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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Oris Divers Sixty-Five Green Dial Ref. 01 733 7720 4057 TS

Green With Envy? The Oris Divers Sixty-Five Green Dial proffers a seductive appearance, courtesy of its beguiling green dial, cream-coloured hands and hour markers and a fetching green/black textile NATO strap. Angus Davies visits the Oris atelier in Hölstein, Switzerland and enjoys a dalliance with this very handsome timepiece. Hölstein, Switzerland is home to Oris,…

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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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Armin Strom Skeleton Pure Earth

No Secrets The Armin Strom Skeleton Pure Earth is an open-worked watch featuring an impressive 8-day power reserve.  When a young child goes to nursery for the first time, everything is new. Suddenly, they mix with several children at once, play new games and eat unfamiliar foods. I still remember collecting both of my children…

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Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Clasico 135th Anniversary

No risk of forgetting The Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Clasico 135th Anniversary watch features a slender case and uses three hour markers to remind the wearer that it is 135 years since Cuervo y Sobrinos was founded in Havana, Cuba. There have been many occasions when I have realised at the eleventh hour that I…

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H. Moser & Cie Heritage Perpetual Moon

The Romantic Period The H. Moser & Cie Heritage Perpetual Moon is equipped with a moon-phase indicator, grand-feu enamel dial and a gorgeously engraved, enamelled case. Angus Davies gets ‘hands-on’ with this most exquisite of horological creations. The face of the moon looks down on romantics everywhere. Its face is pure white and its mind…

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