Monday night’s Met Gala and its Gilded Glamor theme left a lot to interpretation. Many attendees wore tuxedos with coattails, tiaras, and canes. Riz Ahmed addressed “a love letter to immigrant workers” who helped make the Gilded Age so gilded. Sebastian Stan went for a head-to-toe highlighter in pink and didn’t worry too much about the theme. The watches, too, came in a wide variety, showing off all the ways attendees interpreted glamor. That’s what’s so exciting about watches in 2022: there are more than a few ways to crush a red carpet and look elegant when it comes to wristwear. Here are the best watches from the 2022 Met Gala.
Pete Davidson’s Rolex Datejust
The Datejust, one of Rolex’s more entry-level pieces, isn’t the first watch from the Crown that comes to mind when you think of glamor. But Davidson’s watch packs a secret ornate punch: the hour markers are made out of diamonds.
Ryan Reynolds’s Omega Speedmaster
This watch hits every note Reynolds needs for a Met Gala flex. The watch is brand new. It comes with an 18-carat gold case and on-trend green dial. And, of course, the Speedy has a story coming out of the wazoo: this is the watch that was part of the first moon landing.