Watches of Switzerland presents a limited-edition watch for Singapore’s 58th National Day
The Mechaquartz model is limited to 300 pieces and is available right now.
Furlan Marri is a relatively new microbrand named for its two founders, Andrea Furlan and Hamad Al Marri. The former is an industrial designer who has worked for numerous watchmakers before deciding to start his own brand, while the latter is an artist and watch collector with a great passion for independent watchmaking.
The company today produces two model types – a mechanical time-only watch with a La Joux-Perret movement and a mechaquartz chronograph with a Seiko movement. Its watches are classically styled and vintage-inspired, with little details like stepped cases and pulsometer displays. More importantly, they are very attractively priced.
Mechaquartz movements are not too commonly seen today but are highly practical. Developed by Swiss and Japanese watchmakers at the same time, mechaquartz movements have a quartz movement for the time-telling function and a mechanical chronograph module added on. This makes mechaquartz-powered watches very slim and elegant.
This month, Furlan Marri is partnering with Watches of Switzerland in Singapore to create a special edition limited to just 300 pieces, just in time for the country’s 58th anniversary. The Reference 1205-H ‘Bronzo Rosso’ is sized at 38mm and encased in bronze, with ‘tasti tondi’ pump pushers and a perlage finish on the inside of the caseback. The retro details are simply stunning. The dial is in glossy burgundy with circular brushing on the sub-dials, but Furlan Marri has integrated details of its time-only models into this watch with applied Breguet numerals.
The brushed bronze case is not stabilised, meaning the watch will naturally patina over time and create a unique finish to each timepiece. Each watch comes with two vegetable-tanned leather straps in burgundy with white stitching and brown with tone-on-tone stitching. The watches are available in Watches of Switzerland boutiques in Singapore, Malaysia, and New Zealand. They’re priced at S$1,100; head to a store near you to try them on.
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