13 Feb 2012

Invicta Angel White Crystal Mother of Pearl Dial Grey Rubber Quartz

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Written by: Holly Troupe

Invicta Angel White Crystal Mother of Pearl Grey Rubber Quartz back view

Invicta Angel White Crystal Mother of Pearl Grey Rubber Quartz: Back view

From infancy, human beings are drawn to objects that sparkle and shine. As we grow older, we graduate from bright copper pennies and tin foil to gemstones and precious metals; hence our attraction to jewelry. I immediately thought of a toddlers’ enthrallment with jingling keys when I saw Invicta’s Angel White Crystal Mother of Pearl Dark Grey Rubber Quartz. With its spattering of crystal on the Mother of Pearl dial and dull charcoal rubber watch band, it seems like something only an infant would find attractive.

Watch Features:

  • Analog Display
  • Brushed Stainless Steel 41mm Case
  • Unidirectional Stainless Steel Bezel
  • Crystal Accented Hour Markers in Arabic Numerals
  • Date Window at the 3 o’clock Marker
  • Dark Grey 20mm Polyurethane Band
  • Standard Buckle Closure
  • Mother of Pearl Dial
  • Water Resistant at 330 ft

This is an aesthetically schizophrenic timepiece. The shimmery Mother of Pearl dial with crystal accented hour markers juxtaposed with a watch bracelet that looks like a piece of a radial tire is incredibly odd. It would, no doubt, make a fine utility or sports watch; it certainly has a sturdy band and a hefty 41mm brushed stainless-steel case. The strange attempt to make it pretty and girly with the crystals and Mother of Pearl is like putting tinsel on an internal combustion engine.

Invicta Angel White Crystal Mother of Pearl Grey Rubber Quartz side view

Invicta Angel White Crystal Mother of Pearl Grey Rubber Quartz: Side view

It’s not especially easy to read. Sure the hour numerals are huge enough, but the watch hands are practically camouflaged by the dial. The dial is, nevertheless, luminescent, as are the watch hands. It has a water resistance of up to 330ft and is outfitted with a grooved unidirectional bezel, for extremely casual diving enthusiasts. At least no fault can be found with the movement, which is a very reliable Swiss Quartz.

This is a massive watch. As previously stated, the case is 41mm and the band has a width of 20mm. The average woman’s wrist will look like its been shackled by an 18th century leg iron. Invicta is noted for its intrepid, edgy and, perhaps, ironic concepts, so it is only fitting that this addition to the Angel collection looks about as angelic as an auto-parts warehouse. Still, it certainly is durable—it has a mineral crystal dial window and an industrial polyurethane band, which should withstand a great deal of wear and tear. Perhaps it would make an agreeable accessory for an auto technician’s bedazzled jumpsuit.

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