Furlan Marri unveils its first ultra-simplified secular perpetual calendar for Only Watch 2023 auction.
We are extremely proud to share with you our special project for the Only Watch 2023 Charity Auction: a Secular Perpetual Calendar by
Furlan Marri x Dominique Renaud x Julien Tixier.
We are honored to participate in Only Watch charity auction and help the Only Foundation to fund research towards a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and neuromuscular and genetic diseases. Created in 2005 by Luc Pettavino and thanks to the mobilization of the watch industry, it has become a very awaited biennial rendezvous in the horology calendar for both brands and collectors.
Two years ago, we met Luc Pettavino. This led to the idea of working with Dominique Renaud, master watchmaker, inventor and co-founder of Renaud & Papi, and Julien Tixier, prototype watchmaker, to create a one-off watch for the charity auction.
For our first participation, we took up the challenge to create a truly special timepiece: an ultra-simplified, modular perpetual calendar, which is patented.
A secular module is grafted onto this perpetual calendar, making it accurate over the next 4 centuries, which make up the secular years.
Of these 4 centuries, 3 will not be leap years.
The result is a 39mm watch in rhodium-plated silver, with a hand-turned case as would be a piece of jewelry.
The secular module was developed by Dominique Renaud and Julien Tixier, based on La Joux-Perret's G100 movement, crafted in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The entire secular perpetual calendar is machined, adjusted and finished by Julien Tixier.
Engravings on the case and oscillating weight are hand made by Coralie Mercier, in La Vallée-de-Joux. The milanese bracelet and clasp in rhodium-plated silver are entirely hand-crafted by Laurent Jolliet, in Geneva.
This special project is not only an adventure in watchmaking.
Above all, it is a human adventure.
We sincerely hope you will enjoy this new chapter and we look forward to seeing many of you following and supporting Only Watch. We reserve you more surprises in the future about this new chapter for the brand.
Andrea & Hamad