Must see! The Singer Reimagined Track1 is the sort of watch that makes you halt abruptly. It’s wonderful, sharp, roused and fueled by an awesome 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 organizer Rob Dickinson did with the famous 911.
Car folks are watch guys. It may seem like a banality, however as a rule, there is a real association behind this expression. Along these lines, 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, rethinking and rebirthing the most tremendous air-cooled Porsche 911. Most definitely, they’ve made it a craftsmanship 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 energy for front line plan, a sub-atomic degree of meticulousness and the wild ability to entertain that describes the manner in which it reestablishes and resurrections early forms of the Porsche 911.
Like every single great story, this one starts with an opportunity experience. At the point when Marco Borraccino (a watch creator 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 real association between the auto 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 resolute longing to advance usefulness, a conclusive experience happened with a man that would become the third mainstay of the undertaking; Agenhor’s Jean-Marc Wiederrecht. The expert watchmaker had gone through quite a while building up a progressive chronograph with the very focus sign that Borraccino had as a primary concern. Incredible personalities genuinely thinks the same… The inventive complicity of the three men is fabulous; having gotten the opportunity of seeing them cooperating direct, powered by a similar enthusiasm, it was an encounter I won’t fail to remember! The consequence of their work is downright breathtaking.
The Singer Reimagined Track1
The hidden thought that prompted the making of the Singer Track1 is the reimagination of the chronograph, refining the embodiment 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 hence turns around the acknowledged request of priority, with the chronograph work taking focus stage.
It’s a splendid thought, yet one that is actually quite difficult. This was accomplished gratitude to the AgenGraphe, the incredible section wheel chronograph created by Agenhor’s Jean-Marc Wiederrecht. Rethinking central 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 accurately when an antenna axle tumbles to produce a moment bounce (which further upgrades readability). The framework abstains from changing powers influencing the abundancy of the development, bringing about more noteworthy precision.
The chronograph heart additionally takes into consideration the smooth resetting of the chronograph (staying away from the fierce stuns of the conventional 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 awesome aspect the vertical and level grip. The coupling is made on a level plane which requires less space. However the association is made by rubbing between wheels without any teeth, much the same as with vertical grasps, accordingly staying away from the chronograph ‘stammer’. The two wheels are covered with Dianip to upgrade the grating coefficient and an arrangement of security wheels keeps them from deindexing. Ultimately, a tulip-molded 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 pivot 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 actually amazing and excellent – simultaneously present day and unmistakably motivated by the most awesome aspect the 1960s and 1970s plan. The car configuration prompts are shrewd and attentive. The undertaking 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 plates are a vital piece of the plan, re-deciphering the bezels of 1960s hustling chronographs in another measurement. The orange cudgel style hands are molded 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 uncommon chronograph at CHF 39,800. Normally, this isn’t modest yet we accept this is wonderful incentive for a particularly astonishing turn of events. As the 2017 Geneva and Basel fairs are presently behind us, I am positive about wagering that the Singer Track1 will be granted best chronograph at GPHG 2017 – in any event, 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 almost no time, 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 determinations –Singer Track1 Launch edition
- Case: 43 mm x 15 mm – Grade 5 titanium – sapphire precious stone on the front and on the back – water impervious to 10m
- Movement: AgenGraphe – mechanical with automatic winding – 34.40mm x 7.18mm – 60h force hold – 21,600 vibrations/h – 67 gems – 477 sections – hours, minutes, segment wheel chronograph with 3×60 Singer select focal sign (bouncing hours and minutes, clear seconds)
- Strap: calf cowhide with crocodile coating and titanium pin buckle
- Retail price: CHF 39,800