Furlan Marri has an interesting history. The brand was born in 2021, when the pandemic was wreaking havoc everywhere. In the midst of this tumultuous period, horophiles Andrea Furlan and Hamad Al Marri chose to follow their passion and established an entirely new watch brand, Furlan Marri, on Kickstarter, a global crowdfunding platform for creative projects. Needless to say, watchmaker Andrea Furlan and watch aficionado Hamad al Marri have made quite an impact on the world of horology — their stunning timepieces bear testimony to this fact.
Taking the brand to newer heights, Furlan Marri has just unveiled a permanent collection comprising three new references: Salmon Sector (Ref. 2154-A), Grey Sector (Ref. 2145-A) and White Sector (Ref. 2161-A). This is Furlan Marri’s second permanent collection and is very much in sync with the design aesthetics of its predecessors. What’s more, this is the first time the timepiece maker has created three-hand, time-only watches. Last year, fans were treated to the brand's chronographs.
The first reference in the latest Furlan Marri Sector dial permanent collection, Salmon Sector (Ref. 2154-A), is a 37.5 mm stainless steel watch. It features a dial with a finely stamped texture, enhanced by raised Breguet-style applied hour markers for 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock, with ‘black gunmetal’ PVD coating.
The White Sector (Ref. 2161-A) reference has a dial with raised applied hour markers and curved hands in blued steel. The model has Breguet-style applied hour markers for 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock.
The final watch in the latest Furlan Marri Sector dial permanent collection is the Grey Sector (Ref. 2145-A). This model offers a double-printed dial with Breguet-style hour markers for 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock, and curved hour, minute hands.
The steel case has been assembled in several phases to allow for inspection of the finishes, particularly around the cow-horn-shaped lugs that are attached to the case once finishing has been completed. The lugs are connected by a bridge that can be seen at 6 o’clock and 12 o’clock, on which the timepiece maker has chosen to engrave the brand’s name alongside the model’s serial number and the production number, which are unique to each timepiece.
The case is similarly adorned with a range of special finishes. Internally, it is lined with a circular-grained pattern from the inside of the bezel to the screw-down decagonal caseback and features an alternating satin-brushed and polished effect on the sides and the lugs. The notches on the crown at 3 o’clock have been left “rough” and prominent to assert an aesthetic choice and attachment to history.
The decagonal caseback is screwed down, circular-brushed and polished before getting engraved with the brand name and the model’s reference number.
The self-winding movement is powered by a tungsten rotor with galvanized palladium coating to ensure both optimum weight distribution and smooth rotation. The movement offers a 68-hour power reserve. Each watch is finished with two straps: one in French leather and the other in Italian leather, both vegetable-tanned. What’s more, the collection is delivered in a travel-style box in shades of brown, together with relevant documents and certificates.