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Decimal Time & The Most Expensive Watch in the World

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Decimal Time & The Most Expensive Watch in the World
The Frick Collection - The Frick Collection
The clocks in the exhibition Precision and Splendor reflect some of the major debates about time that have occurred over the last five hundred years. This lecture will discuss the relevance of the clocks on view to our understanding of some of the great historic changes in timekeeping, including the Gregorian calendar and the Counter-Reformation, the Copernican revolution, the replacement of solar time with mean time, and the French Revolution's failed experiment with decimal time.

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