CIGA Design Mechanical Watch Series M Magician

$749.00 $899.00

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
Amy Lynn
Nicely Designed Watch

Very nice presentation for an exquisite watch. Watch comes in a holographic looking box-booklet with 'Magician' on the front and the inside has raised silver text/words that contrast nicely against the black backdrop. The box is a little work of art in itself.. inside is the watch which is nicely presented alongside three different cases you can choose from along with a band. The strap is comfortable and goes well with the watch. The craftsmanship is excellent and the watch is fascinating to look at on both the front and back. Has nice attention to detail. Nice to add to any collection. The back also has a 'find Magician hidden code' in the package and Ciga will send you a gift if you can figure it out. Overall- it's a great watch with a classic yet unique look.

E. Cooper
Fantastic timepiece that doesn't fail to delight!

Lemme just say...I LOVE THIS WATCH. I love it like I've loved no other watch before and I've had a few. The Rolex pales in comparison to this watch. I love how you can change out the shape of the bezel, even though I have no real intention of ever doing so because I think it looks amazing in the one I chose from the beginning. I love how well it fits my small wrist and doesn't swallow it up with extra strap and face and lights and other gewgaws that just distract attention away from the beautifully crafted skeleton works inside. I love that I have to wind it and set the time every time because I don't wear it every day and I can't figure out where to put the giant watchwinder I got the other day. I love that there is a mystery to it and I can't figure it out yet. I love the straightforward simplicity and elegance of it and that it is a kick ass timepiece.

I like to show it off

The value of money this watch saves you is amazing. It comes with three bezel styles. The lugs fit any 20mm bracelets/straps. The crown makes it easy to crank/wind. The craftsmanships of this watch is incredible. I love how every thing from the balance, to the mainspring barrel is visible to show off the meticulous craftsmanship is. I like how this watch sets itself apart by not using a traditional second hand, it uses what seems like another center wheel top side. For this price you get three watches. No one can tell they're the same watch, unless you let them in on the secret. Don't sleep on Ciga this is a beautiful watch.

Amazingly Innovative!

This watch is more than a watch, it is a very unique product.
The presentation comes in style of a box that is a book and with 3 interchangeable cases.
One can see through the movements front to back, and back to front.
The night glow is awesome and the gear if fully illuminated.....WOW, FANTASTIC.
Changing the Watch band involves a clever design push button.
Very innovative.

Y. Wang
Exquisite and beautiful watch!

I confess I am not a watch aficionado and have never owned a fancy luxury watch before. I always thought mechanical watches were supplanted by cell phones and iWatches decades ago and never understood the cult following of watch collectors who pay hundreds or thousands of dollars for watches that can't text, make phone calls, or connect to the internet. I think I am starting to get it now.

This is my first luxury watch and I am glad I got a skeleton watch as my first. As an engineer I can fully appreciate the intricacies of the Ciga Magician's mechanical gears and tiny moving parts on full display behind a sapphire crystal face. If it was just a traditional watch face I wouldn’t be able to comprehend and appreciate the craftsmanship and attention required to put together such a complex movie device made of such delicate metal parts – all running in sync without ANY batteries or need of recharging! For the first few days I would often glance at my arm just to watch the tiny gears click and turn behind the sapphire crystal and simply admire the beauty of it all. If you put your ear on the watch you can even hear the clicking of the watch like a tiny mechanical heart beating away. There is something tremendously satisfying about having this beautiful timepiece on your wrist knowing that it is the modern culmination of centuries of clockmakers’ technologies distilled into a compact form.

First, the watch is really unique and different from most watches on the market. It’s a skeleton watch where you can see everything but also it’s floating between two sapphire crystals with only the dial connecting the internals to the frame. When held up to the light you can see the watch suspended in the air while surrounded by a thick dial. Without the bands and outer frame, the watch looks like classic pocket watch. It’s exceedingly beautiful and exquisite.

The outer frames are also a great feature. While the watch with three different outer frames, a square, a classic octagon, and my favorite - a circle. I picked the titanium version and the watch and outer frames are a dark gunmetal color that I like better than simple steel or the dark titanium. The watch feels heavy but not overly burdensome. Everything is very finely machined and there’s detail everywhere. Parts of the frame are polished to a glass smooth seen while other parts are left matte to create a two-tone depth. The winding dial is ribbed for grip but even the rib design is not a typical uniform line but stylized and angular. If you look closely the rim of the inner face is actually a large gear to reinforce the mechanical clockwork look of the watch. I particularly like the spinning center gear instead of a second hand. The center gear and both hands have a fluorescent coating that shines a pale green at night. The internals have several tones of polished pieces, matte pieces, and tastefully added bronze pieces for extra pop. Finally there are cross spokes that are cut at a specific cross-hatched angle and polished to catch the light at certain perspectives. All of the surfaces feel crisp and sharp and extremely precise. All of these fine details are stunningly beautiful yet feel strong and powerful.

Ciga is a Chinese brand and you would be hard pressed to tell. China has no storied watch-making tradition but it feels premium. Ciga has won a lot of awards in the past few years for their designs and I can certainly see why. The design, look, and presentation feels like it’s a premium European or Swiss brand. They’ve done a really good job giving this watch a premium feel that competes with the upper tiers. The box that it came in was made to look like a book and it was delightful to unwrap.

The only small issue I found so far was that the instructions and written materials have grammatical and design errors. Certain words are spelled wrong, lacking spaces, or had two words joined when they should be separate. For the price of this watch and the premium market they want to target, hiring a simple editor would have helped immensely to reinforce the prestige aspect. Additionally if I had to nit-pick, I think the band could have used some attention. While the watch itself was absolutely stunning, the band is a simple black plastic/silicone strap. I feel for the price of $900 leather or even the option for a metal strap would have been ideal. The strap quite simply feels cheap. Finally this is an automatic/manual watch which means you need to wind if every so often to keep it running. When wearing it the motion of your arm and walking action helps wind the watch spring. However I did notice that if I don't wear it for 2-3 days the watch does run out of power and you have to manually wind it up and set the time again. Not a huge deal, but considering there are no batteries to replace and it runs completely on mechanical springs, this is still a great watch!

I am absolutely floored by the quality and beautify of this watch. I am constantly admiring this watch...