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Furlan Marri’s new Havana Green watch you should know about

The latest timepiece from the Swiss manufacturer, created specifically for UAE’s watch retailer Seddiqi, is the newest addition to the Mechaquartz line

Ever since it was launched at the start of 2021 with a Kickstarter campaign, by Andrea Furlan, a Swiss industrial designer, and Hamad Al Marri, a watch collector and artist from the Middle East, Furlan Marri has consistently grabbed eyeballs. The latest from them comes via a collaboration with Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, watch retailers in the UAE who recently organised Dubai Watch Week 2021. Part of the  Mechaquartz line, the new watch, Ref 1061-A Havana Green features a deep green colour change, Arabic indexes, highly polished indexes with curved and domed hands. Its simplicity of reading coupled with a double brushed finish makes it a visually clear, proportioned with a complex yet readable dial.

Like all Mechaquartz models, the watch is a chronograph, with a second counter at 9 o’clock and a 24-hours display; there’s also a tachymeter scale base of 1000 / 24 hours indications. A 38mm diameter case in 316L stainless steel, the movement inside is a Seiko VK64, a mechaquartz with mechanical module. The watch comes with an Italian vegetable tanned bottled green leather straps.

In 2021, Furlan Marri has established its reputation as a micro brand that both watch novices and connoisseurs are taking note of. According to Andrea Furlan, Co-Founder, CEO, and Lead Designer of the brand, “15 years ago, my grandfather left me a watchmaker's cabinet filled with old tools, pocket watch components and letters from suppliers of the " Vallée de Joux " and " Le Brassus ". He also left me his watch — it had a story and that's what touched me. It is fascinating to know that behind every watch, whether diving, lost during the Second world war or belonging to a famous actor, one or more stories are hidden and are ready to be told. These improbable moments have helped us to build Furlan Marri's vision.”

The Ref 1061-A Havana Green is exclusively sold through Seddiqi.



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