Luxury CIGA Design Watches for Sale in South Africa

Ciga Design

Ciga Design

Ciga Design

CIGA Design is the best example of a premium and affordable brand and holder of 9 awards Red Dot Design Awards, 2 iF Design Awards a 3 German Design Awards.

It is the only original watch brand in China to win two top Red Dot titles: Best of the Best Award and iF Gold Award.

GPHG is known as the Oscar of the watch industry. Every year, many world-famous watch brands take part in it. It is an annual event in the watch industry.

Every year, the most innovative watch products in the world are selected from all over the world. CIGA Design was chosen to illustrate the progress of Chinese watch brands. It is also a recognition of the strength of CIGA Design that can effectively improve the impact and visibility of CIGA Design in the watch industry.

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Ciga Design

Award Winning CIGA Design Watches for Sale in South Africa

With an array of fashionable watch accessories that have an emphasis on the mechanics of the design, the wristwatches manufactured by CIGA Design are not only beloved by their growing, dedicated customer base, but they are also taking home awards.

In a fiercely competitive watch world, CIGA has perfected the recipe of watchmaking success. Their designs are not only made to be appealing to those who buy them, but the way in which the watches have been made has cemented the company’s place in the industry as a luxury watch brand.

CIGA Designs’ primary aim is to create watches that meet the standards of its clients. They manufacture watches that people actually want to wear and that they will enjoy having, while they also focus on making sure that the watches they make are affordable.

Topwatch offers a range of new and pre-owned Ciga Design watches for sale in South Africa.

In the luxury watch world, watches are made to be long lasting and invaluable, by combining the right kind of high quality materials with a design process that gives the watches their long lifespan.


The History of CIGA Designs

CIGA Designs was founded by Zhang Jianming. With his 30 years of industrial design experience and his place in the top 10 list of the best industrial designers in China, Jianming continues to hold his place as the CEO.

The company is different from other luxury watch making brands in that it was only founded in November of 2012 and in October 2013 their first wristwatch was launched. Following the introduction of the first CIGA watch, the company won the 2014 Red Dot Design Award, the first of many awards CIGA would earn for their designs in the years following their first watch.

By 2019, CIGA had started its march towards earning a global status and it had also collaborated with other designers, bringing something new to their growing collections.

CIGA also created a number of partnerships, the first of which being with Seagull. In this partnership, CIGA worked closely with Seagull to create custom watch movements that are specially made to work in the CIGA watch.

As for their collaborations, the company has worked with Michael Young, an immensely experienced designer who works across a wide variety of industries. A few of his designs have featured in French, German, and English galleries and museums.

And recently the company has introduced the smartwatch to their collections. Understanding that smartwatches can never replace the traditional watch, they designed their smartwatches to fill the space that traditional watches cannot. In doing so, customers can now buy a fully functional smartwatch that suits their personality as well as their needs.

The collaboration between CIGA Design and Xiaomi began on the Xiaomi Youpin e-commerce platform. In the first 14 hours, CIGA Design set a record in the sale of mechanical watches at Youpin. In this way, CIGA Design attracted the attention of the Xiaomi brand, which expressed its investment intention. The main motivation for this collaboration was the excellent design of CIGA Design and the secondary motivation was the knowledge that CIGA Design products sell well.

CIGA Design Full Hollow is a watch made after a successful collaboration between smartphone giant Xiaomi and CIGA Design. It has a sleek modern look that puts it at a higher level of quality compared to most mechanical watches. It won the RedDot 2017 Design Award and the 2019 German Design Award.

The second watch from CIGA Design, the MY series (Michael Young), won the iF Gold award and sold all 10,000 models at Youpin.


CIGA Design has established a successful cooperation with Seagull. Together, they regularly organize seminars focused on the design and development of innovative mechanisms to provide customers with an even better experience. CIGA Design knew that most men were fascinated by such mechanisms, so they developed an innovative design and skeletal mechanism.

CIGA Design currently generates 90% of its sales in China. Since 2019, CIGA Design has gradually entered the international market in Indonesia, Russia, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Switzerland and other countries. Sales growth is rapid, especially in December 2019, when crowdfunding for the Z Series Titanium Edition was funded 100% in less than 40 minutes and 600% in less than 24 hours! To date, crowdfunding is $ 700,000 and crowdfunding is still ongoing.

The name CIGA has no special meaning. It is the English abbreviation of the parent company - XIJIA XIJIA (?), which in Chinese means "amazing", which is also a good vision for the company. CIGA Design founder Zhang Jianming has worked in many areas of design.

Zhang Jianming is the founder and chief designer of CIGA Design. Prior to designing the watch, Mr. Zhang Jianmin worked on graphic and architectural design. During his career, he was invited as a judge at the Clocks and Clocks Fair in Shenzhen for five consecutive years. When he was a juror, he felt that the industry lacked originality and the models at the time were too old-fashioned, so he decided to create an original brand of mechanical watches, and that is why CIGA Design was born. 

CIGA Deign Watch Collections

Because CIGA is a rather exclusive brand, and since the only manufacture so many new designs a year, they don’t have specific collections.

Currently, the most popular CIGA watches include the Z-Series Titanium Automatic Mechanical Skeleton Wristwatch, the Aircraft Carrier Automatic Mechanical Skeleton Wristwatch, the R-Series Danish Rose Automatic Mechanical Wristwatch and the Titanium Edition Michael Young Series Automatic Mechanical Wristwatch.

At TopWatch we source and evaluate each watch to confirm its authenticity and its value before selling our second hand watches. You can get your own second hand CIGA Design watch online when you shop at TopWatch. If you would like to sell your Ciga Design watch, we would love to hear from you.


Frequently Asked Questions


How much is the cheapest Ciga Design?

The cheapest Ciga watch is going to be a second hand Ciga. There are very few of these watches on the market because this is more of an exclusive watch brand.  


How much is a genuine Ciga Design watch?

A genuine Ciga watch can start at around R5 000 if you are buying a second hand watch.


Are Ciga Design worth the money?

Ciga watches are worth the money, especially because they come from a watch brand that is rather exclusive and only produces a handful of watches every year. This exclusivity, along with the fine materials used to manufacture the watches, means they hold their value and are worth the money.


What is the hardest Ciga Design to get?

Many Ciga watches can be hard to get because they are not the kind of watch to be mass produced and found in every watch shop. This makes just about all Ciga watches rare and since they have limited watches as well, these can also be classified as hard to get.


Which Ciga Design should I buy?

The Ciga you buy should be the one that best suits your needs as well as your expectations. You should only opt for the type of Ciga that looks like the kind of watch that you’d happily wear every day.


How long will a Ciga Design last?

Ciga watches are designed and manufactured to last a lifetime. They are made using the best techniques and only the finest materials, which also goes a long way towards ensuring that they have a fairly decent lifespan.


How do I tell if my Ciga Design is real?

You can tell if your watch is real by:

1.      Having a look at the watch’s text to see if it is neat and inline. The biggest giveaway of the counterfeit watch is text and numbers which are misaligned.

2.      Having a look at whether or not the watch has numbers which are inline or off balance.

The best way to make sure that you are buying a real Ciga is to only buy the watch from a reputable watch seller, and to make sure that it comes with the right paperwork.


Should I buy a new or used Ciga Design?

The type that you buy is going to be completely up to you. Both new watches and the pre-owned watches have their appeal and ultimately the choice you go with will be entirely up to you.


What is the most wanted Ciga Design?

The most wanted Ciga watch is either one from their limited ranges or really just any Ciga in general. These watches are not mass produced and that helps to make most Ciga watches highly sought after.


How much is Ciga Design service cost?

The cost to service a Ciga watch can vary. It all depends on the type of Ciga watch you own as well as the company you are taking your watch to be serviced. If there is a lot of work to be done on the watch, then the cost of the service might be a lot more expensive.


How can I tell the year of my Ciga Design?

The easiest way would be to look at the paperwork that the watch comes with or to ask the person or company from which you are buying the watch to tell you what year the watch has been made in.


Do Ciga Design watches need maintenance?

Ciga watches will need to be maintained in order to keep the watch in the very best working condition. Maintenance can include things like taking it in for a proper service or just making sure that it is given a polish when it gets dirty. 


Do Ciga Design watches hold their value?

Yes, Ciga watches do hold their value. Within a decent amount of time, you will find that the watch becomes an incredibly value thing to own. But the only way to make sure that the watch is able to hold its value is to make sure that the watch is properly maintained and cleaned.


Do Ciga Design watches come with a certificate of authenticity?

Yes, Ciga watches will come with a certificate of authenticity to verify that they are the real deal. These certificates will also come with pre-owned watches.