hor·​o·​log·​i·​cal | \ ˌhȯr-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce horological (audio) \

Definition of horological

: of or relating to a horologe or horology

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Recent Examples on the Web In a new twist, the horological magicians are now erasing time with their latest drop. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, "H. Moser & Cie Just Dropped a Fumé Dial with a Hand Inspired by an Eraser," 1 Apr. 2021 As far as horological toys go, that’s one hell of a party trick. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, "MB&F Celebrates 10 Years of Its Legacy Machine Watches with Two New Souped Up Editions," 25 Mar. 2021 The star of The Great chose a Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso, a horological classic if there ever was one, to complement his double-breasted velvet tuxedo from Giorgio Armani. Justin Fenner, Robb Report, "From Vintage Rolex to Cartier: The Best Luxury Watches at the Golden Globes," 1 Mar. 2021 Her horological prowess didn’t go unnoticed among her family members, who have strategically chosen watches to make subtle—and sometimes not so subtle—statements. Jill Newman, Town & Country, "What the Royals' Favorite Watches Say About Them," 5 Dec. 2020 Other horological texts and translations by Watkins can be found here. Jack Forster, Bloomberg.com, "Watchmaking’s Most Essential and Underappreciated Component," 3 Feb. 2020 Having hit stores just a few years prior and far from an immediate hit, the Japanese digital watch represented some of the most advanced horological innovations of its day. Wilbert L. Cooper, WSJ, "Rediscover the Simple Joy of an Affordable Digital Watch," 21 Nov. 2018 From natural disaster relief to tribal land rights, drug rehabilitation programmes to vaccinations, the horological industry has been fighting the good fight. A-LIST, "The Vanity Fair On Time Philanthropy Portfolio," 1 July 2018 That means whoever wins the auction gets not just an ultra-rare piece of horological history, but a solid case of the warm-fuzzies, too. Jonathan Evans, Esquire, "This Might Be the Rarest Rolex Ever Put Up for Auction," 13 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of horological

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Horological.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horological. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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