Porsche Design Chronograph 1 - Tom Cruise - Top Gun
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.
An original Porsche Design Chronograph 1 in good condition can fetch close to $10,000.
If you're looking for an affordable alternative you could consider the Dan Henry 1972 Maverick model which is a very good replica of the watch, although on eBay even those watches can fetch around $800.
Another copy of the Porsche is the Lorsa Valjoux 7750, which also still costs $699 on eBay.
A different looking black chronograph is for example the Bulova 98A186 on Amazon for $520.
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.