Marking an anniversary or honing an ultra-technical model provides an excuse for manufactures to spoil connoisseurs with forceful timepieces, as in this testosterone-fuelled trio.
The Altiplano is 60 this year. An inexhaustible source of inspiration favoured by Alain Delon through international brand ambassador Ryan Reynolds, its ageless aesthetics and extra-thin case are celebrated through a limited edition of 460 38mm or 43mm (photo) watches: the Altiplano 60th Anniversary Collection.
To celebrate the 40th birthday of the Royal Oak Extra-Thin in yellow gold, Audemars Piguet has reintroduced the Reference 15202 with a blue or champagne dial displaying hours, minutes and date. The octagonal case houses the self-winding 2121 calibre.
The manufacture has enriched its collection inspired by the model it created in 1958 to mark the International Geophysical Year. In the Geophysic True Second and the Geophysic Universal Time, classic aesthetics, generous size, dial clarity and advanced technology come with an interchangeable strap.