La Bohème Pendant Watch

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La Bohème Pendant Watch

Exclusive to the Metropolitan Opera, our elegant pendant watch celebrates Giacomo Puccini’s time-honored opera, La Bohème.

Inspired by an antique piece, it is gold plated with a scratch-resistant surface, measures approximately 1 ½ inches in diameter and drops from a 27 inch long, open link, gold chain with clasp. High-precision Japanese movement ensures accuracy and reliability. Created to be lightweight and comfortable to wear.

In 1895, famed Milanese publishing company, Edizioni Ricordi, designed a dramatic poster announcing Tosca’s world premiere. A reproduction of that vintage lithograph is depicted on the face of this striking pendant.

La Bohème, the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, can stake a convincing claim as the world’s most popular opera. It has a marvelous ability to make a powerful first impression and to reveal unsuspected treasures after dozens of hearings. At first glance, La Bohème is the definitive depiction of the joys and sorrows of love and loss; on closer inspection, it reveals the deep emotional significance hidden in the trivial things—a bonnet, an old overcoat, a chance meeting with a neighbor—that make up our everyday lives.

World premiere: Teatro Regio, Turin, 1896.
Met company premiere: Los Angeles (on tour), November 9, 1900.

 

  • A Met Opera Exclusive
  • Metal case with scratch resistant gold plating
  • Diameter: 1 ½”
  • Chain: 27” L, open link, gold
  • Image: Reproduction of 1895 Edizioni Ricordi poster
  • High-precision Japanese movement
  • Battery included
  • All proceeds benefit the Metropolitan Opera
     

History

One of the most popular operas of all time, Puccini’s La Bohème premiered at Turin’s Teatro Regino in 1896. The work, renowned for its beautiful arias and emotional intensity, opens in the Parisian garret of a group of young artists and writers. This is where the poet Rodolfo meets his neighbor Mimì, who knocks on the door and asks to borrow a candle. Thus begins a fateful – and unforgettable – relationship as the two struggle to sustain their love against the challenges of poverty, jealousy and physical decline.

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