With this year's award season kicked off by the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards, all eyes turned to the red carpet to be on the look-out for their favorite celebrities and, of course, for the mind-blowing fashion and blinding jewelry. The show is far from a pageant, but these Hollywood A-listers and their plus-ones certainly make it feel like one. Award shows are when newcomers and veterans get to play, but no matter the time or place, Sir Elton John is one man who plays hard.
You may or may not be a fan of the man or his music, but there's no denying the fact that the singer, songwriter, and composer is a living icon, both in the music and fashion industries. So while it’s true that he has friends in all the right places, from members of Great Britain's royalty to American rap god Eminem, it is the hitmaker’s striking style and taste in accessories that ultimately catches people's attention.
TheCandle in the Wind singer stepped out into the red carpet last January 5 in a classic black tuxedo with simple but tasteful embroidery, and an artful little rocket pinned to his lapel—a salute to his musical biopic, Rocketman, nominated for Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. Naturally, the singer completed his stylish look with a pair of rose-tinted sunglasses and an icy watch. The timepiece, which has an 18k white gold case, is a customized version of one of Chopard'sImperiale Collection pieces, and has 11.22 carats of diamonds and a near $50,000 price tag.
Chopard, which has been a leader in sustainable luxury since 2015, shares a twenty-year partnership with the singer, creating several watch collections over the years, in support of Elton John's AIDS Foundation. The collections feature unique and playful pieces, boasting of colored alligator leather straps and flashy designs that show off brilliant combinations of rubies, emeralds, sapphires, and diamonds—a testament to the artist’s extravagant personal style.
With an expert eye for details and personal touch, plus a partnership with one of the world’s leading luxury watchmakers, it comes as no surprise why Elton John continues to wow the world and engrave his mark on the game for hard-hitters.