Singer Reimagined Flytrack Barista Edition
Marco Borraccino, co-founder and creative director of Singer Reimagined is both an Italian and a coffee aficionado. His love for espresso led him to imagine the BARISTA scale allowing easy measurement of the extraction time for your favorite coffee style prepared with your espresso machine.
Espresso brewing is an art. Precision is the key. The Singer Flytrack “Barista” represents the meeting point of two universes: The Art of Watchmaking and The Art of Espresso.
Many factors are involved in the extraction of the perfect single espresso shot, beginning with 6 to 8 grams of your favorite, freshly ground arabica, pressed with an espresso tamper and the correct amount of force. Extracting the perfect 30 ml espresso shot then takes between 25 to 30 seconds using hot water between 90 and 95 °C at a pressure of 9ATM.
No room for improvisation!
The longer the extraction time shown on the scale, the larger (and more diluted) your coffee style. Just be aware that Italians would complain to anything longer than an Espresso! When brewing an espresso shot, the first 5 to 7 seconds - the orange area on the dial scale - correspond to the infusion of hot water into ground coffee. Nothing happens visually yet. The magic is happening inside the filter. Next, the first drops of a rich, black liquid are seen, followed by a dense foam spilling.
Depending on the amount of time you keep your coffee dripping into the cup, taste, strength, density, acidity and fragrances will evolve. Ristretto, Espresso, Lungo or Americano? There are only guidelines in coffee brewing, no hard and fast rules. What really matters is how each one enjoys its coffee the most!
A watch that celebrates elements of Italian culture and lifestyle requires an appropriate visual style.
The newly introduced stainless-steel case is hand-finished with circular brushing and polished edges. The dial is matte brown, velvet-touch with the unique one-minute coffee brewing scale traced in contrast using a subtle beige color. A circular brushed golden rehaut, with a contrasting 60 second indication in black, underlines the refinement of this timepiece. The peripheral, rotating hour disc is presented in black matte ceramic and features 12 luminescent markings. The luminescent orange hour pointer is placed at 6 o’clock, in Singer tradition.
A dark brown smooth calf strap, with brown stitching, is completed with a matching stainless-steel folding buckle. The Barista edition extends the Flytrack collection that began with the Tachymeter, Pulsometer and Telemeter variants. Each design is distinctive and purpose oriented but shares the same signature Flytrack function.
Chronograph on demand
Singer Flytrack Barista Edition has been conceived to provide the most instantaneous and instinctive way of measuring short elapsed times. Singer teamed up again with the Agenhor team in Geneva, to conceive this complication that allows to measure endlessly, sequential events.
Singer Flytrack is a “time only” watch, featuring our signature peripheral hoursdisc indication combined with central minutes and central swiping seconds. The main twist, not visible at first sight, is easily accessible through the push-button at 2 o’clock.
A single touch of the pusher instantly reset to zero the central sweeping second-hand. Releasing the pusher sets the second hand in motion, allowing instant measurement of short intervals of time (60 seconds). An operation that can be repeated as many times as needed, without interfering with the timekeeping of your watch.
The Flytrack mechanism is also designed to be used as a hacking seconds device to synchronize your watch with an accurate timekeeping source. By keeping the push button down, the seconds hand will stay still, allowing you to release it precisely at the correct moment.
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 on 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.
314 components, manual winding, two barrels providing 55h of power reserve, 49 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.
Singer Reimagined Flytrack Barista Edition
Limited edition of 30 pieces
- Material Stainless steel
- Diameter: 43 mm
- Thickness: 15 mm
- Crystal: Sapphire with double-sided antireflective coating
- Back: Screwed with sapphire crystal
- Water-resistant to 100 meters (10 ATM)
Dial and hands
- Black mate velvet-touch central dial with micro-engraved checkers minuterie, featuring a unique coffee brewing scale on one minute.
- Rotating hour disc in black matte ceramic featuring 12 luminescent figures.
- Circular brushed golden rehaut.
- Calibre Singer Reimagined 6361
- Manual mechanical movement
- Singer Reimagined exclusive convertible flyback sweep second hand (60 seconds)
- Diameter: 34.40 mm
- Thickness: 7.18 mm
- Number of parts: 314
- Number of jewels: 49
- Escapement: Swiss lever
- Balance: Flat with AgenPit regulator
- Frequency: 21’600 vph (3 Hz)
- Power reserve of 60 hours
- Hours on peripheral discs, central minutes and central seconds with flyback zero reset function
Strap and buckle
- Brown soft Calfskin leather
- Brushed stainless steel with polished edges deployant buckle
MSRP: CHF 25'500
For more information, please visit singerreimagined.com