Keeping time for Madras
P.Orr and Sons, timekeepers to Madras, was a business with a long history
entwined with the commercial development of South India in the 19th and 20th
Centuries. But few today remember that, in its day, P.Orr's was more than the
leading watch and clock shop in South India; that it was the South's leading
silversmiths, goldsmiths and jewellers, its clientele anyone who was anybody in
South India, from Governors to Zamindars to those just plain rich or powerful.