Which watch would a Hollywood star wear? No, not a tongue twister, but a genuine question. Not just a Hollywood star, though, oh no! A Hollywood superstar, no less. A real heavyweight, at least in terms of his bank balance! With an (estimated) fortune of a gazillion dollars, he can afford the very best that Switzerland has to offer.
Except that one of his apparent favourite watches is British-made. Yes, the man actually has taste, a rarity in Tinseltown, I know!
So, what is this watch, I hear you ask? It is the rather fabulous Bremont ALT1-C.
This is a beautiful timepiece crafted to resemble the traditional aircraft instrumentation, obviously striking a chord with Mr Cruise, being a pilot and all!
I am sure it is not a regular ALT1-C that he owns, though. Probably a modified, custom-made effort direct from the Company themselves.
However, most of us would not know the difference and you can own the same watch for under £4,500. I know, out of reach for most of us, but still a fairly modest price by rich and famous standards!
Get yours here and, who knows, you could soon be hanging off the side of a mountain by your fingertips, or clinging on to a 747 as it takes off!
And the rest…
So, what else does Tom Cruise have in his watch collection?
Audemars Piguet is another favourite of the man, in particular the Royal Oak Offshore GP Singapur, an oversized piece with an octahedral case and gauche bright red dial and crown. Not for my tastes, but I wouldn’t mind having the ability to afford one at around £30k! You may not be able to get this exact model, but you can see some of the Audemars Piguet range here. But, be warned, their ‘bargain basement’ watches start at around £11,000!
Looking for something more suited to most people’s wallets? Well, how about the Casio G-Shock? In the first three Mission Impossible movies, Tom’s character Ethan Hunt wore a G-Shock. Not the same one, of course, but a different model in each film.
In ‘Mission: Impossible’, he wore the G-Shock DW-5300.
Mission: Impossible 2 featured the Casio G-Shock DW-6900-1V. When I say featured, I mean that Ethan Hunt was shown wearing it, rather than it actually starred in the film and got a mention in the credits!
M:i III was the turn of the G-Shock MTG-910D-2V
Take a look at some of the Casio G-Shock range, priced from £100 to about £1500.
By the time the fourth Mi film came around (Ghost Protocol), Ethan had moved on from G-Shock. Obviously made a bit of money from his previous missions and could afford a more upmarket timepiece! His choice, though, was not obvious – it was the Tudor Heritage chronograph. Costing around £3,000, this was a step up, with a nice looking grey dial and contrasting orange sweeping second hand.
There was no obvious sighting of a watch in Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. Maybe it self-destructed!
Report on the Minority of Tom’s watches!
Oh no, that was a really cheesy heading!
However, the watches he wore in the film Minority Report were far from cheesy. Two very nice watches indeed:
Firstly, the Omega Speedmaster X-33 and then a Bvlgari specially commissioned for the film, but based on their Scuba model.
There is a well know continuity issue with this film, in that Tom’s character, John Anderton, is seen several times wearing the Omega but, when it cuts to a close-up of him counting down the minutes before the murder, the watch clearly transforms into a Bvlgari, then back to the Omega when they pan out! Maybe that is what happens in the year 2054, who knows? Wouldn’t it be fantastic if your old generic watch suddenly transformed into a Patek Philippe. Looking forward to that, if I’m still around!
Best of the rest
What else has Tom been seen wearing:
- IWC Mark XV in ‘Vanilla Sky’
- IWC Vintage Ingenieur Automatic in ‘Collateral’
- IWC Top Gun Miramar – IWC produced this watch after being inspired by the film
Days of ThunderTop Gun (obviously)!
- Omega Speedmaster 321 in ‘War of the Worlds’
- Porsche chronograph in ‘Top Gun’
- Panerai PAM 63 GMT in ‘Tropic Thunder’
- TAG Heuer Link in ‘Jerry Maguire’
- U-Boat Flightdeck CAS 50
- Anonimo Firenze
We have covered some of the watches worn by Tom Cruise on and off the film set. I am quite sure that his collection extends to many more illustrious models.
Look out for further ‘Celebrity Watch Watch’ features.