The name Tom Cruise is no stranger to blockbuster movies—Top Gun, Mission Impossible, Jack Reacher. But aside from film triumphs, Tom Cruise is also known for his profound admiration for luxury timepieces. Whether it’s on-screen or off-screen, the actor has been frequently photographed donning exquisite watches worth hundreds of thousands.
From Top Gun’s Porsche Chronograph 1 to Mission Impossible’s Tudor Heritage Chrono, here are the most luxurious watches worn by Tom Cruise throughout 40 years of his entertainment career.
Top Gun, Porsche Design Chronograph 1
In the famous Top Gun movie which hit theatres in 1986, Cruise played the young LT Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell. The movie, which holds the distinction of being one of the most widely viewed films in Hollywood history—saw Cruise wearing the black Porsche Design Chronograph, designed by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche and manufactured by Swiss watch brand, Orfina.
Fun fact: The iconic luxury watch made a comeback when Tom Cruise reprised his role in 2023’s Top Gun: Maverick. — Porsche.
Rain Man, Rolex President Day-Date
Rain Man, a film from 1988, tells the story of an extremely passionate car salesman. Throughout the movie, Cruise’s character prominently wears the impeccable Rolex President Day-Date in Yellow Gold which featured fluted bezel design and Cyclops lens window at 3 o’clock. There’s even a significant scene where he tries to pawn the watch, so you’ll get to see the luxury piece up close. — Rolex.
Cocktail Cruise, Rolex Air-King
In 1988, Cruise starred in another movie called Cocktail Cruise, where he portrayed a young student who became a bartender. Unfortunately, this film turned out to be Tom Cruise’s biggest box office failure. Nevertheless, it is interesting to mention the presence of the luxurious Rolex Air-King watch with a silver dial in the movie. — Rolex.
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Tudor Heritage Chrono
In Ghost Protocol, the Tudor Heritage Chrono watch with a grey dial stood out among the many luxury timepieces featured in Mission Impossible. This particular watch, released the year before, gained attention for its distinctive dial design, which was inspired by the 1970s version of kaleidoscopic “Monte-Carlo” dials found in Tudor chronographs. — Tudor.
Mission Impossible: Fallout, Cartier Calibre Chronograph
Another significant watch that is worth mentioning in Mission Impossible is the Cartier Calibre Chronograph, worn by Tom Cruise in 2018’s Mission Impossible: Fallout. This watch then stayed around his wrist throughout the movie tour afterwards. The watch is famous for its stainless steel, silver dial model, and the balance of sporty and luxury of the Cartier brand. — Cartier.