New: Singer Track1 – SKLT Edition
Singer Reimagined has again reimagined their iconic chronograph, and now made it with a skeleton dial. Same case design, same superb Agengraphe movement. Presenting the Singer Track1 – SKLT Edition.
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New: Singer Track1 – SKLT Edition
Retail price for the new Singer Track1 – SKLT Edition is CHF 90,000 before taxes. Limited edition of 15 numbered pieces.
Singer Reimagined is one of the curiously interesting watch companies that have popped in and out our stream of consciousness. For one, it attracts attention that the principle activity of Singer Vehicle Design is to explore the creative possibilities in the world of the classic automobile, obsessively focused on the of the ultimate reimagined Porsche 911. Having seen these vehicles, they take the Porsche several levels up the luxury scale. Singer Reimagined was born from an encounter between Rob Dickinson, the founder of Singer Vehicle Design, and Marco Borraccino, a well-known Italian watch designer. Together with watchmaking partner Jean-Marc Wiederrecht of Agenhor, they created the first Singer Reimagined Track1 in 2017. The Track1 is a collection based on the Agengraphe movement and the current Singer Reimagined catalog lists 7 models, all limited editions, with many already sold out. Our first encounter with the Track1 was with the second iteration, the Track 1 Geneva Edtition in 2018.
The Geneva Edition sets the stage for this new release, as it bears closest resemblance to. Both are crafted in the signature 1N gold case. And as members of the Track1 collection bear the design signatures of the line. The only exception is the use of a skeletonized dial on the Track1 – SKLT Edition, a first for Singer.
One of the features of the Agengraphe is that Jean-Marc has relocated the winding rotor from the back of the movement to the top, just under the dial. This is so he can showcase the movement details through the display back without the rotor being in the way. And with this skeletonized dial, we finally get to see the rotor. The minute track is marked on the central dial, which is now a transparent glass piece. And the open worked nature of the dial allows the rotor to be seen.
The overall effect is quite remarkable. The Track1 in the SKLT guise is more open (pun intended), and the elements laid bare for all to see is well finished. As usual, the Singer logo which seem to float over the center of the dial is quite attractive, as with the play of colours is well chosen and works well. Of course, the proportions of the watch, which remain unchanged from the rest of the Track1 collection continues to persuade that this is indeed a rather special timepiece.
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THE WORLD PREMIERE of an open-work dial from Singer Reimagined. Singer Reimagined was created with a mission to reimagine the sports chronograph. This was made possible with the help of our award-winning movement, the Agengraphe.
One side of the Agengraphe has always been visible through the caseback of the Track 1. A frequently asked question was “where is the oscillating weight that powers the watch?” The answer is that the rotor was relocated to a position underneath the dial, allowing an unobstructed view of the Track 1 movement through the caseback. Here it remained hidden, seen only by watchmakers.
With a new skeleton front, the full movement is revealed for the first time.
A SECRET REVEALED
The Track 1 – SKLT Edition features a new-generation transparent dial, suspended over the movement, allowing a view of the components below.
Shaped as a structural chassis, the open-work dial reveals the signature minutes wheel below, highlighted in a golden finish, to match the aesthetic of this special watch. Underneath the minutes wheel lies the automatic rotor itself. Through the open-work dial of the Track1 – SKLT Edition, these vital elements of the movement are finally exposed and visible, revealing the secret of our automatic system for the first time.
A RARE JEWEL
The Singer Track1 – SKLT Edition is produced as a limited edition of 15 numbered units. A very special watch highlighting the exquisite engineering of the Track1 collection and Singer’s mastery of precious materials.
DEVOTION TO DETAILS
“Everything is Important” remains our mantra at Singer. Accordingly, we have also turned our attention to the details elsewhere.
At the outer edge of the watch, the ceramic rotating hours and minutes discs carry engraved numerals filled in golden
Superluminova®, against a matte black background.
On the dial flange, a tachymetric scale is presented with black numerals against a circular brushed golden background.
The Singer name is carved from metal and becomes three-dimensional, floating over the visible movement.
The transparent sapphire ring, suspended and riveted to the chassis, carries the single base 60 scale, dedicated to all chronograph functions. This feature, a signature of the Track 1, allows each chrono hand (seconds, minutes and hours) to point to the same scale, improving clarity.
A PRECIOUS 18K YELLOW GOLD CASE
Five alternating, hand-applied finishes are used on to highlight the dynamic shapes of this watch. The circular-brushed upper case surface creates vibrant reflections. Contrasting hand-polished edges frame the sleek profile of the watch and highlight the horizontal brushing used for the case sides.
On the back of the case, concentric circular brushing focuses the eye on the beautiful complexity of the Agengraphe movement. Finally, the strap housing is sand-blasted to provide functional durability. Finally, the hand-made strap is executed in black textile, with golden contrast stitching and black titanium grommets. Only the expertise and skill of our expert craftsmen allows Singer to achieve this level of exquisite execution.
These finishes underline the mastery of materials and the passion that lies behind our work.
THE ENGINE UNDER THE BONNET
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.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Singer Track1 SKLT 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 60 hours
Escapement Swiss lever
Balance Flat with AgenPit regulator
Frequency 21’600 vph (3 Hz)
Functions Hours, minutes on peripheral discs, central chronograph with instantaneous hours, instantaneous minutes and sweeping seconds
Material 18k yellow gold (1N)
Diameter 43 mm
Height 15 mm
Crystal Sapphire with double-sided antireflective coating
Back Screwed with sapphire crystal
Water resistance 10 ATM / 100 meters
Material Black textile
Rivets Screw down rivets in brushed grade 5 titanium with DLC coating
Type Folding buckle
Material Brushed Black DLC coated steel with polished edges
Singer Reimagined offers a rich choice of custom-made straps upon request. These can be personalized to fit the style of each client.