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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Clerc Hydroscaph L.E. Central Chronograph Ref. CHY-157

No Ambiguity The Clerc Hydroscaph L.E. Central Chronograph features two central chronograph hands, a central chronograph seconds hand and, more unusually, a central chronograph minutes hand. Angus Davies enjoys a period of ‘hands-on’ evaluation and reports on this supremely masculine diver’s watch. A few years ago, I remember chatting to a good friend of mine…

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Harry Winston Midnight Monochrome Automatic

Felicitous Foliation The Harry Winston Midnight Monochrome Automatic features a sparse inventory of functions, deferentially allowing the unusual ‘slate-like’ dial to beguile onlookers with its profound beauty. The name Harry Winston will forever be associated with diamonds. The company has always been known for its prowess at mastering the almost ethereal quality of precious gems….

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Breguet Type XXI 3817

Cult Status The Breguet Type XXI 3817 is a chronograph featuring a flyback function and date display. While purists may covet the legendary Breguet Type XX, Angus Davies prefers the modern Type XXI 3817 of today. There are some watches which achieve cult status and are often termed ‘iconic’. The usual suspects for ‘iconic’ status…

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TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Day-Date Chronograph Black Titanium

Sandy Hues and Stealthy Tones The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Day-Date Chronograph Black Titanium is the new updated version of the timepiece bearing the same name. Angus Davies gets ‘hands-on’ with this timepiece which continues to build upon the Carrera legacy. It all began in 1963 when the first Carrera model was launched. A…

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Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Dual Time

Being in Two Places at Once The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Dual Time displays hours, minutes, date and a second time zone with a blued steel hand. The design of this watch subscribes to the house style, delivering information in a highly lucid and graceful manner. Time is a scarce resource. Indeed, there seldom seems…

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Edradour – Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Philip Day discusses Edradour – Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. It’s that time of year again and this year I have been invited to a Burn’s night supper in a few weeks time. The friends I will be visiting are not great whisky drinkers, preferring fortified wines or Cognacs but they are willing to forego…

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