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I have been intending to write about these instruments for some time now, as they have been shown and discussed on many of the Porsche discussion forums (and I have received numerous messages asking me about them). In a word, these are fakes. That’s right . . . you pay somewhere from $190,000 to over $300,000 for your restored / remade / reimagined Singer Vehicle Design Porsche, and on the dash will be an electronic clock bearing the "Heuer" name / logo, produced for Singer by a shop that specializes in custom speedometers and gauges, but with the clock having no connection to Heuer and Singer having no license / permission from Heuer to use the name (at least as of the time that I researched the point).
Shown below are photos from the first three cars delivered by Singer -- in green, orange and white. It appears that the clock on the dash of the fourth car -- silver with a red interior – does not have the Heuer logo.
Strange thing, to me . . . to produce (or purchase) a car with this level of detail and quality, and finish it off with a clock that is a fake. You can call it a homage or a tribute or whatever else you like, but with no authorization by Heuer to use the name, it falls within my definition of a “fake”.
As an aside, wouldn't it be neat if Heuer actually authorized a company to make these sorts of clocks? I imagine that they would be very popular among folks restoring vintage Porsches and other race / rally inspired cars.
Here is the Singer Vehicle Design website -- http://singervehicledesign.com
You can read more about the Singer Vehicle Design Porsches in the following articles
As always, I am happy to correct any error in this posting.