L'horloge fleurie

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The Flower Clock in Geneva decorated for the 125th anniversary of the ICRC in 1988

"L'horloge fleurie" (or "flower clock") was - with its diameter of 5 metres - the largest of its kind in the world until the installation of a 15 metres flower clock in Tehran, Iran on 7 June 2005. [1]

Geneva's "L'horloge fleurie" was created in 1955 as a symbol of the city's watchmakers and dedication to nature. Its second hand is the longest in the world at 2.50 meters. It is situated at the western edge of the Jardin Anglais. Usually, around 6500 flowers and shrubs are used as decoration for this clock. The decoration is changed each time the seasons of the year change.

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  1. ^ "Tehran "Flower Clock" rivals Big Ben". Payvand. Retrieved 17 April 2009. 

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Coordinates: 46°12′15″N 6°09′03″E / 46.204192°N 6.150970°E / 46.204192; 6.150970