Tom Cruise : Watches Fit for a Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to the 1986 U.S. Navy action drama, just topped $1 billion at the box office, making it the second film during the pandemic to achieve over $1 billion in sales. Apart from receiving widespread critical acclaim, it is also the current highest-grossing film ever for Tom Cruise.

Before this, the A-lister embarked on a multi-week global tour to promote the film, giving us a chance to take a peek at his latest timepieces. We have covered his watch collection years back, but his new acquisitions are definitely worth looking at. Check out the latest pieces in Tom Cruise’s watch collection:



Cartier Calibre

Tom was spotted wearing the Cartier Calibre — one of the brand’s most emblematic offerings. Launched in 2010, it made history as the first Cartier watch to be powered by an in-house movement.

The actor prefers the chronograph version, which he wore when he got off the Seoul Gimpo Airport. Characterized by clean lines and prominent lugs, the watch effortlessly commands attention. The 42mm steel case is complemented by a highly legible silver dial with oversized Roman numerals on the upper half, baton markers on the lower half, and luminous hands.




Cartier Santos

Tom also has a Santos de Cartier, which he wore at a press event in Seoul with a blue velvet collared shirt. Redesigned in 2018, the Santos remains easily identifiable with its key features: the squarish profile, the polished finish, and the exposed screws all over the bezel and bracelet.



Tom’s choice model comes in a 39.8mm steel case, made more eye-catching with the blue faceted spinel crown on the crown. Boasting an opaline finish, the dial provides great contrast against the black Roman numerals and blued hands, while the ergonomically-shaped curves offer a comfortable fit on the wrist.




Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar 

Tom also made a pit stop at the Cannes Film Festival, where he was awarded a Palm d’Or – the event’s highest prize. The actor paired his blue tuxedo with a stylish and capable timepiece – a Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar.

The actor went for the Ultra-Thin model, which features a white gold construction, a Maltese cross-shaped bezel and bracelet, and a blue sunburst dial with a leap year indicator and a moonphase complication. With a thickness of 8.1mm, it also slides well under the cuff, making it the perfect companion for formal occasions.




Porsche Design Orfina Chronograph

If you’ve seen Top Gun: Maverick and was wondering about Tom’s watch – yes, he appeared in numerous scenes wearing the Orfina x Porsche Design Chronograph. It was the same piece worn by the actor in the first installment of the Top Gun series.

Launched in the 1970s, it takes inspiration from the Porsche 911 automobile and was the first blacked-out timepiece to start the PVD trend. The matte black dial serves as a great backdrop against the white minute track, hands, and markers, while the red seconds hand provides a striking pop of color.




IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition ‘Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor’

With IWC’s long aviation history, their watches make the perfect choice for the movie. Several pilots in Top Gun: Maverick wore two Pilot’s Watch “Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor” Edition watches – the Mark XVIII Edition IW324705 and Chronograph Edition IW389004.



Crafted from black PVD, these are the exact same timepieces used by the actual students attending the “TOP GUN” Navy Fighter Weapons School, which IWC has been partnering with since 2007. Both of them also display the official patch of the Navy Fighter Weapons School at 9 o’clock and have green fabric straps and solid titanium casebacks.

PHOTO CREDITS: Tom Cruise wearing Cartier Calibre and Cartier Santos by Anthony Wallace / Getty Images. Tom wearing Vacheron Constantin by Dominique Charriau / Getty Images. Top:Gun Maverick shots by Scott Garfield / Paramout Pictures. IWC Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor watches from




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