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Kieran Culkin’s IWC Portugieser Automatic 40 At The 2024 Met Gala

Kieran Culkin's IWC Portugieser Automatic 40 At The 2024 Met Gala

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Who says fairy tales are only for kids? At the 2024 Met Gala, themed “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” Kieran Culkin decided to bring a little horological magic to the ball. Forget glass slippers; this modern-day prince charming arrived at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2024, with an IWC Portugieser Automatic 40 (Ref. IW358402) on his wrist.

This isn’t just any watch, mind you. We’re talking about an 18-carat white gold case with a Horizon Blue dial. If that doesn’t make you feel a bit like royalty, then I don’t know what will. Kieran, always the understated style icon, let his wrist do the talking—and, oh, what a conversation starter it was!

Imagine the scene: celebrities draped in haute couture, extravagant gowns, and suits that cost more than a year’s rent. Amid all this, Kieran’s watch gleamed with a quiet sophistication. It’s almost as if he took a cue from Cinderella—except he didn’t need a fairy godmother, just impeccable taste.

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The IWC Portugieser Automatic 40 isn’t just a pretty face. This beauty boasts a Pellaton automatic winding system and a power reserve of 60 hours. So, even if Kieran partied till the stroke of midnight and then some, his watch would keep ticking right on through. Because, let’s be honest, in the world of the rich and famous, time is of the essence.

As Kieran sauntered through the gala, you could almost hear the murmurs of admiration. “Is that the new IWC?” “Look at that Horizon Blue dial!” It’s as if his wrist had its fan club. Who needs an entourage when you’ve got a watch that steals the show?

And let’s not forget the practicality. While others fumbled with their phones to check the time (because apparently, that’s a thing people still do), Kieran could casually glance at his wrist. He might have even been tempted to channel his inner horologist, offering to tell the time for anyone who asked. “Why yes, it’s precisely time for you to get an IWC too.”


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In a sea of diamonds and designer duds, Kieran Culkin’s choice of wristwear was a refreshing nod to the art of subtle elegance. It was as if he whispered to the world, “Fashion fades, but style is eternal.” Or maybe he just really likes watches. So here’s to Kieran Culkin, who reminded us all that sometimes, it’s the little details that make the biggest impression. And if you find yourself dreaming of an IWC Portugieser Automatic 40 tonight, just remember: in the fairy tale of fashion, a great watch can be the ultimate happily ever after.

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