Celebrity Interests In Watches Seems To Be Ballooning Along With Everyone Else’s. Every Actor Brought Their Watch A-Game To The Cannes Film Festival 2023. So, Let’s Dive Right Into Them.
The Cannes Film Festival 2023 saw a display of horological splendor when celebrities walked the red carpet with their exquisite timepieces. From the classic elegance of Chopard to the avant-garde design of Piaget, each watch chosen by these celebrities showcased their personal style and elevated their red-carpet ensembles. While the festival celebrated cinematic excellence (something we are particularly fond of) we scouted fascinating watches. Have a look at each timepiece the awards season continued in full swing.
ALEJANDRO NONES – CHOPARD IMPERIAL TOURBILLON BAGUETTE
Venezuelan actor Alejandro Nones walked the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival with a watch that hardly goes unnoticed, the Chopard Imperial Tourbillon Baguette. This exceptional timepiece combines intricate horological craftsmanship with equally extraordinary goldsmithing. Baguette-cut diamonds are set on the white gold case and dial rim. In the center of the dial, the star is the hypnotic tourbillon complication, surrounded by brilliant diamonds in different cuts. Nones’ choice for this
exquisite watch reflects his appreciation for the finer things in life. Unlike the one in the photo, however, the one he is wearing has an alligator strap.
ABEL TESFAYE – LIMELIGHT GALA HIGH JEWELLERY WATCH
We’ve got pretty used to male celebrities wearing women’s designer clothes on the red carpet as of late, but women’s watches on male wrists? They’re still pretty uncommon. That’s why The Weeknd’s latest piece of wrist candy is particularly interesting… For the big day, The Weeknd donned a custom Loewe tuxedo and the Limelight Gala High Jewelry Watch from Piaget. The watch (price available upon request) features a snow-paved dial set with 289 brilliant-cut diamonds, and a 18K white gold bracelet set with 276 brilliant-cut diamonds and 124 yellow sapphires. A high jewellery piece that was only produced in a limited edition of 8 back in 2021, this Limelight Gala is crafted from 18-carat white gold and features a case set with 10 brilliant-cut diamonds and 32 yellow sapphires. Additionally, it has a snow-paved dial set with 289 diamonds; a bracelet with another 276 diamonds and 124 yellow sapphires, and a buckle set with yet 51 more diamonds.
XAVIER DOLAN – BULGARI OCTO FINISSIMO TITANIUM
There is a little bit of Italy in this selection, thanks Xavier. Multi-talented director and actor Xavier Dolan walked the Cannes red carpet making a statement with the Bulgari Octo Finissimo titanium S watch. This timepiece, known for its sharp design and especially its thickness, perfectly complements Dolan’s avant-garde fashion choices. The titanium case and bracelet, combined with the ultra-thin profile, make it a perfect blend of contemporary elegance (which remains sporty) and technical
prowess. With its mechanical manufacture movement and automatic winding, it’s housed in an extra-thin satin-polished stainless-steel case and features a platinum micro-rotor. The polished stainless-steel screw-down crown set with a ceramic inlay, silvered brushed dial beneath a transparent case back, and a brushed stainless-steel bracelet with polished parts and a folding clasp contribute to its exquisite aesthetics. Demonstrating as much functionality as style, Dolan’s Bvlgari Octo Finissimo S is water-resistant upto 100 meters, making it a true epitome of luxury watchmaking.
ETHAN HAWKE – PIAGET ALTIPLANO ULTIMATE HIGH JEWELRY G0A41122
Acclaimed actor Ethan Hawke definitely stole the show at the Cannes Film Festival with his exquisite Piaget Altiplano High Jewelry. The timepiece boasts a stunning 18K white gold case embellished with baguette-cut diamonds, demonstrating exquisite craftsmanship. Its ultra-thin profile enhances the appeal, making it a symbol of elegance and precision that perfectly complements Hawke’s charismatic presence. Bonus tip: The Piaget Altiplano was the world’s thinnest watch before being surpassed by the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Ultra and later by the Richard Mille RM UP-01 Ferrari.
It features a dazzling display of 733 diamonds in an exquisite blend of baguette-cut stones adorning the dial’s rim and bezel, while brilliant-cut diamonds grace the movement, case, lugs, and middle. The Altiplano model, a paragon of luxury, is powered by the revolutionary Piaget 900D Manufacture movement. The main plate and bridges, integrated directly into the case middle, are wholly adorned with snow-set diamonds, requiring four days of painstaking craftsmanship.
KYLE KUZMA – PATEK PHILIPPE NAUTILUS TIFFANY 5711/1A
American basketball player Kyle Kuzma was spotted wearing the Patek Philippe Nautilus Tiffany. Released in December 2021, the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A-018 was created to commemorate the long-lasting partnership between Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co. This model with the typical style of Nautilus combined with the iconic blue turquoise colour for the dial is probably the most hyped and coveted luxury watch. Despite the skyrocketed market price increase, its popularity is still incomparable. It’s a no-brainer, Patek retained 100% of the Nautilus aesthetic and appeal with this collab but at the same time, Tiffany’s influence and presence is also equally prominent.