Singer in partnership with GMt Publishings and the Fine Watch Club creates something completely new and creative that has not been done in the chronograph’s world before: The Flytrack Cocktail Timer.
New: Singer Flytrack Cocktail Timer
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The Singer Reimagined Flytrack Cocktail Timer is a limited edition chronograph watch that is dedicated to the art of cocktail mixing. The watch comes with a scale showing ice melting times for cocktail preparation of four strengths: Fruity, Strong, Balanced and Floral. The effects of melting ice vary depending on how long it takes to melt, how much ice is used and the cocktail recipe in question. As the ice melts, it adds water to the cocktail, diluting the flavors and the strength of the drink. That can be an asset for certain cocktails, for instance by dialing down the impact of spirits or by improving the mixture of flavors from various ingredients.
The Flytrack Cocktail Timer is equipped with a pusher at 2 o’clock that activates the seconds hand to measure short durations – here, the time it takes for ice to melt in a cocktail – as many times as is necessary. Pressing and holding the pusher halts the seconds hand, which can then be swiftly released at the appropriate time. The watch is powered by the hand-wound Calibre AG6364, an innovative chronograph movement based on the award-winning Agengraphe Calibre developed by Agenhor. The mechanism features 270 components, two barrels providing 72h of power reserve, 39 jewels and a unique flyback & zero-reset function.
The Singer Reimagined Flytrack Cocktail Timer is a unique and innovative timepiece that is sure to appeal to cocktail enthusiasts and watch collectors alike. The concept is as unique as is the beauty of the movement.
Prepare your favorite cocktails the way you like it. The effects of melting ice vary depending on how long it takes to melt, how much ice is used and the cocktail recipe in question. The art of mixology consists in blending all these factors to create a sensory experience – and cocktails that can be fruity, floral, balanced or strong.
As the ice melts, it adds water to the cocktail, diluting the flavours and the strength of the 3 drink. That can be an asset for certain cocktails, for instance by dialling down the impact of spirits or by improving the mixture of flavours from various ingredients.
Balancing flavours: melting ice can help balance out the flavours in a cocktail; sweet and bitter ingredients can be softened by dilution, while subtler ingredients can be heightened. All this is invaluable when it comes to creating a balanced and more harmonious taste profile in a fruit cocktail.
Releasing aromas: some drinks such as floral cocktails can be improved by ingredient aromas being released as the ice melts. As the temperature of the drink is lowered by the melting ice, essential oils and ingredient flavours are released, intensifying aromas and adding a fragrant dimension to the cocktail.
Singer Reimagined is an award-winning high- watchmaking company, based in Geneva. It is part of Singer Group, the Californian-based luxury brand that has become globally renowned for its bespoke restorations of the Porsche 911.
Singer is guided by the philosophy Everything is Important. The brand has become synonymous with the concept of Reimagining – bringing together iconic design with twenty-first century engineering and material science.
Singer Reimagined creates remarkable watches for a discerning global clientele. We are guided by an approach that encompasses:
• A passionate focus on iconic design and definitive mechanical watches.
• Execution with superlative attention to detail, following Singer’s mantra Everything is Important.
• Modern engineering and materials combined with beautifully presented horological functions
• A deep connection with Californian car-culture and the Swiss watch-making world .
Depending how you prefer your favorite cocktail, you can now have it strong… balanced… floral… or fruity. Just start your cocktail timer.
Triggering the pusher at 2 o’clock activates the seconds hand to measure short durations – here, the time it takes for ice to melt in a cocktail – as many times as is necessary, without interfering in the slightest with the watch’s accuracy. Pressing and holding the pusher halts the seconds hand, which can then be swiftly released at the appropriate time. A rotating peripheral hour disc in black ceramic bearing the individual number of each watch accompanied by an hour-marker at 6 o’clock in the finest Singer Reimagined tradition, both in luminous orange. Minutes and seconds are indicated by the two central hands.
Only 12 numbered timepieces have been released. Each of the 12 watches is personalized with an orange figure from 1 to 12.
THE ENGINE AG6364
Developed in collaboration with Agenhor,Singer Flytrack movement, AG6364, has noble descendants, sharing its architecture with the prestigious, award winning, Agengraphe. A dedicated development, focused of efficiency and performance, drove our technical team and watchmakers to imagine innovative solutions to deliver a playful yet useful complication aiming to be the most minimalistic iteration on the chronograph theme. 270 components, manual winding, two barrels providing 72h of power reserve, 39 jewels and a unique flyback & zero-reset function.
All characteristics providing the Singer Flytrack with the pedigree of a future classic. The clutch, provided with triangular teeth, features a ratio of one tooth to three, to limit jumping forward or backward, allowing to reduce errors in case of shock. In the worstcase, the seconds hand can jump of maximum 1 degree.
A large lever permanently keeps the system engaged, allowing the seconds hand swiping motion. When the user presses the reset button, the lever releases the clutch which disengages. The lever also acts as a reset hammer by pressing on a heart-cam in the center. When the user releases the button, the lever returns to its initial position and re-engages the system to restart the seconds hand motion instantly.