Conceived from the experience between Rob Dickinson, the organizer of Singer Vehicle Design, and Marco Borraccino, a prestigious Italian watch designer based in Geneva, Singer Reimagined launched its first timepiece in 2017 with the Track 1, a model which created part of buzz for its creative chronograph layout (we expounded on it here ).
The brand is currently unveiling another, much sportier, Track1 version. Named the Hong Kong Edition, the timepiece will make its presentation in June at The Lavish Attic, one of the city’s most exclusive retailer of fine timepieces.
Its 43 mm black case is crafted from ceramic-aluminum through a high-performance measure which transforms the surface layer of a special, aerospace-specification aluminum alloy into ceramic. The outcome is a material offering exceptional scratch, wear and corrosion resistance with the lightness of its aluminum center and a smooth-to-the-contact surface offering pleasing tactile sensations. Located on either side of the case, the crown and pushers are made of black DLC-coated grade 5 titanium.
In this watch, the chronograph function takes the middle of everyone’s attention. In fact, the chronograph hours, minutes and seconds are coaxially mounted in the focal point of the dial, allowing the elapsed time to be read easily and clearly with simply a glance. The legibility of the dial, reminiscent of dashboard instruments, is additionally enhanced by instantaneous jumping hours and minutes. The orange tachymeter scale along the flange is entirely in line with the motoring inspiration of the Track 1.
The time of day is displayed around the periphery of the dial. The hours and minutes are indicated at 6 o’clock by the small indicator set simply above 2 rotating disks.
The contrasting baton-style hands are shaped to consummately overlap once the chronograph is reset. In the middle, the brushed aluminum central cabochon is reminiscent of Porsche speedometers and it is one of only a handful few components directly inspired by the ‘911’.
It was the innovative architecture of the AgenGraphe development that made it possible to bring all the chronograph functions in the focal point of the watch and build the timekeeping functions into the periphery. Its unique 3×60 display (60 seconds, an hour, 60 hours) is exclusive to Singer Reimagined.
Beating at 3 Hz (21,600 vph) with over 60 hours of force save, this development features the rotor on the dial side, leaving an unhampered view of the architecture and the beautiful finish of 477 components.
Water-resistant to 100 meters/330 feet, the Singer Reimagined Track1 Hong Kong edition is paired with another lively technical textile strap perforated with brushed grade 5 titanium screwdown rivets and orange stitches to match the orange accents on the dial.
A limited edition of 50 watches, the Singer Reimagined Track1 Hong Kong Edition has a price of Swiss Francs 44,500 without taxes and is available for pre-request beginning today with deliveries as of September 2018. singerreimagined.com