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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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…

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Bulgari Octo Finissimo Skeleton

Slim, Sun-kissed Torso The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Skeleton reveals its hand-wound mechanical movement for the delectation of horophiles. Angus Davies discusses the ‘svelte charms’ of this horological beauty. This summer, Europe’s beaches will be littered with the ‘beautiful people’. Nestling among the middle-aged paunches, an array of slim, bronzed torsos will garner attention, courtesy of…

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Hublot Big Bang Unico Magic Sapphire

It’s All Wonderfully Clear The Hublot Big Bang Unico Magic Sapphire features an eye-catching sapphire crystal case, a flyback chronograph and an impressive manufacture movement. After only a few brief moments in its company, the virtues of this timepiece become abundantly clear. All too often a mediocre product is shrouded with a veneer of virtue,…

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Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture – new Ivory dial

A Slimline Tonic The Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture is now available with a brand new ivory dial, adorned with sunray decoration and applied silver coloured indexes. I am currently on a diet. I accept the arguments that weight loss is beneficial to my health but the sacrifice, at times, feels too great. The very word…

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Grand Seiko Black Ceramic Limited Edition SBGE039

Into The Wild Blue Yonder The Grand Seiko Black Ceramic Limited Edition SBGE039, with its impressive level of accuracy, is presented in a five part case formed of zirconia ceramic and high-intensity titanium, with an eye-catching blue dial. Sometimes in life we feel an overwhelming desire to escape from the tedium of the daily commute…

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Weingut Gantenbein, Graubünden, Switzerland

Philip Day looks to Switzerland not to procure an exquisite example of Swiss horology but rather the domestically produced fine wine, Weingut Gantenbein. Switzerland is not noted for being one the most famous of wine-producing nations, but this small, mountainous country in western Europe has a history of making wine for more than two thousand years….

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