Co-founder and lead designer
Co-founder and lead designer
Co-founder and artist
Andrea Furlan is a Swiss industrial designer (graduate from ECAL, Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne, Switzerland) who is passionate about the world of watchmaking from an early age. After working several years for prestigious brands (internships for Chopard, Hublot, Sarcar and HD3 Complication), notably for Dominique Renaud (founder of Renaud & Papi, one of the largest manufacturers who developed movements with complications for Audemars Piguet, Richard Mille and Cartier among others), with whom he designed a complex watch called DR01 Twelve First. He moved to Asia and California after 4 years, where he became a watch design consultant for various major groups in mass production and online distribution. After several trips there, he met and worked directly with the most demanding partners who are now supporting him in the creation of the project, since November 2019.
« We are two friends united by a common passion for watchmaking and creating new projects »
Hamad Al Marri is a watch collector and artist from the Middle East who studied business management in Australia. Since his childhood, he has been walking around auction houses and dreaming of incredible stories that watches could tell. His passion for independent watchmakers and watch finishing has never ceased, he brings his knowledge and insight into future collections and the vision of the brand. It's the first time both countries with their own stories partner together from sketch to development and production in the watch industry.
Both are entrepreneurs at heart and wish to offer collections with a story to tell, a strong character and imagine an uncompromising experience. Do not hesitate to contact us or to have a coffee together if you are visiting Geneva.
15 years ago, my grandfather left me a watchmaker's cabinet filled with old tools, pocket watch components and letters from suppliers of the " Vallée de Joux " and " Le Brassus ". I believe that I developed a certain curiosity for vintage products and watch aesthetic in general since that moment. He also left me his watch, it had a story and that's what touched me. It is fascinating to know that behind every watch, whether diving, lost during the Second world war or belonging to a famous actor, one or more stories are hidden and are ready to be told. " - Andrea.
These improbable moments have helped us to build Furlan Marri's vision.
" I was 14 years old when my father gave me an Omega Seamaster as a gift. My love for watches in general came from this particular moment of happiness with my dad. Later, I particularly loved to see the watches sold at auctions, reading their stories and dreaming of having one of them on my wrist. " - Hamad.
Furlan Marri is a tribute to our family members, who have kept both of us so passionate during all these years. We are here to create experiences, tell stories, produce timeless design with the highest quality and make this story last for future generations.
Furlan Marri serves as a daily reminder to those who gave so much by the past. We are the sums of the things we've done, the people we cherish and the places we've been. That's why we want to bring you a fabulous experience into our fascinating world full of stories. We want to offer products with an extreme care for details. By offering mostly direct distribution to our customers, we can focus on finishing and adding value to the product.
We guarantee that we are always accessible via our social networks. In order to develop the brand together, we speak with our customers every day to know their feeling and what they would like to see, so they are an integral part of the process. We are also in permanent contact with collectors and customers from all over the world, to show our prototypes before any product launch.
Transparency is necessary to avoid any confusion about our products. After months of traveling and collaborating with
suppliers to understand their processes, we source, design, and manufacture our components in three different regions:
Hong Kong and Japan for most of the components.
Italy and France for our straps and accessories.
The assembly will vary according to the type of project and the people who are more efficient with movements. Swiss made projects will be assembled in Switzerland. Mecaquartz projects in Hong Kong.
We have several warehouses in different parts of the world, so we can optimise shipping depending on the location of the customers. It can be Hong Kong, USA or Switzerland.
All our products are imagined, sketched, designed and pre-prototyped (3D printed case) in Geneva, Switzerland, in our design studio, in the same city of François Borgel's workshop, who was among the greatest case manufacturer by the past (patent of the first waterproof screwed caseback with gasket in 1931) and supplied many watch cases that are iconic today.
With more than 10 years working for prestigious brands, sometimes even on unique projects for independent watchmakers, we design our watches with the same extreme attention to details, without minimising the overall experience. Finally, we are proud to say that we produce in-house our 3D renderings, marketing content and pre-prototypes as well as our website, which allows us to be efficient and to take faster decisions.