Following the introduction of the Launch Edition, Geneva Edition and Hong-Kong Edition, Singer Reimagined took the opportunity of the opening of the Phillips Perpetual in Mayfair to present the London Edition. As a matter of fact, following several successful collaborations between Singer and Phillips, Singer Reimagined watches will be on permanent display in the auction house’s new retail concept aiming at offering a boutique experience to its collectors.
The elegant and technically innovative looks of the Singer Reimagined Track1 London Edition are underscored with a subtle blue dial. Its sunray brushed center is framed by a circular brushed minute track. Refined for optimum readability of the signature centralized chronograph display, the orange hands contrast boldly against the dial. The current time can be read digitally on a pair of rotating discs on the outer perimeter via a fixed marker.
43mm in diameter, the sleek barrel-shaped case is fashioned out of grade 5 titanium, with alternating brushed and polished surfaces. For optimal operations and wearing comfort, the crown is partly recessed at 4 o’clock and the ergonomic rounded chronograph pushers are located on either side of the case. Turning the watch over, the exhibition case-back offers an unimpeded view of the revolutionary self-winding chronograph movement.
The sleek barrel-shaped case is fashioned out of grade 5 titanium, with alternating brushed and polished surfaces8 9 The Singer Reimagined Track1 London Edition is worn on a dark blue calfskin leather strap with anthracite stitching and perforated with brushed grade 5 titanium screw-down rivets. A folding buckle secures the watch to the wrist.
The AgenGraphe, the calibre powering the Singer Track1 stands apart from all previous chronograph movements. The result of a decade of development, this groundbreaking piece of mechanical ingenuity completely redefines fundamental principles that have remained unchanged for decades.
The underlying idea that led to the invention of the AgenGraphe was to enhance the legibility of the chronograph – which is usually poor – with the use of small counters spread out across the dial. Thanks to a radically new architecture, the AgenGraphe brings together all the chronograph functions in the centre of the watch, allowing for an easy and intuitive reading of elapsed time. To further enhance legibility, the chronograph incorporates jumping minute and hour indicators.
To connect the chronograph mechanism to the timekeeping gear train, the AgenGraphe features an innovative clutch mechanism. The coupling is made horizontally which requires less space, yet it is made using friction, just like a vertical clutch.
The dial-side rotor (made possible because the hands are on a central axis) leaves an unimpeded view of the movement and its 477 meticulously hand-finished parts.
A limited edition of 50 watches, the Singer Reimagined Track1 London Edition is now available for pre-order. It will be on display at Phillips Perpetual, 30 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, from September 5th.
Model: Singer Track1 London Edition
Calibre Singer Reimagined 6361 Automatic mechanical movement. Column-wheel chronograph, AgenGraphe, Singer Reimagined exclusive 3-60 indication centralized instantaneous chronograph hours (60 hours) and minutes (60 minutes) sweep chronograph second hand (60 seconds)
Dimensions: 34.40 mm
Height: 7.18 mm
Number of parts: 477
Number of jewels: 67
Power reserve: Minimum 60 hours
Escapement: Swiss lever
Balance: Flat with AgenPit regulator
Frequency: 21’600 vph (3 Hz)
Hours, minutes on peripheral discs, central chronograph with instantaneous hours, instantaneous minutes and seconds
Material: Grade 5 Titanium
Diameter: 43 mm
Crystal: Sapphire with double-sided antireflective coating
Back: Screwed with sapphire crystal
Water resistance : 10 ATM / 100 meters
Material: Blue calfskin
Rivets: Screw down rivets in brushed grade 5 titanium
Type: Folding buckle
Material: Brushed steel with polished edges
45’000 CHF excluding VAT and local taxes
Limited edition of 50 pieces