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. Until now. 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 ingenuitycompletely 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.