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Breguet et Fils [Paris]

The 'Sympathique' clock 1814

RCIN 2861

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The Breguets introduced a number of ingenious inventions to clock-making. The prince seems to have been intrigued by the firm’s unusual mechanisms and purchased several timepieces from them. This clock was designed to re-set the accompanying watch to the precise time when it was placed in the cradle at the top. Breguet described it as ‘sympathique’ to suggest the harmony between the two elements.

Probably purchased in 1814