Singer Reimagined has made a name for itself in the independent watchmaking scene by drastically rethinking the traditional chronograph. The biggest difference is that keeping track of running time is taking 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 multiple 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 for instant one-minute timing of events without the need 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 releases 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 an orange luminous insert, with the flyback central seconds hand fully in 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 10 pieces, it is exclusively available through The Limited Edition for GBP 23,900 before taxes.
Technical specifications – Singer Reimagined x The Limited Edition Flytrack ‘On the Road’
Case: 43mm diameter x 15mm height – stainless steel case, brushed and polished – titanium bezel – sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating – sapphire crystal caseback – 100m water-resistant
Dial: matte black dial with orange flange – anthracite minute scale – black ceramic aluminium peripheral hour disc with orange triangle – openworked steel hour hand with orange luminous insert – central flyback seconds hand in orange
Movement: Calibre Singer Reimagined 6361, developed by Agenhor – mechanical, hand-wound – 34.40mm x 7.18mm – 21,600vph – 49 jewels – 314 parts – 72h power reserve – peripheral hours, central minutes and central flyback seconds
Strap: black high-tech fabric strap with orange stitching – stainless steel folding clasp
Availability: Limited edition of 10 pieces, exclusively available through The Limited Edition
Price: GBP 23,900 (before taxes)