ABTW: How did you get into watchmaking?
What renders the Le Garde Temps Naissance d’Une Montre project genuinely interesting is not just the fact that a watchmaker – who happens to be also teaching watchmaking – gets to learn from some of today's horological giants, but also that the steps (and of course, the final result) of this learning process is shared with the public, showing how time-consuming it is to learn and master the trades that render a watchmaker one of the best in his craft.
Since the Da Luca Straps Timbuctoo seemed to call out for a subtly bold watch, that one got matched up to the Seiko Orange Monster (newer SRP313K1 model reviewed here). It is worth noting that in the images with the Timbuctoo paired to the Seiko, it picks up an orange cast, while it truly has a bit more of a brown tone to it (this can be seen in the "strap only" photos). Something to be aware of as you make your selection - sort of like deciding if you want your shoes to be tobacco or chocolate brown, I suppose.