Latin Clock

This page displays a Latin clock. It converts standard time to Latin time:

Standard (24 hours) clock

Latin clock

Latin Time

In ancient Rome numbers were written using Roman numerals. In this Roman system, numbers are represented by combinations of 7 letters from the Latin alphabet.

  • I = 1
  • V = 5
  • X = 10
  • L = 50
  • C = 100
  • D = 500
  • M = 1000

Nowadays these numbers are still used in some clock faces, where the hours from 1 to 12 are represented by the Roman numerals: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII.


For a more accurate Roman Clock, as demonstrated on this page we need the numbers 1 to 60, so that we can also show the seconds: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV, XXV, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII, XXIX, XXX, XXXI, XXXII, XXXIII, XXXIV, XXXV, XXXVI, XXXVII, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XL, XLI, XLII, XLIII, XLIV, XLV, XLVI, XLVII, XLVIII, XLIX, L, LI, LII, LIII, LIV, LV, LVI, LVII, LVIII, LIX, LX.

No zero

In the Latin numeral system there is no symbol to represent zero. Sometimes in Latin texts the word ‘nulla’ was used to represent zero. This could be abbreviated to the letter N. But as this was not a custom in ancient Rome, the Latin Clock on this page will not use the N, but shows an empty space to represent the number zero.

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