Watch Spotting: Forget The Fits! Check Out The Watches Of Met Gala 2022

The first Monday in May started with a literal bang – via a nasty early-morning thunderstorm – and ended with a metaphorical bang by way of the 2022 Met Gala. Celebrities and notable public figures, from the world over, made their way to our concrete metropolis, to flaunt some of the most outrageous fashion choices you’re likely ever to see. None of the normal folk get to enter the hallowed halls of the Metropolitan Museum (where the yearly gala is held ), so we’re left to drool at the ‘fits as celebs walk the red carpet. Think of it like the Oscars, but only the red carpet part – and the carpet isn’t actually red. Last year (ok, eight months ago) it was beige. This year it’s red, white, and blue (so there’s some red).

The theme for the 2022 affair is “Gilded Glamour,” but as you’ll see, that notion is left open to interpretation. While the clothing choices are likely to catch the eyes of most, we’re looking at wrists only. In fact, we hope some of the attendees pick outfits with shorter sleeves next year. If we can’t see the watch, you don’t make the roundup – it’s simple as that. In any event – well particularly this event – here are our picks for some of the best watches from the red, white, and blue of Met Gala ’22.

Michelle Yeoh – Richard Mille RM07.

Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh, actress and star of Everything Everywhere All At Once

Mark Guiducci – Hermes Cape Cod

Mark Guiducci

Mark Guiducci, Creative Director of Vogue

Paapa Essiedu – Gold Hublot Classic Fusion

Paapa Essiedu

Paapa Essiedu, actor know for his role in I May Destroy You

Ryan Reynolds – Omega Speedmaster Moonshine Gold (Green Dial)

Ryan Reynolds

Reynolds is the co-host of the Gala this year

Andy Blankenbuehler – Tudor Pelagos LHD

Andy Blankenbuehler

Dancer Andy Blankenbuehler 

Nyjah Huston – Roger Dubuis Excalibur MT Cobalt Blue 42mm

Nyjah Huston

Nyjah Huston, pro skater

Adrien Brody – Cartier Santos Yellow Gold

Adrien Brody

Adrien Brody, actor and Georgina Chapman, fashion designer

Jack Harlow – Rolex Sky-Dweller

Jack Harlow

Jack Harlow, rap artist

Patrick Schwarzenegger – Cartier Tank Louis Cartier

Patrick Schwarzenegger

Patrick Schwarzenegger, actor

Will Welch – 1960s Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date On Chrome Hearts Bracelet

Regé-Jean Page – Longines DolceVita

Regé-Jean Page

Regé-Jean Page, actor

Sarah Jessica Parker – Cartier Tank SolarBeat

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker, actress

Corey Gamble – Patek Philippe Tiffany Nautilus

Corey Gamble

Corey Gamble, Kris Jenner’s boyfriend

David Harbour – Chanel J12

An actor in a top hat

David Harbour, actor and Lily Allen, musician

Mark Rober – Jacob And Co. Astronomia

Mark Rober

Mark Rober, Youtuber

Oscar Isaac – Cartier Tank Francaise

Oscar Isaac wearing a Cartier Tank watch

Oscar Isaac, actor 

Special thanks to the HODINKEE Met Gala 2022 Watch Spotting team: Lisa Gonzalez, Trevor Gilliland, Rich Fordon, Myles Kusaba, and Nora Taylor.

Lead image – Pete Davidson, wearing a Rolex Datejust with Kim Kardashian. All images courtesy, Getty.