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Ben Winstanley

Deputy Editor

Ben Winstanley's articles

Square Mile Watch Awards 2019: Technical Innovation Shortlist

What technical innovation has moved the world of watchmaking forward most this year?

Square Mile Watch Awards 2019: The Icon shortlist

These are the watches we know and love but with a fresh face for 2019. It might be a new complication or a new design entirely, but which icon suits its new guise best?

Square Mile Watch Awards 2019: Heritage Watch shortlist

The heritage watch of the year is awarded to the timepiece that has most successfully delved into its archives and given a new lease of life to an old design

PGA European Tour Championship 2019 Preview: Francesco Molinari

Ahead of September’s BMW PGA Championship we look at the year that was of the 2018 champion Francesco Molinari.

"Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow." Massimo Ferragamo chases his dreams

Massimo Ferragamo – youngest scion of the Salvatore Ferragamo dynasty – has gone from fashion mogul to resort pioneer. Ben Winstanley heads to Tuscany to meet one of Italy’s most stylish sons...

Square Mile Watch Awards 2019: Watch of the Year shortlist

This category encompasses the best of the best – what watches did our judges feel made the biggest impact on the industry this year?

Everything you need to know about making a Swiss watch

World-renowned brand Jaeger-LeCoultre boasts one of the oldest watch factories on the planet. Ben Winstanley heads inside to find out what it takes to make a genuine piece of haute horology

The Bar Necessities: Double Standard

The Standard has just opened its big and brash design hotel concept in King’s Cross, but it’s the cocktail bar that leaves a lasting impression. Ben Winstanley takes a seat at Double Standard…

The 2026 Ryder Cup venue has been announced – and we've played it

It's official: the best new golf course in Europe has been announced as host of the 2026 Ryder Cup. Adare Manor in County Limerick is the latest jewel in the crown of Irish golf – here's everything you need to know

"I hope I still have time to make mistakes!" Philippe Sereys de Rothschild is looking to the future

The Rothschild name is synonymous with Bordeaux winemaking. Now the latest descendant Philippe Sereys de Rothschild is at the helm of Mouton Cadet, he talks to Ben Winstanley about the future

Watch Dogs: Laurent Perves, Vacheron Constantin

Laurent Perves, chief marketing officer of Vacheron Constantin, talks to Ben Winstanley about vintage timepieces, blockchain and the future of the watch industry

Martin Kaymer: "Winning The Open would be the biggest victory of my career" | The Open 2019

We sit down with two-time Major champion, Ryder Cup legend and BOSS ambassador Martin Kaymer to talk about why qualifying for this year's The Open would mean so much

Two marines, five islands, several near-death experiences – is this the exploration feat of the decade?

From the jungles of Borneo to Greenland’s arctic tundra, ex-Marines Louis Nethercott and Anthony Lambert are attempting a world first in exploring

It's not easy going green: a tour of the best Irish golf courses

Whether it meanders through serene parkland or scythes through wild dunescape, golf in Ireland is an unmissable experience for lovers of the game

Insider's Guide to Royal Portrush Golf Club | The Open 2019

In honour of The Open 2019, we’ve teamed up with BOSS, the Official Outfitters of The Open, to bring you five key holes at Royal Portrush's Dunluce Links that we think will define the tournament. Players and pros, take note…

The Urban Jürgensen One Collection is the hottest sports watch on the planet

Urban Jürgensen's new sporty collection, the Jürgensen One, isn't just a hot take on a 1970s sports watch. It's a brand-new contemporary design, that breaks the mould. Here's everything you need to know

Can you make a profit from horse racing?

Horse racing can be a secret world exclusive to royals and the ultra wealthy, but can mortals stand a chance at making a profit?

Ikoyi is the variety to spice up your life

Straying away from your usual choices can lead to great discoveries, especially when that change is to Michelin-starred Ikoyi

Royal Ascot Style Guide 2019

Royal Ascot is a highlight of the racing calendar, but its strict dress code leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to fashion. Ben Winstanley talks to Oliver Brown about standing out while fitting in

Lympstone Manor offers the perfect countryside getaway

Overlooking the River Exe estuary, Lympstone Manor sits in the most idyllic spot imaginable but, as Ben Winstanley discovers, there’s much more to this contemporary country house than its good looks