Andrea Furlan a Swiss designer and Hamad Al Marri a passionate watch collector and artist founded Furlan Marri in 2020. Based in Geneva Switzerland. Andrea worked for various watch brands such as Chopard, Hublot, Sarcar, and HD3. Both were inspired by the designs of the ‘30’s and 40, especially the Patek Philippe Ref. 1463. Their appreciation of the case maker François Borgel steered them towards their homage watches. Using the Kickstarter platform as their way to bring their watches to the market with heavy advertising on Instagram. After this successful Kick Starter project, they now have a full website where you can purchase their watches.
Here we have a 2021 Furlan Marri Havanna Salmon Chronograph which is clearly inspired by the Patek Philippe 1463. The 37.7mm polished and brushed stainless steel case gently curves over your wrist ending with elegant rounded and tapered drilled lugs. A lug to lug length of 45.5mm and a thickness of 11mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence. On the right side, we have chronograph pushers with radial pattern caps and a large crown in the center. The stepped polished and brushed smooth bezel holds a double domed sapphire crystal with 5 layers of AR coating. A dual-toned chocolate and salmon dial has an outer Tachymetre and an inner minute track precisely printed. Applied Roman numeral and baton indexes mark the hours. At 3 o’clock a 24 hour recessed register and at 9 o’clock a small seconds register. The contrast of chocolate against the salmon is striking. Elegant leaf hands have polished edges that catch the light as you rotate your wrist. A fine tapered chronograph hand completes this well-balanced bi-compax dial. Text is minimalist with “Furlan Marri '' printed at 12 o’clock. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with an attractive machine turning. Inside a Seiko Meca-Quartz. The watch comes fitted on its original 20mm textured calf leather strap taupe colour with a cream lining. Comes with its Furlan Marri presentation box and papers, plus a spare strap.