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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Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronometre

Hands-On: Angus Davies gets hands-on with the gorgeous Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronomètre, a glorious timepiece featuring a COSC certified movement. By taking a reflective look at the past, you sometimes discover forgotten gems. The first watch designed by Michel Parmigiani, the Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronomètre, was unveiled in 1996. Its purpose was clear, to impart…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grand Date (reference 3008420)

The Reverso is for turning!   Margaret Thatcher proclaimed “The lady is not for turning” intimating that turning was an undesirable action. However, the Reverso by Jaeger-LeCoultre has delighted owners for generations because of the facility to turn over the dial and protect it from any stray objects.   It was in 1931 Jaeger-LeCoultre patented a…

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea (reference 116660)

Regrets, I’ve had a few In 1998 I purchased my first quality wristwatch, a Rolex Submariner Date (reference 116610) in stainless steel with a black dial and corresponding black bezel.     The watch cost £2120 and was purchased from Mappin & Webb, Manchester. I felt at the time, the purchase was the culmination of…

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Audemars Piguet Edward Piguet Chronograph

The Investors have gone “Offshore”, but I love Edward.   In 1972 Gerald Genta designed the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, a sports watch with a unique octagonal bezel.   As the public’s growing love of larger watches evolved, so did the Royal Oak with Audemars Piguet’s production of the alternative Royal Oak Offshore, a bigger…

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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…

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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…

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