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.

Read More


Carl F. Bucherer Manero Tourbillon Reference 00.10918.03.33.01

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

Read More >

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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >