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Donald Glover's Latest Watch Is Studded With Enough Diamonds to Fill a Jewelry Store

Photographs: Getty Images, Vacheron Constantin

We probably don’t need to hammer the point home any longer, but once more for posterity: Guys, if you want to wear a watch from a ladies’ collection, it’s fine. Small watches are good watches. Diamond-studded watches are good watches.

It’s all good stuff.

And there’s no better ambassador for such a timepiece than Donald Glover, consistently one of the world’s most stylish stars. This past week, the two-time Golden Globe winner made an appearance at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party pairing an outrageous (in a wonderful way) red suit with a piece from Vacheron Constantin’s Patrimony Collection. Measuring 37mm in white gold, it’s positively encrusted in diamonds. The precious stones populate every surface, from the lugs to the bezel to the dial—the latter of which is covered in a whopping 420 gems.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 10: Donald Glover attends the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 10, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Cindy Ord/VF24/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Overlaid with applied white gold indices and a matching white gold feuille handset, this is otherwise a fairly simple automatic dress watch. Powered by Vacheron’s in-house Calibre 2460 SC/3 movement and paired to a dark blue alligator strap with a white gold buckle, it measures 9.25mm thick—meaning it’ll disappear under a cuff with grace when one doesn’t require its ultra-shiny surface to attract a rescue helicopter or signal that the next Beacon of Gondor should be lit.

Glover has sported some truly excellent watches over the years—both on and off screen. As an undercover assassin on Mr. & Mrs. Smith, he rocked all manner of Rolex sports models, an AP Royal Oak, and more; and at the Emmys in January, he wore a beautiful, red-dialed Cartier Tank Must. You can always count on the Atlanta creator to come correct with his wrist game.

The Vacheron Constantin Patrimony, however, is notable for its decidedly feminine bent. (To be fair, VC doesn’t differentiate in its catalog between men’s and ladies’ models. But the maison does generally make its male-oriented watches larger—often around 41mm or 42mm—whereas Glover’s piece clocks in at 37mm, to say nothing of its profusion of diamonds.)

As we’ve said more and more often recently, the lines between mens’ and ladies’ watches are becoming increasingly blurred. (Jeremy Allen White in Tiffany & Co. a couple weeks back, anyone?) At this point, the only rules that matter is that your watch A) tells the time and B) brings you joy. This Vacheron certainly checked both boxes for Glover.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 10: Chris Evans attends the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 10, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)

Chris Evans’s IWC Portugieser Automatic (ref. IW500714)

Ahh, the famed Vanity Fair Oscar Party—a true watch spotter’s paradise. One of our faves this year was Captain America himself in a most excellent pick from the International Watch Company: the Portugieser Automatic (ref. IW500714). Initially released in 2020 and housed in a hefty 42.3mm stainless steel case, it features a striking, burgundy-red sunray dial with a running seconds indicator, a 7-day power reserve indicator, and a color-matched date indicator. With its applied Arabic numerals, thin feuille handset, smooth bezel, and automatic movement, it adopts the Portugieser dress watch aesthetics from the 1930s and marries them to contemporary technology in a piece that’s both beautiful and utilitarian.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 10: EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY. (L-R) Flavor Flav and Billie Eilish attend the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 10, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/VF24/WireImage for Vanity Fair )

Billie Eilish’s Custom Clock

And now for the most fun horological spotting of the week: None other than Flavor Flav presented Billie Eilish with his signature accessory—a neck-worn clock—at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. (Eilish won an Academy Award this year for her song “What Was I Made For, making her the youngest person ever to snag two Oscars.) The clock—which is studded with pink rhinestones and features the singer’s name in a bubbly pink typeface set against a white dial with black hands—is a quartz-powered model modified for maximum bling factor.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 12: Lenny Kravitz honored with Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 12, 2024 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

Lenny Kravitz Honored With Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 12: Lenny Kravitz honored with Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 12, 2024 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 12: Lenny Kravitz honored with Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 12, 2024 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

Lenny Kravitz Honored With Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 12: Lenny Kravitz honored with Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 12, 2024 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
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Lenny Kravitz’s Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso

Developed in the early 1930s for polo players—who were consistently breaking the glass crystals on their watches—the Reverso was the watch that brought Jacques-David LeCoultre and Edmond Jaeger together to form Jaeger-LeCoultre. Earlier this week, Lenny Kravitz strapped on a fantastic example of the model to unveil his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Reverso Tribute Monoface Small Seconds is one of the purest expressions of the beloved collection, featuring a pink gold case with its famous gadroons; a black dial with applied indices and subsidiary seconds; and a hand-wound Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 822 movement. Measuring just 7.56mm thick, the Reverso—despite its sporty origins—is now firmly considered a dress watch.

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Thanasis Antetokounmpo’s De Bethune DB28GS ‘JPS’

Milwaukee Bucks small forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo strode confidently into Crypto.com Arena last Friday in a vibrant sweater vest and an equally eye-catching watch: a De Bethune DB28GS ‘JPS.’ Limited to 50 pieces, this high-end piece of haute horlogerie—housed in the brand’s signature futuristic, pocket watch-inspired case—is constructed from black zirconium, stainless steel, and yellow titanium. In this configuration, its black and yellow color scheme honors the Lotus racing team of the 1970s, which wore uniforms inspired by its sponsor John Player & Sons. Like all DB28 models, it hides a wild secret: By depressing a pusher at 6 o’clock, the wearer activates a momentary white light (which illuminates the dial) created entirely mechanically via the use of a dynamo. In short: This is one of those watches that simply has to be seen in person to be believed.

Originally Appeared on GQ