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minute hand

[′min·ət ‚hand]
(horology)
The long hand on a timepiece, indicating minutes.
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Inspired in part by Jaeger-LeCoultre's staid (by comparison) Reverso collection, the timepiece presents two aspects: the wearer can revel in the "wandering hour" time display, in which the minute hand is in fact the hour marker, moseying down the arc at the right-hand side of the case.
The hour and minute hands move only once per minute, leading to huge static and inertia loads for the bearings to carry.
Reflective metal hour and minute hands with white superlite highlights and a slim metal chrono seconds hand mark time.
The hour and minute hands will be halted for around seven hours, restarting on a temporary mechanism while the old one is repaired.
The hour and minute hands are moved in tandem by using a knob on the back of the clock.
The luminous hour and minute hands and the crystal-clear numbers on the dial make it easy to see the time either day or night.
They were typically provided with only an hour hand, although wealthier, more demanding customers could order clocks with minute hands as well.
This choice has enabled them to achieve the feat of accommodating within an ultraA[degrees]thin case a selfA[degrees] winding movement fitted with two barrels ensuring a 65A[degrees]hour power reserve and driving hour and minute hands along with small seconds at 6 o'clock and the date at 3 o'clock.