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Colman Domingo IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar 44 at the 2024 Met Gala

Colman Domingo IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar 44 at the 2024 Met Gala

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If you thought the Met Gala was only about outrageous outfits and awkwardly posed red carpet photos, think again! This year’s event, themed “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” saw a slew of celebrities donning jaw-dropping ensembles. But the true showstopper? None other than American actor and playwright Colman Domingo dazzled with his presence but also flaunted a piece of wristwear that had horologists gasping for breath.

It’s May 6, 2024, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is buzzing with fashion’s finest. Amidst the flurry of feathers, sequins, and questionable fashion choices (we’re looking at you, a person who dressed as a literal mattress), Colman Domingo made his entrance. Draped in an impeccably tailored suit, his ensemble was a nod to classic elegance. But what caught everyone’s eye was his wrist. Yes, you heard that right—his wrist.


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Colman Domingo was spotted sporting an IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar 44 (Ref. IW503702). Now, this isn’t just any watch. This horological masterpiece comes in a case made of 18-carat Armor Gold® and boasts an Obsidian black dial. It’s the kind of watch that screams sophistication while politely suggesting you can also time travel if you press the right buttons.

For those of you not fluent in watch-speak, let me break it down: this watch is like the James Bond of timepieces. The perpetual calendar feature means it knows exactly what day it is, even if you don’t. Leap years? Not a problem. It can even handle the kind of scheduling chaos that makes most of us reach for an aspirin. And the 18-carat Armor Gold®? Let’s just say it’s tough enough to survive a Met Gala after-party—or at least a vigorous round of charades with overly competitive celebrities.

As Domingo posed for photos, his IWC watch gleamed under the camera flashes, almost as if whispering to the onlookers, “I know what time it is in every time zone. Do you?” It’s the kind of watch that has its aura, probably capable of getting you into exclusive clubs or even out of awkward conversations. In a sea of fashion risks and sartorial statements, Colman Domingo and his IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar stood out for their timeless elegance and undeniable charm. Who knew that amidst the “Sleeping Beauties,” it would be a watch that truly awakened our fashion senses?

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