All Watch Reviews

Breva Génie 01 & Breva Génie 02 - watch reviews by ESCAPEMENT

Following the launch Génie 01 last year, Angus Davies reviews the latest model from Breva, the Génie 02. This new watch is available in two variants, both sharing a fascinating complication, a mechanical altimeter. 

Audemars Piguet and the artistic expression of time - including a look at some AP historical references

Owner and long-time admirer of Audemars Piguet, the haute horologerie brand from Le Brassus, Angus Davies explains why he perceives much artistic virtue in the products made by the watch company based in the Vallée de Joux.

Chopard LUC Quattro - an in-depth watch review by ESCAPEMENT

Angus Davies provides an in-depth review of the Chopard L.U.C Quattro, a very handsome watch, presented in 18-carat white gold and featuring four barrels.

Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Titanio (PAM00526) - a hands-on review by ESCAPEMENT

Angus Davies provides a "hands-on" review of the Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Titanio (PAM00526), a watch featuring an interesting flyback chronograph perfectly suited to regatta racing.

Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Mécaniques Ajourées - watch review by ESCAPEMENT

Angus Davies reviews the Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Mécaniques Ajourées, an open-worked watch, featuring a Grand Feu enamelled ring and housing a skeletonised version of the Caliber 4400.

Grand Seiko SBGA011 - in-depth watch review by ESCAPEMENT

Angus Davies provides a "hands-on" in-depth review of the Grand Seiko SBGA011, a watch with an unusual dial reminiscent of freshly fallen snow. Moreover, this timepiece features the brand's ingenious Spring Drive movement.

Baselworld 2014 new model - Cuervo y Sobrinos Espléndidos Misterio

Angus Davies discusses the Cuervo y Sobrinos Espléndidos Misterio, a watch with an unusual hour and minutes indication, embracing both Swiss watchmaking know-how and latin inspired design language.

 

Bovet Récital 15 - in-depth watch review by ESCAPEMENT

Angus Davies provides an in-depth review of the Bovet Récital 15, a watch recently launched by the Fleurier-based haute horlogerie brand founded in 1822 by Edouard Bovet.

Breitling Navitimer Caliber 01 Limited - in-depth watch review by ESCAPEMENT

Angus Davies provides an in-depth review of the Breitling Navitimer Caliber 01 Limited, a watch containing a Manufacture self-winding column-wheel chronograph. This model is limited to 2000 pieces only and unusually for a Navitimer features a sapphire caseback.

IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 - in-depth watch review by ESCAPEMENT

Angus Davies reviews the IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000, a diver's watch with a notably lucid dial, impressive maximum water resistance of 2000 metres and a profound appeal.

Hublot Big Bang Unico “All Black” - watch review by ESCAPEMENT

Angus Davies reviews the Hublot Big Bang Unico “All Black”, a flyback chronograph featuring the brand's own in-house UNICO movement.

Baume & Mercier Capeland 10107 - in-depth watch review by ESCAPEMENT

Angus Davies provides an in-depth "hands-on" review of the Baume & Mercier Capeland 10107, a watch featuring a worldtimer function, presented in a luxurious 18-carat red gold case

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 7 Twin Time Automatic - hands-on review by ESCAPEMENT

Angus Davies provides a hands-on review of the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 7 Twin Time Automatic, a watch with a GMT hand which delivers a highly legible dial and presented in a very handsome form.

Andreas Strehler Sauterelle - in-depth watch review by ESCAPEMENT

Angus Davies reviews the Andreas Strehler Sauterelle, a watch featuring a remontoir that delivers enhanced accuracy.

Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon - in-depth watch review by ESCAPEMENT

Angus Davies provides an in-depth hands-on review of the Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon, the world's first mechanical watch to indicate both the lunar cycle and tidal range. 

Girard-Perregaux Traveller moon phases and large date - in-depth watch review by ESCAPEMENT

Angus Davies gets "hands-on", providing an in-depth review of the Girard-Perregaux Traveller moon phases and large date, a watch exhibiting modern styling but respecting fine craftsmanship synonymous with Swiss watchmaking.

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph 100 - in-depth watch review by ESCAPEMENT

Angus Davies provides an in-depth review of the Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph 100, a watch, recently launched at SIHH 2014, with a high-frequency chronograph.

Linde Werdelin Oktopus Titanium Red - in-depth hands-on review by ESCAPEMENT

Angus Davies provides an in-depth, hands-on review of the Linde Werdelin Oktopus Titanium Red, a watch exhibiting an ingenious design and exciting use of colour.

Ball Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster - In-depth hands-on review by ESCAPEMENT

Angus Davies provides an in-depth hands-on of the Ball Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster. The watch delivers a robust character with an engaging honesty. 

Julien Coudray 1518 Competentia 1515 - in-depth hands-on review by ESCAPEMENT

Angus Davies provides an in-depth "hands-on" review of the Competentia 1515, a watch by Julien Coudray 1518 that exhibits an artistic prowess worthy of any art gallery.

Muehle Glashuette Seebataillon GMT - hands-on watch review

Angus Davies gets "hands-on" with the Muehle Glashuette Seebataillon GMT, a watch with an exceptionally legible dial and tangible solidity.

Bremont ALT1-C Rose Gold - In-depth watch review

Angus Davies reviews the Bremont ALT1-C Rose Gold, a chronograph and COSC certified chronometer. This pilot's watch is delivered in a sumptuous 18-carat gold that beguiles with its polished form.

Hands-on with the Bulgari Octo Chronograph (inc. live pictures) - in-depth watch review

Angus Davies recently had the opportunity to get “hand-on” with the new Bulgari Octo Chronograph. His in-depth watch review discusses the many attributes of the timepiece which features 110 surfaces and an impressive column-wheel chronograph movement.

H. Moser & Cie Monard Centre Seconds - White Tie - Watch Review by ESCAPEMENT

Angus Davies reviews the H. Moser & Cie Monard Centre Seconds - White Tie, a watch exhibiting a restrained character but with delightfully discreet diamond indexes.

SIHH 2014 - IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Expedition Charles Darwin

Angus Davies reviews the IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Expedition Charles Darwin”, another stunning timepiece from IWC’s new collection of diver’s watches recently launched at SIHH 2014.

Zenith El Primero 410

Angus Davies reivews the limited edition, Zenith El Primero 410, a watch containing the legendary self-winding El Primero fully integrated chronograph movement. This particular model includes a full calendar and moon-phase indication.

TAG Heuer Carrera Mikropendulum

Angus Davies gets “hands-on” with the TAG Heuer Carrera MikroPendulum, a watch with an innovative high-frequency chronograph moved by magnets.

Armin Strom Tourbillon Gravity Fire

Angus Davies reviews the Armin Strom Tourbillon Gravity Fire, a watch containing a newly developed self-winding tourbillon movement, the Calibre ATM13.

SIHH 2014 - Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic

Angus Davies reviews the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic, a watch recently launched at SIHH 2014 by the haute horlogerie brand from the Vallée de Joux.

SIHH 2014 - Piaget Altiplano 38mm 900P

Angus Davies reviews the Piaget Altiplano 38mm 900P recently launched at SIHH 2014. This hand-wound watch is said to be the “world’s thinnest hand-wound mechanical watch”, measuring a mere 3.65 mm in height.

JEANRICHARD Aquascope The BNY Mellon Boat Race

Angus Davies reviews the JEANRICHARD Aquascope The BNY Mellon Boat Race, a limited edition watch created to celebrate the annual rowing event where Oxford and Cambridge compete.

Arnold & Son DBG Equation GMT

Angus Davies reviews the Arnold & Son DBG Equation GMT, a watch with two barrels, two gear trains, two escapements and two balances. Arguably, this exemplar of haute horlogerie has two minds within one case. 

Hublot Spirit of Big Bang

Angus Davies reviews the Hublot Spirit of Big Bang. Presented in a tonneau-shaped case, this watch is new but delivers some reassuringly familiar details.

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Column-wheel chronograph

Angus Davies reviews the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Column-wheel chronograph, a watch with an integrated chronograph movement and purity of line.

Grand Seiko SBGR061

Angus Davies gets "hands-on" with the Grand Seiko SBGR061, a watch with a classical air, courtesy of its ivory toned dial and brown crocodile leather strap.

SIHH 2014 - Vacheron Constantin Malte Small Seconds in white gold (inc. live pics)

Angus Davies reviews the Vacheron Constantin Malte Small Seconds, a watch recently launched in white gold at SIHH 2014. The tonneau-shaped timepiece features some enhancements. Do these changes represent an improvement?

SIHH 2014 - Baume & Mercier Clifton Retrograde Date Ref. 10149 (inc. live pics)

Angus Davies reviews a new watch released at SIHH 2014, the Baume & Mercier Clifton Retrograde Date Ref. 10149.  This is the latest model to join the Clifton family.

Roger Dubuis Hommage Automatic in white gold

Angus Davies reviews the new Roger Dubuis Hommage Automatic in white gold, a watch recently launched at SIHH 2014.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Metrographe (including live pictures)

Angus Davies reviews the new Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Métrographe, recently launched at SIHH 2014. This watch is designed to appeal to a young and dynamic clientele.

The new Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Collection - report from SIHH 2014 (with prices and live pictures)

Angus Davies reports on three models from the new Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Collection, presented at SIHH 2014. The Meisterstück Heritage Perpetual Calendar, Meisterstück Heritage Moonphase and the Meisterstück Heritage Date represent excellent value with accessible pricing.

Audemars Piguet Men’s models - SIHH 2014 report (including live pictures)

Angus Davies has just returned from SIHH 2014 and reports on some of the new timepieces from Audemars Piguet. Octavio Garcia and his talented design team have revisited the legendary “Safari” and “Navy” models and proved once again Le Brassus are on a roll.

The new IWC Aquatimer collection - SIHH 2014 report (including live pictures)

Having just returned from SIHH 2014, Angus Davies reports on the new IWC Aquatimer collection from the Schaffhausen-based brand. He is evidently smitten with this new range of watches engineered for men.

Hands-on with the Ball Watch Company Engineer Master II Diver Worldtime

Angus Davies gets “hands-on" with the interestingly named Ball Watch Company Engineer Master II Diver Worldtime. The watch represents one of the lowest-priced worldtimers he has encountered, but, is it any good?

Maitres du Temps Chapter One Round Transparence

The Maîtres du Temps Chapter One Round Transparence is the latest timepiece from the brand founded by Steven Holtzman. The first version of the Chapter One was the result of Christophe Claret and Peter Speake-Marin working together. This latest version employs an unusual sapphire crystal dial to openly dislose various details often hidden from view.

Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture (FC-705N4S6)

The Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture is available in various forms. However, it was the recent sight of a stainless steel model with a blue dial which caused Angus Davies to write his review of this affordable watch.

TAG Heuer Calibre 1887 Automatic Chronograph 43mm Ref CAR2A10.BA0799

Angus Davies writes about the TAG Heuer Calibre 1887 Automatic Chronograph 43mm Ref CAR2A10.BA0799, launched at Baselworld 2013. In his watch review he looks at the importance of numbers, economies of scale and ultimately value for money delivered in the competitive arena of luxury timepieces.

Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver

Angus Davies had the pleasure of wearing the Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver on his wrist for a few days. His hands-on review reveals a profound liking for this diver’s watch.

RJ-Romain Jerome Steampunk Chrono Yellow

A recent “hands-on” encounter with the RJ-Romain Jerome Steampunk Chrono Yellow made me reconsider my perceptions of this Swiss brand.

Hands-on with the Vacheron Constantin 1972 Prestige

Angus Davies visited the prestigious Vacheron Constantin Boutique on London's Bond Street and spent some time with the brand's 1972 Prestige model. His "hands-on" watch review of this model focusses on the unusual dial which reminds him of Herringbone tweed.

Audemars Piguet Extra-Thin Jules Audemars 41mm

The Audemars Piguet Extra-Thin Jules Audemars 41mm is a thought-provoking watch.

Tudor Heritage Black Bay

Recently, the Tudor Heritage Black Bay won the GPHG (Grand Prix D’Horlogerie De Genève) Revival Prize 2013. The watch was a worthy winner. Angus Davies reveals a glaring oversight on his part

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Tourbillon with Gold Bridge

Angus Davies reviews the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Tourbillon with Gold Bridge, a quiet beauty, featuring classical aesthetics.

Bremont U-2 Blue

It is seldom that a watch I have originally not favoured would ensnare me so emphatically, purely by employing a different coloured dial. The Bremont U-2 Blue is the exception.

Hands on with the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge

The Oris Aquis Depth Gauge caused quite a stir as Angus Davies wore it in a social setting. The self-confessed watch fanatic provides a review of this stylish timepiece.

 

Parmigiani Fleurier Pershing Tourbillon Abyss

The Parmigiani Fleurier Pershing Tourbillon Abyss probably harnesses more oceanic symbols than any model produced previously. Angus Davies dives in and explores its many details.


Three limited edition models from H. Moser & Cie

H. Moser & Cie has created three limited edition models featuring blue fumé dials. Angus Davies ponders whether they represent the perfect remedy for the winter blues.

Armin Strom Racing Carbon

The Armin Strom Racing Carbon features unusual carbon fibre inlays on the plates and bridges. Angus Davies reviews this luxury sports watch from the Swiss brand based in Biel / Bienne.

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Dark Green Dial

Angus Davies gets ‘hands-on” with the JEANRICHARD Terrascope Dark Green Dial presented on a matching rubber strap.


Piaget Altiplano automatic gem-set Skeleton watch

The Piaget Altiplano automatic gem-set Skeleton watch fuses haute horologerie with haute joaillerie to mesmerising effect. Angus Davies provides an in-depth review of this remarkable timepiece.


Hands on with the new Baume & Mercier Clifton Chronograph MOA 10123

A pre-launch “hands-on” review of the Baume & Mercier Clifton Chronograph MOA 10123.

Arnold & Son UTTE Asprey Special Edition

A recent trip to SalonQP provided Angus Davies with the perfect opportunity to get "hands-on" with the Arnold & Son UTTE Asprey Special Edition.

Chopard LUC 1937 Classic

Dr. Edwina Davies discusses the various attributes of the Chopard LUC 1937 Classic in rose gold.

IWC Ingenieur range including a “hand-on” review of the Dual Time Titanium

In the inaugural year of IWC's involvement with the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team, Angus Davies discusses the Ingenieur range and provides a "hands-on" review of the Dual Time Titanium.

TAG Heuer Formula 1 Calibre 16 Automatic Chronograph 44mm

Dismissing the TAG Heuer Formula 1 range as solely quartz models, Angus Davies discovered an automatic model within the range. His interest piqued, he chose to examine the watch, which features the self-winding Calibre 16 movement, in more detail.

Hautlence HLRQ 01

Angus Davies recently visited Hautlence in La Chaux-de-Fonds and had the opportunity to gets "hands-on" with the brand's latest model, the Hautlence HLRQ 01. The watch is referred to as "Avant-garde" by the Swiss horlogerie brand, and based on first impressions, there seems little reason to disagree.

Bovet - factory visits

Angus Davies visited two manufacturing sites that belong to Bovet. He witnessed awe-inspiring exhibits of skill which defied belief and provided a memorable experience.


Hands-On with the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Annual Calendar and Equation of Time

Angus Davies recently had the opportunity to get “hands-on” with the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Annual Calendar and Equation of Time. He discusses its graceful way the timepiece imparts its various functions.


H. Moser & Cie Nomad Dual Time

The H. Moser & Cie Nomad Dual Time offers a refreshing alternative to many timepieces equipped with a GMT function. Angus Davies gets “hand-on” with this noble watch from Neuhausen am Rheinfall.


OMEGA Seamaster Bullhead

Earlier this year at Baselworld 2013, Omega revealed a reinterpretation of its highly regarded 1969 Seamaster Bullhead. Limited to only 669 pieces, demand is likely to outstrip supply.

Sarpaneva K1 with fire enamel dial

Stepan Sarpaneva rewrites branding theory with his latest timepiece, the Sarpaneva K1 with fire enamel dial.

NOMOS Glashuette Lambda Rosegold

German brand, NOMOS Glashütte, revealed two new models at SalonQP 2013, both presented in gold. Angus Davies reviews the Lambda Roségold and discusses the Saxony based brand’s foray into a new market segment.

MB&F HM5 RT

Angus Davies discovers the new MB&F HM5 RT at SalonQP 2013 and discusses the increased choice imparted by Max Büsser and his inventive friends.

Perrelet Black and Gold Tourbillon

Angus Davies reviews the Perrelet Black & Gold Tourbillon. Limited to only 20 pieces, this timepiece occupies the upper echelons of the Perrelet range.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

At Baselworld 2013, Blancpain released a new diver's model that fused details of the two historical lines of the Fifty Fathoms and Bathyscaphe, to create a new range, the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe. Whilst still retaining many of the attributes of the historical models, the latest models embrace modernity with cutting-edge technology.

SalonQP 2013

Unlike some trade shows where access is restricted to invited guests only, SalonQP allows members of the public an intimate interface with numerous watch brands. Visitors can see, at close quarters, watchmakers exhibiting their talents with deft hands manipulating tools to spellbinding effect, working at near microscopic scale.

Voutilainen Tourbillon - piece unique

Angus Davies reveals how a chance meeting in London's Burlington Arcade led to him learning of a unique timepiece created by Kari Voutilainen.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500M Calibre 72 Countdown Automatic Chronograph 43 mm

Angus Davies recently wore a limited edition TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500M Calibre 72 Countdown Automatic Chronograph, created to mark the official partnership of the Swiss horology brand, TAG Heuer and ORACLE TEAM USA.


Hand-On with the Girard-Perregaux 1966 41 mm

Recently, I visited Girard-Perregaux in La Chaux-de-Fonds and had the opportunity to handle a very handsome timepiece, the Girard-Perregaux 1966 41 mm. I was immediately struck by its aesthetics and it made me reflect on the subject of appearance.

Hands-on with the Ball Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQuest - watch review

If you analyse the prospect of owning a diver’s watch, they have an intrinsic strength which makes them highly wearable. The Ball Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQuest perfectly exemplifies this.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Jubilee

Jaeger-Le Coultre celebrates its 180th Anniversary with various models including the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Jubilee.

Arnold & Son HM Perpetual Moon

Recently, whilst visiting the Arnold & Son Manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Angus Davies came across a timepiece which presented an innovative moon-phase indication, Arnold & Son HM Perpetual Moon. It is unusual for him to be lost for words, but the bewitching appearance of this particular model left him tongue-tied.

Alex Ghotbi of the Hour Lounge - The Vacheron Constantin Forum

Alex Ghotbi is the man who runs the Vacheron Constantin forum, the Hour Lounge. We chat to him on the outskirts of Geneva and learn about his passion for haute horlogerie and what makes him tick.

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Seconde Mysterieuse

The Masterpiece Seconde Mysterieuse features a seconds display unlike any other timepiece available and provides much intrigue with its magical seconds hand. Angus Davies explores its fascinating form.

Eberhard Scafodat 500

Eberhard & Co, a brand often associated with chronographs, has produced a diving watch which looks capable of withstanding many perils below the sea. Angus Davies reviews the Scafodat 500.

Hands-on with the IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition Laureus 2013

Angus Davies gets "hands-on" with the IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition Laureus 2013, a very handsome chronograph with a stunning blue dial. 

Rolex Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona in platinum - in-depth review

It seems that some collectors have a genuine passion for the vintage Rolex Daytonas based purely for aesthetic or mechanical reasons. By contrast, some appear drawn to the models purely for financially speculative motives and it is this group who are somewhat alien to me.

Hands on with the H. Moser & Cie Perpetual 1

The H. Moser & Cie Perpetual 1 is a perpetual calendar, a complex complication, but somehow it imparts information with simple elegance and remarkable brevity.

Parmigiani Fleurier Ovale Tourbillon 10

During a recent visit to London, I accepted an invitation to "get up close and personal” with a white gold Parmigiani Fleurier Ovale Tourbillon 10. Opportunities like this do not come along every day.

Revelation RO4 Tourbillon Magical Watch Dial

The Revelation RO4 Tourbillon Magical Watch Dial provides the best of both worlds. On the one hand the wearer can enjoy the spectacle of the inner workings by viewing the time with the bezel in the open position. Alternatively, should ease of read-off be required, the bezel can be rotated into the closed position and the gold hands, with luminous centres, will convey hours and minutes with uncluttered elegance.

Baume & Mercier Clifton Automatic MOA 10099

Baume & Mercier kindly loaned me the Clifton Automatic MOA 10099 for evaluation whilst on holiday. It allowed me to become intimately acquainted with its various traits.

Zeitwinkel - factory visit

Angus Davies chose to visit Zeitwinkel, a relatively young brand in the world of horology, and discover more about the small watch brand based in St. Imier.

A. Lange & Soehne Saxonia Annual Calendar - In-depth review

Whilst the other models launched at SIHH 2013 may feature some fascinating aspects to their designs, the Saxonia Annual Calendar was the quiet beauty, in the corner of the room, which caught my eye.

Roger Dubuis Hommage Flying Tourbillon with large date

Roger Dubuis has realised greatness in his professional career and it therefore seems befitting that the company which bears his name pays due reverence to his achievements with a new timepiece, aptly named, “Hommage”.

Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk Ceramic

Girard-Perregaux, the Swiss horology brand, has created a diver’s watch, Sea Hawk Ceramic with a supremely hard case formed of zirconium oxide. The high-tech material is nearly eight times harder than stainless steel and measures 1400 HV on the Vickers scale compared with 180 HV for stainless steel.

MB&F HM5

Clearly, Max Büsser drew on his own childhood experiences when he commissioned his friend, Eric Giroud, to capture the 1970s period and create the HM5.

Meridian Watches - a trip to the factory with exclusive images

Angus Davies visits the factory of Norwich based Merdian Watches to see their range of Prime models.

Armin Strom Racing Tourbillon with exclusive pictures

During a recent visit to the Armin Strom Manufacture, I was shown a limited edition watch, the Armin Strom Racing Tourbillon. The model features red open-worked bridges made from a melted F1 engine block. The numbers are very limited though; the two models I saw represented the full production run of this remarkable timepiece.

Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph

It was whilst looking at the illuminated display cabinets, in a watch retailer, that I spotted a Longines Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph for £2850 and was charmed by its vintage appearance and clean white dial. However, as I nonchalantly examined the watch I realised that it represented a real bargain.

Graham Chronofighter 1695 Steel

Whilst chatting to Eric Loth, the founder of Graham, I noticed he was wearing a handsome Chronofighter 1695 steel with a black dial. I thought the watch deserved closer examination.

TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 12 Automatic Chronograph ACM Limited Edition

TAG Heuer have celebrated their relationship with the Automobile Club de Monaco by launching a new Monaco timepiece, the TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 12 Automatic Chronograph ACM Limited Edition.

Schofield Signalman DLC GMT PR

The Schofield Signalman DLC GMT PR is the first timepiece from Giles Ellis and, based on my discriminating touch, employing probing fingers and inquisitive examination with circumspect eyes, I was able to ascertain his timepiece has hit the mark straight off.

Arnold & Son - factory visit and focus on the Time Pyramid

The Arnold & Son Time Pyramid was inspired by a clock produced over two-hundred years ago. Angus Davies had the opportunity to get "hands-on" with the watch whilst visiting the Arnold & Son factory.

IWC Ingenieur Silberpfeil

IWC has paid due reverence to the Mercedes Silver Arrows of the 1930s with the Ingenieur Silberpfeil.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5200 Gondolo 8 Days, Day & Date Indication

Adjacent the impressive Patek Philippe stand at this year’s Baselworld, were gigantic images of the new Ref. 5200 Gondolo 8 Days, Day & Date Indication presented in two dial variants, a “silvery white” dial or “blue sunburst” dial. It was the sky-like hue which immediately called to me as I craned my neck to admire the details of the watch.

Laurent Ferrier Galet Micro-Rotor

When I look at the Laurent Ferrier Galet Micro-Rotor, a warm sense of well-being emanates from the pit of my stomach. Where some brands seem obsessed with the gargantuan, the loud, the excessive and the conspicuous, Laurent Ferrier have embraced classicism.

Hautlence Avant-Garde HL RS 02

Sometimes brands try to conceive originally designed models, primarily to be different, but with such abandon the net result proves challenging to love. Not so with the Hautlence Avant-Garde HL RS 02. Yes, it is very original in its appearance but there would be no difficulty in worshipping its rectangular shaped form. It is beautiful.

Ulysse Nardin Skeleton Tourbillon Manufacture

Angus Davies was reminded of the merit in openness and honesty when he looked at this watch, the Ulysse Nardin Skeleton Tourbillon Manufacture. His in-depth watch review sees much virtue in a timepiece that openly bears its soul.

Harry Winston Ocean Tourbillon GMT

This year, the “jeweller to the stars”, Harry Winston, has added several new models to its range of watches including the Ocean Dual Tourbillon GMT. Angus Davies provides an in-depth watch review of this luxury timepiece.

Konstantin Chaykin Cinema

The brand Konstantin Chaykin delivers a new approach to crafting high-end timepieces with its innovative model, the Cinema.

Cuervo y Sobrinos Torpedo Crono

The Cuervo y Sobrino Torpedo Crono is a handsome timepiece and reminds me that, despite changes in fashion, sometimes we need to look at the past and enjoy the simplicity of a bygone era.

Rolex GMT-Master II

This year, Rolex caused a stir with a two-tone bezel presented in blue and black with its latest iteration of the Rolex GMT-Master II.

IWI Watches SM-444

Recently, I saw the very watch to engender pride in any self-respecting Brit, the IWI Watches SM-444. I was immediately attracted to this handsome masculine watch with roundel motif presented centre stage on the dial. 

Peter Roberts Grand Complication 5

The famous watchmaker, Peter Roberts has revealed this fascinating timepiece, the Grand Complication 5, featuring five hands and an exceptional finish.

IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic

The IWC Portuguese is a design classic and the recently released Portuguese Chronograph Classic reaffirms this.

Chopard Happy Sport Medium Automatic

The Chopard Happy Sport Medium Automatic captures all of the fun and quality of previous iterations but adds a new mechanical movement for the delectation of discerning wearers.

Certina DS

Peter Roberts reveals how he secured a Certina DS II after avoiding a spring shower outside a second hand teddy bear shop. 

Armin Strom Gravity Water

The Armin Strom Gravity Water openly discloses its inner workings with a handsome and contemporary open-worked dial. Angus Davies discusses the charms of this model from the haute horlogerie brand based in Biel / Bienne.

Roger Dubuis Velvet with amethysts and spinels

The Roger Dubuis Velvet with amethysts and spinels has an obvious beauty. However, beneath its exquisite physical appearance, there are many inner virtues. 

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle High Jewellery

I have looked at the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle High Jewellery repeatedly and marvelled at its magnificent form. It barely seems real and defies belief with its peerless beauty. However, this is no fictional concept, nor hallucinatory image. This is spellbinding glamour beautifully presented in horological splendour.

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 8 GMT and Grande Date Watch


Unveiled at Baselworld 2013, the new TAG Heuer Carerra Calibre 8 and GMT Grande Date Watch is the very latest entry into the Carrera family. TAG Heuer classes this edition as perfect for globetrotters, and it’s hard to disagree.

Breitling Transocean Unitime Pilot

The Manufacture Breitling Caliber B05 housed within the Breitling Transocean Unitime Pilot allows the wearer to adjust the time, turning the crown in either direction, without any detriment to the movement.

Bovet Amadeo Virtuoso Tourbillon

I was reminded of the words by Robert Browning as I cradled the Bovet  Amadeo Virtuoso Tourbillon in my caressing and covetous hands. 

Zeitwinkel 181°

I recently held various timepieces  from Zeitwinkel, including their 181° model, in my shovel-like palms. Read my review of this watch from St. Imier.

Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Openworked Minute Repeater with Jumping Hour

The Jules Audemars Openworked Minute Repeater with Jumping Hour, in platinum is an object of desire that Angus Davies would dearly love to own. He talks of the extreme joy he experienced, observing an artisan, with tuning fork in hand, strike the wire gongs within a minute repeater, to ensure the correct pitch.

Porsche Design P‘6752 WorldTraveler

The Porsche Design P‘6752 WorldTraveler, launched recently at Baselworld 2013, captures the functionality and performance synonymous with the Swabian car manufacturer. The titanium case exudes modernity and refinement.

Patek Philippe Only Watch 2013 special Reference 5004T

The Patek Philippe Only Watch 2013 special Reference 5004T is breathtakingly attractive. I have racked my brain, trying to think of another Patek Philippe which has seduced me so overwhelmingly as this one off timepiece. Several other models have come close, but this watch has me transfixed.

Parmigiani Fleurier Ovale Pantographe

Parmigiani Fleurier has recently launched the Ovale range including the Pantographe with ingenious telescopic hands

Montblanc Star Quantième Complet

When I saw the Montblanc Star Quantième Complet, I was reminded of a remark made by Audrey Hepburn, “Elegance is the only beauty that never fades”. 

Baume & Mercier Clifton GMT

I had the pleasure of meeting Alexandre Peraldi, Design Director of Baume & Mercier, and surveyed several models laid out in front of me including the Baume & Mercier Clifton GMT. 

Eberhard Chrono 4 Géant - hands on

I placed the Eberhard Chrono 4 Géant upin my wrist and knew immediately that hours of key tapping would subsequently ensue in order to convey its many charms.

U-Boat U-51 Chimera (6495) - hands on

It was whilst holding the U-Boat U-51 Chimera (6495) that I was reminded of an episode in my youth. This handsome watch, which I have been lucky enough to wear of late, is a model of clarity and has the most profoundly clean appearance.

Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 5227

A model which elicited a gasp of delight and a nod of appreciation from this self-confessed watch fanatic was the Calatrava Ref. 5227.

TAG Heuer CARRERA Calibre 36 Chronograph Flyback “Racing” (43mm)

The Carrera name is synonymous with chronographs and this year TAG Heuer has created a sublime new model in the form of the TAG Heuer CARRERA Calibre 36 Chronograph Flyback “Racing” (43mm). Angus Davies reviews the watch in detail.

IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon

The IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon is a timepiece which took 10 years to bring to fruition which includes a constant force-escapement. However, is it a podium winner?

Grand Seiko 44GS Limited Edition

This limited edition timepiece is a faithful representation of the original Seiko 44GS launched in the year of my birth, 1967. Close examination reveals much merit, justifying my fervent editorial efforts.

Tudor Fastrider Black Shield

A particularly inspired watch is the new Tudor Fastrider Black Shield presented with flourishes of red detail, set against a black canvas. It resembles basalt, the outcome of volcanic activity and reinforces the perception that this is a timepiece with a sizzling appeal.

Tutima Hommage Minute Repeater in rose gold

Tutima has created a mouth-watering timepiece, a horological tour de force, the Hommage Minute Repeater in rose gold.

Audemars Piguet Minute Repeater Tourbillon Chronograph

To own a “complicated timepiece” is a joy and the sight of the Audemars Piguet Minute Repeater Tourbillon Chronograph is truly wonderful, imparting beauty from every angle. 

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Le Chronographe Squelette - Number 1 of 188 pieces featuring in Harrods

Recently, at Baselworld, I chatted to personnel from Maurice Lacroix; they showed me several beautiful timepieces from their Masterpiece collection including the innovative Le Chronographe Squelette.

Breitling for Bentley B06

The Breitling Bentley B06 model features one of the three new calibres launched by Breitling this year, the B06. With greater vertical integration and after enjoying 10 years association with Bentley, Angus Davies reviews this latest high-end watch presented in red gold and shares his thoughts.

Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Segundos Centrales

Cuervo y Sobrinos masterfully fuses two national stereotypes and produces high quality timepieces imbued with a latin spirit including this gorgeous model, the Historiador Segundos Centrales.

Zeitwinkel 273°

Recently at Baselworld, a timepiece that grabbed my attention, was the Zeitwinkel 273°. Read my watch review about this model with a big date and power-reserve indicator.

Independent’s day - Sarpaneva Watches Korona K1 Second Edition

Sarpaneva Watches Korona K1 Second Edition is an exquisite timepiece from Stepan Sarpaneva. I have had the profound pleasure of meeting the charismatic Finnish watchmaker and applaud his unusual approach to watch design and life in general.

Graham Silverstone Vintage 30

The Graham Silverstone Vintage 30 pays due reverence to another English institution, the home of British motorsport, Silverstone.

Perrelet Regulator Retrograde

The Perrelet Regulator Retrograde would ordinarily be termed classical, but the Biel based brand, places it in its “Specialities” collection. This decision by Perrelet is justified as this particular model features a second unusual complication, a “Regulator”.

Urwerk UR-210

The latest contemporary timepiece to originate from Urwerk  is the UR-210. It is unlike any other watch I have seen or handled. It proffers delightful cutting-edge design.

Dior at Harrods

An amazing Dior exhibition at Harrods, displaying many exquisite couture dresses proved a fascinating spectacle even to this most heterosexual, alpha male. The precision stitching, the flowing lines, the judicious fusion of colour and texture, all stood testament to the prowess of the iconic Maison.

Independent's day - The Robina by Robert Loomes & Co

Dr. Edwina Davies waxes lyrical about the Robina by independent watchmaker, Robert Loomes & Co. 

Maurice Lacroix Pontos Chronographe

Made by the independent Swiss manufacturer, Maurice Lacroix, the Pontos Chronographe is available in contemporary form or “retro execution”. 

Arnold & Son HMS1

The Arnold & Son HMS1 is available in several variants including rose gold, white gold and stainless steel. All models are blessed with attractive aesthetics, but it is the 18-carat rose gold version with cream dial that proffers the greatest appeal to me.

Chopard L.U.C Engine One H

Chopard created an innovative watch in 2010 with the L.U.C Engine One. The architecture of the timepiece drew heavily on automotive cues, a formula revisted once more in 2013, with the new Chopard L.U.C Engine One H.

Bremont MW Heli-Chrono

The Bremont MW Heli-chrono, based on Bremont’s ALT1-P Chronograph range, adds to what is already a superlative range of aviation timepieces. It is a limited edition of only fifty and is proving to be much sought after.

Independent’s day - Voutilainen Vingt-8

When you look at the classical appearance of the Voutilainen Vingt-8, you cannot fail to be beguiled by its impeccable breeding. The high-end timepiece is the latest work of independent watchmaker, Kari Voutilainen.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar

At SIHH 2013, Jaeger-LeCoultre revealed several headline grabbing novelties but the Master Calendar caught my eye because of its traditional, restrained tone. Whilst the model is new, it continues the clean-cut lines of the Master Control range.

U-Boat U-51 Black & Bronze

The hedonistic appeal of my favourite drink came to mind as I admired the sculpted horological form of this latest timepiece, U-Boat U-51 Black & Bronze, from the Italian watch brand. The luxury watch is delivered in bronze with a very masculine character.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph in 18-carat Pink Gold

I nonchalantly placed the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph on my wrist. Once again, Audemars Piguet caught me by surprise, this watch captured my heart with its substantial form.

Retailer focus - Chopard Boutique in the Wonder Room at Selfridges, London

The Chopard Boutique, in the Wonder Room at Selfridges, provides a sublime showcase to sample incredible rings, necklaces, earrings and of course, watches. Moreover, handbags and writing instruments compliment the ensemble of luxury products on offer.

Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 4

Now, there is another chapter in the history of the Tourbillon, the Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 4. Angus Davies provides an in-depth watch review of this haute horlogerie creation from the jeweller to the stars.

Richard Mille RM 56-01 Tourbillon Sapphire

Recently at SIHH 2013, I sat with the RM 56-01 Tourbillon Sapphire and we commenced our session by discussing its childhood. I felt a full analysis was justified.

Independent’s day - Grieb & Benzinger Black Tulip

The skeletonised movement of the Grieb & Benzinger Black Tulip is delivered in a sultry shade of black. The nocturnal hue invites the eyes to explore every nuance of its curvaceous form.

An interview with Michel Parmigiani, founder of Parmigiani Fleurier

Angus Davies interviews Michel Parmigiani who founded Parmigiani Fleurier in 1996 with the backing of the Sandoz Family Foundation. 

An interview with Sara Josephine Sandmeier, designer at Baume & Mercier

I was presented with the opportunity to interview Sara Josephine Sandmeier, a designer at Baume & Mercier. Nothing quite prepared me for the vivacious young designer, with profound charm and an abundance of style.

Independent’s day - Stefan Johansson Växjö Mark IX “G” 41mm

It was somewhat surprising when Stefan first contacted me to introduce himself and his octane-inspired timepiece, the Stefan Johansson Växjö Mark IX “G” 41mm. My initial reaction was, “Stefan Johansson, the ex-F1 driver?”.

TAG Heuer Calibre 1887 “Jack Heuer” Chronograph (45mm)

The Calibre 1887 “Jack Heuer” Chronograph (45mm) will not be available until October 2013, but a chance discovery on the TAG Heuer online press portal and I was smitten.

U-Boat Classico 45mm in silver

Angus Davies takes the U-Boat Classico 45mm in silver for a trip to the seaside.

Independent's day - De Bethune DB25 QP

De Bethune refers to DB25 QP in its press release, as being, “imbued with poetry”. I can see little reason to argue with the beautiful shape, but is the word “poetry” applicable in this instance?

Mühle-Glashütte S.A.R Flieger-Chronograph

Mühle-Glashütte has created the S.A.R Flieger-Chronograph, a “Flieger-Chronograph” specifically for the rescue pilots from the German Navy.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph

Vacheron Constantin launched the Overseas in 1996. This year it has launched the very handsome Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph with gorgeous blue dial. Angus Davies looks closely at the sporty timepiece from the prestigious haute horlogerie brand.

Independent’s day - Speake-Marin Resilience 42mm Steel Enamel

The Peter Speake-Marin Resilience 42mm Steel Enamel features a pure white enamel dial. Its aesthetic appeal is obvious. Classic lines, with the angelic face of a chaste young lady, it compels me to tap away on my computer keyboard, conveying every nuance of its pleasing form.

DeWitt Academia Double Fuseau GMT

The DeWitt Academia Double Fuseau GMT immediately captured my heart as it sat on my wrist. With a white gold case and mink coloured dial, I knew an article beckoned. 

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Automatic Tuxedo - exclusive to Harrods

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Automatic Tuxedo is an exceptional timepiece, festooned with 621 brilliant cut diamonds.

Independent’s day - Grönefeld “One Hertz” Dune

The two Dutch brothers, Tim and Bart Grönefeld fooled me into thinking the “One Hertz” nomen, referred to the frequency of the balance wheel. It actually refers to the dead beat seconds, sometimes referred to as “second morte” or “jumping seconds” on their Dune model.

Harrods exclusive - IWC reveal three limited edition pilot's watches

Everything is in place for these three limited edition pilot’s watches from IWC to descend on the prestigious department store, Harrods. These brightly coloured models are exclusive to the Knightsbridge-based retailer and will be available to purchase from July.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor in pink gold

With the Excalibur Quator, Roger Dubuis has pushed the limits of horological innovation. It has four sprung balances collaborating to provide enhanced timekeeping.

IWC Ingenieur Automatic

The IWC Ingenieur Automatic is relatively conservative by comparison with some models in the Ingenieur collection, but no less meritorious. Angus Davies reviews this high-end octane-infused timepiece.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar

One watch from Glashütte which elicits the most covetous thoughts is the new, A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar.

Tourneau exclusive - Baume & Mercier Capeland 10088

The Baume & Mercier Capeland 10088 is a limited edition watch, solely for the United States and sold exclusively at selected Tourneau stores. Angus Davies could not resist taking a closer look.

Wempe, Bond Street, London

Wempe, Bond Street, London clearly understands the concept of consumer sovereignty. The rationale for my praise is the presentation of timepieces, the diversity of models available and the attentive service proffered. Angus Davies talks to Lynn Schroeder who runs the London store.

Calibre de Cartier Chronograph watch

The Calibre de Cartier Chronograph watch will be officially unveiled at SIHH 2013 in steel and gold variants. However, it is the stainless steel version which has the most appeal for me.

MB&F MOONMACHINE by Stepan Sarpaneva

Angus Davies reviews the MB&F MOONMACHINE by Stepan Sarpaneva. This timepiece represents an interesting collaboration between the Finnish watchmaker and Max Büsser's innovative luxury watch brand, MB&F.

Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 17

There could be no more fitting tribute to celebrate the 80th birthday of the man whose creativity spawned the Carrera than a limited edition timepiece, the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 17, to commemorate the event. However, is the watch a worthy tribute to the living legend that is, Jack Heuer?

Harry Winston Midnight Big Date

The Harry Winston name is synonymous with elegance and timelessness, the quintessence of the midnight hour. This timepiece, the Harry Winston Midnight Big Date, may well cause you to fall under the spell of love.

Zenith Pilot Montre d Aeronef Type 20

The Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 was launched at Baselworld 2012 as part of a collection of aeronautical timepieces. The nomenclature of the watch is as extensive as the timepiece from Le Locle.

Piaget Polo Tourbillon Relatif in white gold

The Piaget Polo Tourbillon Relatif has an inviting appearance and proffers an ambrosial flavour to metaphorically delight my tastebuds. 

Roger Dubuis Pulsion Chronograph in pink gold

Angus Davies couldn’t help staring at this timepiece from Roger Dubuis, the Pulsion Chronograph in pink gold.

The Tourbillon G-Sensor RM 036 Jean Todt Limited Edition

Angus Davies revisits his physics lessons, whilst reviewing the Tourbillon G-Sensor RM 036 Jean Todt Limited Edition by Richard Mille.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication is a new model which will be launched at SIHH in 2013, 20 years after the first Offshore models were revealed to the world.

Harrods exclusive - RM 038 Bubba Watson Victory Watch

Four very special, limited edition timepieces, aptly named the “Tourbillon RM 038 Bubba Watson Victory Watch” have been created. Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of these watches will go to the “Bubba & Friends drive to a Million” charity.

Baume & Mercier Clifton 1830

The Baume & Mercier, the Clifton 1830 stands out for its simple elegance. It makes no pretentious faux gestures. It merely confers good taste and an easy going character. 

Chronoswiss Regulateur 30

The Chronoswiss Regulateur is a limited edition, two limited editions in fact, 130 pieces in 18 carat red gold and 300 in stainless steel and Dr. Edwina Davies is beguiled by both.

A. Lange & Soehne Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst

The A. Lange & Soehne Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst features a black-rhodiumed white gold dial. Close inspection reveals unusual surface treatment. It is endowed with an elaborate tremblage engraving achieved by skilled use of a burin. 

Parmigiani Bugatti Atalante fly-back chronograph

The grille of a Bugatti Type 57 Atalante is wonderfully referenced within the design of the Parmigiani Bugatti Atalante fly-back chronograph.

Chopard Superfast

Angus Davies reports on the launch of the Chopard Superfast models, the latest high-performance timepieces from the Genevan brand.

Perrelet Turbine Diver

The Perrelet Turbine Diver features an upper rotor, reminiscent of a submarine propellor, and bestows a unique appearance to this diver’s watch.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur World Time - piece unique Harrods

The Roger Excallibur World Time is a piece unique, created to mark the first anniveray of Harrods' prestigious Fine Watch Room. Angus Davies reviews this exceptional watch from the Genevan haute horlogerie brand.

Arnold & Son TBR

A timepiece which immediately engaged with my eyes was the Arnold & Son TBR. Whilst it is a modern watch, harnessing cutting-edge technology, it has the beauty of those handsome pocket watches crafted by John Arnold back in the 18th century.

IWC Portuguese Grande Complication

The IWC Portuguese Grande Complication possesses the good looks of other models which form the handsome Portuguese range. Yet, there is a brilliant intellect behind the pulchritudinous form which toys with my lovesick eyes.

Chopard L.U.C 150 all in one

When the Chopard L.U.C 150 “all in one” was released in 2010, to mark Chopard’s 150th anniversary, it was described as their “most complex model made to date”. Angus Davies provides an in-depth watch review of this exemplar of haute horlogerie. 

Carl F. Bucherer Patravi EvoTec PowerReserve

Dr. Edwina Davies reviews the Carl F. Bucherer Patravi EvoTec PowerReserve, a stylish timepiece which clearly appeals to her tastes.

Zenith Pilot Big Date Special 2012

Launched at Baselworld 2012, the Zenith Pilot Big Date Special 2012 contains the legendary El-Primero movement. Angus Davies extols the virtues of this smart pilot's watch from Le Locle.

Baume & Mercier Capeland MOA 10068

Baume & Mercier has looked to it's past and one of it's historic chronographs from 1948, when they conceived the modern-day Capeland range of models. The Baume & Mercier Capeland MOA 10068 features a flyback chronograph and black dial featuring rich brown detail.

Giuliano Mazzuoli Manometro

Guiliano Mazzuoli launched his first Manometro in 2004. Dr. Edwina Davies reviews this recent version of the watch which resembles a tyre pressure gauge.

Panerai Radiomir 8 Days GMT Oro Rosso 45 mm Special Edition (PAM 395)

Panerai Radiomir 8 Days GMT Oro Rosso 45 mm Special Edition (PAM 395) is not bold, not brash, but quite beautiful, a vision to savour. It is luxurious in its red gold case but references the maritime watches of a bygone era. Dr. Edwina Davies reviews this stylish high-end watch.

Jaeger-Le Coultre AMVOX7 Chronograph

I met Francis Cretin, Senior Designer at Jaeger-LeCoultre, to view the latest AMVOX model to leave the Manufacture in the Vallée de Joux, the AMVOX7 Chronograph. The watch is the latest model to celebrate the enduring relationship between the Swiss haute horlogerie brand and Aston Martin.

Bulgari Bulgari Lady

The Bulgari Bulgari Lady fuses feminine aesthetics with a self-winding movement. Ladies can choose a watch with delightful styling and mechanical virtue. Angus Davies waxes lyrical about this gorgeous timepiece from Bulgari.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Calibre 2755

The Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Calibre 2755 is the product of numerous hours of skilled toil and patience. Angus Davies reveals why this watch had such a profound effect on his pscyhe.

SPEEDMASTER FIRST OMEGA IN SPACE NUMBERED EDITION CHRONOGRAPH

Fifity years since the very first OMEGA Speedmaster was worn in space, a numbered edition chronograph has been launched by the famous Swiss watch brand to commemorate the event.

Piaget Altiplano Automatic Skeleton

Piaget has created a new watch, the Altiplano Automatic Skeleton, which achieves notoriety for two reasons. It has the world’s thinnest self winding skeleton movement (2.40 mm), housed within the world’s thinnest self-winding skeleton model (5.34 mm). 

Concord C2 GraffitiGrey Circuit

The Concord C2 GraffitiGrey Circuit was launched in a “Secret East London Venue”, in the heart of Jack the Ripper country. Angus Davies ventured into the dark night to view the latest model from the Swiss watch brand.

Bremont SOLO 37

As I looked at the new Bremont SOLO 37, the model made perfect sense to me. The SOLO was launched earlier this year. Its 43 mm case looks mightily handsome on my wrist and indeed many “average” males. But, what if you are of smaller physical stature? Well, the SOLO 37 may well be for you.

Breguet Reine de Naples gold thread bracelet 8908

In 2012, the 200th anniversary of the first wristwatch, Breguet launched the Reine de Naples 8908 on a decadently indulgent gold thread bracelet fit for a queen.

Graham Chronofighter Prodive Professional

The Graham Chronofighter Prodive Professional is the vivid yellow diving tool created by anglophile Eric Loth and his creative team at Graham-London. Also available in black or blue, it is the limited edition yellow variant that has caught my attention.

Angus Davies chats to Miguel Angel Jimenez

Angus Davies chats to Miguel Angel Jiménez, Audemars Piguet Ambassador, at The Audemars Piguet Golf Trophy Final at Golf Club de Bonmont.

FP Journe Octa Calendrier

Angus Davies visits the impressive atelier of F.P. Journe situated on Rue de l’Arqubuse in Geneva and reviews their incredible watch, the Octa Calendrier. 

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Roue Carree Seconde Pink Gold

The Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Roue Carrée Seconde was initially presented in stainless steel. However, this year the same model was launched at Baselworld in pink gold, with a gorgeous rich hue.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Night and Day

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous collection features mechanical movements which harness all that is wonderful about fine watchmaking. However, they afford the wearer an adornment which will engage the eyes with tasteful allure.

Salon QP

It is Salon QP’s fourth year. The venue is the prestigious Saatchi Gallery at the old Duke of York Barracks on the King’s Road, London. It is an event which will showcase the finest examples of haute horology from internationally renowned brands.

Chopard L.U.C XPS

The Chopard L.U.C XP was launched in 2006 and has become a classic.  This latest version, the Chopard L.U.C XPS, has the same timeless appeal. It is available in several versions. The 18 Carat rose gold with a white face has a traditional appeal and warmth which is endearing but the white gold with black dial is particularly striking.

IWC Ingenieur Automatic Limited Edition 2012 Ref IW323311

The IWC Ingenieur Automatic Limited Edition 2012 is exclusively available at The Watch Gallery. It is presented in a rich brown hue, born to induce salivation.

Bulgari Octo

Bulgari has now launched a new Octo with numerous facets adorning its case. Angus Davies provides a review of this high-end wristwatch.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde SW Steel-Rubber

The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde SW Steel-Rubber with its steel and rubber bracelet has a distinctly different persona from the other Jaquet Droz models. Angus Davies reviews this watch with its bold and contemporary lines.

Richard Mille RM 016 “Black Night” Limited Edition

Richard Mille has launched a new “Black Night” limited edition timepiece based on the RM 016. The name has appeared before on limited edition watches from this avant-garde haute horlogerie brand. However, this model departs from the tonneau shaped models often associated with the brand and comes in a rectangular case.

Roger Dubuis Velvet diamonds in white gold

The Roger Dubuis Velvet diamonds in white gold is the latest haute joaillerie timepiece from the Genevan haute horlogerie brand. Angus Davies reviews this luxurious watch.

Blancpain Villeret Ultraplate

The dial of the Blancpain Villeret Ultraplate is the first model from the brand featuring a flinqué lacquered dial. The vivid blue hue is the product of several layers of translucent blue laquer. The result is a rich, luxurious aesthetic affording a profound depth akin to fathomless oceans.

IWC Spitfire Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month

This year, IWC Schaffhausen launched a range of new pilot’s watches. Is the ultimate model the Spitfire Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month? 

Harry Winston Midnight Automatic in rose gold

The name Harry Winston is synonymous with diamonds. However, the Harry Winston Midnight Automatic in rose gold is a horological gem with a profound beauty that is difficult to ignore.

Roger Smith Series 2

The Series 2 is the latest model to be launched by Roger W. Smith Limited. The artisans in the Isle of Man, seven in total who work at the atelier, only craft ten timepieces per annum. It is only a small number of discerning buyers who can truly appreciate or afford these incredible watches. 

HYT H1 Titanium

I look at the images of the HYT H1 Titanium and the retrograde hours eschew the conventional dauphine shaped hands found in haute horology, instead favouring a fluorescent green liquid to impart time.

Tank Louis Cartier XL slimline watch

The Tank Louis Cartier XL slimline watch is a mere 5.1 mm in height and the slimmest watch created by Cartier. It is the epitome of timeless elegance.

A. Lange & Soehne Lange 1 Time Zone

The Lange 1 Time Zone proffers the handsome aesthetics and exceptional craftsmanship of my A. Lange & Söhne 1815 but with the added convenience of a worldtimer. I felt compelled to review this high-end watch from Saxony.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar

The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar features two useful complications, a chronograph and a perpetual calendar. Angus Davies reviews this exemplar of haute horlogerie from one of the great maisons of Geneva.

Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX

“AMVOX” is the soubriquet used for the Jaeger-LeCoultre watches which harness styling influences of car instruments.

Bremont Norton

Bremont has produced a masculine watch in collaboration with Norton motorcycles. The two quintessentially British brands are exemplars of craftsmanship and engineering. This timepiece is the pleasing outcome of their joint efforts.

Perrelet Turbine 1047/2

The appearance of the Perrelet Turbine 1047/2 is as cool as Bryan Ferry climbing out of an air-conditioned car in perfect sartorial attire. Angus Davies gets "hands-on" and reviews this watch with an intriguing dial.

Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon

At SIHH 2012, Genevan haute horlogerie brand, Vacheron Constantin revealed several new versions of its Malte. The ultimate Malte has to be the model with the whirlwind at its core, the Malte Tourbillon. Angus Davies provides an in-depth review of this high-end watch.

Breguet Heritage Phases de Lune Retrograde 8860

The Breguet Heritage Phases de Lune Retrograde 8860 was launched at Baselworld 2012. A new timepiece presented in a tonneau-shaped case, it harnesses many styling details which have become synonymous with the Breguet name.

Limited Edition Bremont MBII/TWG from The Watch Gallery

Now there is a rare, limited edition Bremont MBII/TWG sold exclusively by The Watch Gallery, which harnesses all the wonderful aspects of the regular Bremont MBII and yet offers greater scarcity that even the Bremont MBI. Angus Davies reviews this pilot's watch with its gorgeous blue caseband. 

Angus Davies talks watches with Bubba Watson

Angus Davies talks about watches and life with Richard Mille Ambdassador, Bubba Watson.

Fortis B-47 Mysterious Planets

The B-47 Mysterious Planets is a limited edition timepiece, launched at Baselworld 2012. It has a unique design language which displays hours and minutes in a futuristic and original way. Angus Davies reviews this unusual watch from Grenchen.

Glashuette Original Senator Observer

Glashütte Original launched a new model, the Senator Observer, at Baselworld 2012. This watch blends traditional details of watches harking back to the 1930s and yet encompasses modernistic design language to attract fans of horology with a handsome timepiece.

Bremont World Timer ALT1-WT

Bremont is a watch company with "adventure" at the heart of its brand DNA. It therefore seems fitting that it now offers the  Bremont World Timer ALT1-WT, a timepiece ideally equipped for the intrepid expolorer.

Panerai Radiomir California 3 Days (PAM 424)

Dr Edwina Davies reviews the Panerai Radiomir California 3 Days (PAM 424), a watch that harnesses maritime and historical references.

The Bulgari Diagono Ceramic

Dr. Edwina Davies reviews the Bulgari Diagono Ceramic, a watch featuring a ceramic bezel and a chronograph.

IWC Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Ref IW502902

Angus Davies reviews the IWC Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Ref IW502902. Is this his favourite Big Pilot? Read his opinion on the latest pilot's watch from IWC.

Bulgari il Giocatore Veneziano

Angus Davies reviews the uber-compicated Bulgari il Giocatore Veneziano watch. The solid gold dial features an unusual automaton.

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date Moon-Phases

Angus Davies reviews the Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date Moon-Phases, a delightful watch presented in pink gold.

Hublot Oceanographic 4000 Titanium

Angus Davies reviews the Hublot Oceanographic 4000 Titanium, a diver's watch with a maximum water of 4000 metres. He discusses the art of fusion beaneath the waves.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Leo Messi Limited Edition

Angus Davies reviews the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Leo Messi Limited Edition. Is this range of three watches, Leo Messi's finest hat trick?

De Ville Chronograph OMEGA Co-Axial Calibre 9301

Dr. Edwina Davies reviews the De Ville Chronograph OMEGA Co-Axial Calibre 9301. She is keen to point out that not only has this watch a handsome exterior but a trusty heart within.

Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Gold

Angus Davies reviews the Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Gold. This is a timepiece which evokes thoughts of "life in the fast lane".

Hermes Arceau Marqueterie de Paille

Angus Davies reviews the Hermes Arceau Marqueterie de Paille. The luxury brand has delivered a stunning watch with a vivid blue dial.

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Lune Retrograde

Angus Davies reviews the Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Lune Retrograde. As the name implies this watch is equipped with a moon-phase indication.

Montblanc Star Classique Automatic

Angus Davies reviews the Montblanc Star Classique Automatic, a watch presented in red gold, with the snow capped symbol adorning its dial and crown. 

Bulgari Endurer Chronosprint

Angus Davies reviews the Bulgari Endurer Chronosprint, a watch with an unusual chronograph that displays elapsed hours and minutes on one subdial. 

Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1969

Dr. Edwina Davies reviews the Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1969, a watch containing the legendary El Primero movement.

IWC Aquatimer Deep Two

Angus Davies reviews the IWC Aquatimer Deep Two, true diver's watch. How deep is your love?

Richard Mille Caliber Extra Flat Automatic RM 033

Richard Mille are often associated with the tonneau shaped case. However, the Richard Mille Caliber Extra Flat Automatic RM 033 is a watch with a round case. Angus Davies reviews this high-end timepiece.

Blancpain L-evolution chronographe flyback a rattrapante

Angus Davies reviews the Blancpain L-evolution chronographe flyback a rattrapante. This is a watch that is born to race.

Chopard L.U.C 8HF

Angus Davies reviews the Chopard L.U.C 8HF, a watch with a high frequency of 57,600 vph. 

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph ladies model

A chance sighting of a Greek lady's watch, an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph ladies model, caused Angus Davies to review Aphrodite's watch

MB&F Legacy Machine No.1

Angus Davies reviews the MB&F Legacy Machine No.1, an amazing watch that occupies the highest echeolons of haute hologerie.

Harry Winston Ocean Sport Chronograph Limited Edition

Angus Davies reviews the Harry Winston Ocean Sport Chronograph Limited Edition. This watch from the "jeweller to the stars", features an interesting case made of Zalium.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Manufacture

The 2012 Marine Chronometer Manufacture harnesses the UN-118 calibre within its handsome case. However, it does not eschew the traditional craftsmanship adored by those seeking haute horology.

Nomos Glashuette Zurich blaugold

Dr. Edwina Davies reviews the Nomos Glashuette Zurich blaugold, a watch that is on-trend with its blue dial.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950

Dr. Edwina Davies reviews the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950, a watch that is refined and unostentatious.

Baume & Mercier Capeland MOA 10063

Angus Davies reviews the Baume & Mercier Capeland MOA 10063, a watch featuring a chronograph.

Jaquet Droz Grand Date Ivory Enamel

Angus Davies reviews the Jaquet Droz Grand Date Ivory Enamel, a watch with a clean dial so pure and pleasing.

Graham Chronofighter 1695

Angus Davies meets Eric Loth, founder of Graham-London and review the latest watch from his company, the Chronofighter 1695.

Bremont The Victory Watch

Dr Edwina Davies writes about the remarkable Bremont Victory Watch.

Chronoswiss Kairos Chronograph

Angus Davies reviews the Chronoswiss Kairos Chronograph, a watch with a gorgeous guilloché dial.

A. Lange & Soehne Grand Lange 1

Angus Davies reviews the newly updated A. Lange & Soehne Grand Lange 1, a watch which features a subtle enhancement to the dial for 2012.

F.P. Journe Chronometre Souverain

Angus Davies reviews the F.P. Journe Chronometre Souverain, a watch with a glorious guilloché dial featuring a clous de Paris pattern.

Rotonde de Cartier Annual Calendar watch calibre 9908 MC

Angus Davies reviews the Rotonde de Cartier Annual Calendar watch calibre 9908 MC, a new annual calendar launched at SIHH 2012.

Piaget Gouverneur Automatic Calendar

Angus Davies reviews the Piaget Gouverneur Automatic Calendar, a watch presented in pink gold with a harmonious dial displaying hours, minutes, central seconds and date.

De Bethune DB27 Titan Hawk

Angus Davies reviews the De Bethune DB27 Titan Hawk, a watch which has unusual floating lugs which accord an exceptionally comfortable fit.

JeanRichard Highlands Big Life Limited Edition

Presented at the 2012 Salon International de la Haute Horologie (SIHH) in Geneva, the JeanRichard Highlands Big Life Limited Edition is a watch which exhibits rugged and bold lines. 

Maitres du Temps Chapter Three Reveal

Angus Davies writes about Maîtres de Temps, the haute horlogerie brand, founded by Steven Holtzman. Its latest watch, the “Chapter Three Reveal", harnesses the prodigious talents of Finnish Kari Voutilainen and Swiss Andreas Strehler.

Bremont Solo

Clive Girven reviews the Bremont Solo, a watch which appeals to this professional pilot.

Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Titanium

Angus Davies reviews the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Titanium, a watch that will appeal to the Tifosi.

Bulgari Octo Maserati

Angus Davies reviews the Bulgari Octo Maserati, a watch that fuses two of his passions, horology and performance cars.

Carl F Bucherer Manero AutoDate

Dr. Edwina Davies reviews the Carl F Bucherer Manero AutoDate, a watch with a simple, classical appearance that she clearly appreciates.

Fortis Limited Edition Marinemaster Vintage

Dr. Edwina Davies reviews the Fortis Limited Edition Marinemaster Vintage. This watch is available in two dial variants, featuring blue or orange colour schemes. It is the latter which engenders a sense of nostalgia in Edwina.

Richard Mille RM038

Angus Davies reviews the Richard Mille RM 038, a watch made for Bubba Watson, the recent winner of the Augusta Masters.

Breguet Marine ref 5827BR/Z2/5ZU

Angus Davies reviews the Breguet Marine ref 5827BR/Z2/5ZU, a watch bearing a historic and prestigious name. Abraham-Louis Breguet supplied the French Navy in the 19th century with marine chronometers, hence the naming of this Breguet seems very apt. 

Roger Dubuis La Monegasque Automatic

Angus Davies reviews the Roger Dubuis La Monegasque Automatic, a watch from the haute horlogerie brand based in Geneva, that bears the prestigious Poinçon de Genève.

Nomos Glashuette Tangomat GMT

Dr. Edwina Davies reviews the Nomos Glashuette Tangomat GMT, an affordable watch with a user-friendly worldtime function.

Bremont - A meeting with Giles English, a bittersweet moment.

Angus Davies met Giles English, at Baselworld 2012, to chat about Bremont, the brand he jointly runs with brother, Nick English. However, it proved to be a bitter-sweet experience, as Angus explains.

Chopard Classic Manufactum, Automatic

Dr. Edwina Davies reviews the Chopard Classic Manufactum, Automatic, a watch presented with a pure white porcelain type dial and an in-house movement.

Baume & Mercier Hampton MOA 10032

Angus Davies reviews the Baume & Mercier Hampton MOA 10032. This rectangular shaped watch from the Genevan brand, features a chronograph housed within a very handsome case.

The Eclipse Onyx by Jaquet Droz

Angus Davies reviews the Elipse Onyx by Jaquet Droz. This watch features a black dial with a charming moon-phase indication.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph

Angus Davies reviews the Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph. This diver's watch draws on the styling of a former 1950s model created by the haute horlogerie brand based in the Vallée de Joux.

Glashütte Original Panoinverse XL

Angus Davies reviews the Glashütte Original Panoinverse XL, a watch with numerous rubies adorning its dial.

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Small Second

Dr. Edwina Davies reviews the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Small Second, a watch from the prestigious maison based in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

JeanRichard Diverscope LPR

Dr. Edwina Davies reviews the JeanRichard Diverscope, a watch launched at SIHH 2012 and featuring an innovative power-reserve indicator.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle 38mm

Angus Davies reviews the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle 38mm, a watch with an elegant dial featuring hours, minutes and small seconds.

Roger W Smith Limited

When I formed ESCAPEMENT, I remarked to my wife that I dreamt of visiting a watchmaker called Roger Smith. I enthused about watching him on You Tube making blued watch hands for example.

Omega De Ville Annual Calendar – Platinum on leather strap

Dr. Edwina Davies reviews the Omega De Ville Annual Calendar, a gorgeous watch presented in a platinum case, with blue details on the dial and an annual calendar complication.

Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpa XL Hebdomadaire Steel, PF 003518.01

Dr. Edwina Davies reviews the Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpa XL Hebdomadaire Steel, a watch which is testament to the dedication of the brand to achieving the highest standards and an exemplar of superb craftsmanship and design.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde SW Steel – Ceramic

Dr. Edwina Davies reviews the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde SW Steel – Ceramic, an avant-garde watch that draws upon the past for its creation.

Montblanc Collection Villeret 1858 - Vintage Tachydate

Montblanc clearly has a strong team of watchmakers, and this is perfectly exemplified by the beautiful Montblanc Collection Villeret 1858 - Vintage Tachydate timepiece. Angus Davies reviews this remakable watch from the brand with the snow-capped logo.

Patek Philippe Men’s Gondolo Ref. 5124G

Angus Davies reviews the Patek Philippe Men’s Gondolo Ref. 5124G, a watch with a beautiful rose coloured dial that bestows much eye-appeal.

Baume and Mercier Linea MOA 10073

Dr. Edwina Davies reviews the Baume and Mercier Linea MOA 10073. This watch, from the historical Genevan horology brand, is presented in a bi-metalic case with an interchangeable bracelet and strap. 

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine

Angus Davies reviews the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine. This is a watch, absent of numerous complications, but with a svelte mien granting a sublime simplicity of line.

Richard Mille RM 037

Angus Davies reviews the Richard Mille RM 037, a further watch from the brand that employs innovative styling and uses cutting-edge materials with interesting results.

Audemars Piguet Millenary 4101 - more rule breaking

Angus Davies reviews the Audemars Piguet Millenary 4101, a watch with an unusual oval shaped case.

Ebel Classic Hexagon

Ebel has caught my attention with the Ebel Classic Hexagon. This watch has a hexagonal case made of brushed stainless steel with a complementary stainless steel bezel in a highly polished finish. The design is fresh, and despite its similarity in shape to Ebel’s of the 1980s, it has modernity and a contemporary look.


Cartier Tank Anglaise

Angus Davies reviews the Cartier Tank Anglaise, a watch imbued with timeless style. 

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic

Angus Davies reviews the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic, a watch that looks stunning when presented in rose gold.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Chronographe Flyback Quantième Complet

Angus Davies reviews the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Chronographe Flyback Quantième Complet, a diver's watch from the haute horlogerie brand from Le Brassus.

BREMONT - A pilot's perspective.

Clive Girven, a pilot by trade, writes about the quintessential British watch brand, Bremont.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre à Sphérotourbillon

Angus Davies reviews the Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre à Sphérotourbillon, a watch with a tourbillon that revolves around two axes, providing three-dimensional rotation of movement.

F.P. Journe Chronomètre Bleu

Angus Davies reviews the F. P. Journe Chronomètre Bleu, a watch with a gorgeous blue dial, created in the brand's atelier in central Geneva. The products from this maison are wonderful exemplars of haute horlogerie.

Baume & Mercier Hampton MOA 10033

Angus Davies reviews the Baume & Mercier Hampton MOA 10033, a rectangular shaped watch presented in a gorgeous red gold case. 

Hublot F1™ King Power Suzuka

The design of Suzuka is unique, unlike any other race track. Unique design is a key attribute of the Hublot F1™ King Power Suzuka, a watch infused with motorsport inspired design elements and the perfect timepiece for a Tifosi.

The British School of Watchmaking

Angus Davies interviews Mark Hearn, Marketing Director of the British School of Watchmaking

Greubel Forsey - Guardians of Haute Horology

Angus Davies discusses an interesting project by Greubel Forsey, the haute horlogerie brand. Working with celebrated watchmaker Philippe Dufour, they have created “Le Garde Temps”, a fascinating project that preserves incredible watchmaking know-how for future generations.

Postcard from SIHH: Audemars Piguet

Angus Davies provides a post card from the Audemars Piguet stand at SIHH 2012. The focus of this year is the 40th celebration of the iconic Royal Oak. In addition, Angus interviews Gary Mead, CEO of Audemars Piguet UK. 

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Blue Enamel

Angus Davies reviews the Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Blue Enamel, a limited edition of only 50 watches from the famous haute horlogerie brand from the Vallée de Joux.

IWC Chronograph Top Gun Miramar

Angus Davies reviews the IWC Chronograph Top Gun Miramar, a new chronograph recently launched at SIHH 2012.

Bulgari Daniel Roth Tourbillon 8 Jours

Angus Davies reviews the Bulgari Daniel Roth Tourbillon 8 Jours , a watch presented in a 18-carat white gold case, featuring a silver coloured guilloché dial and blued hands. 

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Ivory Enamel

Angus Davies reviews the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Ivory Enamel, a watch with a design that harks back to the 18th century, yet still feels relevant in the 21st century.

Postcard from SIHH 2012 - Jaeger-LeCoultre

Angus Davies reports on the new watches exhibited at SIHH 2012, exhibited by haute horlogerie brand, Jaeger-LeCoultre

A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Thin in White Gold

Dr. Edwina Davies reviews the A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Thin in White Gold, the slimmest watch offered by this high-end watch brand based in Glashütte.

Zenith Christophe Colomb Equation du Temps

Angus Davies reviews the Zenith Christophe Colomb Equation du Temps, a watch that received the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève, 1st prize in the "Complicated Watch Category".

Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days - 47mm (PAM 422)

Angus Davies reviews the Luminor Marina 3 Days - 47mm (PAM 422), a modern interpretation of the diving watches worn by the Royal Italian Navy back in the 1950’s.

Vacheron Constantin Malte small seconds

Angus Davies reviews the Vacheron Constantin Malte small seconds, a tonneau-shaped watch recently launched at SIHH 2012.

Breguet La Tradition Ref 7057BB/11/9W6

Angus Davies reviews the Breguet La Tradition Ref 7057BB/11/9W6, a watch which can trace its lineage back to Abraham Louis Breguet  and the business he established in 1775.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore

Angus Davies reviews the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore, a chronograph harking back to 1993 and an evolution of Gérald Genta's highly original and, now iconic, Royal Oak watch.

Glashütte Original Senator Navigator Pilot watches

Angus Davies reviews the Glashütte Original Senator Navigator Pilot watches. In his article he shares his love for classic Pilot’s watches.

Blancpain Villeret Ultra-Slim (Reference 6651-3642- 55B)

Angus Davies reviews the Blancpain Villeret Ultra-Slim (Reference 6651-3642- 55B), a watch from the brand who can trace its history to 1735.

Vacheron Constantin Historique American 1921

Angus Davies reviews the Vacheron Constantin Historique American 1921, a modern interpretation of the Art Deco original and part of the haute horlogerie brand's Historique collection.

IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days

Angus Davies reviews the IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days, a handsome watch presented in red gold, taking its name from one of Italy’s trendiest and most stylish resorts. 

Piaget Altiplano watch

Angus Davies saw the Piaget Altiplano watch at SalonQP 2011 and fell for its charms. This ultra-slim timpiece has a height measuring a mere 5.25 mm.

Baume & Mercier Capeland Ref 10007

Angus Davies reviews the Baume & Mercier Capeland Ref 10007, a flyback chronograph, whose name conjures thoughts of the North Eastern coastal area of the United States of America.

Nomos Glashütte Ludwig Automatic Datum

Angus Davies reviews the Nomos Glashütte Ludwig Automatic Datum, a watch which delivers many notable attributes and provides exceptional value for money.

Jaeger-Le Coultre Reverso Grand Date - the sequel!

Angus Davies sat at a wooden bench within an exhibition area and faced the prospect of working on the JLC Calibre 875, a movement found in the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grand Date.

Patek Philippe 10 Day Tourbillon Ref. 5101G

Dr. Edwina Davies reviews the Patek Philippe 10 Day Tourbillon Ref. 5101G, an incredible exemplar of haute horlogerie.

A history of Panerai, what next?

Angus Davies discusses the history of Panerai, the Swiss-Italian manufacturer of premium watches, and asks what's next for this historical brand?

Calibre de Cartier Watch

Dr. Edwina Davies reviews this new timepiece from Cartier, the Calibre de Cartier Watch.

Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph - ink no longer required

On March 9th, 1822 Nicolas Rieussec registered the patent for the first chronograph. It allowed for time to be measured at an accuracy of 1/5 of a second.  Montblanc have honoured him with the Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph

A. Lange & Söhne Lange Zeitwerk

The name A. Lange & Söhne became etched on my heart when I visited Dresden. It means tradition, craftsmanship, innovation and beauty.

Breitling event at Harrington & Hallworth

The ambient temperature may have been cold outside the Harrington & Hallworth Boutique in Ashton Under Lyne, but a warm welcome awaited guests as they entered this home to the “finer things in life”.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre à Chronographe

Dr. Edwina Davies writes about the Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre à Chronographe, a watch featuring a dual wing movement, the Calibre 380.

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra XXL Small Seconds

The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra XXL Small Seconds is unusual in that it is rather 1930s in style, vintage, but it is a watch of contrasts and almost contradictions.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Chronograph

Dr. Edwina Davies writes about the Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Chronograph, a watch from the haute horlogerie brand, founded in 1755 by Jean-Marc Vacheron.

IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph

Angus Davies reviews the IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph, a fly-back with a handsome mien.

Vacheron Constantin in the Middle East

Angus Davies visits a Vacheron Constantin Boutique in the Middle East.

World Premiere Launch of Blancpain X Fathoms - superlatives abound

Blancpain launched their most extreme watch in the largest aquarium in the world, the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo in the Dubai Mall, Dubai.

OMEGA Seamaster 1948 Co Axial London 2012 Limited Edition.

In 2012 the Olympic Games again come to London and so will OMEGA.

To honour the return Omega are introducing the OMEGA Seamaster 1948 Co Axial “London 2012” Limited Edition.

Breguet Type XXII 10Hz

There it was on the back cover of American Express “Departure” magazine, “Breguet, the innovator”.  I read the details given but this watch merited much closer perusal.  It is stunning! I’m hooked!

Patek Philippe Ref. 5033P

Angus Davies reviews the Patek Philippe 5033P and other wonderful tonneau-shaped delights from arguably the finest watch manufacture, Patek Philippe.

Glashütte Original Senator Meissen Tourbillon

It is a classic, timeless in its appearance and will still shine in years to come as an exemplar of haute horologie and as an aesthetic masterpiece.

Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Carbon

Clive Girven, a professional pilot, discusses the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Carbon, a watch he selected because of its ties to aviation and space travel.

Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1200 M

“Swimming with the fishes” is a phrase with sinister overtones synonymous with fictional gangsters portrayed on the silver screen. However, there is nothing sinister about the Omega Seamaster Ploprof which safely operates at great depths underwater.

Hermes Arceau Le Temps suspendu

The Paris based Hermes company has since 1837 been synonymous with styliish leather goods, initially designed for the well heeled male traveller. Hermes luggage is still a desirable companion for any tour or cruise but their product range now also appeals to a wide female audience who are prepared to wait months for the joy of owning a Hermes Birkin handbag.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor World Extreme Alarm (reference 1778470)

Jules Verne’s fictional character Phileas Fogg strived to circumnavigate the world in 80 days, but my Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor World Extreme Alarm can negotiate the world’s greatest cities with a simple twist of the almandine red crown on the left hand side of the dial.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grand Date (reference 3008420)

Margaret Thatcher proclaimed “The lady is not for turning” intimating that turning was an undesirable action. However, the Reverso by Jaeger-LeCoultre has delighted owners for generations because of the facility to turn over the dial and protect it from any stray objects.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea (reference 116660)

In 1998 I purchased my first quality wristwatch, a Rolex Submariner Date (reference 116610) in stainless steel with a black dial and corresponding black bezel.

Panerai HISTORIC Radiomir Black Seal. PAM 183.

PAM 183 is the soubriquet assigned to the Panerai HISTORIC Radiomir Black Seal. Panerai enthusiasts often refer to models by the serial numbers assigned by Officine Panerai, a practice shared with collectors of Patek Philippe.

Audemars Piguet Edward Piguet Chronograph

In 1972 Gerald Genta designed the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, a sports watch with a unique octagonal bezel.

Breitling Navitimer World (reference 24322)

Breitling was founded in 1884 and launched the Navitimer in 1952.

IWC Big Pilot Watch (reference IW500401)

The Groβe Fliegeruhr was a military issue watch for use by Aviators. The large cased watches were referred to as “Nav B-Uhr” or “Beobachtungsuhr” (Navigation Watch).

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 (reference 233.021)

In 1880, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote his famous 1812 Overture to commemorate the Russian defence of Moscow from Napoleon’s Grande Armée and the Battle of Borodino.

A watch is for life, not just for Christmas, a lay-person’s perspective

You’ve followed cars clarioning, “A dog is for life not just for Christmas”.  So too is that special watch.

Watch Reviews

Breva Génie 01 & Breva Génie 02 - watch reviews by ESCAPEMENT

Following the launch Génie 01 last year, Angus Davies reviews the latest model from Breva, the Génie 02. This new watch is available in two variants, both sharing a fascinating complication, a mechanical altimeter. 

Audemars Piguet and the artistic expression of time - including a look at some AP historical references

Owner and long-time admirer of Audemars Piguet, the haute horologerie brand from Le Brassus, Angus Davies explains why he perceives much artistic virtue in the products made by the watch company based in the Vallée de Joux.

Chopard LUC Quattro - an in-depth watch review by ESCAPEMENT

Angus Davies provides an in-depth review of the Chopard L.U.C Quattro, a very handsome watch, presented in 18-carat white gold and featuring four barrels.

Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Titanio (PAM00526) - a hands-on review by ESCAPEMENT

Angus Davies provides a "hands-on" review of the Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Titanio (PAM00526), a watch featuring an interesting flyback chronograph perfectly suited to regatta racing.

Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Mécaniques Ajourées - watch review by ESCAPEMENT

Angus Davies reviews the Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Mécaniques Ajourées, an open-worked watch, featuring a Grand Feu enamelled ring and housing a skeletonised version of the Caliber 4400.

Grand Seiko SBGA011 - in-depth watch review by ESCAPEMENT

Angus Davies provides a "hands-on" in-depth review of the Grand Seiko SBGA011, a watch with an unusual dial reminiscent of freshly fallen snow. Moreover, this timepiece features the brand's ingenious Spring Drive movement.

Baselworld 2014 new model - Cuervo y Sobrinos Espléndidos Misterio

Angus Davies discusses the Cuervo y Sobrinos Espléndidos Misterio, a watch with an unusual hour and minutes indication, embracing both Swiss watchmaking know-how and latin inspired design language.

 

Bovet Récital 15 - in-depth watch review by ESCAPEMENT

Angus Davies provides an in-depth review of the Bovet Récital 15, a watch recently launched by the Fleurier-based haute horlogerie brand founded in 1822 by Edouard Bovet.

Breitling Navitimer Caliber 01 Limited - in-depth watch review by ESCAPEMENT

Angus Davies provides an in-depth review of the Breitling Navitimer Caliber 01 Limited, a watch containing a Manufacture self-winding column-wheel chronograph. This model is limited to 2000 pieces only and unusually for a Navitimer features a sapphire caseback.

IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 - in-depth watch review by ESCAPEMENT

Angus Davies reviews the IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000, a diver's watch with a notably lucid dial, impressive maximum water resistance of 2000 metres and a profound appeal.