04 Jan 2012

Invicta Women’s Subaqua Noma IV Chronograph White Polyurethane & 18k Gold Plated Chronograph Watch 536

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Written by: Hana Hsu

Are you seeking a classy watch that you can wear while swimming or diving? Look no further than the Invicta Women’s Subaqua Noma IV Chronograph White Polyurethane & 18k Gold Plated Chronograph Watch 536. One of the most bold and elegant ladies’ water-resistant watches on the market, it will look good with any outfit, both on land and water.

Technical SubAqua Features:

At a glance you can see this is no ordinary watch. As part of the Subaqua Noma series, whose motto is “Best Under Pressure,” this Swiss-quartz movement watch is resistant for up to 1,640 feet or 500 meters and has a screw-down crown with protective clasp and screw-down pushers. As for the dial and bezel, not only does it feature tritnite luminous hand and markers, but it also features large Arabic number minute markers on the unidirectional rotating bezel from 05 to 55 (although the 0, 15, 30, and 45 markers are missing, due to the bolts) for quick readability. Furthermore, there is a date display, chronograph functions with 60 second, 30 second, and 1/10th of a second sub-dials, and a tachymeter on the inner bezel. A chronograph can be used as a stopwatch; a tachymeter helps determine the distance to a target.

Visual Flourishes:

Besides the obvious technical craftsmanship, however, the Invicta 536 is also packed with elegant details. This timepiece features durable flame-fusion crystal, a brushed and polished 18 karat gold-plated stainless steel case, a 18 karat gold-plated stainless steel bezel, a white mother of pearl dial, and a sturdy white polyurethane strap with 18 karat gold-plated stainless steel inserts. The luminous hour markers on the dial are also gold rimmed, as is the date function window, the hour, minute, and second hand, and the 1/10 second chronograph.

Invicta Subaqua logo

The Invicta Subaqua Collection

Pros (Features Summary):

  • Precise Swiss-quartz movement
  • Durable flame-fusion crystal
  • brushed and polished 18k gold-plated stainless steel case
  • white polyurethane strap with 18k gold-plated stainless steel inserts
  • Chronograph functions with 60 second, 30 minute and 1/10th of a second subdials
  • date function
  • White mother of pearl dial with luminous gold-tone hands and dome shaped hour markers
  • unidirectional 18k gold-plated stainless steel bezel
  • screw-down crown with protective clasp and screw-down pushers
  • tachymeter on inner bezel
  • Water-resistant to 1,640 feet (500 M)

The obvious pros to this watch are its underwater capability and brilliant gold finishing.

Invicta Women's Subaqua Noma IV Chronograph White Polyurethane & 18k Gold Plated Chronograph Watch 540

Simpler: The Invicta Women's Subaqua Noma IV Watch 540 has no chronographs but a less cluttered dial

Cons:

  • However, this watch may not be for everyone. Some may consider the dial too busy. For those who like this style but want a simpler, classier, underwater watch (perhaps not to be taken diving but just swimming), a good alternative is the Invicta Lady Subaqua Noma IV Automatic Watch 540. Almost identical to the 536 model, this one does not feature any chronograph subdials, but instead has only the spherical hour markers and a date display window at 3 o’clock. This makes for a much more elegant, spacious look.
  • On the other hand, others may desire a sportier-looking, serious diver’s watch without any pretentious bling, and readable number markers. For these athletes, check out the Invicta’s Russian Diver collection, which features many with chronograph functions, such as the Quinotaur Russian Diver Chronograph Model 4580, for example.

Finally, if you want a diver’s watch, many of Invicta’s are at much more affordable prices, retailing at $300 or $195. (See the Invicta Women’s 8939 Pro Diver Collection Watch). At online stores, you can even buy these for $70 or less.

The Last Word

All in all, however, the Invicta Women’s Subaqua Noma IV Chronograph White Polyurethane & 18k Gold Plated Chronograph Watch 536 is a beautiful women’s underwater watch, with peerless functionality and style. You can buy it on Invicta’s Web site for $2,395, but you can also find much better deals on other online stores, for as low as $300. And for that price, this bold subaqua watch is definitely a keeper.

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