08/15/2010 10:26 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

World's Most Stunning Clocks (PHOTOS)

Although Saudi Arabia's new Mecca Clock is set to dwarf many of them in sheer scope, clocks have been a focal point for many international cities for centuries.

Like the 32 intricately carved figurines which "dance" around Munich's Rathaus-Glockenspiel, some of these timepieces are steeped in local history and legend. Others, such as the digitalized numerals at the center of Yokohama's Cosmo Clock 21, are state-of-the-art, yet have already become tourist attractions in their own right.

So how does Mecca's new clock measure up against its predecessors? Cast your votes for the world's most elaborate clock here:

World's Most Elaborate Clocks