After years of sport watches getting progressively thicker and chunkier, the tide of more-is-more in watch design is finally beginning to ebb. This year some of the world’s preeminent watchmakers offer versions of their most beloved timepieces that can fit comfortably beneath a shirt cuff.
CARTIER DRIVE DE CARTIER EXTRA-FLAT
At 6.6 mm thick, and now available in steel as well as gold, this simple timepiece is the perfect combination of classic elegance and ruggedness.
AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK RD#2
The “RD” is for R&D, meaning the world’s thinnest perpetual calendar is just a prototype (for now). Given its popularity so far, however, it may be the shape of things to come from Audemars Piguet.
VACHERON CONSTANTIN OVERSEAS ULTRA-THIN PERPETUAL CALENDAR IN PINK GOLD
The Overseas doesn’t get as much attention as other classic sport watches, but this slim new edition ought to change that.