Minute hand

The minute hand is a moving part that designates the current minute on the dial of a mechanical clock .


It is a needle larger than the hour hand 1 , so it is often called the large needle .

The minute hand makes a turn on itself in an hour . It therefore travels 0.1 ° per second, 6 ° per minute and 360 ° per hour.

Notes and references

  1. ↑ Why is the minute hand longer than the hour hand?  [ Archive ] , on the website argusdesmontres.com

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