Barry Keoghan goes full Mad Hatter at the Met Gala 2024 wearing three Omega watches

As far as watch lovers are concerned, you can’t do much better than the “Garden of Time” as a Met Gala 2024 dress code. Many took the theme literally with Barry Keoghan wearing not one, not two, but three incredible Omega watches, including a ’30s pocket watch. Brooklyn Nets star Ben Simmons, meanwhile, sported a clock briefcase alongside a gem-set Patek Philippe.

That’s the good news! The would-be bad news is that typically these watches are obscured on the carpet by suit sleeves, extravagant coats, or simply photos with poor angles. But fret not, my friends: The best-dressed folks at the Met Gala sent us their wristshots so you can soak up these watches in their full glory. See the list of exclusive close-ups below.

Barry Keoghan wears a trifecta of Omega watches

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Barry Keoghan and stylist Ilaria Urbinati took inspiration from the Garden of Time dress code and leaned into a Mad Hatter-style outfit. Lucky for us, because it resulted in three Omega watches. “The most special is that pocket watch,” Urbinati says. “A very fine and rare stainless ‘Staybrite’ steel dress pocket watch, with two-tone dial, produced in the early ’30s.”

Usher wears a Jacob & Co. Ruby Billionaire III

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Jeff Kravitz

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Talk about a watch that’s always ready for its close-up. Usher’s £5m (!!) watch is made out of 714 rubies – and tells us everything we need to know about his recent renaissance.

Sebastian Stan wears a Cartier Crash

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Stan, styled by Michael Fisher, wears one of the hottest watches in the world in the Cartier Crash. This is a platinum version from 1993. The actor is very much channelling his inner Neo here, but someone forgot to tell him his Crash was upside down.

Kieran Culkin wears an IWC Portugieser Automatic 40

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Culkin is a longtime fan of IWC and the actor wore one of the brand’s new Portugiesers. From a choice of four colours, he went for the soothing “Horizon” blue for the event. Those rings nearly steal the show – the Succession boys sure do know how to accessorise.

Nicholas Galitzine wears a TAG Heuer Carrera 60th Anniversary

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Nicholas Galitzine’s on- and off-camera romance with TAG Heuer continues at the Met Gala. The actor wore one of my favourite pieces from last year: a faithful remake of a silver-and-black Carrera (also known as one of the flyest panda dials out there).

Ben Simmons wears a Patek Philippe Aquanaut 7968/300r-001

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The theme is the Garden of Time, but Brooklyn Nets point-forward Simmons has a Rainbow of Time with this gem-set Aquanaut.

Jonathan Bailey wears an Omega De Ville Tresor

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Bailey is wearing Omega’s sublimely simple De Ville. This is a three-hand watch with all the fixings: a white-gold case and diamonds set along the bezel.

Donald Glover wears a Cartier Roadster

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Glover and his stylist Urbinati (who also dressed Keoghan) says they took inspiration from “American Psycho’s Patrick Bateman.” The sporty two-tone watch may be from the mid-2000s, but it perfectly channels that opulent ’80s feel.

Morgan Spector wears an IWC Portugieser Automatic 42

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Chris Coe

As we’ve seen at past Met Galas, the night is a great time to show off new releases. Spector is wearing one from IWC – the brand’s made-over Portugieser in the white colourway.


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