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Even When Naked, a Watch is a Must-Have Accessory At the Oscars — Just Ask John Cena

Watch spotting at the Oscars is always catnip for timepiece lovers, as the biggest stars walk the red carpet wearing a parade of hyped horological mechanisms by the likes of Omega, Vacheron Constantin, Jacob & Co., IWC, Cartier and Rolex (typically their own as that brand doesn’t gift or lend its pieces).

Falling into that latter category at Oscars 2024 was John Cena, who appeared nearly naked onstage during the telecast to announce the award for best costume design.

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In addition to his modesty garment and a pair of Birkenstocks, the only other item the actor sported was his own Rolex Explorer II watch, which featured a white dial and an arrow-shaped 24-hour hand, as spotted by Watch Pro. The watch, which can display two time zones simultaneously, retails for $9,650.

Apparently, even when you’re naked at the Academy Awards, you don’t want to be without a trusty timepiece.

Read on to see more timepieces worn by top talent at the 96th Academy Awards, sported on the wrists of everyone from Oscar winners Robert Downey Jr. and Da’Vine Joy Randolph to Roger Federer and Simu Liu.

Bradley Cooper and Cillian Murphy Rock Louis Vuitton and Omega

Maestro best actor nominee Bradley Cooper, who is an ambassador for Louis Vuitton’s Tambour watch, was dressed head-to-toe by the French luxury house. To go with his custom black double-breasted jacket (which featured turquoise buttons) and matching flared pants, Cooper wore Louis Vuitton’s rose-gold 40mm Tambour self-winding watch with integrated bracelet, which retails for $52,000.

Bradley Cooper and Cillian Murphy Watches
From left: Bradley Cooper and the Louis Vuitton Tambour watch he wore at the 2024 Oscars; Cillian Murphy and the Omega De Ville Prestige that was on his wrist that evening

Also at the Oscars, Cillian Murphy — the night’s best actor winner for Oppenheimer — wore a custom Atelier Versace suit, a custom J. Robert Oppenheimer-inspired brooch by Sauvereign, and a watch by Omega with a vintage look that felt in keeping with the period in which the film is set. Murphy’s handsome 41mm stainless steel Omega De Villa Prestige is highlighted by a vertically patterned pine green dial in a sun-brushed finish. (Currently unavailable online, it retails for $5,100.)

Ryan Gosling Goes for Pink Diamonds in TAG Heuer

To go with his custom Gucci black suit for the Oscars red carpet — which featured metallic detailing — Ryan Gosling accessorized with a highly special TAG Heuer watch that features pink diamonds (on the dial and on the crown).

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Ryan Gosling in custom Gucci at Oscars 2024; the TAG Heuer Plasma timepiece he wore

The best supporting actor nominee for Barbie — who brought electrifying Kenergy to his performance of “I’m Just Ken” during the Oscars telecast — wore TAG Heuer’s recently released Carrera Plasma Diamant d’Avant Garde timepiece featuring indexes set with white baguette-cut lab-grown diamonds. A TAG Heuer ambassador, Gosling next stars in The Fall Guy, due out May 3; expect to see him wearing TAG Heuer timepieces in this latest film, as he’s previously worn the brand’s watches in The Gray Man and Barbie (albeit vintage pieces).

Jon Batiste Flexes An Independent, American-Made Brand

J.N. Shapiro Resurgence timepiece and Jon Batiste
J.N. Shapiro Resurgence timepiece and Jon Batiste

American Symphony Oscar nominee Jon Batiste paired his burgundy Zegna look with a beautifully designed watch in rose gold by an American company, J.N. Shapiro. Made in-house in California, the 38mm Resurgence timepiece ($85k) features an array of engine-turned patterns including barleycorn and watchmaker Joshua Shapiro’s signature Infinity weave. The Resurgence is also available in white gold, tantalum, steel and dark zirconium versions.

Dwayne Johnson Matches his Greys

Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson

The Oscar presenter paired his graphite Dolce & Gabbana suit with Bulgari’s ultra-thin 42mm Octo Finissimo featuring a titanium case and grey dial; $19,300, available at bulgari.com and saksfifthavenue.com.

Roger Federer Wears a Reverse Panda Daytona Le Mans

The tennis legend, who attended the Oscars for the second time, wore his own Rolex, a Daytona Le Mans in white gold. The 40mm watch, Ref. 126529LN, was released in 2023 by Rolex to mark the 100th anniversary of the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Retailing for $51,400, it features a Cerachrom bezel and a reverse panda dial. (Mark Wahlberg also owns Rolex’s new Daytona Le Mans, according to Robb Report.)

Roger Federer and Watch
Roger Federer at Oscars 2024; the Rolex Daytona Le Mans he wore.

Federer is also in the accessories game in another way: The tennis star last year inked a deal to co-design a line of eyewear with Oliver Peoples. One of the first offerings from the line, classic sunglasses called Mr. Federer, are available for pre-order at oliverpeoples.com.

Robert Downey Jr. Wins in Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso Tribute Chronograph

With two previous nominations, in 2009 for Tropic Thunder and in 1993 for Chaplin, Robert Downey Jr. notched his first win at the Academy Awards, picking up the gold statuette for best supporting actor for Oppenheimer. He did so wearing Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Art Deco-inspired Reverso Tribute Chronograph timepiece in pink gold.

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Robert Downey Jr. at the Oscars with his statuette; the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch he wore on his winning night

The noted watch collector — who’s owned timepieces over the years by Urwerk, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe and Rolex — also wore an all-black suit by Saint Laurent. On his lapel, he pinned Tiffany & Co.’s Elsa Peretti Amapola brooch to make an extra statement.

Simu Liu Had the World on his Wrist in Jacob & Co.

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Simu Liu at the 2024 Oscars and the Jacob & Co. watch he sported.

The Barbie star, one of the best-dressed celebrities at the 2024 Oscars, paired his Fendi Men’s tuxedo and De Beers diamond brooch (which was used as a closure for his jacket) with Jacob & Co.’s The World Is Yours Dual Time Zone timepiece. The three-dimensional-appearing watch spotlights a lacquered blue dial with the continents of the earth crafted in rose gold.

Da’Vine Joy Randolph Is Meteoric in Omega

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Da’Vine Joy Randolph at the Oscars and the Omega Constellation watch she wore

The night’s best supporting actress winner for The Holdovers, Da’Vine Joy Randolph was positively beaming throughout the evening wearing a custom gown by Louis Vuitton accessorized with Moussaieff jewels and Omega’s 28mm Constellation watch in steel with diamond hour markers, a diamond-set bezel and a dial made of meteorite that had been given a lavender color treatment. (Currently unavailable online, it retails for $9,800.)

Sterling K. Brown Knows How to Show Off a Watch

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Sterling K. Brown at the Oscars and his IWC Portugieser Regulateur Tourbillon timepiece

Many actors, including American Fiction best supporting actor nominee Sterling K. Brown, have perfected the art of posing on the red carpet in a nonchalant way that also nicely shows off the status watch on their wrist. For the Oscars, Brown’s look was pitch-perfect classic, in a Dior Men tuxedo, worn with a Boucheron brooch and IWC’s manually wound Portugieser Regulateur Tourbillon (Ref. IW544603), a 43mm timepiece crafted in white gold and featuring a grey dial. The actor recently spoke to THR about his red-carpet style aesthetic.

Colman Domingo Goes Classic in Omega’s De Ville Prestige

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Colman Domingo at the Oscars and his Omega De Ville Prestige dress watch

One of the undisputed red carpet style stars of this awards season, Colman Domingo didn’t disappoint on Oscar night, looking debonair in a custom Louis Vuitton double-breast jacket with gold crystal buttons and matching flared pants. The best actor nominee for Rustin accessorized his look with a monogram bowtie that centered a Louis Vuitton brooch, plus a classic dress watch from Omega, the 40mm De Ville Prestige timepiece in stainless steel featuring a black dial and alternating Roman numerals. (It retails for $4,600.)

Ke Huy Quan in See-Through Cartier

Ke Huy Quan
Ke Huy Quan at the Oscars and the Cartier Santos-Dumont Skeleton he donned

Last year’s best supporting Oscar winner for Everything Everywhere All At Once, Ke Huy Quan wore a stunner of a timepiece, Cartier’s large model Santos-Dumont Skeleton Watch with Micro-Rotor. Retailing for $41,600, the completely skeletonized automatic watch features a case in 18k yellow gold with blue lacquer, blued-steel hands and a blue alligator leather strap. Quan also sported some of the best jewelry at the 2024 Oscars, a vintage Cartier Tradition Chevron clip from 1938 crafted with sapphires and diamonds.

Anya Taylor-Joy’s Dainty Bracelet Watch

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Anya Taylor-Joy at the Oscars and the Jaeger-LeCoultre’s 101 Reine she wore

A global ambassador for Jaeger-LeCoultre, Anya Taylor-Joy found the perfect complement to her Dior haute couture scalloped gown: a watch that wears and sparkles like a diamond bracelet. Her Jaeger-LeCoultre 101 Reine timepiece in white gold is adorned with diamonds and features a mother-of-pearl dial. The watch mechanism is the 101 Calibre; created in 1929, it remains the world’s smallest mechanical movement.

Chris Hemsworth Goes for the Gold in Limited-Edition Audemars Piguet

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Chris Hemsworth at the Oscars and the Audemars Piguet watch he wore

Chris Hemsworth dispensed with a tie on the Academy Awards red carpet but did accessorize with an intriguing limited-edition watch from Audemars Piguet. This Royal Oak Self-Winding Chronograph, made in an edition of only 202 pieces, is a collaboration with designer Matthew Williams’ 1017 ALYX 9SM brand. The minimalist yellow-gold watch retails for $90,400.

Taylor Zakhar-Perez Chooses Vacheron Constantin

Taylor Zakhar Perez
Taylor Zakhar Perez

Along with his blue-and-black Prada tuxedo, Taylor Zakhar Perez, the star of Amazon’s 2023 rom-com Red, White and Royal Blue, sported Vacheron Constantin’s Traditionelle Tourbillon Retrograde Date Openface timepiece in yellow gold with a grey dial, retrograde date display and tourbillon at six o’clock. (Price upon request at vacheron-constantin.com.)

Christian Friedel’s Tonal Burgundy

Christian Friedel
Christian Friedel

The Zone of Interest star embraced burgundy tones on the 2024 Oscars red carpet, wearing a richly hued Zegna suit complemented by Cartier’s large model Tank Louis Cartier watch in 18k yellow gold with leather strap (which retails for $13,000).

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