Automotive-inspired and powered by the inventive Agenhor chronograph movement, the Singer Reimagined Track 1 makes it debut in Hong Kong, hence the name. Coming after the titanium and 18k gold models, the Track 1 Hong Kong Edition is the sportiest iteration of the timepiece created by Singer, the outfit famous for its modified and restored vintage Porsche 911s.
What makes the Hong Kong Edition different are the orange accents on the dial, and more importantly, the black ceramic-coated aluminium case. Similar to materials used by Panerai and Zenith in the past, this is created by subjecting aluminium to an electro-plasma oxidation process that creates a thin layer of black aluminium oxide, or ceramic, on its surface. This gives the aluminium, which is lightweight but relatively soft, a hard, scratch resistant layer.
The watch has the same dimensions as the other versions of the Track 1, with the case measuring 43mm by 15mm. The movement remains the AgenGraphe, a cleverly constructed chronograph movement that has the wheel train and escapement positioned on the circumference of the movement, while the chronograph mechanism sits in the centre.
Consequently it has elapsed seconds, minutes and hour counter in the centre. It’s also self-winding, with a hidden rotor mounted between the base plate and the dial.
Price and availability
Limited to 50 pieces, the Singer Track 1 Hong Kong Edition is priced at SFr44,500 before taxes, or about US$44,600. It’ll be available starting September 2018, direct from Singer Reimagined and also from its Hong Kong retailer The Lavish Attic.
Correction June 19, 2018: The rotor in the Track 1 is under the dial, and not peripheral as previously stated.Back to top.
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