|Bugatti 1 Series Single Torch Cigar Lighter|
There is a beautiful, well thought out thumb action pusher. As seen in the first picture is slides back effortlessly to reveal a strong wind resistant blue flame upon ignition. Functionally, this is one of my favorite thumb actions I have used to date. With all the positives that have been mentioned, there are some downsides to the 1 Series. First, CLR is a huge fan of a fuel gauge window, looks like one could have been integrated nicely along the polished stainless steel portion running top to bottom of the lighter. Secondly, at an MSRP of $225, a cigar punch would have been an fantastic addition on the bottom of the Bugatti.
Bugatti packages the 1 Series in a nice presentation box and definitely feels "special". The lighter can be found for much less than the suggested retail price. A quick internet search and you are set. Apples to apples there are better "value options" in the lighter world, remember you are paying partially for the name. This does not change the fact that the 1 Series is sleek, sexy, and has a killer thumb action ignition. We are all guilty of paying for aesthetics over absolute value at some point. This might be one of those times where "absolute" value goes out the door and getting a pretty darn cool Bugatti lighter wins the day.
BEST Price CLR Found - Bugatti Series 1
Pros - aesthetics, thumb action, strong flame
Consideration - no fuel gauge, no cigar punch, MSRP