Often timepieces evoke thoughts based on the nature of their design or the colours of their dials. Angus Davies was charmed by the summery shades of the Chronoswiss Sirius Flying Regulator Jumping Hour.
Throughout horological history, automatons have drawn on the expertise of talented watchmakers, showcasing the adroit skills of their creators. The Louis Moinet Black Gold Derrick wonderfully animates the successful extraction of oil whilst indicating the hours, minutes and seconds.
The Urban Jürgensen Jules Collection Ref 2240 RG deftly communicates with the wearer, exercising a judicious tone and perfect volume. Moreover, its elegant styling ensures observers will not grow tired of what it has to say.
Discrete, elegant styling is an agreeable trait evinced by many of the timepieces in the H. Moser & Cie. catalogue. The Swiss brand has recently produced ‘concept’ watches, including the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Concept Funky Blue launched earlier this year. This new timepiece eschews indices, some functions and branding to deliver a minimalist aesthetic.
Arnold & Son has imbued the Nebula with a distinct English character courtesy of its openworked triangular shaped bridges and inverted movement. The symmetry of the dial delivers a glorious appearance that is obvious within moments of making acquaintance with this fine Swiss watch.
There is no substitute for getting close to a timepiece before forming an opinion on its specification. Armin Strom embraces a new design language with its latest timepiece, the Edge Double Barrel, a watch which deserves close inspection.
Angus Davies gets ‘hands-on’ with a pre-production version of the new TAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-02T. This automatic chronograph has COSC certification, features a flying tourbillon and is delivered at a remarkably attractive price-point.
ESCAPEMENT is an online watch review magazine dedicated to mechanical watches, including some of the finest examples of haute horlogerie. The majority of articles are written by Angus Davies.
Angus is a self-confessed watch addict and is frequently asked to contribute to various printed magazines and websites around the globe. He also writes for individual watch companies on matters of horology and has appeared on television and radio as an industry expert.