Start your engine – Singer Reimagined collaborated with Genus to create the 8-Track Watch for the 10th Edition of Only Watch.

The 8-Track is the embodiment of childhood memories in a watch, for a charity initiative. Indeed, for this year’s Only Watch charity auction, Singer Reimagined and Genus are rekindling the flame of the childlike sense of wonder that lies dormant in each of us.  

Merging the aesthetic codes of Singer Reimagined with the innovative mechanics of Genus, a miniature sculpture, fully hand-crafted of 18K gold measuring just 6mm is gliding along a figure 8 racetrack.



Singer Reimagined and Genus is a fusion of the mechanical-aesthetic, the horokinetic, the auto-emotional that brings back childhood memories and the passion for miniature versions of the cars for “when we grow up”.

We all remember the stories we made up and the adventures we lived out playing with our little toy cars, which in turn, as adults, have nourished our dreams and passions for real cars.

Matchbox, Siku, Majorette, Dinky Toys, Hot Wheels… scratched, scuffed, the paint worn down to the metal, all our little toy cars in the huge box at the foot of our bed or strewn on the playroom floor. These little toy cars, sometimes dented but always authentic, were so true, so real.


The 8-Track is a fusion of ideas, passions, mechanics and two watch brands: a watch with a Singer aesthetic in a case inspired by the iconic watches of the 60s and 70s, with a deep connection to the world of motorsports; the perfect setting for the exceptional mechanics of the display complication invented by Genus.

With its 43 mm diameter and cushion-shaped case, the elongated edges at 6 and 12 o’clock seem to magnify the case band, prolonging the arc of tension. The crown is positioned at 4 o’clock. Mounted on a leather strap perforatedlike the glove of a racecar driver from another time, it truly is a racer’s watch!


The engine under the hood is the powerful Genus in-house caliber, a groundbreaking mechanical concept for telling time on a wristwatch. An unprecedented design, without a dial, without hands, the display complication centers around an award-winning innovation. Two patents have been filed for this time indication system in which a mechanical component – the genus – moves freely from one orbit to another on a non-linear, intersecting figure 8 trajectory: the symbol of infinity.

The passing of the racer from one indicator disc to the other recreates laps around a figure 8 racetrack. The discs that advance the micro-racer echo the rims of a sports car while maintaining the technical and functional traits required by the watch complication.

The 8- Track Watch by Singer Reimagined & Genus speaks to the child in all of us.



Type: Manual winding, manufactured in the Genus workshops in Geneva

Display complication: peripheral disc. Tens-of-minutes / 1 free-moving element circulating between two rotating foci (patent pending), having a stylized race car silhouette, hand-sculpted of 18K gold

Power reserve: approximately 50 hours


Material: stainless steel

Dimensions: 43 x 15 mm

Crystal: sapphire with double-sided antireflective coating

Crown: steel, position at 4 o’clock

Water resistance: approximately 30 meters (3 ATM)


Material: smooth dark brown calf strap, perforated racecar driver style


Type: Fold-over 2-part clasp

Material: stainless steel 

Unique Piece for Only Watch Auctions 2023


Only Watch was born in 2005 with one intent: CREATE BEAUTY TO DO GOOD and more specifically to raise funds for research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy by auctioning one-off timepieces especially created for this occasion.

Since then, thanks to the constantly increasing formidable mobilization of the watch industry and the support of an entire ecosystem, this initiative has become a very awaited biennial rendez-vous in the horology calendar for both brands and very generous collectors.

What to expect next? The world tour will run from in September to November 2023. The auction will take place in Geneva on November 5th 2023, at 2pm (CET)