In case anybody was questioning, we had been very effectively conscious of the unbelievable story of Furlan Marri and its Mecha-Quartz chronograph assortment launched final yr. The best way this model launched itself on the scene was fairly arduous to disregard. And what stored us presenting it to you was the problem it got here with a quartz motion. So why begin writing about them now? Easy: Furlan Marri is launching a completely mechanical three-hander which seems simply spectacular! Simply have a look at it, and you may see why we’re getting excited on the MONOCHROME headquarters! That is the brand new Furlan Marri Ref. 2116-A Black Sector, the subsequent chapter on this very younger model.
The story of Furlan Marri reads like a kids’s story. Two shut mates, Andrea Furlan and Hamad Al-Marri, with a shared ardour for watchmaking and entrepreneurship, wished to mix their strengths to create a watch model that tells an actual story; a narrative of expertise, a powerful character and an uncompromising expertise. Launched final yr, the model induced an enormous storm with its mecha-quartz-driven chronograph fashions. It even landed them the Horological Revelation prize throughout the 2021 GPHG with the “Mr. Gray”. To say it went effectively can be a little bit of an understatement. Furlan Marri principally blew up!
This new Ref. 2116-A Black Sector continues alongside the identical path with a number of necessary updates. Furlan Marri states that its watches are “crafted with care, designed for particulars” and it’s very seen within the new mannequin. With a really classical-styled chrome steel case of 37.5mm large and 10.5mm tall, it is going to be an absolute pleasure to put on. The case is completed with cow-horn lugs hooked up to the case with a visual bridge inscribed with the reference quantity. The ending exhibits a mixture of brushing and sprucing, and the dial is topped with a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating. Around the again, we see a decagonal-shaped screw-in caseback with round brushing and sprucing. The old-school means!
Arguably one of the best a part of the Furlan Marri Ref. 2116-A Black Sector is its dial and fingers. The very basic sector-style dial completed in deep black with silver or light-grey printed tracks and scales seems merely gorgeous. It harks again to the model of the Thirties and Nineteen Forties we all know and love. Breguet-style numerals at each nook, leaf-shaped hour and minutes fingers and a needle-like central seconds hand full the look. Between 4 and 5 o’clock you may see the reference quantity printed on one of many tracks.
Powering the Furlan Marri Ref. 2116-A Black Sector is an automated motion by La Joux-Perret. Not a lot is communicated about this motion but, apart from the very fact it’s a time-only motion primarily based on the producer’s G100 ébauche, that it makes use of 24 jewels and offers an influence reserve of 68 hours – it’s a motion that has been created as a powerful different to ETA and Sellita. It’s fitted with a tungsten rotor with a palladium coating and Furlan Marri engravings. The motion is a top-grade one, which suggests finishings like Côtes de Genève, blued screws (though unlikely to be heat-treated blue) and snailing. None of this may be seen, because the strong caseback protects it from prying eyes – however that’s consistent with the classic idea of the watch.
The brand new Furlan Marri Ref. 2116-A Black Sector exhibits all of the sides of a real horological gem. It seems glorious, contains a mechanical motion with excellent specs, and is reasonably priced as effectively. How reasonably priced? A relatively shocking CHF 1,250 (excl. taxes) throughout the pre-order section, earlier than taxes. For that, you get the watch with this black sector dial, a curved black leather-based strap and straight cognac leather-based strap, and a journey pouch. The pre-order section begins on the twenty fourth of June and can run for 10 days. Furlan Marri states that it’ll produce as many as are ordered, however no extra after the pre-order section is over. There will probably be new references coming later within the yr however no particulars are referred to as but. We’re fairly enthusiastic about all this and are wanting ahead to spending a while with it within the close to future.
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