Singer Reimagined, a sister company of Singer Vehicle Design, the acclaimed Californian outfit that modifies 964-series Porsche 911s, made its debut in 2017 with the Track 1 – a watch with a retro case but an ingenious, modern movement. The brand has since introduced several limited editions for key cities, including Geneva and Hong Kong. Now, to coincide with Dubai Watch Week , it is launching the Track 1 Emirates Edition, a smartly coloured iteration with contrasting dial textures for more intuitive reading.
Measuring 43mm wide and 15mm high, the watch features a ceramic-coated aluminium case, created by subjecting aluminium to an electro-plasma oxidation process that creates a thin layer of ceramic on its surface. This gives the case a hard, scratch-resistant surface while keeping it lightweight, although the coating can be damaged by impact.
In the same vein, the bezel, pushers, crown and case back are in titanium, but coated with zirconium nitride (ZrN), a hard ceramic that is pale gold in colour. The dial features black, concentric hour and minutes discs on the periphery with an olive-green centre and a gilt tachymeter flange, while all the hands are orange.
The watch is otherwise mechanically identical to the standard versions. It is equipped with one of the most revolutionary chronograph movements of recent times – the AgenGraphe, which was developed by Agenhor, a respected Geneva complications specialist led by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht.
Boasting five patents for its construction, the AgenGraphe is a cleverly constructed automatic movement with its rotor hidden beneath the dial to allow for an unobscured view of the movement from the back.
While a regular chronograph would have its chronograph mechanism built atop the gear train, the AgenGraphe has its double mainspring barrels, wheel train and escapement positioned on the circumference of the movement, surrounding the chronograph mechanism in the middle.
Limited to only 25 units worldwide, the Singer Reimagined Singer Track1 Emirates Edition is priced at $50,470. Also don’t forget to check 10 most expensive watches in the world.