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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Glashütte Original Senator Navigator Pilot watches

A Pilot’s dilemma Angus Davies reviews the Glashütte Original Senator Navigator Pilot watches. In his article he shares his love for classic Pilot’s watches.     I have always had a love of the classic Pilot’s watch, an instrument born out of absolute necessity, to aid the navigation of a plane.   Historic pilot watches…

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

The onwards march of the mechanical watch Angus Davies reviews the Blancpain Villeret Ultra-Slim (Reference 6651-3642- 55B), a watch from the brand who can trace its history to 1735.     Blancpain has never produced a quartz watch and probably never will. When I formed ESCAPEMENT I vowed I would never feature a quartz watch…

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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.   America in the 1920’s was vibrant and enjoying a period of economic growth. The widespread availability of credit stimulated consumerism, and goods had to be manufactured necessitating employment….

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IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days

Portofino – where Dolce Vita met Haute Horology 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.        Portofino is one of Italy’s trendiest and most stylish resorts. A small fishing village on the…

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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. “Ultra-thin” is a term I have historically had little personal association with. Moreover, middle-age has led to “ultra-wide”.   I have spent most of my life avoiding terms such…

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