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Italian designed timepieces with affordable price tags you would not believe.
Italian designed timepieces with affordable price tags you would not believe.
79 backers pledged CA$ 19,404 to help bring this project to life.

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CYGNUS Watch: An Automatic Watch for All Occasions

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What is a prototype?

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Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

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Appearance Prototype

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

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Each series encompass a different element; minimalism, elegant or bold to suit your need for various occasions.         

The ALBIREO (Single Handed Quartz)

Inspires by the appearance of the ancient sundial, this timepiece has a touch of minimalism to the dial gives the watch a modern classic look. The single hand timekeeping system used in pocket watches is easy on the eyes and provides a quick time check at a glance.       

 HOW TO TELL TIME WITH ALBERIO       

The GIENAH (3 Hands Quartz with Date)       

This elegant timepiece reveals its simplicity. The dial plate is crafted carefully with the photo-etching technique meaning each recessed curve is a distinctive crisp line.       

The DENEB (Automatic Mechanical) 
      

Deneb. The brightest star in the Cygnus Constellation accurately resembles our most high-end watch. The dual-layered hexagonal mesh dial plates allow you to get a glimpse of the skeleton structure of the 8N24 Miyota movement. The 21 jewels Automatic Self Winding movement not only reveal the details and complication of its structure, but it also gives excellent accuracy as the soul of this luxury watch.         

Not only have we eliminated the various middlemen between our product and the customer, but we’ve also gone one step further to reduce the price even more by letting our manufacturer become our strategic partner. This way, we can cut their profit margin as well as reduce the marginal cost of each scattering supplier that we find on our own. The result allows us to present our watches to you at almost factory pricing. We can now offer you a limited edition Italian designed luxury automatic watch for less than USD$200.       

Our strategic partner has been in the watch industry since 1993, and they are currently in production for some of the world’s most renowned luxurious timepieces that retail at above $10,000. Their facilities obtained certification by the ISO9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015 standard for quality and environmental management.       

EACH TIMEPIECE IS HANDCRAFTED  

Each Cygnus watch made from surgical grade 316L stainless steel offers high strength vs. weight ratio. Another characteristic of this material is its exceptional ability to resist oxidation which means it does not corrode easily.

To show our appreciation for the early support, we will be releasing the first 999 of our “Founders’ Edition” timepieces in each of our watch series as our special reward to you.       

         
         

And for those who would appreciate our watch as a collection, we give our backer the option to purchase our collector's edition. All watches and the collector's box will each engrave a synchronized serial number along with your name on the box.     

Our interchangeable watch straps are all carefully handcrafted to ensure that each timepiece fits comfortably on wrists of all sizes, regardless of gender.  Each set of straps will also come with a brushed stainless steel buckle and engraved with our brand “CYGNUS”.  The wristband includes a quick-release spring bar so that it can be swapped to another strap very quickly without any tool. You can add an extra set of straps by adding CAD 33 to your pledge.    

We thought about using a wooden box with a see-through display window. Heck! We even thought about making it with carbon fiber to show how beautiful a package could look, but you'd know the cost would be passed on to our customer; you.        

We would rather spend the cost of making the best quality watch than to spend it on something you'd set aside to collect dust. Because after all, we know a great watch is made to be worn, and not made to be spun in a watch winder.

 There will be a separate box for the extra straps.       

                                      

This traveler case can fit up to 3 watches and will be available as an add-on to your pledge. Just add CAD 37 to your pledge!    

 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!     

       

Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter event, and we realize that we need to face many obstacles. This is the main reason why we invited our manufacturer to become our strategic partners. With its expertise in materials purchasing, production planning, quality control and packaging, and many other areas. Also, a dedicated team will oversee the entire production and inspection process.

We work for a watch company, and we are very familiar with every process required for production and assembly.

All toolings are already underway to speed up the production process; raw materials are in stock, and a guide to the WOP (work order procedure) has been established.

QUALITY IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY!
We know that everything comes down to this; quality. Therefore, we not only established quality control guidelines for ourselves to do random checks. Furthermore, each watch must pass at least 78 quality control checkpoints before being ready for packaging. So we have confidence that when you receive your watch, the quality of each watch is the best.

Please note that it is the backer's responsibility to understand and pay local import duties and customs duties (if applicable).

Our warranty covers only manufacturing defects and does not include losses due to accidents, intentional actions and/or wear & tear.

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 126 or more About US$ 95

    Super Early Bird - ALBIREO Watch

    (Approx. 99 USD)

    You'll be the first to own the ALBERIO Founder's Edition timepiece each with an individual number from 001-099.

    Choose your color after the campaign.

    51% off MSRP CA$ 259 / 206 USD

    To Add Extra Set of Straps +CAD 33
    To Add Traveler Case +CAD 37

    Includes:
    • 1 x Albireo (Single Handed) Watch
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    Pledge CA$ 138 or more About US$ 104

    Early Bird - ALBIREO Watch

    (Approx. 109 USD)

    The ALBERIO Founder's Edition timepiece each with an individual number from 100-999.

    Choose your color after the campaign.

    47% off MSRP CA$ 259 or 206 USD

    To Add Extra Set of Straps +CAD 33
    To Add Traveler Case +CAD 37

    Includes:
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    Pledge CA$ 159 or more About US$ 119

    Super Early Bird - GIENAH Watch

    (Approx. 125 USD)

    You'll be the first to own the GIENAH Founder's Edition timepiece each with an individual number from 001-099.

    Choose your color after the campaign.

    50% off MSRP CA$ 319 / 253 USD

    To Add Extra Set of Straps +CAD 33
    To Add Traveler Case +CAD 37

    Includes:
    • 1 x Gienah (Quartz Mov't) Watch
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    Pledge CA$ 169 or more About US$ 127

    Early Bird - GIENAH Watch

    (Approx. 134 USD)

    The GIENAH Founder's Edition timepiece each with an individual number from 100-999.

    47% off MSRP CA$ 319 / 253 USD

    Choose your color after the campaign.

    To Add Extra Set of Straps +CAD 33
    To Add Traveler Case +CAD 37

    Includes:
    • 1 x Gienah (Quartz Mov't) Watch
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    Pledge CA$ 249 or more About US$ 187

    Super Early Bird - DENEB Watch

    (Approx. 198 USD)

    You'll be the first to own the DENEB Founder's Edition timepiece each with an individual number from 001-099.

    Choose your color after the campaign.

    50% off MSRP CA$ 499 / 396 USD

    To Add Extra Set of Straps +CAD 33
    To Add Traveler Case +CAD 37

    Includes:
    • 1 x Deneb (Automatic Mov't) Watch
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    Pledge CA$ 275 or more About US$ 207

    Early Bird - DENEB Watch

    (Approx. 218 USD)

    The DENEB Founder's Edition timepiece each with an individual number from 100-999.

    Choose your color after the campaign.

    45% off MSRP CA$ 499 or 396 USD

    To Add Extra Set of Straps +CAD 33
    To Add Traveler Case +CAD 37

    Includes:
    • 1 x Deneb (Automatic Mov't) Watch
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    Pledge CA$ 279 or more About US$ 210

    2 x EARLY BIRD WATCHES

    (Approx. 221 USD)

    You'll get 2 ALBIREO Watches at EARLY BIRD price (To choose other models, add the EARLY BIRD price difference at your pledge).

    Choose your color after the campaign.

    47% off MSRP CA$ 518 / 411 USD

    Upgrade to GIENAH Watch +CAD 31 each
    Upgrade to DENEB Watch +CAD 137 each

    To Add Extra Set of Straps +CAD 33
    To Add Traveler Case +CAD 37

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    Pledge CA$ 419 or more About US$ 315

    3 x EARLY BIRD WATCHES

    (Approx. 333 USD)

    You'll get 3 ALBIREO Watches at EARLY BIRD price (To choose other models, add the EARLY BIRD price difference at your pledge).

    Choose your color after the campaign.

    47% off MSRP CA$ 777 / 617 USD

    Upgrade to GIENAH Watch +CAD 31 each
    Upgrade to DENEB Watch +CAD 137 each

    To Add Extra Set of Straps +CAD 33
    To Add Traveler Case +CAD 37

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    Pledge CA$ 552 or more About US$ 415

    4 x EARLY BIRD WATCHES

    (Approx. 438 USD)

    You'll get 4 ALBIREO Watches at EARLY BIRD price (To choose other models, add the EARLY BIRD price difference at your pledge).

    Choose your color after the campaign.

    47% off MSRP CA$ 1036 / 822 USD

    Upgrade to GIENAH Watch +CAD 31 each
    Upgrade to DENEB Watch +CAD 137 each

    To Add Extra Set of Straps +CAD 33
    To Add Traveler Case +CAD 37

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    Pledge CA$ 649 or more About US$ 487

    COLLECTORS' CHOICE

    (Approx. 515 USD)

    Special Collectors' Numbered Edition.

    Get all 3 (three) watches
    Choose your color after the campaign.

    50% off MSRP CA$ 1298 or 1030 USD

    To Add Extra Set of Straps +CAD 33
    To Add Traveler Case +CAD 37

    Includes:
    • 1 x Albireo (Single Handed) Watch
    • 1 x Gienah (Quartz Mov't) Watch
    • 1 x Deneb (Automatic Mov't) Watch
    • 1 x Special Collectors' Box
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Funding period

- (35 days)