GENEVA – June 2019 – For first time Singer Reimagined is delighted to participate in the 8th edition of the biennial Only Watch auction by donating a one-of-kind watch created explicitly for this charitable event: the first and only Black Damascus Steel version of Singer Track 1 chronograph – Singer Track 1 Only Watch Edition.
The Auction will be organized by Christie’s within the scope of Only Watch gala 2019 scheduled to take place at The Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues in Geneva on November 9th, 2019. Only Watch is a world-renowned charitable fundraiser which has been held every two years since 2005, and which raises money into research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Participating watch brands in previous years, all of which donated a unique watch, to name few : Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Boucheron, Breguet, Chanel, Chopard, De Bethune, De Grisogono , FP Journe, Frédérique Constant, Girard Perregaux, H.Moser & Cie, Harry Winston, Hermès, Hublot, IWC, Jacob&Co, Piaget, Rebellion, Richard Mille, Tudor, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels and Zenith.
This year, Singer Reimagined is honoured to donate its unique Black Damascus Steel piece, created exclusively for Only Watch. This one-of-a-kind Edition was developed in collaboration with Swedish Masters Johan Gustafsson and Patrik Sjögren, who created the specific Black Damascus Steel used for the watch case. This material is realised by hand forging together two different steel types layered and folded multiple times. The elaborate finishing combines deep-etched surfaces with lightly etched ones and high-gloss polished chamfers, revealing the Damascus steel pattern in different ways. The specially developed PVD coating enhances the contrast toward exclusive golden details on the dial. The strap receives as well golden stitching and golden titanium screw-down signature rivets.
Our unique movement has been developed during a decade thanks to Agenhor creative and engineering talents. The chronograph’s hours, minutes and seconds are coaxially mounted in the centre of the dial, taking centre stage. Uncommonly, day-time is displayed on dial periphery and indicated digitally at 6 o’clock via the luminescent pointer set above 2 ceramic disks rotating clockwise, featuring luminescent hours and minutes marks.
Singer Only Watch extra experience
To offer a complete Singer experience, Singer Reimagined is offering to the winning bidder the opportunity to visit Agenhor manufacture in Geneva – Switzerland to uncover the art of watchmaking and the care in assembling our timepieces and the unique possibility to open doors to the L.A based workshop to discover the behind-the-scenes work necessary to realise the exclusive car restorations signed Singer Vehicle Design. Before it is auctioned off, the Singer Track1-Only Watch Edition will be en-route for a world tour starting next 25th September 2019 in Monaco and ending on 9th November 2019 in Geneva.
Singer Track1-Only Watch Edition Technical Specification
Reference: SR-OW – Unique Piece
Calibre: Singer automatic column wheel chronograph – Cal. AgenGraphe 6361
Dimensions: 34.40 mm
Height: 7.18 mm
Number of parts: 477 components
Number of jewels: 67 rubies
Power reserve: 55 hours
Escapement: Swiss lever
Balance: Flat with AgenPit regulator
Frequency: 21’600 vph (3 Hz)
Hours & minutes on peripheral discs, central chronograph with instantaneous hours (60h), instantaneous minutes (60m) and sweeping chronograph seconds (60s).
Case material: Black Damascus Steel
Case dimensions: Diameter: 43mm – Height: 15mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM / 100m
Glass type: Domed Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Back-case: Screw-down with anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Pushers function: Start & stop push-button at 2 o’clock, reset push-button at 10 o’clock, winding crown at 4 o’clock
Dial: Black central dial with golden tachymetric flange – Signature orange chronograph’s hands with central golden cabochon. Peripheral ceramic disks with luminescent indications – Luminescent orange indicator at 6 o’clock
Strap: 22/18mm black textile with golden stitching and golden titanium screw-down rivets. Stainless steel folding buckle or titanium pin buckle (upon request)