Why Picture Yourself With Geneva’s Flower Clock?
Just because! Geneva's flower clock is a rock star within the city guidebooks. Tourists constantly stop in front of it to take pictures of themselves with it. Actually, in the summertime this almost never stops. Created in 1955, the flower clock has become asymbol of the city that is as famous as the Jet d'eau fountain, for instance. It is powered by an electronic engine controlled by satellites that reposition the hands correctly if they are moved. This happens sometimes, mainly at night, when enthusiastic night birds start playing with it. The “flower clock" name comes from the floral arrangments that create the dial and are changed regularly during the year. Recently, local watch enthusiasts have expressed the desire to create a new movement powered by water that would be taken from the lake.