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Invented by Breguet in 1795 and presented to the public for the first time at the Exposition Nationale des Produits de l’Industrie in 1798, the sympathique clock was a system consisting of a clock and a watch. The clock was designed to hold the watch which, when placed in its cradle, was automatically adjusted and rewound. The term sympathique was chosen by Breguet to express the notion of harmony and concord. The much more attractive third generation of sympathique clocks appeared in 1990, offering the new feature of resetting and rewinding a wristwatch.