Glossary of watchmaking

Decimal (Revolutionary) (Republican)

Décimal ou révolutionnaire | 革命時計/カクメイドケイ | 十进制(革命历法)(共和历法)

Silver french revolution pocket watch

A watch or Clock dial made in 1793, after the French Revolution which imposed the decimal calendar. The year was divided into 12 months and each month into three 10-day periods known as décades. The day was divided into 10 hours and each hour into 100 minutes. The decimal or Republican dial was therefore graduated from 1 to 10. Never accepted, manufacture of these dials ceased in 1795.