The United States based watchmaker with distinct Swiss roots, Invicta, has decided to brighten its collection of timepieces with the series of underwater inspired watches that are a part of the Ocean Jelly Pallette series. The whole new class of timepieces in fact features just cosmetic novelties (unlike, for example, the new Invicta Tourbillon piece), and offers quartz powered timepieces with the substantial diameters. In spite of the ocean inspiration, the water resistance is variable in the series, and spans from meager 100 meters to the amazing 1000 meters below the surface. Invicta Specialty GMT Reserve timepiece that we are going to review in this article is somewhere in the middle of the scale, based on the ability of the watch to withstand water pressure, and is presented as a timepiece which is water proof to 500 meters.
The timepiece from the new Ocean Jelly styled collection is distinctive by the use of flashy and bold colors in few of the models and with the over-the-top diameter of 52 mm. For the adventurous ones, the perfect choice is one of the variations that has bright colors, and it is possible to select among yellow (1393), orange (1394), red (1395) and a pink dial (1399). People with more conservative taste will be able to pick one of the more reserved looking dials which can be silver (1400), black (1396), gray (1398) or blue (1397). In any of the cases, single colored dials work very well in the combination with solid stainless steel cases with skeleton lugs.
This watch also includes a stationary bezel made from steel which is fixed to the case with six screws. Another notable detail is the steel crown with the etched logo of the Reserve series. As it is customary for the models made by the U.S. based manufacturer, the face of the watch is constructed from flame-fusion material that is made with the use of Verneuil process.
As it has been said, the dials feature quite a simple and clean design. They are made with a sunray pattern and are dominated by the single color. Hour and minute hands and indexes are treated with the luminous Trinite substance for improved legibility. As the name of the timepiece suggests, the watch also includes a GMT hand that displays the time in the second time zone. There is also a small date aperture, located at the three o’clock position. The final touch which completes the dial is a white sweeping seconds hand with the Reserve logo as a counterweight.
Invicta Specialty GMT Reserve timepiece form the Ocean Jelly series runs thanks to a Professional Swiss made GMT quartz movement. The manufacturer unfortunately does not state the exact type of the model, but it is not of an upmost importance when talking about a quartz-powered watch. Each of the variations has a rubber band with stainless steel inserts, made in the color which matches its dial.