Oscars Style Watch: Top 15 Timepieces Worn by Spike Lee, Adam Driver and More (Updating)

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Winners, nominees and presenters from Lee to Taika Waititi put their best wrists forward on Academy Awards night, with watches that included Rolex's beloved Root Beer GMT, an ultra-thin Bulgari and a limited-edition Speedy Moonwatch.

Spike Lee

To accessorize his gold-and purple Gucci suit memorializing the late Kobe Bryant (which featured the number '24' on the lapels), presenter Spike Lee wore Rolex’s 40 mm pink-gold GMT Master-II made in the Swiss maker’s exclusive 18-karat alloy Evergold, $38,250. The watch, known among Rolex collectors as the "Root Beer" model due its distinctive coloring, features an Oyster bracelet and 24-hour rotatable bezel. On Saturday, the director was announced as one of Rolex’s mentors in its Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, which pairs established names in film, theater and visual arts with emerging artists. Lee will be working with Kyle Bell, a 33-year-old known for his documentaries spotlighting Native American stories. gearys.com.

Colin Jost

Walking the red carpet with his fiancée, double Oscar nominee Scarlett Johansson, Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost sported a Giorgio Armani tuxedo and TAG Heuer’s 39mm Monaco Calibre 11 automatic chronograph with blue dial, $5,900, first introduced in 1969 and known for its appearance in the classic 1971 racing movie Le Mans. tagheuer.com.

Josh Gad

Presenter Josh Gad, known as the voice of Olaf in the Frozen films and currently starring on HBO’s Avenue 5, paired his Bonobos and Brooks Brothers ensemble with a timepiece from Chopard’s sporty new Alpine Eagle Collection. A reinterpretation of the house’s St. Moritz watch introduced in 1980, the 41 mm bicolor watch in Lucent steel A223 and rose gold, $19,700, features a gray dial and COSC-certified movement. chopard.com.

Mark Ruffalo

Presenter Mark Ruffalo chose Harry Winston’s automatic 42mm Midnight Retrograde Second timepiece (price upon request), which he wore with the house’s Zalium cufflinks and a Valentino tuxedo. The watch features a 72-hour power reserve and silver-tone dial with a sunray finish. harrywinston.com

Taika Waititi

First-time Oscar winner Taika Waititi, who picked up a statuette Sunday for best adapted screenplay, celebrated while wearing Panerai’s hand-wound 42mm PAM728 Luminor Due, $8,600, with a brushed titanium case, blue dial and dark blue alligator strap. Waititi’s stylist Jeanne Yang also dressed him in a Dior tuxedo, Nikos Koulis lapel pin, a pocket square from The Tie Bar and Tod’s patent leather shoes. panerai.com.  

Adam Driver

An official ambassador for Breitling — he’s part of what the Swiss maker dubs its Cinema Squad, along with Charlize Theron and Brad Pitt — Marriage Story nominee Adam Driver wore the 40mm Premiere Automatic 40, $4,450, in stainless steel with a silver dial and black alligator strap. The actor also wore a custom Burberry black wool mohair English-fit tuxedo with a black grosgrain bowtie. breitling.com.

Rami Malek

Along with a Saint Laurent tuxedo featuring dramatic peak lapels, presenter Rami Malek — best actor winner at last year’s Oscars for Bohemian Rhapsody — wore a classic watch from the Cartier Collection archives, a 1993 Pasha de Cartier heritage piece in 18-karat yellow gold with a sapphire cabochon and leather strap. cartier.com.

Antonio Banderas

Best actor nominee Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory) wore one of Bulgari’s sleek extra-thin pieces, the 40mm Octo Finissimo Automatic watch, $13,900, with a titanium dial, octagonal case and bracelet. The timepiece’s total thickness is just 5.15mm, while the movement is just 2.23mm thick. It is water-resistant to 30 meters and has a 60-hour power reserve. Banderas also accessorized his classic black tux with a brooch from Atelier Swarovski Fine Jewelry’s Bespoke collection set in 18-karat recycled white gold with Swarovski-created diamonds. bulgari.com.  

Oscar Isaac

To co-present the awards for sound, Oscar Isaac wore a Speedy. His 42mm Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Limited Edition in steel with a polished black ceramic bezel ring, $9,650 (limited to 6,969 pieces), features a subdial (in gold that is blackened and laser-engraved) at 9 o’clock that shows astronaut Buzz Aldrin climbing onto the surface of the moon in 1969. omegawatches.com.   

Michael Strahan

Good Morning America’s Michael Strahan wore a suit from his own Collection by Michael Strahan, along with a watch from his personal collection, Rolex’s self-winding Day-Date 40, $39,250, in Everose gold with an olive green dial. gearys.com.

Scott Stuber

Since Rolex does not loan its watches for red-carpet appearances, most anyone seen in one of the maker’s timepieces is wearing something they bought themselves or received as a personal gift. Here, Netflix film chief Scott Stuber, who attended the Oscars with wife Molly Sims, is seen wearing his own Rolex Daytona. Other names spotted wearing a Rolex were Ryan Seacrest, sporting a prized vintage Daytona Ref. 6263 in stainless steel, Oscar nominee Rian Jackson, writer-director of Knives Out, wore a gold Rolex handed down to him by his father, and surprise performer Eminem, with an iced-out gold after-market customized Rolex. And while it couldn’t be seen underneath the navy blue Prada nylon suit he wore, actor Timothee Chalamet posted on Twitter that he was wearing a Rolex “ROSE GOLD PRESIDENTIAL ON MY BONEY WRIST.”

Kenichiro Yoshida

Sony Corporation president and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida, seen here with senior vp Naomi Matsuoka, went in a digital direction, wearing the Seiko Wena Wrist Pro Smartwatch by Sony in the mechanical-set Premium Black Lowercase Edition. It features a smartwatch function on the wristband.

Mark Consuelos

Riverdale’s Mark Consuelos, who walked the red carpet with wife Kelly Ripa, added to the brigade of Rolex Daytonas seen on the big night, wearing his own Ref. 6263 in yellow gold with a dark dial.  

Dominic Tuohy

Special effects artist Dominic Tuohy, a first-time Oscar winner for 1917, sported his own Rolex Polar Explorer II (first introduced in 1971) in a 42mm stainless steel case with a white dial, $8,350. Waterproof to 100 meters. gearys.com

Cole Sprouse

Riverdale’s Cole Sprouse, who attended Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party, wore Omega’s 41mm Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Co-Axial Master Chronometer, $5,400, omegawatches.comOthers seen wearing Omega were Mahershala Ali, Jojo Rabbit’s Alfie Allen, and costume designer Christopher Peterson, nominated for The Irishman, who accessorized his Leonard Logsdail True Bespoke Tailors tuxedo with a vintage Speedmaster Professional from 1969.