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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Audemars Piguet Edward Piguet Chronograph

The Investors have gone “Offshore”, but I love Edward.   In 1972 Gerald Genta designed the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, a sports watch with a unique octagonal bezel.   As the public’s growing love of larger watches evolved, so did the Royal Oak with Audemars Piguet’s production of the alternative Royal Oak Offshore, a bigger…

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Panerai HISTORIC Radiomir Black Seal. PAM 183.

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.   It seems collector and retailer alike become excited with the advent of a new model pre-fixed…

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IWC Big Pilot Watch (reference IW500401)

Groβe Fliegeruhr. The Big Pilot Watch. 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).     This specification of watch supplied to the Luftwaffe was dictated by the RLM (Reichsluftfahrtministerium), the German Ministry of Aviation (the RLM…

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Breitling Navitimer World (reference 24322)

Navitimer – clear for take off     Breitling was founded in 1884 and launched the Navitimer in 1952.   The wristwatch was marketed as a flight tool capable of assisting the pilot making calculations for a flight plan.   A slide rule type device was incorporated around the perimeter of the dial. This provided…

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A. Lange & Söhne 1815 (reference 233.021)

My 1815 Overture 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.     In 1815 the Congress of Vienna brought together ambassadors of European nations after a turbulent era of conflict within Europe.   Napoleon was exiled…

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