Launched last year by watchmaker Andrea Furlan and watch aficionado Hamad al Marri, the crowd-funded brand Furlan Marri has certainly made an impression on watch lovers within a short span of time. With a distinct design, quality, a price-point of less than US$ 600, mechanics, and pre-booking model (also limited run, which was then permanently retired) to acquiring the timepieces, the brand generated enough and more buzz last year, part of which was also winning the 'Horological Revelation Prize' at the 2021 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG). Now, as the next step in their growth trajectory, Furlan Marri has unveiled a permanent collection comprising three new references: Nero Sabbia (Ref. 1072-A), Rosso Grigio, (Ref. 1085-A), and Castagna (Ref. 1009-A).
This is Furlan Marri's first permanent collection. What that means is that once any of these references go out of stock, Furlan Marri will produce them again. The new collection is very much in line with the design, materials, and finish of its previously retired models, albeit with subtle changes. All three models are marked by a mechaquartz movement, which has also been a mainstay of the brand's previous designs, and feature a tungsten rotor with galvanic palladium coating to maintain smooth rotation and equal weight distribution.
The first reference is Nero Sabbia
(Ref. 1072-A), a 38mm stainless steel watch with a black and sand colour dial, Roman numeral hour markers, a 60-minute counter at 9 o'clock, a pulsometer, and domed, leaf-shaped hands. The watch gets 2 pushers, at 2 o'clock and 4 o'clock, and is powered by Seiko VK64, a mechaquartz
movement. Turning the watch reveals a decagonal screwed caseback with 'Furlan Marri' engraving and perlage finishing on the inside. The stainless steel case gives the watch a water resistance of 50 metres. Wearers get two strap options: A vegetable-tanned Italian beige leather strap and tanned Italian black colour with cream stitches.
The next chronograph
is Rosso Grigio, (Ref. 1085-A), also a 38mm steel watch with a grey dial. The watch gets an asthometer scale, a 24-hour sub-dial at 3 o'clock, and a 60-minute sub-dial at 9 o'clock, Breguet style numerals for 12 o'clock, and 6 o'clock. The dial gets dark grey PVD indexes for leaf-shaped hour and minute hands with two 2 pushers at 2 o'clock and 4 o'clock . While the decagonal screwed caseback, perlage finishing, water resistance, and Seiko VK64 mechaquartz movement remain the same as the previous model, the strap options here are a vegetable tanned Italian burgundy leather with cream colour stitches and a vegetable tanned Italian grey colour with cream stitches.
The final watch in the collection is Castagna
(Ref. 1009-A), with a cream and taupe dial with an asthometer scale, a 24-hour sub-dial at 3 o'clock, and a 60-minute sub-dial at 9 o'clock. Much like the Rosso Grigio, this watch too gets Breguet style numerals for 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock, two chronograph pushers for 2 o'clock and 4 o'clock, leaf-shaped hour and minute hands. The movement and water resistance remain same as the previous models, and the watch gets two strap options: A vegetable tanned Italian brown leather strap with brown colour stitching and a vegetable-tanned Italian brown colour strap with cream stitches.
Images: Courtesy Furlan Marri