We’ve looked at a number of different Ciga Design watches over the years, and they’ve all had a unique mix of design and pricing. We’ve been spending some time with their latest – the Ciga Design Eye of Horus – which is currently up on Indiegogo for one more week.
Eye of Horus?
The Ciga Design Eye of Horus is referring to the Eye of Horus, which is a symbol that showed up in Egyptian religion and art. It was believed to have special powers, but here, it takes up pride of place as an artistic representation that indicates the watch is running, rather than a traditional seconds hand.
For all of Ciga Design watches, aesthetics are a large part of what’s going on. Yes, the function is there, but form certainly drives things. One concern I had going into this was just how legible it would be. Over the years, I’ve handled a number of skeleton watches, and I always come away underwhelmed and frustrated with just how hard they are to read.
Fortunately, the Ciga Design Eye of Horus does not suffer from that problem. Yes, there is no traditional dial, and you can see through the watch, front-to-back and back-to-front. However, they’ve kept things legible with broad skeletonized hands that are outlined in white luminous paint that stand out quite cleanly against the movement. They’ve also lumed the indices (and the Eye), which keeps this easy-to-read day or night.
What’s it like wearing the Ciga Design Eye of Horus?
Coming in at an almost perfect square of 48mm, you might be concerned about this on your wrist. Yes, it’s larger, but it’s relatively thin (12.1mm) and surprisingly light (67g on the silicone strap) due to the case being made of a bioceramic that keeps things light and tough. Once on the wrist, I felt it fit on me quite well, if a touch larger than I tend to wear. That said, it slipped under the cuff nicely, and you’re off on your day. If the room is quiet, you might hear a little noise from the rotor spinning around. Checking the time at a glance, well, that’s easy enough to do, and if you’ve got the time, then you can let your eye wander around the various components.
Ciga Design Eye of Horus: Price
Going into the Ciga Design Eye of Horus review, I was really uncertain how well I would like the watch. While I wouldn’t say it would be an everyday sort of a watch for me, I did come away really impressed. Frankly, it’s one of the best skeletonized designs I’ve had on my wrist in the last few years.
As we mentioned, this watch is currently funding on Indiegogo. It’s blown WAY past it’s funding goal, with things wrapping up on December 20th; shipping is anticipated for February 2024. Pricing starts at $270 for a single watch, in one of three color schemes. You can check out the details, and pledge for your own, over at the Campaign Page / cigadesign.com
- 47.3mm x 48mm (excluding crown)
- Thickness: 12.1mm
- Weight: 67.4g (incl. strap)
- Material: bioceramic
- Glass: mineral, front and back
- Crown: 7.5mm with inlaid obsidian
- Automatic, CD-01, 40 hour power reserve
- 24 jewels
- Frequency: 21,600 vph
- Accuracy: -15 / +30 seconds/day
- 22mm width with quick-release spring bars
- Material: silicone
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