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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Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor

Best Things Come in Small Packages Despite the Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor measuring a mere 39.5mm in diameter, it contains twin barrels which deliver a prodigious power reserve of 80 hours. Angus Davies gets hands-on with this impressive exemplar of haute horlogerie. A friend of mine is incredibly petite, but despite her lack of inches…

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IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Moon Phase Ref 5164

Elegance Personified The new IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Moon Phase boasts all the subtlety of the very first Portofino reference 5251 that we fell for back in 1984. Introduction SIHH may have been the year of the Da Vinci at IWC, but for those watch enthusiasts who took the time to look just that little bit…

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Aerowatch Renaissance 7 Time Zones

More Than One Pair Of Hands The Aerowatch Renaissance 7 Time Zones simultaneously displays the local time as well as the prevailing time in six of the world’s major cities. As a child, I vividly recall my mother serving Sunday lunch. The pans would contain boiling vegetables, the beef needed carving and the roast potatoes…

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DuBois et fils DBF005

A Fastidious Eye for Detail The DuBois et fils DBF005 is a chronograph featuring a large date display. Angus Davies gets ‘hands-on’ with this timepiece which shows an almost obsessive attention to detail. DBF005-02 A friend of mine is fastidious about cleaning his cherished roadster. He has amassed an array of cleaning products for every known…

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Graham Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art Ltd

Glamorous Times The Graham Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art Ltd captures the glamour of the 1940s with different depictions of ‘pin-up’ girls gracing the dial of each model. Nose art can trace its origins to 18th century naval vessels. However, it was popularised during World War II with scantily clad ladies adorning the fuselages of military aircraft….

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