It was not Jeremy Strong with his $1.8 million Richard Mille, but Usher who sported the most expensive watch at the 2024 Met Gala. The singer’s $3 million Jacob & Co timepiece, adorned with 714 handset gems, dazzled onlookers.

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The Met Gala is an eye-catching event. Everyone there wants to get noticed; they dress to kill and perhaps would even do the vice versa. But not Usher. He just sported an insane $3 million timepiece to the 2024 Met Gala for the theme ‘The Garden of Time,’ and jaws dropped! Yes, there were roses stitched onto his blazer, but the hue of the red roses was encapsulated around his wrists in the form of The Billionaire IV Rubies, made of 147.65 ct rubies. The iconic $3 million Jacob & Co. Billionaire III timepiece in rubies got the rightful pedestal in the form of the high-profile gala and was perhaps the most expensive timepiece sported at the event.

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The cynosure of Usher’s dapper look, the Billionaire Ruby, flaunts 714 handset gems. Its 18k white gold construction features a 52.2 x 43.5 mm case housing an ultra-thin caliber JCAM39 in-house movement. There is no place for plain whites when the Met theme is ‘The Garden of Time,’ and Jacob & Co.’s million-dollar color bomb was, in fact, the ideal accessory to enliven the evening. In addition to the Billionaire Ruby Watch, another spectacular Jacob & Co creation would have made the cut at the Met Gala—$20 million Billionaire Timeless Treasure.

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The timepiece featured 216 carats of extremely rare Asscher-cut yellow diamonds on a single watch, a skeletonized tourbillon, and a gem-set movement encircled by tsavorites. No one is missing the Billionaires crafted with white diamonds this season.

Jeremy Strong wore the Richard Mille RM UP-01 Ferrari, which is just 1.75 mm thick and ridiculously thin, making it a true horological masterpiece. The $1.8 million timepiece held the record for the world’s thinnest timepiece until Bulgari very recently broke it.

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