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Ben Winstanley

Deputy Editor

Ben Winstanley's articles

"I put my balls on the line." Daniel Ricciardo is ready to send it

He’s the breakout star of Netflix’s Drive To Survive, an Australian racer with a need for speed, and McLaren’s silver bullet in their quest for Formula One success. But who is the real Daniel Ricciardo? Ben Winstanley finds out

Audemars Piguet | Collections 2021

Audemars Piguet has unveiled its roster of new watches to do battle with in 2021. Expect new-look Royal Oaks, more CODE 11.59, and a brand-new Offshore design. Here are our favourite pieces from the new collections so far

Breitling Chronomat Red Arrows Limited Edition | Watch of the Week

Breitling follows up the 2020 release of its new and improved Chronomat collection with a collaboration that is sure to appeal to high fliers. Meet the Breitling Chronomat Red Arrows Limited Edition…

Free Solo director Jimmy Chin documents life at the edge of human capability

Professional climber, cinematographer, and director of the Oscar-winning Free Solo, Jimmy Chin is a man that has captured and endured some of the most awe-inspiring human achievements ever documented on film. We sit down with the Panerai ambassador to hear more about his incredible life

Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Complete Calendar | Watch of the Week

Three years on from the launch of the Fiftysix collection, Vacheron Constantin's most accessible range of timepieces to date remain one of the most stylish takes on the vintage-inspired watch. 

Maximilian Büsser: MB&F's genius founder talks about reinventing the watch

MB&F watchmaker and founder Maximilian Büsser has created some of the most instantly recognisable modern watch designs on the market. The winner of the Industry Hero prize in the Square Mile Watch Awards 2020, he sits down with us to reflect on his career

Square Mile Watch Awards 2020: The Winners

After fierce deliberation, the judging has drawn to a close for the Square Mile Watch Awards 2020, in association with Red Eight Gallery. We're delighted to reveal this year's 12 fantastic winners…

Ferrari 2021 recruit Carlos Sainz Jr is ready for the drive of his life

Carlos Sainz is one of the most exciting and progressive drivers in Formula One. He's also taking a big gamble in leaving a resurgent McLaren F1 team for a Ferrari currently looking to rebuild. Ben Winstanley meets the man behind the visor

Who will win The Masters 2020?

The pandemic-disrupted Masters tournament finally rolls into Augusta National in November. Ben Winstanley has analysed the competitors and has seven strong selections to go into battle with this year

David vs Goliath: How David Mayer de Rothschild plans on saving the world

How do we save the Earth from certain destruction? If you ask David Mayer de Rothschild, the answer lies in exploration…
Ben Winstanley meets an unlikely environmental hero

In defence of Bryson Dechambeau: the 2020 US Open champion

Bryson Dechambeau's US Open victory may be one of the most dominant golfing performances in the last decade. So why are fans unhappy with the winner? Ben Winstanley takes a look at the facts, and comes up with a few uncomfortable truths…

Square Mile Watch Awards 2020: Readers' Choice Award shortlist

We've selected 20 of our favourite timepieces of 2020 – now it's your turn to vote for your favourite in this year's Square Mile Watch Awards 2020 in association with Red 8 Gallery

The final furlong: Enable's bid for horse racing history

One champion trainer, a legendary jockey, and the world’s best racehorse stand on the brink of racing immortality in 2020, Ben Winstanley tells the story of Enable – a horse of a lifetime

Rolex | Collections 2020

Rolex has done it again with a host of small but significant changes to several of its beloved collections. Ben Winstanley takes a closer look

Audemars Piguet | Collections 2020

Audemars Piguet has been one of the most prolific watch brands in 2020. In spite of the ongoing global pandemic, the Swiss watchmaker has bolstered its collections with a host of new releases. Ben Winstanley takes a look at what’s on offer

Napoleon Pro Charcoal Grill: the best value barbecue on the market

Searching for the best charcoal barbecue? The Napoleon Pro Charcoal Kettle Grill is not only great value, but features a number of high quality touches

Staycation golf: where to stay and play in England

As the nation slowly opens up following Lockdown, there’s no need to go abroad to find the best golf resorts. Ben Winstanley takes a look closer to home

Patek Philippe | Collections 2020

Patek Philippe has announced its first new watches of 2020. Ben Winstanley looks more closely at what the lauded Swiss watchmaker has up its sleeve for collectors this year

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 'Navy Blue' | Watch of the Week

The first new launch from Tudor or Rolex in 2020, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight ‘Navy Blue’ spruces up Tudor’s smash hit with a popular colour change

Harry Winston Project Z14 | Watch of the Week

Harry Winston's latest addition to the avantgarde Project Z collection continues the fine work of its predecessors – high-tech materials, old-school watchmaking, and steampunk stylings put it in a field all of its own