Ben Winstanley

Ben Winstanley

Deputy Editor

Ben Winstanley's articles

Vivian Stauffer: “It pays to be a little bit different”

Hamilton CEO Vivian Stauffer has racked up two decades at the watchmaker. He’s seen the brand move from the US to Switzerland, from high street to online, and steal more Hollywood scenes than any other, says Ben Winstanley

Russell Young’s Dreamland at the new Maddox Gallery exposes the darker side of fame

British-American artist Russell Young has long been fascinated by the poisoned chalice of fame. In Dreamland, his glamorous diamond-dusted artworks depicting celebrities at the peak of their powers is tempered by an undercurrent of darkness

Old dog, new tricks: Fernando Alonso is back at the top of Formula 1

At 42 years old, Fernando Alonso is the oldest driver in Formula 1, but the two-time world champion continues to reinvent himself at new team Aston Martin, writes Ben Winstanley

Georges Kern talks the future of Breitling and the brand’s 140th anniversary

Breitling CEO, Georges Kern, sits down with Ben Winstanley to discuss life at the helm of the Swiss brand as well as his personal tastes in fashion

The long goodbye: Frankie Dettori on horse racing, retirement, and new beginnings

Frankie Dettori, one of the greatest jockeys of all time, has spent the last year on a farewell tour before he retires from the saddle. Or will racing pull him back in? Ben Winstanley finds out

Why your first Grand Seiko should be a quartz watch

Grand Seiko watches are renowned for their craftsmanship and groundbreaking movement innovations – and that extends to its quartz watch offering. Ben Winstanley explains why the brand's lesser-appreciated quartz collection is worth your time

Wentworth Club is more than just a golf and country club – it's an institution

A century has passed since Wentworth Club was first built but under new owners, Reignwood Group, since 2014 the famed private golf and country club has gone from strength to strength. Ben Winstanley takes a trip to Surrey to find out more

Tommy Fleetwood is ready to do battle in the Ryder Cup 2023

After a phenomenal season, Tommy Fleetwood heads into the Ryder Cup as a lynchpin of Team Europe’s side. Ben Winstanley sits down with the Merseyside maestro to find out more

Rolex and golf is a partnership unlike any other

It began with a simple handshake and grew into one of the most successful partnerships in world sports. Ben Winstanley tells the story of Rolex and golf

Reuben James is on the right track

Reuben James mightn’t yet be a household name but his work as a session musician has prepared him for a shot at the big time. He tells Ben Winstanley about his debut album Champagne Kisses, writing music for Stormzy, and the challenge of the music business

Should you invest in cask whisky? We speak to Tomoka to find out

Thomas White, new head of investment for Tomoka Fine & Rare, tells Ben Winstanley about leaving finance, the current state of play in the whisky market and why the time is right to invest in cask

The new Breguet Type 20 and Type XX pilot's watches take flight

Breguet has released two new models of its iconic Type 20 and Type XX wristwatches to celebrate the 70th anniversary, writes Ben Winstanley

Marcus Smith: "I count on God and surrender everything to Him"

Driven by God, family and burning ambition, England fly-half Marcus Smith has made it to the pinnacle of rugby in no time at all. The Philippines-born star reflects on thetumultuous road to this autumn’s Rugby World Cup

Patek Philippe | Collections 2023

Patek Philippe’s roster of 2023 novelties includes a couple of ‘firsts’ for the prestigious watchmaker, as well as the usual update to colours and materials. Ben Winstanley got hands on at Watches & Wonders to find out more

George Russell: "I'm ready to fight." The Mercedes F1 driver is hungry for more

George Russell is the heir apparent to British motor racing. The Mercedes-AMG Petronas driver talks to us about all things F1, bumps in the road, and mental health

Rolex watches 2023: the missing piece of the puzzle

Rolex has a reputation for quietly evolving its iconic watches over time, but this year it has thrown caution to the wind with a series of headline-grabbing launches certain to get the industry talking. Ben Winstanley gets hands on with the new pieces at Watches & Wonders…

Tudor: new house, new rules

Tudor flew out of the traps at this year’s Watches & Wonders buoyed by its brand-new facility in Le Locle

Back once again with the retrograde master

Vacheron Constantin has created three novelties for 2023 inspired by its signature retrograde complication. Ben Winstanley gets hands-on with the new watches to discover more

“I’m trying to build this empire” | Asher Angel is coming for it all

Actor. Musician. Producer. Superhero. At just 20 years of age, Asher Angel has the kind of CV any seasoned actor would envy. The Shazam! star shares his plans for world domination

Meet Audemars Piguet's most complicated watch ever: the CODE 11.59 Ultra-Complication Universelle RD#4

CODE 11.59 broke all the rules when it was first launched by Audemars Piguet in 2019. Four years later, the collection has matured and now contains some of the watchmaker’s most exciting innovations – like the oh-so extra Ultra-Complication Universelle RD#4