SINGER REIMAGINED FLYTRACK PRIME COLLECTION TELEMETER EDITION
A superb wristwatch of groundbreaking horologic innovation and stunning contemporary design, the Flytrack Telemeter by Singer Reimagined is an exclusive limited edition of just ten individually numbered pieces. Applying a thoroughly modern twist to one of the many inherent uses of the chronograph’s versatile functionality as a practical instrument, at the push of a button it transitions from a time only display into a sixty second flyback chronograph, with a dial layout designed to measure travelling speed over a set distance. on a dial which is marked to measure distances of up to fifteen kilometers.
Encased in a sleek but imposing mass of Grade 5 Titanium, which has a subtle arching curvature from end to end, and measures 43mm across and 15mm tall, the new Flytrack Prime collection is a cool and contemporary addition to the groundbreaking Singer Reimagined family of chronograph watches, paying tribute to and refining the classical chronograph’s wide and varied uses.
Featuring a single stop/start/reset pusher at the 2 o’clock position, with the winding and setting crown at the 4, the case is detailed with a narrow, finely polished bezel, frosted micro-blasted upward facing surface and waist, and as a special release of three ten-piece limited editions, each one has its own number cast in 18ct gold which is set into a recess on the case at the 5 o’clock.
Equipped with a brand new manual winding derivative of the astounding GPHG award winning Agenhor Agengraphe movement, the Singer Reimagined Flytrack Telemeter offers a profoundly innovative twenty-first century reworking of this classical two hundred year old complication.
By far the most popular supplement to the hours, minutes and seconds display today, the chronograph is synonymous with its ability to measure elapsed time, and long before the advent of electronic instruments, it revolutionised the science of timing those sporting disciplines where the margins of success or defeat depended on fractions of a second, and of course a method of calculating them with precision and accuracy.
With its unique reprioritised time display, and on-demand flyback chronograph functionality which dispenses with the clutter of subdials, the Flytrack Telemeter is a watch which is as enigmatic as it is ingenious. Using a luminous triangular arrow on an otherwise unmarked dark ceramic disc which rotates around the periphery of the dial to indicate the hours, along with the central skeletonised hand with orange Super LumiNova tip for the minutes, and long thin pointer for the seconds, it is a beautifully simple and elegant concept, and while perhaps not immediately obvious at first glance to those more used to conventional thinking, it is indelible and intuitive thereafter.
The Flytrack Telemeter features a display rarely seen on modern wristwatches today, but for the kind of person who needs to be able to gauge the distance between themselves and an event which is visible to the eye, purely via the phenomenon of the speed of sound, such as a flash of lightning and the subsequent audible peal of thunder, then it’s the obvious option to choose. Its technical demeanour is reinforced by the dark textile composite strap, and the green stitching, which complements the luminescent green distance markings and indices on the banked black rehaut around the otherwise black dial.
Conceived, designed and developed in house by one of contemporary watchmaking’s great innovators and problem solvers, Jean-Marc Wiederrecht and his specialist movements lab Agenhor, the proprietary AGH6364 Flytrack manual winding movement is a new derivative of the GPHG award winning Agengraphe, and an extraordinary feat of mechanical micro-engineering.
With its ability to transition between time and elapsed time, with its flyback zero reset functionality, it is a genuine step forward in terms of how the chronograph can be configured and displayed for ease of reading. Through a sapphire caseback the intricate mechanism is utterly fascinating to study, and on a fully wound mainspring, it will run at 21’600 vib/hour for a minimum of 55 hours.
Priced at 26’500 CHF the Singer Reimagined Flytrack Telemeter is an outstanding piece of contemporary Haute Horlogerie innovation, with a cool cutting edge design which has a dramatic presence on the wrist. With only ten examples being produced, it is also a watch which is individual and exclusive.