Zeffirelli was born and brought up in Florence where he had a classical education. â€œIn Florence,you donâ€™t have to go to school to learn about art and civilisation,â€he says,â€œit is all around you. I try to bring my cultural upbringing to my films.â€ Franco Zeffirelliâ€™s taste for the classics also extends to the watch that he chooses to wear. A Rolex Ojyster Chronometer in 18ct.gold. â€œI choose this watch because it is the watch. It is above fashion. It is the standard. In my own work I never ty to be fashionable. Never. And the same could be said for the watch I have chosen to wear.â€ Rolex of Geneva. ROLEX of Geneva 1 and 2 A fabric from Claremont predominates in the libraryoffice, with the sofa and a pair of nineteenth-century iron chairs upholstered in a tartan by Isle Mills. 3 and 4 A Bennison fabric for bed upholstery and curtains contrasts with the backdrop of a Stefanidis stripe on the walls. Curtains throughout the house are by Gordon Milne of Andaluz. powerful fabric, you should use lots of it. Otherwise, ironically, it can become overwhelming.