The company’s collections are listed in the portfolio of Singer Reimagined, a sub-brand that was built by Singer founder Rob Dickinson, watch designer Marco Borraccino, and master watchmaker Jean-Marc Wiederrecht of Agenhor. And when the watch brand was established a few years back, it produced a one-of-a-kind piece called the Track 1 Launch Edition—the prototype of which will be up for grabs at the upcoming Phillips Geneva Watch Auction XI.
Before we get to the specifics about the sale, though, let’s take a look at the watch first, because this thing is a beauty. In true Singer fashion, the watch’s details are derived from a Porsche 911. That 43mm dial looks a lot like the supercar’s speedometer, doesn’t it? Overall, the timepiece features 67 jewels. It sports a titanium pin buckle and case with a leather NATO strap, to boot.
But what’s most interesting here is its mechanism. It’s truly a unique product of superb horological engineering. The two center-mounted orange chronograph counters, the longer one indicating the seconds and the shorter one the minutes. Time is told by the two aluminum discs around the dial and a miniscule orange marker at the 6 o’clock position. Can’t quite understand how it works? Don’t worry, we got you. Check out the video below:
Pretty sweet, isn’t it? Well, on to the auction details. The Singer Track 1 Launch Edition Prototype will be put on the block in Geneva on June 27 to 28, 2020, and Phillips estimates that it would sell for anywhere between $20,700 (P1.03 million) and $41,300 (P2.07 million). Hot damn.
What do you think of this timepiece? Does it impress you even more than Singer’s restomods do? Check out a few more photos of the watch below, and tell us what you think in the comments.