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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Czapek Quai des Bergues No. 25bis

Aesthetic Equilibrium The Czapek Quai des Bergues No. 25bis is a modern-day wristwatch displaying the hours, minutes, seconds and day. It is inspired by a Czapek pocket watch of the 1850s. Angus Davies gets ‘hands-on’ with this exemplar of harmonious design. ‘Equilibrium’ is where physically opposing forces are in balance, where supply precisely meets demand…

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Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ

Quelle Surprise The Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ is equipped with a dual-time indication. However, where this watch stands out is with the secrets it chooses to share with its fortunate owner. This is a timepiece which upholds the famous maison’s reputation for delivering surprise and delight. Every child loves a surprise, an unexpected gift or a…

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Anonimo Nautilo Automatic with bronze case

One careful owner The Anonimo Nautilo Automatic features a bronze case and a large case diameter, conferring a vast dialscape on which the various indications are clearly presented. Quite often I am loaned a factory-fresh wristwatch for evaluation. After a week on the wrist I have a good idea of the timepiece’s virtues and shortcomings….

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MATWATCHES AG8 UTC PILOT

Flight Essentials The MATWATCHES AG8 UTC Pilot features a dual-time function, robust construction and Swiss movement, all delivered at a very attractive price point. Ever since the late Sir Freddie Laker unveiled his transatlantic ‘Skytrain’ service in the 1970s, the notion of low-cost air travel has grown in popularity. Today, there are numerous companies offering…

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Manufacture Royale: Freewheeling Watchmaking for the 21st Century

Meehna Goldsmith provides an enlightened view of Swiss independent watchmaker, Manufacture Royale. Androgyne In the 18th century, the Age of Enlightenment swept across Europe. Known as le Siècle des Lumières (the Century of lights) in France, it professed reason as the driving force of authority on earth and not the monarchy or Roman Catholic Church’s subjective…

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