Must see! The Singer Reimagined Track1 is the kind of watch that makes you halt abruptly. It’s lovely, sharp, motivated and controlled by a stunning chronograph development. Today, we’re investigating how Singer Reimagined is rebirthing the games chronograph, hoisting it to an unheard of level – much the same as Singer Vehicle Design and his author Rob Dickinson did with the famous 911.
Car folks are watch guys. It may seem like a platitude, yet usually, there is an authentic association behind this expression. Thus, when we discovered that the detail-fixated maestros at Singer Vehicle Design were engaging in a watch project, it normally got our attention.
Driven by the vision and fixation of one man, Rob Dickinson, Singer Vehicle Design was established in 2009 with the expressed point of reestablishing, reconsidering and rebirthing the most fabulous air-cooled Porsche 911. Without a doubt, they’ve made it a workmanship form.
Now, through the making of Singer Reimagined SA, Singer Vehicle Design enters the universe of watchmaking, imbuing its horological manifestations with a similar brand name enthusiasm for forefront plan, a sub-atomic degree of tender loving care and the wild dramatic artistry that portrays the manner in which it reestablishes and resurrections early forms of the Porsche 911.
Like every great story, this one starts with an opportunity experience. At the point when Marco Borraccino (a watch fashioner who in addition to other things drove the plan group at Panerai quite a while) met Rob Dickinson, the association over plan and designing was moment. Above all, the two men share an enthusiasm for a brilliant time of watchmaking, that of the game chronograph of the 1960s and 1970s. In those days, plans were driven by a bona fide association between the car and horological universes by figures like Jack Heuer. Various horological symbols were brought into the world in the last part of the 1950s and past, including the Daytona, the Speedmaster, the Carrera, the Monaco, the Autavia or the El Primero…
As Marco Borraccino began to plan his reimagined chronograph, driven by the determined craving to upgrade usefulness, an unequivocal experience happened with a man that would become the third mainstay of the venture; Agenhor’s Jean-Marc Wiederrecht. The expert watchmaker had gone through quite a long while building up a progressive chronograph with the very focus sign that Borraccino had at the top of the priority list. Incredible personalities genuinely thinks the same… The innovative complicity of the three men is awesome; having gotten the opportunity of seeing them cooperating direct, filled by a similar energy, it was an encounter I won’t fail to remember! The consequence of their work is completely breathtaking.
The Singer Reimagined Track1
The basic thought that prompted the production of the Singer Track1 is the reimagination of the chronograph, refining the substance of the exemplary time plugs of the 1960s and 1970s, with an extreme spotlight on usefulness. Structure follows work – a game chronograph is tied in with permitting the exact estimation and show of time stretches, not the hour of the day. The Singer Track1 subsequently turns around the acknowledged request of priority, with the chronograph work taking focus stage.
It’s a splendid thought, yet one that is more difficult than one might expect. This was accomplished gratitude to the AgenGraphe, the stunning segment wheel chronograph created by Agenhor’s Jean-Marc Wiederrecht. Rethinking crucial rules that have stayed unaltered for quite a long time, this progressive development depends on a bunch of snail cams putting away energy for a whole moment (or hour) prior to delivering it decisively when an antenna axle tumbles to create a moment bounce (which further improves clarity). The framework abstains from changing powers influencing the abundancy of the development, bringing about more noteworthy precision.
The chronograph heart likewise considers the smooth resetting of the chronograph (dodging the savage stuns of the customary chronograph). Squeezing the reset pusher, delivers the brake on the seconds haggle parts to permit the cams to slip back to their zero resting position.
The AgenGraphe likewise incorporates another grasp, the AgenClutch combining the most amazing aspect the vertical and flat grip. The coupling is made evenly which requires less space. However the association is made by contact between wheels without any teeth, much the same as with vertical grips, along these lines keeping away from the chronograph ‘falter’. The two wheels are covered with Dianip to streamline the erosion coefficient and an arrangement of security wheels keeps them from deindexing. In conclusion, a tulip-formed spring gives dynamic adaptability, keeping in touch in the middle of the two-wheels while guaranteeing that, if there should arise an occurrence of a stun, the security wheels are still effective.
The time is shown initially at 6 o’clock on 2 aluminum circles, which turn clockwise. This programmed twin-barrel type runs at 21,600 vibrations each hour with a force hold of 60 hours. To empower full perspective on the complexities of development, the rotor has been put on the dial side.
The Track1 is both in fact noteworthy and delightful – simultaneously current and obviously motivated by the most amazing aspect the 1960s and 1970s plan. The auto plan prompts are shrewd and attentive. The venture isn’t tied in with planning a 911 enlivened watch yet reconsidering the chronograph. The rich titanium tonneau case is 43mm and highlights mushroom pushers situated on inverse sides of the case – much the same as for early dashboard stop watches. The crown is ergonomically found a way into the case band at 4 o’clock.
The face of the watch highlights different wraps up, making a feeling of profundity and difference. The raised hour and minutes circles are an essential piece of the plan, re-deciphering the bezels of 1960s dashing chronographs in another measurement. The orange twirly doo style hands are formed to cover once the chronograph is reset. In the middle, the brushed aluminum cabochon is suggestive of Porsche speedometers.
The Singer Track1 is worn on a delicate dark calf calfskin tie with khaki gator lining and brushed titanium screw down eyelets – a Singer Vehicle Design signature repeating the early Porsche 911. The pin-lock is in brushed titanium with cleaned edges.
Conclusion about the Singer Track1
Singer Reimagined favors a direct-to-client approach, which permits them to offer this extraordinary chronograph at CHF 39,800. Normally, this isn’t modest however we accept this is great incentive for a particularly stunning turn of events. As the 2017 Geneva and Basel fairs are currently behind us, I am positive about wagering that the Singer Track1 will be granted best chronograph at GPHG 2017 – at any rate, I can’t think about some other chronograph combining such hitting plan with mechanical development. For more data on Singer, you can visit their site at singervehicledesign.com .
And stay tuned, as in no time flat, we will present to you a select video where we talk vehicles and watches with Rob Dickinson… And trust us, it is truly cool.
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Technical details –Singer Track1 Launch edition
- Case: 43 mm x 15 mm – Grade 5 titanium – sapphire gem on the front and on the back – water impervious to 10m
- Movement: AgenGraphe – mechanical with automatic winding – 34.40mm x 7.18mm – 60h force save – 21,600 vibrations/h – 67 gems – 477 sections – hours, minutes, segment wheel chronograph with 3×60 Singer selective focal sign (bouncing hours and minutes, clear seconds)
- Strap: calf calfskin with gator coating and titanium pin buckle
- Retail price: CHF 39,800