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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Carl F. Bucherer Manero Tourbillon Reference 00.10918.03.33.01

Defying The Laws Of Gravity The Carl F. Bucherer Manero Tourbillon features a hand-wound movement and an exquisite dial adorned with a sunray motif. Angus Davies enjoys a week of ‘hands-on’ association with this timepiece equipped with the whirlwind complication invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet in the latter part of the 18th century. I still recall studying A-level…

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Zenith El Primero 36,000 VpH 42mm Ref 24.2014.400/01.R576

Everyone has a dark side The Zenith El Primero 36,000 VpH is a chronograph, featuring the eponymous legendary movement beating at 5 Hertz and delighting purists with its sublime smoothness. This year, Zenith, the watch brand based in Le Locle, has unveiled two new watches equipped with this iconic movement. Beneath the pure, white veneer…

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Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Twin

Everything That It Appears To Be The Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Twin features a steel case and a perpetual calendar. It also employs the unmistakable and gorgeous L.U.C design language. Often in life, we are confronted with magazine images of celebrities who appear unnaturally thin. Later, we may learn that the said image was subject to much airbrushing. Undesirable facial…

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage AOC

Philip Day discusses Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage AOC, one of the oldest names in the world of wine. Hermitage is a French wine Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) originating from  the northern Rhône wine region of France, south of the city of Lyon. Hermitage was awarded its AOC status in 1937. The wine produced here is…

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Breitling Transocean Chronograph

The glamorous era The Breitling Transocean Chronograph features a fully integrated column-wheel chronograph. Angus Davies explores this glorious timepiece imbued with styling from the 1950s and 60s. In the 1950s the notion of flights for the masses was unheard of. The transatlantic jetliner was the preserve of the affluent middle classes. It is said that…

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TAG Heuer CARRERA HEUER-01 Full Black Matt Ceramic

Relax Father The TAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-01 Full Black Matt Ceramic is the latest watch to join the ever-expanding family of models featuring the manufacture movement, Calibre HEUER-01. In this instance, ceramic is widely used, conferring scratch-free and hypoallergenic properties. An early recollection of my childhood is that of my late father positioning his car a…

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