The answer of course, is that the clock isn't meant to measure earthly time, but the time of the soul. Redemption and condemnation time. For the soul, each instant is always a minute short of judgment.
Gregory Maguire, in Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Saiba mais aqui. Fernando Correia de Oliveira (Lisbon, 1954) is a journalist and researcher on Time, Horology and Mentality Evolution. Law, Lisbon University. Journalist since 1974. Twenty years with the Portuguese News Agency. First Portuguese correspondent in Beijing (1988-90). Ten years with PÚBLICO, the Portuguese daily reference newspaper (1993-2002). Specialized in International Politics and Asia (China, Japan, Korea). Freelance journalist and publisher since 2002, with a clear leading position on the Portuguese Watch & Jewellery specialized titles. Member of several international organizations on Time studies, expert on Time and Time Measurement history for the Portuguese Government. Founding member of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie´s Academia. Saiba mais aqui.