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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Ulysse Nardin Diver Le Locle

Hands-On: Angus Davies gets hands-on with the Ulysse Nardin Diver Le Locle. This detailed review of the Ulysse Nardin Diver Le Locle includes live pictures, specification and pricing. I adore divers’ watches. They possess a high degree of robustness and confer superb readability. However, some divers’ watches can resemble a middle-aged man sporting a large…

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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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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…

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