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Ben Winstanley

Deputy Editor

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Square Mile Golf Awards 2019

What a year 2019 has been for golf. From the very best products of the year, incredible courses, and spectacular players. Here's our definitive list of this year's standout performers

The Bar Necessities: Hide, Below

Hide is the exciting £20m Mayfair super-restaurant by Ollie Dabbous and Yevgeny Chichvarkin. We descend the twisted oak staircase to Below: a stylish cocktail bar, serving one of the most interesting cocktail menus in London

The luxury watches to invest in now

We have rounded up a selection of the finest, rarest and most exciting watches to invest in – if you can get your hands on one, that is…

Lights, camera, wrist action: the best watches from the movies

From the most iconic timepiece to ever grace our screens to a brand new watch saluting the Caped Crusader, we check out the best watches from the world of film

Meet Valerie Messika: the woman changing the face of the jewellery industry

Valérie Messika is changing the image of diamond jewellery with her eponymous brand, finds Ben Winstanley. If it's good enough for Beyoncé…

Square Mile Watch Awards 2019 in association with Rémy Martin: The Winners

The judges have cast their votes, the awards have been presented, and now it's time to share this year's winners

Watch Dogs: Daniel Compton, Audemars Piguet

How do you sell a watch in 2019? Audemars Piguet has the answer. Ben Winstanley sits down with UK general manager Daniel Compton to talk about the AP House concept, the CODE 11:59 collection, and the future of AP

Pitch is the most sophisticated virtual golf club in the UK

Part members’ club, part chic golf den, Pitch London brings a heavy dose of cool to the City’s various sports bar options. Ben Winstanley heads down to find out more about this unique experience

The Pass confirms Tom Kemble as the most talented young chef in the UK

You might not expect to find one of the UK’s best new restaurant in a 19th-century manor house, but that’s exactly what Ben Winstanley discovers at The Pass inside West Sussex’s South Lodge hotel

Obsession 2020: a gastronomic festival like no other

In the serene rolling hills of Lancashire, Ben Winstanley discovers a surprising fortnight-long culinary event bringing together the world’s best chefs

Seabird: the seafood specialists of The Hoxton hotel

Checks out the coolest new seafood spot in London – the aptly named Seabird

Tech tock: the most technically advanced luxury watches

While the mass market may be proliferated by smart watches, the high end is still the domain of Swiss luxury. Ben Winstanley selects the mechanical watches still pushing the boundaries

Square Mile Watch Awards 2019: The Judges

From auctioneers and retailers, journalists and collectors, meet this year’s judging panel for the Square Mile Watch Awards 2019

Square Mile Watch Awards 2019: Best Complication shortlist

We're looking for the watch that has created the smartest solution, whether that is visual or mechanical, to a watch complication

Square Mile Watch Awards 2019: Military-inspired Watch shortlist

Whether it's inspired by military heritage or simply plays on military themes, which watch did it best this year?

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...