THE SOPHISTICATED WRIST
Svelte sport watches
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.
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. $ 9 4 , 5 0 0
Panerai Luminor Due This two-year-old collection slims the chunky Luminor for dress occasions, and adds a quick-change strap mechanism so it always suits your mood. FROM $6,000
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. $20,600
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.