Watch Reviews, watch blogs & watch news by Angus Davies

Escapement MagazineAbout Escapement Magazine

ESCAPEMENT is an online magazine aimed at individuals with a passion for watch collecting, who appreciate “the finer things in life”. It is owned and operated by Angus Davies and his wife, Heidi Davies. Angus regularly writes reviews on timepieces which pique his interest, whilst Heidi edits all of his work. In addition, guest writers often contribute to ESCAPEMENT, providing an alternative view of the world of luxury.

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Bovet 19 Thirty with Dimier case

Bovet celebrates the wristwatch Angus Davies reviews the Bovet 19 Thirty with Dimier case, a watch which celebrates the transition from pocket watches to wristwatches with incredibly stylish results.     Today, much discussion focusses upon new technologies such as ‘connected devices’ and ‘smart watches’. With the odd exception, I confess, I am somewhat underwhelmed…

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Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon Skeleton Ref. 2CCBK.B25A

No compromises The Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon Skeleton tips the scales at less than 100 grams. However, as Angus Davies explains, the impressive specification of this lightweight timepiece does not shortchange wearers. I have just looked in the refrigerator and discovered that all of my favourite creamy yoghurts have disappeared. In their place are ‘light’…

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Zenith Elite Chronograph Classic

The Zenith Elite Chronograph Classic features the maison’s legendary El-Primero movement, housed in handsomely styled case and featuring a tastefully restrained dial. Mark McArthur-Christie takes a close look at this latest watch bearing the legendary star logo. One of the many wonderful things about the world of watches is its diversity.  It’s a place where the mind-boggling,…

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Grand Seiko Black Ceramic Limited Edition SBGC015

A Smooth Operator The Grand Seiko Black Ceramic Limited Edition SBGC015 is a fascinating chronograph, featuring a case composed of both zirconia ceramic and ‘high-intensity titanium’. The smooth nature of the case on timepiece, along with the sweet action of the chronograph pushpieces leads Angus Davies to describe the watch as a ‘smooth operator’. I…

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TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300M Calibre 5 Steel Bezel 43mm – Ref. WAY2012.BA0927

Natural born swimmer Angus Davies reviews the TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300M Calibre 5 Steel Bezel 43mm, appreciating the aesthetics, legibility, robustness and price of this steel sports watch. In particular, he is impressed by its suitability for individuals who enjoy water sports, especially swimming. While on holiday, I like to relax near an outdoor swimming pool….

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Vulcain 50s Presidents’ Watch in steel – Ref. 560156D35.BAC135

No Need For Alarm Vulcain is indelibly associated with the ‘Cricket’ watch. However, in this instance, Angus Davies gets hands-on with a timepiece which eschews the brand’s legendary alarm function, charming onlookers with its breathtaking blue dial. Vulcain, the Swiss watch company based in Le Locle, is synonymous with the alarm watch. Its legendary ‘Cricket‘ model…

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Urwerk UR-105 TA ‘Clockwork Orange’

In their latest iteration of the UR-105TA series, Urwerk’s founders share an insight into one of their cultural inspirations and deliver yet another sensational timepiece for those with a zest for the alternative.  During Baselworld 2016, Carl Eady, fan of the brand and contributing author, enjoyed  a hands on experience with Urwerk’s delightful ‘Clockwork Orange’…

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