About us and where we want to go
The TeamWe are two close friends united by a common passion for watchmaking and creating new projects.
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.
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.
How the story began ?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
" 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 hapiness 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
These improbable moments have helped us to build Furlan Marri's vision.
The name is a tribute to our family, 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.
What are our ambitions ?
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 proudct.
We guarantee that we are always accessible via our social networks. In order to developp the brand together, we are every day speaking with our customers 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 from all over the world, to show our prototypes before any product launch.
Transparency + Value
Transparency is necessary to avoid any confusion about our products. Thanks to travels spent meeting the best suppliers and working with them to understand their process for months before our first prototypes, we design, source and manufacture our components in 3 different regions: Hong Kong and Japan for most of the components, Italy for our straps and accessories. All our products are imagined, designed, pre-prototyped in Geneva, Switzerland, in our design studio, a few meters from the workshops of François Borgel and Taubert & Fils, who were among the greatest case manufacturers by the past (patent of the first waterproof screwed caseback with gasket in 1931).
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 for 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 faster on the launch of new collections.
Understanding Our Brand
- Why this story about " Mechaquartz " ?
- " Mechaquartz " Story Movie
- Will you do more references of the " Mechaquartz " story ?
- How many stories are you working on at this moment ?
- Transparency is necessary