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New Colours and Materials for the Singer Reimagined 1969 Chrono and 1969 Timer

Firing on all cylinders, Singer introduces new dial colours and a bronze case to its 1969 Chronograph and Timer.

| By Rebecca Doulton | 3 min read |

Singer Reimagined, founded by Rob Dickinson of Singer Vehicle Design fame and Marco Borraccino, a watch designer, raced into the watch world with the Track 1, an incredible 1970s-inspired chronograph with a high-end movement designed by watch wizard Jean-Marc Wiederrecht (Agenhor). Capitalising on the profound ties between petrol heads and cog heads, Singer Reimagined is back with new dial colours and a bronze case for its 1969 Chronograph and Timer models unveiled last year.

The Singer Reimagined 1969 models, with their distinctive helmet-style cases, tap into the zeitgeist of 1969. Compared to the 43mm Track 1 or Flytrack, the 40mm case of the 1969 is more wrist-friendly and has a thinner profile of 13.8mm.

Joining the inaugural black dial versions, the latest 1969 Chronograph and 1969 Timer are revisited in bronze cases (a first for Singer) with matte green dials or steel cases with sunray-grey dials. The 100m water-resistant cases alternate circular and straight brushed surfaces with polished bevels.

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The bronze models are paired with khaki textile straps with Velcro fastening, while the stainless steel ones come with the newly designed tapering steel bracelet with H-shaped links. All four variants of the 1969 models will be limited in production to 25 pieces in 2024.

Singer Reimagined 1969 Chronograph

With its more compact dimensions, the functions displayed on the dial were condensed. While the 1969 Chronograph relies on the same Agengraphe base movement used inside the Track 1 with its mighty 60-hour chronograph function, there are a few changes. The chronograph indications – hours, minutes and seconds – are still indicated centrally on a base-60 scale, but the time is displayed below on two black discs rotating beneath the dial with luminous golden numerals and a triangular indicator. Like the inaugural editions, there is a golden fluted bezel on the periphery of the dial.

The dial, in matte green for the bronze case and sunray-grey for the steel case, relays the chronograph indications with orange hands.

The award-winning Agengraphe automatic integrated chronograph movement with a column wheel and patented clutch beats at 3Hz and delivers a 72-hour power reserve. Since the rotor is placed below the dial, the view of the beautifully finished 491-part movement is unimpeded.

Quick facts: 40mm x 13.8mm – stainless steel or bronze – sapphire crystals front and back – 100m water-resistant – silver sunray or matte green dial – chronograph 60-h, 60-min and 60-sec times displayed centrally – hours and minutes displayed on 2 rotating discs at 6 o’clock – Singer calibre 6365 (Agengraphe), automatic column-wheel chronograph, 3Hz, 72h power reserve – steel CHF 53,500 (excl. tax) and bronze CHF 55,000 (excl. tax)

Singer Reimagined 1969 Timer

The 1969 Timer with a flyback device is a lesson in complexity distilled to its purest form. A deceptively simple-looking, traditional three-hand watch, the 1969 Timer is a zero-reset timer with flyback function. By activating the pusher at 2 o’clock, the central sweeping seconds hand can be used as a flyback chronograph hand to time one-minute events without going through the start-stop-reset sequence. Available with a matte green dial and bronze case or silvery dial and steel case, the golden mirror-polished indices match the tone of the internal bezel.

Powered by a simplified variant of the Flytrack calibre, this sophisticated hand-wound movement has a proprietary clutch that disassociates the central seconds hand from the movement and reengages it when the pusher is released.

Quick facts: 40mm x 13.8mm – stainless steel or bronze – 100m water-resistant – silver sunray or matte green dial – central seconds hand with zero-reset flyback mechanism – Singer calibre 6363, manual-winding, 3Hz, 72h power reserve – steel CHF 31,500 (excl. tax) bronze CHF 32,500 (excl. tax)

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