Watch and Brand News Oscar Worthy Watches

Last night was the 88th Annual Academy Awards and more than just the Hollywood elite were present on the red carpet. The stars dressed to the nines in their tuxedos and gowns but some of the biggest stars also dressed up their wrists! Here are just a few of the watches that were spotted last night, what watches did you see?

Red Carpet Watches

Chris Evans

Chris Evans

Known for his role as Captain America in the Marvel Comics turned movie franchise, Chris Evans dressed a little different than his typical Captain America suit. He was dressed in a classic black tuxedo with satin lapels and bow tie. Although he wasn’t nominated for anything, he did take the stage last night to present an award for sound mixing.

To top off his tuxedo, Evans could be seen wearing an IWC Portugieser Hand Wound Eight Day in rose gold with an ardoise dial. This classic dress watch paired perfectly with his tuxedo and on the red carpet.

Dev Patel

Dev Patel

Another presenter, not up for any awards was Dev Patel. He is best known for his role in Slumdog Millionaire; a role in which he won many awards.  Last night while presenting, he could be seen wearing an IWC Portugieser Automatic in stainless steel with a white dial.

The Portuieser Automatic with a white dial was the perfect addition to his tuxedo. The bright white dial drew eyes directly to his wrist. The blue hands played off of the darkness of the tuxedo rounding out his style.

Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne at the Oscars

Omega Ambassador and British style icon, Eddie Redmayne was spotted wearing a Globemaster, the world’s first Master Chronometer. He was nominated for his role in The Danish Girl. The Globemaster features striking silver and grey details which complemented the actor’s individual take on a formal black tie. Redmayne is not afraid to take style risks with his wardrobe, although the would be classified as the perfect pair rather than a style risk.

The Globemaster features a simple yet captivating design with it’s sleek case, fluted bezel and classic “Pie Pan” dial. At its core, the watch is driven y the Omega Co-Axial Master Chrnometer Calibre 8900 with anti-magnetic technology.

The Real Winner

To round out the Academy Awards, we can’t forget to mention that Leonardo DiCaprio finally took home an Oscar for his role in The Revenant. His win broke the twitter record, previously held by Ellen DeGeneres at 255,000 tweets per minute; DiCaprio’s win generated more than 440,000 tweets per minute. DiCaprio has been known to wear Tag Heuer, Breitling and Jaeger-LeCoultre.

About Emily Smith
Newbie to watches but a quick learner. She loves the history of watches and loves learning how they work. She prefers Rolex and Omega watches but is learning the history behind other brands. Her watches of choice right now are her vintage Omega Ladymatic that is a mere 19mm and her newest addition, a 1973 Rolex Oyster with a navy dial. While she enjoys the look of vintage watches, she is excited to learn about new models and build her collection.

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