Porsche Design Chronograph 1 - Tom Cruise - Top Gun

Tom Cruise wears a Porsche Design Chronograph 1 in the movie Top Gun.
Tom Cruise wears a Porsche Design Chronograph 1 in the movie Top Gun.
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Porsche Design Chronograph ref 7750 the exact same model variation as seen in Top Gun (but not the screen-used watch).
Porsche Design Chronograph ref 7750 the exact same model variation as seen in Top Gun (but not the screen-used watch).
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The markings on the Top Gun movie watch on Tom Cruise's wrist (right) match the Porsche Design Chronograph 1 ref 7750 model (including the 1 Mile tachymeter markers and PD logo) seen on the left.
The markings on the Top Gun movie watch on Tom Cruise's wrist (right) match the Porsche Design Chronograph 1 ref 7750 model (including the 1 Mile tachymeter markers and PD logo) seen on the left.
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In Top Gun: Maverick, Tom Cruise wears the exact same watch as can be seen in this enhanced image.
In Top Gun: Maverick, Tom Cruise wears the exact same watch as can be seen in this enhanced image.
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Paramount Pictures

Tom Cruise wears a Porsche Design Chronograph 1 watch in the movie Top Gun (1986) and he will wear the watch once again in Top Gun: Maverick (2022).

In this article we will show you the EXACT model that Tom Cruise wears in the first Top Gun film.

The Porsche Design Chronograph 1 was the first watch with a black PVD coating, originally launched in 1972 this was a revolutionary watch. Designed by Ferdinand Porsche (designer of the Porsche 911), the watch was produced by Orfina.

There are variations of the watch, with different inner bezels and with Orfina logo and versions with "PD" (Porsche Design) logo.

The close up image on the left shows the exact variation of the Porsche Design Chronograph 1 worn by Tom Cruise: it's the reference number 7750, with on top of the bezel the "60" - "1 MILE" and the PD logo.

As can be seen in the film and the close-up images, the black PVD coating has worn off Tom's watch in the first Top Gun film. In the new Top Gun: Maverick film, the black PVD coating on the strap look immaculate, either from a restoration or by using a different watch.

In Top Gun: Maverick, we can also spot a lot of IWC watches. IWC provides watches to the real Top Gun school and offers a range of Top Gun branded watches.