Singer Track1 Hong Kong Edition (Specifications and Price)
With the Hong Kong Edition, Singer Reimagined Track1 takes a sleek turn. Encased in high performance ceramic-aluminum, this revolutionary chronograph is presented in a lightweight version clad in black with powerful orange accents.
This cutting-edge material comfort, resistance and great aesthetics
Track1 was brought to life by a team of experts driven by the pursuit of aesthetic and engineering perfection, passionate professionals guided by the need to embrace challenges to foster innovation and creativity. Together with its technical partner DelWest, Singer Reimagined refined a process to produce technical components: aluminum-ceramization. In a bold move, this high-performance process is now used to manufacture the black case of the Track1 Hong Kong edition.
Ceramic-aluminum is crafted by electro-plasma oxidation. The surface layer of a special, aerospace-specification aluminum alloy is transformed into ceramic. The result of this high-tech process is a super-black case combining exceptional scratch, wear and corrosion resistance with the lightness of its aluminum core.
This cutting-edge material offers comfort, resistance and great aesthetics. The interplay between light and shadows enhances the sleek lines of the 43 mm barrel-shaped case and its smooth-to-the-touch surface offers an exceptional tactile experience. Located on either side of the case for enhanced operations and ergonomics, the crown and pushers are fashioned out of grade 5 titanium. Their surface is treated with a deep black DLC coating providing superior resistance and head-turning good looks.
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.
On the dial, adrenaline is set to full throttle with striking orange accents; the high contrast hands ensure optimal legibility while the tachymeter creates a clear separation between the peripheral time of day and the central elapsed time. The Singer Reimagined Track1 Hong Kong edition is paired with a new sporty technical textile strap combining lightness and strength. It is perforated with brushed grade 5 titanium screw- down rivets. To complement the sporty orange accents on the dial, the strap features stitching in a matching color. It is secured with a folding clasp whose opening spring takes the shape of the brand’s logo.
A limited edition of 50 watches, the Singer Reimagined Track1 Hong Kong edition is available for pre-order beginning today with deliveries as of September 2018.
Singer Track1 Hong Kong Edition
Calibre Singer Reimagined 6361: Automatic mechanical movement. Column-wheel chronograph, AgenGraphe, Singer Reimagined exclusive 3-60 indication cen- tralized 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)
Functions: Hours, minutes on peripheral discs, central chronograph with instantaneous hours, instantaneous minutes and seconds
Material: Matte black ceramic aluminum
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 technical textile
Rivets: Screw down rivets in brushed grade 5 titanium
Type: Folding buckle
Material: Brushed steel with polished edges
The price for the Singer Track1 Hong Kong Edition is 44’500 CHF excluding VAT and local taxes.
Limited edition of 50 pieces