Furlan Marri Goes Automatic For Sophomore Release In All-New 2116-A

Like the case, the dial combines some of our favorite formal wear traits with ease. A chapter ring for the minutes resides at the furthest reaches of the dial, while an inner ring retains the hour markers (as well as redundant minute markers). This inner realm holds applied Breguet numerals at the cardinal positions, which are fully polished and standing tall. A set of polished leaf hands operate without a hint of lume to be found. The central, sector portion of the dial gets the Furlan Marri signage, and no, there’s not a date window in sight. The polished hands and numerals can get lost depending on your surroundings, particularly in the midst of darker surroundings, causing some mild legibility issues, but the execution is so focused that you kind of forgive it. This is a seriously pretty dial, people. 

On the wrist, the 2116-A is sublime. The steel case measures 37.5mm in diameter and 46mm from lug to lug. The sapphire crystal is slightly domed, pushing the total thickness to 10.5mm. The lug shape help tuck the case tightly to the wrist, as they dip about millimeter below the baseline of the caseback. The crown is large, but thin, jiving with the overall throwback vibe of the rest of the watch. 

Inside, Furlan Marri is using a La Joux-Perret automatic movement, their first time going the mechanical route. It uses a custom-engraved tungsten rotor that’s been palladium coated, though you’ll have to remove the solid steel caseback to see it. Likewise, the inner portion of the caseback and case has been finished with circular brushing.

Blake Buettner

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