Every hour the astronomical clock gathers crowds to watch it chime. Followed by years of superstition it is believed that every time the clock stops a catastrophic event will occur. Maybe these superstitions hold valid cause to maintain fear. The only two times the clock has ever stopped has been right before the Nazis invaded and preceding a massive flood.
Presently, only one man and his two sons have been entrusted to manage the maintanence of the clock.