Escapement.uk.com is a free to view web-site aimed at individuals with a passion for watch collecting, who appreciate “the finer things in life”. In a society where the perfunctory manufacture of low cost goods is driven by a need to satisfy demands of the mass market, traditional skills and craftsmanship are often overlooked. Moreover, a misconception that the consumer is merely paying a premium for the brand name alone is misplaced in many instances. The purpose of this website is to help the reader to understand the intricacies of “haute horology” and lead them to appreciate the interface between hand, eye and tools demonstrated by some of the World’s finest watch manufacturers. In addition, the horological cognoscenti often have a fascination with other luxury items produced with great skill and care including; tailoring, footwear, cars, writing instruments, Champagne and Cognac. This website will also focus on other luxury items where skill and tradition are equally evident. The features will explain the craftsmanship and subtle differences which substantiate the premium pricing. Whilst many readers may not be able to afford every item featured, the aim of the site is to inform readers and allow them to momentarily “take the time to escape ..... to the finer things in life”.