Furlan Marri Chronographs 1st Edition

FURLAN MARRI is a watch brand co-founded by Andrea Furlan (a Swiss industrial designer – graduated from ECAL, Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne in Switzerland) and Hamad Al Marri, a collector and artist from the Middle East.

The first collections from the brand are limited edition meca-quartz chronographs (two of the references will no longer be reproduced after the campaign).

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1022-A “Laccato Nero”
Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1022-A “Laccato Nero”

For its debut collection, the brand took inspiration from the designs of the 1940s and the 1950s, especially from the iconic watch cases manufactured by François Borgel (later Taubert & Fils). All Furlan Marri Chronographs feature 316L stainless steel step case with 38mm diameter.

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1041-A “Mr. Grey”
Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1041-A “Mr. Grey”

FURLAN MARRI pays particular attention to detail, as can be seen in the curved, domed hands in tempered blued steel (the 1011-A reference) or the engraved ends pushers with a sun pattern or « Tasti Tondi ».

The pusher’s pattern has a small step to better control the polishing of the element. This step is also found on the decagonal screwed caseback, again to better control the finish between circular brush and polish finish. The dials are crafter with care, with various finishes, fine micro-blasted or lacquered, with double printed elements.

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1011-A “Tasti Tondi”
Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1011-A “Tasti Tondi”

The bezel and case are assembled separately, in order to control the polishing of the angle perfectly. The finishes of the indexes are increased by CNC process for a better polished finish. Finally, the inside of the case back has a « perlage » finish and is engraved with the seal of the brand and the case manufacturer.

Each main element has its own reference number: the dials, the bracelet buckles, the main case or the case back.

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1031-A “Havana Salmon”
Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1031-A “Havana Salmon”

FURLAN MARRI pays particular attention to the legibility of the dials, with typefaces chosen for their lightness and uniqueness, such as « DECIMAL », designed by Hoefler&Co. (famous New York studio, MoMA collection, various international awards) and presented in season 2 of Abstract: The Art of Design on Netflix. The brand has opted for «HENDERSON», the typeface of the Argentinean studio Sudtipos, for the logo and dial elements.

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1022-B “Farro”
Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1022-B “Farro”

All Furlan Marri Chronographs are equipped with the Seiko VK64 meca-quartz movement.

The brand launched a Kickstarter online crowd-funding campaign on 10 March 2021. The Kickstarter price of the FURLAN MARRI chronograph starts at USD 339 (CHF 320). The future retail price will be around USD 485/CHF 432/EUR 400. The campaign ends on 09 April 2021. According to the brand, deliveries will take place in July-August 2021.

Technical details

Case
316L stainless steel step case, polished, hand finished brushed on the sides, drilled lugs, reference number and brand engraved on the case at 6 o’clock.
Diameter: 38mm
Thickness: 11.2mm
Pushers: 5mm diameter with sun pattern engraved ends or “Tasti Tondi”
Crown: 7mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal with inner anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 5 ATM / 50 m / 164 Feet

Movement
Seiko VK64 meca-quartz with mechanical technology /action & quartz regulation (32,768 H quartz frequency)
Central chronograph seconds, 60 minutes counter, 24h display at 3 o’clock. Tachymeter scale base 1000.

Dial
Indexes: Applied stainless steel, polish increased by CNC machine process.
Unique reference number double printed on the dial.
Hands: Diamond-cut. All hands are made by custom tools, domed and curved for the central chrono and minute hands, special electroplated black, rose gold 4N or a traditional blued steel finish

Strap
Italian grained calfskin leather or suede strap
Size 20mm ending 16mm
Stainless steel buckle, polished on the top, brushed on the back, with logo and reference number engraved.

Models

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1022-A “Laccato Nero”

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1022-A “Laccato Nero”

  • Two tones dial black lacquered and taupe.
  • Domed and curved hands.
  • Tachymeter scale base 1000.
  • 316L step case, reference number engraved between lugs (Kickstarter unique number edition).
  • Engraved pushers.
  • Decagonal screwed caseback.
  • Waterproof 50 meters.
  • Italian grained calfskin leather honey colour.

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1041-A “Mr. Grey”

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1041-A “Mr. Grey”

  • Two tones dial dark grey and light grey.
  • Domed and curved hands, electroplated dark grey colour.
  • Tachymeter scale base 1000.
  • 316L step case, reference number engraved between lugs (Kickstarter unique number edition).
  • Engraved pushers.
  • Decagonal screwed caseback.
  • Waterproof 50 meters.
  • Italian grained calfskin leather black colour.

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1011-A “Tasti Tondi”

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1011-A “Tasti Tondi”

  • Two tones dial creamy and grey.
  • Highly polished domed and curved hands with tempered blued steel.
  • Tachymeter scale base 1000.
  • 316L step case, reference number engraved between lugs (Kickstarter unique number edition).
  • Engraved pushers.
  • Decagonal screwed caseback.
  • Waterproof 50 meters.
  • Italian grained calfskin leather honey colour.

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1031-A “Havana Salmon”

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1031-A “Havana Salmon”

  • Two tones dial salmon and chocolate.
  • Highly polished domed and curved hands.
  • Tachymeter scale base 1000.
  • 316L step case, reference number engraved between lugs (Kickstarter unique number edition).
  • Engraved pushers.
  • Decagonal screwed caseback.
  • Waterproof 50 meters.
  • Italian grained calfskin leather taupe colour.

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1022-B “Farro”

Furlan Marri Chronograph, Ref. 1022-B “Farro”

  • Two tones dial black lacquered and taupe.
  • Domed and curved hands, electroplated 4N rose gold.
  • Tachymeter scale base 1000.
  • 316L step case, 4N rose gold electroplated, reference number engraved betwenn lugs (Kickstarter unique number edition).
  • Engraved pushers.
  • Decagonal screwed caseback.
  • Waterproof 50 meters.
  • Italian grained calfskin leather black colour.

Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/andreafurlan/furlan-marri/description