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Invicta Corduba Ibiza Diver Chronograph Swiss Watch Review

Updated on January 6, 2015

Two-Tone Chronographs

Though Invicta Corduba (Ibiza Diver) watches are related to Russian Diver, they also rely on dial design from Oris watches.

The basic configuration of subdials at six and twelve o'clock appears in Oris Motor Sports chronographs, while the instantly recognizable date aperture, showing three numbers, the central being the relevant one, is an important feature in Oris Aviation watches.

The aperture appears in some sports Longines watches as well, so it seems to claim the status of an alternative standard.

What distinguishes Invicta Corduba as an original collection is the general military look, and the unique organization of crown and push buttons. The crown itself is protected by a cap, while the upper button is ensconced in its special “fenced territory.” The majority of watches are two-tone.

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Dial Design

Ibiza Diver's present a very busy dial, dominated by the fat arrows and large Arabic numerals, all covered in luminous Tritnite. Additional indexes – minute markers on the face and on the unidirectional rotating bezel – contribute to a sense of urgency, as if time takes a visually pulsating form. This is radial symmetry at its most powerful.

The subdials on the north and on the south appear to interweave, creating a mesmerizing 8 shape, echoed later, in horizontal form, on the first links of the bracelets. The reference to infinity is obvious.

Without a doubt, Corduba collection, though being one of Invicta's smallest, is also one of its most visually accomplished.

Function&Materials

All Corduba watches are chronographs – Invicta state “professional chronograph” in the specifications. Again, this is a relatively small line, and there are no quartz models in production. Water resistance is up to 200 meters.

Materials include stainless steel (surgical grade), gold, black ionic, or gun metal plating (on the cases and on the bracelets), mother-of-pearl, and polyurethane for the straps.

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