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CIGA Design Black Hole PVD
Model no.: CIGA.BH.BLK.PVD
Be More Aware of the Black Hole with this CIGA Design-Paul Cohen Collab
CIGA Design joins hands with one of Australia's most awarded industrial designers, Paul Cohen, to launch the Black Hole watch - the world's first original mechanical watch with black hole design concept.
As early as the end of the 18th century, British scientist John Michel proposed for the first time the existence of "black stars" with very strong gravity. In 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope released the first photo of black hole in human history.
Mankind has never stopped exploring the universe. CIGA Design's Black Hole was designed in 2019 as a tribute to man for their unrelenting scientific research efforts in the discovery of the black hole. The watch seeks to incorporate the obscure principles of the black hole in its unique design that highlights interstellar mechanics aesthetic.
The Black Hole is designed with a slope structure, giving the impression of matter being sucked into a black hole. The watch glass acts as a symbol of the centre of the black hole, with the sapphire crystal sporting a concave design. With intricate 3D numbers engraved, the beveled quality case shapes a futuristic mechanical space on the wrist. The movement and hands are held in the center of the watch via a transparent fixed structure, creating a mechanical world suspended in time and space. Unique curved hollow hands simulate the visual effect of gravity.
Every Black Hole watch comes with a vermeille crown, which echoes the colour of the first black hole composite photo taken in 2019 and instantly transports you to the actual scene itself.
About CIGA Design
CIGA Design was founded in 2016 by Zhang Jianmin, one of China's Top 10 Industrial Designers. Since its inception, CIGA Design has won close to 20 international design awards thanks to its innovative original designs. In 2021, the brand's Blue Planet watch won the Challenge Watch Prize in the Oscars of the watch world, the Grand Prix D'Horlogerie De Genève (GPHG), representing a breakthrough for Chinese watch brands. CIGA Design is committed to producing original, cutting-edge, sophisticated yet affordable mechanical art watch design products for the next generation of users.
Case size: 46mm
Case material: 316L stainless steel with black PVD coating
Case back: Sapphire crystal
Movement type: Automatic
Movement no.: Seiko NH05
Power reserve: Approx 50hrs
Dial: Unique dial design inspired by the black hole phenomenon
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 3ATM
Strap type: Silicone and stainless steel
Strap material: Black silicone and Milanese stainless steel
Buckle: Stainless steel tang buckle
Warranty: 1 year