The Exclusive Singer Reimagined x The Limited Edition Flytrack ‘On The Road’
The chronograph boiled down to the bare minimum in captivating black and orange.
Singer Reimagined has made a name for itself on the independent watchmaking scene by drastically rethinking the traditional chronograph. The biggest difference is that keeping track of running time takes a backseat in pretty much all of Singer’s watches, with the chronograph display taking centre stage. It burst upon the watchmaking scene with the incredibly cool Track 1 Chronograph and has since produced numerous versions of the concept and a more simplified version called the Flytrack. This strips down the chronograph functionality to the bare minimum of central flyback seconds only. The intriguing Flytrack is now turned into a 10-piece special edition for UK-based specialist retailer The Limited Edition.
Where the original Track 1 stunned us with its unusual yet intuitive display for the chronograph, driven by the complex AgenGraphe movement by Agenhor, the Flytrack keeps things very simple. The idea behind the Flytrack is to allow instant one-minute timing of events without needing to go through a start-stop-reset sequence on multiple pushers.
This all comes to life in a helmet-shaped case of 43mm across and 15mm in height, made in stainless steel with a titanium bezel on top. The pusher at 2 o’clock releases the central seconds hand, and a second push instantly resets it. You can also hold it down and release it at the precise moment you need it to engage, and you can do it time and time again since it’s a flyback seconds indication. The crown at 4 o’clock is used to wind and adjust the time. Each individual piece gets its own 18ct gold number embedded in the case.
For The Limited Edition, the Flytrack is finished with a deep matte black dial and vivid orange accents. The hours are indicated by the ceramic aluminium disc on the outer edge, with an orange triangle pointing inwards to follow the sloped orange and black hour/minute flange. The central section has an anthracite track for the central seconds (and the minutes, if you will) and two centrally mounted hands. The partly hollowed minute hand has a luminous orange insert, while the flyback central seconds hand is picked out in bright orange with a brushed steel cap. A bright orange Singer signature finishes it off neatly.
A sapphire crystal caseback reveals the ingenious proprietary AG6364 movement made by Agenhor. This manually wound movement is constructed using 314 parts, runs at a frequency of 21,600vph and offers 60 hours of autonomy when fully wound. The key functionality is, of course, the on-demand instantly resettable flyback chronograph seconds. The finishing of the movement is top-notch, with Côtes de Genève, anglage, perlage, polished jewel sinks and so on.
Just like the regular Flytrack, the Singer x The Limited Edition Flytrack ‘On the Road’ comes on a high-tech fabric strap, finished in black with orange stitching and closed with a stainless steel folding buckle. Limited to just ten pieces, it is exclusively available through The Limited Edition for GBP 23,900 before taxes.
For more information, please visit Singer-Reimagined.com and TheLimitedEdition.co.uk.
Can you find a handful of actual retail buyers of these watches and interview them ? I for one would love to hear what drove them to it .
Its getting a bit tiresome with all these bloody EXCLUSIVE , LIMITED blah blah……who cares?