Tom Cruise’s incredible watch collection often sneaks into his movies

From the gold Rolex in Rain Main to the iconic Porsche Design timepiece from Top Gun, Tom Cruise has worn some pretty unique watches in his movies.

by | Published on 19th Jun 2023

Tom Cruise is known for his impressive on-screen stunts and the fact that he still looks 38 despite being weeks away from his 61st birthday.

Mind you, there’s something else Cruise doesn’t get enough recognition for: his watch collection.

From de rigueur Rolex best-sellers to the famous Top Gun watch, there are some proper gems here.

Let’s have a look at Tom Cruise’s watch collection.

5. Tudor Heritage Chrono from Mission Impossible – $4,500

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Ethan Hunt is set to return to screen for one final mission in the upcoming movie Dead Reckoning, a two-part finale to the Mission: Impossible saga.

Tom Cruise will of course reprise his role as Hunt, along with Ving Rhames (Luther) and Simon Pegg (Benji Dunn).

We don’t know what kind of watch Hunt will be wearing in the new film, but there’s one timepiece from the other Mission: Impossible movies that stands out.

It’s the Tudor Heritage Chrono, a modern chronograph designed to give off vintage-y vibes.

Cruise / Hunt wore this watch in the 2011 film Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.

The watch isn’t cheap, but perhaps less expensive than you think, it’ll ‘only’ set you back $4,500.

4. IWC Mark XV from Vanilla Sky – $6,000

Tom Cruise plays a careless, carefree and callous womanizer in the 2001 psychological thriller Vanilla Sky.

However, his character’s life goes upside down when a car crash nearly kills him.

In the film, Cruise’s character David Aames wears an IWC Mark XV and drives a vintage Ford Mustang.

What do these things have in common? They’re both more expensive than you might think.

This IWC timepiece was pricey then, and it’s pricey now, with a market value north of $6,000.

3. Omega SeaMaster Chronograph from War of Worlds – $7,000

In the 2005 film War of Worlds, Tom Cruise plays Ray Ferrier, a divorced crane operator with two children that don’t really like him.

However, Ray goes from deadbeat dad to hero when Earth is invaded by tripod-shaped aliens.

Needless to say, Ray saves the day, and his family, and they lived happily ever after.

The film was a box office success and it features a cool and yet somehow underrated watch.

Some of us may be familiar with the Omega Seamaster, but not this model.

In the film, Ray / Tom Cruise wears a vintage cal 321 Seamaster Chronograph, which was relatively inexpensive back then.

Mind you, Cruise couldn’t get away with wearing this exact watch if he played a similar role today because the Seamaster 321 is worth around $5,000 – $6,000 today.

Not really a crane operator watch, is it?

2. Gold Rolex Day-Date from Rain Main – $8,500