Clock Six Years Late

Clock Six Years Late

A monumental clock, a gift from Jura Swiss for Quebec’s 400th anniversary, will not be installed until fall 2014 at the earliest.

Seeing delays accumulate in the redevelopment of the Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy, Quebec City has finally chosen to host this precious present overseas in the new City Hall gardens.

The clock, measuring 3.5 metres in height, designed by the famous watchmaker Richard Mille, was completed in late 2010. Following a trial period in the canton of Jura, it is now ready to make the journey across the Atlantic.

The clock, made of glass and metal, was designed from its inception to be installed in the renovated lobby of the Gabrielle-Roy Library, where it will be visible from the inside as well as from rue Saint-Joseph.

The Swiss clock will be on display prominently near Sainte-Anne Street and the Clarendon Hotel.

It should be installed at the latest in autumn 2014.

This lavish gift, the value of which is kept secret, but is estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, will be on show 6 years after Quebec City’s 400th anniversary.
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LifeinQuebec.com Staff Writer

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