Furlan Marri Adds a Trio of Sector Dial Three-Handers to their Permanent Collection

You might recall that when Blake Buettner brought us news of Furlan Marri’s very first fully mechanical watch (after the success of their popular meca-quartz chronograph that we still can’t believe ever sold for under $500 during the crowdfunding campaign) he mentioned that the limited production black dialed three hander he had in for review would be followed up by a trio of models in the brand’s permanent collection. That was in June of 2022, and at long last, those watches are here. These three new references use the same platform as the previously issued “Black Sector” 2116-A, but in an array of colors that give the watch a new impact. 


The new dials, Salmon Sector, Grey Sector, and White Sector, have been given reference numbers 2154-A, 2161-A, and 2145-A, respectively. While the Grey Sector has what Furlan Marri refers to as a double printed dial, the white and salmon versions both have applied baton hour markers, and all references have a fine texture applied to the dial. The Breguet style numerals at the cardinal positions have become a hallmark of sorts for Furlan Marri, and those remain on all three variants. Dial text is minimal (just the Furlan Marri wordmark and the reference number discreetly out of the way between 4 and 5), the sector layout identical to the black version from last year. Fans of aggressive symmetry will be quite pleased, I think. 

An area where Furlan Marri has excelled since the launch of that first chronograph back in 2021 is in case finishing and design. These watches have the same dramatic horn shaped lugs as the Black Sector, and the 37.5mm case is still made in an old fashioned way, but with a twist. The lugs are attached to the midcase separately, but where casemakers of another era (or this one, at a very high end level) would have attached them by soldering, Furlan Marri attaches them via a bridge that extends between 6:00 and 12:00. That bridge has been engraved with the Furlan Marri brand name and the watch’s serial number, but more importantly it allows for a precision in finishing that isn’t possible in a single piece design. The bezel is also finished separately and attached later (much more common, obviously), and the entire case has a variety of finishes applied, including alternating polishing and satin brushed finishing on the case flanks and lugs. 

For a watch that carries a retail price of just CHF 1,250, Furlan Marri has packed it with little details that add quite a bit of value. One example: each lug has two holes for spring bars on the inside, allowing for strap placements at different orientations to the case. This allows for the use of straps that require either curved or straight spring bars, and gives owners an additional element of flexibility in how they wear the watch. Furlan Marri also claims that their double printing technique on the Grey Sector results in a sense of depth more commonly found with applied indices, and they’ve once again given the applied numerals a high polish finish to reflect the maximum amount of light and provide even more depth to the dial. 

Like the Black Sector, the movement used for these three new references is made by La Joux-Perret. It’s an automatic movement with 68 hours of power reserve, a tungsten rotor with a galvanized palladium coating, Geneva stripes along with blued steel screws, and is visible through a sapphire display caseback. 

Furlan Marri plans to begin taking orders for these new sector dial references beginning on April 3, at which time an initial batch is expected to be ready for shipping. More details on the Furlan Marri website here

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Zach is a native of New Hampshire, and he has been interested in watches since the age of 13, when he walked into Macy’s and bought a gaudy, quartz, two-tone Citizen chronograph with his hard earned Bar Mitzvah money. It was lost in a move years ago, but he continues to hunt for a similar piece on eBay. Zach loves a wide variety of watches, but leans toward classic designs and proportions that have stood the test of time. He is currently obsessed with Grand Seiko.