timepiece. The moonshine gold mesh bracelet has a silk-like pattern on it and a foldover clasp. This elegant timepiece comes with the Omega Caliber 4061 under the hood.
The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph on Nicholas Braun
Even though he lost the award for Best Supporting Actor to his fellow Succession star Matthew Macfayden, Nicholas Braun’s time at the Emmy Awards in 2024 was all beer and skittles. Throughout the show, the actor wore a broad smile on his face and a Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph on his wrist.
Elegant yet casual, this particular timepiece comes with a rubber strap and a black dial. The watch houses a column-wheel chronograph enhanced by a date aperture between four and five o’clock. Its self-winding movement comes with the stamp of the Hallmark of Geneva and makes use of the caliber 5200.
Donald Glover’s Tank Louis Cartier
Summing up the list of the best watches we spotted at the Emmy Awards in 2024 is Donald Glover with his Tank Louis Cartier watch. Glover is known for his bold outfits and accessories, and his latest choice of watch is in tandem with his personality.
The watch is powered by a mechanical movement with manual winding. The case is made of 18-carat yellow gold, and the crown sports a sapphire on top. A red lacquer effect adorns the dial, and the watch is complete with a semi-matte burgundy alligator-skin strap with an 18-carat yellow gold ardillon buckle.
(Main Image Credits: Courtesy Ilaria Urbinati/Instagram and Roger Gonzalez Show/Instagram; Featured Image Credits: Courtesy Ilaria Urbinati/Instagram)
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