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FrontRunners: Buzz Kill

The redesigned Ulysse Nardin Sonata Streamline travel watch (www.ulysse-nardin.ch) does more than just tell the times of day in your destination and in the location from which you departed. In addition to a dual time display, the $39,000 timepiece provides a gentle reminder that it is time to get up from a nap or get ready for a meeting. While most wristwatch alarm functions employ a relatively simple buzzer system, Sonata’s alarm sounds like a cathedral gong. The acoustic system is similar to those found in much more expensive minute repeaters.

This article was originally published in the February 2013 issue of Robb Report. Click here to read more articles from this issue.

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