I bet many of you don't know how to feel about a line of watches emblazoned with a cartoon cat. In Diamonds. But, think about it. This is a nearly perfect creation.
The stylish cases are designed and assembled in France, to always include the Hello Kitty icon but in a subtle and sweet way. For most women, they need a watch like this - one that they can take with them wherever they go - and especially one with a sense of humor.
The Oceana watches are supposed to be available soon. Hopefully this summer. Each timepiece will be hand assembled in Barcelona by Pita with input from the customer of course. Prices are estimated to typically be somewhere in the 3000 - 5000 euro range. Which isn't really too bad given the boutique approach, and interesting style and technology in the watch. I know that if I was in the market for a unique and good looking diver watch (which I typically am), this little number would be high up on the list.
This is the first new Franck Muller watch in sometime - which makes sense as the watch maker has had to lay-off people due to a reduction in demand. The development of a few watch is very expensive, especially with a maker like Franck Muller. They don't just get a movement from ETA and built a watch around it, but rather build their own movement, or have one made for them. This with the physical design of the watch takes years, and is a huge investment. For a watch maker to stay in the spotlight, they must release new watches on some regular basis, unless they want people to think that are going under. Well Franck Muller is not going under and this new Triple Scale Chronograph Ratrappante Ref. 8883 watch.
You can't take life too seriously - and lucky for us now - Kimora Lee Simmons and Hello Kitty have delivered us an easy watch option. Because we all need options.