MM: How do you connect your love of opera to your love of watches?
DP: When researching a role, I always look beyond the character and also examine who constructed the piece. While researching the plays of Figaro, I became fascinated by Pierre Beaumarchais. I learned that Beaumarchais was not only a revolutionary writer, whose plays were laced with social commentary much to the chagrin of his counterparts, but also an avid watchmaker. I was shocked to learn that many of Beaumarchais' patents for movements are still utilized today!
The Orient Racing Automatic skeletonized series of watches actually comes in a few colors -with either the metal bracelet or a leather strap. This particular model is my choice as I like the dark gray (almost black) face with the lime green seconds hand (with making hand on the power reserve indicator). Other colors include white, yellow, orange, and a dark blue. The Orient CFT00004B men's watches will yell out to some of you who are taken by it's looks. I also think that this watch would make a great gift for someone who isn't as into watches as you are - as it has that type of masculine look with broad appeal. Retail price is 0 from Orient, and it is also available from other watch retailers.
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