Jun
17
2011

Top 10 Amazing Clocks in the World

Clock is the one of oldest invention of human but now it becomes an essential part of our life. There are different type of clocks in the world, water clock, candle clock, electric clock, digital clock etc. Its not only a useful device but its also becomes the symbol of city/location like Big Ben. Lets have a look list of top amazing, beautiful, stylish and biggest clocks in the world.

10. Allen-Bradley Clock Tower

Allen-Bradley Clock Tower

Allen Bradley clock tower faces measure 12.28 meters in diameter. It was completed in 1962 and located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United State of America (USA). Once the Guinness Book of World Records quoted this, largest four faced clock in the world.

10. Clock of Istanbul Cevahir Shopping Centre

Clock of Istanbul Cevahir Shopping Centre

There is a tie between Allen-Bradley Clock and Cevahir clock. Both are at number 10 at our list today. The clock on the roof of Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre in Istanbul, Turkey has the diameter of 36 meters.

09. Prague Astronomical Clock

Prague Astronomical Clock

The Prague Astronomical Clock in the Czech Republic was designed by the master clockmaker Jan Hanus. The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the only one still working.  On October 9, 2010, the Clock’s 600th anniversary was celebrated with a light show on the face of the clock tower.

08. Duquesne Brewing Company Clock

Duquesne Brewing Company Clock In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In 1933, at the time of its construction, this timepiece was the largest single-faced clock in the world and this was designed by John Franklin, founder of Audichron.

07. The Colgate Clock

The Colgate Clock

The Colgate Clock, located at a Colgate-Palmolive factory in Clarksville, Indiana. It is one of the largest clocks in the world with the diameter of 12.19 meters.

06. Aarau Clock

Aarau Clock

With the diameter of 9 meters, Aarau’s clock has the largest face in Europe.

05. Kremlin’s Spasskaya Tower Clock

Kremlin's Spasskaya Tower Clock

Situated in the Kremlin’s Spasskaya Tower, the clock’s chimes play the national anthem of Russia.

04. Moscow State University Clock In Moscow, Russia

Moscow State University Clock In Moscow, Russia

The diameter of this clock is 9 meters in diameter. An accompanying barometer and thermometer are also housed with this clock, which was built in 1953.

03. Floral Clock, Niagara Park

Floral Clock, Niagara Park

The Floral Clock in Niagara Park is created with up to 16,000 carpet bedding plants. The floral design is changed twice each year.

02. Big Ben Clock, London

Big Ben Clock, London

Big Ben in London, England first ticked on May 31st, 1859. It is now the largest four-faced chiming clock and the third tallest clock tower in the world.

01. Makkah Clock, Saudi Arabia

Makka Clock, Saudi Arabia

The Makkah Clock in Saudi Arabia will soon become the biggest clock in the world. Overlooking the Grand Mosque, it is located on the 601-meter tower.


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