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minute hand

[′min·ət ‚hand]
(horology)
The long hand on a timepiece, indicating minutes.
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HYT refers to themselves as the "Hydro Mechanical Horologists," due to the brand's trademark of displaying the time via tubes filled with brightly colored fluid, instead of the same-old central hour and minute hands. With the Luminescent Skull Pocket, the watchmaker incorporated 21 st -century technology (including a function that illuminates the fluid using a pushbutton at 4:30) within 19 th -century dimensions, a juxtaposition that encompasses even the cover of the watchcase, crafted in titanium and black leather.
Each year, the Bulletin's Science and Security Board decides whether to move the minute hand of the clock closer or farther away from midnight--aka Doomsday--or to leave it in place.
The exceptional demands created by the shafts carrying hour and minute hands, each weighing around 7.5 tonnes, ruled out any conventional solutions such as roller or bronze plain bearings.
In addition we tend do ignore the different functions of the hands, and instead we need to highlight the position of the hour hand and the distance the minute hand has travelled.
In February 2007 the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that, on the advice of an impressive gathering of world-renowned analysts and scientists, the Bulletin's famous doomsday clock minute hand was to be moved two minutes closer to midnight, from 11:53 to 11:55.
17, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the minute hand on its "doomsday clock" 2 minutes closer to midnight.
A 130-km-long segment (the clock's minute hand) parallels the nearby Ariadaeus Rille, a classic linear rille, while the 80-km-long hour hand is radial to the immense Imbrium impact basin.
It is central to all cinematic perception, but Fisher makes us sweat out eleven minutes vainly trying to catch the minute hand in motion.
Close to death from an asthma attack, Arthur Penhaligan is given a book and a key (the minute hand of a clock).
The book also addresses a new teaching tool called a Kid Klok, which is a clever way of showing the functions of the minute hand and hour hand in telling time.
The analog quartz watch, priced at 28,000 yen, incorporates a small globe about 2 centimeters in diameter and indicates time with an earth-dial (a dome-shaped 24-hour hand), a position indicator, and a minute hand.
The background music is the sort of mind-numbing crap designed to keep the inhabitants from uprising, the fluorescent lights look as though they kill brain cells, and the minute hand on the clock taunts office workers by briefly moving backwards before going forwards.