The Hello Kitty Fine Line of Watches proves that watches can have a sense of humor and style and still be a good investment.
The Tourbillon Steampunk Ala Grande is 50mm wide with a case that is made of steel (rusted, satin finished, and polished), titanium, and rubber. The case makes rich use of rivets, 80 of them that are hand applied all over the bezel (meant to look like old-timey boiler room equipment), as well as the iconic six sided screws in the case that are attached to the polished steel "claws." In addition to steel, the claws are available in pink gold as well a black ceramic. The "Ala Grande" part of the name comes from the size of the watch, which at 50mm is big. It is even larger with the crown included in the measurement being 53mm wide. Really a serious statement on your wrist, but cool enough not to require some creepy Victorian outfit to go with it.
Last year Basel saw the Certina DS 1 release to a lot of happy watch lovers. It was a entry level priced handsome watch with the build quality and parts that the Swatch Group is able to provide (usually pretty good). Quality is a bit up from Hamilton, another Swatch Group brand. The standard DS 1 watch has an ETA 2824-2 movement, while this new chronograph version will have a Valjoux 7750. This might be one of the best priced watches to be available with the highly desirable work-horse automatic chronograph movement.