On December 31, 1935 the Roses Bank had a curious commercial initiative: Welcome the new year by placing a luminous clock at the entrance of its headquarters for the enjoyment of all.
The large clock was set up on the pavement floor and marked hours and minutes with flashy illuminated spheres, which caused great curiosity and
admiration. The clock dates back to 1935 and is a work of the watchmaker Juan Cabrerizo. Its design is modern with an Art-Deco touch. The sphere
of the clock shows in the center the logo of the Banca Roses that represented the head of Hermes.
Among the curiosities of the Clock, is that it did not augur a good year. Months later the civil war broke out and the clock suffered the logical rigors of the conflict until finally it was extinguished. In 1957 the Roses Bank disappeared and became the Bank of Barcelona that did not have a happy ending…
Someone superstitious might think that the clock set to enter a new year, was gaffe for the number 69 Via Laietana.