I see a lot of applied physics journals gaining recognition slowly. Though it's now been about 23-24 years since Advanced Materials came out, it's consistently one of the best journals I read. It's actually fun to read the articles because the authors pay attention to detail and at the same time understand how to explain the point of their experiments within the context of the what other researchers are studying. That may sound a bit generic, but take a look at their figures and their articles if you have access.
Another one that seems to be growing is the Japanese Journal of Applied Physics. If you can latch on early enough and help grow a journal's reputation, then you can more easily publish in that journal and your rise to prestige will be quicker. Alternately, if you are already famous, you can afford to take a chance with a new journal (perhaps by strongarming them into giving you access for deeply discounted rates).