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Ben Winstanley

Ben Winstanley

Deputy Editor

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Square Mile Watch Awards 2021: Industry Heroes

This year, the Square Mile Watch Awards Industry Hero award goes to two legends of the watchmaking game who have brought back mechanical matchmaking to Britain, Nick and Giles English from Bremont Watches

Inside the Sotogrande estate: Europe's premier golfing destination

The Costa del Sol’s Sotogrande estate has been synonymous with glamour and luxury for decades, but it’s never looked better, writes Ben Winstanley

Sumi is the neighbourhood restaurant we wish was on our doorstep

From the mind of sushi master Endo Kazutoshi, Sumi is a Japanese restaurant located in Westbourne Grove that brings high-end sushi to a more relaxed and casual setting than many of its peers

Phillips Hong Kong XIII auction: five of the best watches up for sale

Looking to invest in your first vintage timepiece? Phillips auction house has you covered. Here are our highlights from the prestigious Hong Kong Watch Auction XIII this November

77 Diamonds: no stone unturned

Buying diamonds, whether for investment or pleasure, comes with a host of challenges. Ben Winstanley heads to 77 Diamonds to find an easier way

Inside Les Bordes: Europe’s most exclusive golf club

Welcome to Les Bordes: a private golf club in France’s Loire Valley that is one of the most exclusive in Europe. Ben Winstanley is granted a rare visit to golf heaven

A super-rare Rolex Deep Sea Special is going up for auction at Phillips' The Geneva Watch Auction XIV

The super-rare Rolex Deep Sea Special is being offered at The Geneva Watch Auction XIV in November, and we’re a little bit in love. Here’s everything you need to know about one of the most historically important tool watches in Rolex’s archives

Watch Dogs: Wilhelm Schmid, A Lange & Söhne

How do you modernise a brand that was originally founded in 1845? That’s the question A Lange & Söhne CEO, Wilhelm Schmid, has pondered during his decade at Germany’s finest watchmaker. Ben Winstanley reports

Is Furlan Marri the best new budget watch brand?

Furlan Marri is on a mission to bring the great watch case designs of old to a brand-new audience – and, judging by its first timepiece, it’s going to succeed. Find out more about the most exciting affordable watch brand on the planet

Nico Rosberg: "If you ask me, ‘When did you decide to retire?’ That was the moment…"

Nico Rosberg – the Formula One champion who conquered Lewis Hamilton and retired at the top of his game – is one of sport’s great enigmas. He tells Ben Winstanley what it takes to beat the greatest racing driver of all-time

Meet master watchmaker Philippe Dufour – and four of his finest creations heading to auction

Independent watchmaker Philippe Dufour might not have the global prestige of the most famous brands on the planet but, trust us, you’re going to want to know all about the upcoming Phillips auction presenting four of his masterpieces

Andy Gotts MBE: the legendary photographer of the stars

Andy ‘One Shot’ Gotts is renowned for his honest and evocative celebrity portraiture. With his latest exhibition, ICONS, ongoing at Maddox Gallery, Ben Winstanley finds out what makes the man tick – and click

The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight goes full bronze

One of the best watch designs of the last few years just got a whole lot better. The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight is back in a brand-new all-bronze guise – that means case and bracelet – and, boy, does it look good

Oeno House is the City's new one-stop shop for all your fine wine needs

Oeno House, a new fine-wine boutique from wine investment firm Oeno, is set to take the City of London by storm. Ben Winstanley heads to The Royal Exchange to see what all the fuss is about

Thomas Clipper Atlantic | Fragrance Review

British fragrance brand Thomas Clipper has made a name for itself with its handmade eau de toilettes, and its latest scent Atlantic is a good example as to why

The Bespoke Man: Bentley Mulliner

Bentley’s bespoke coachbuilding division, Mulliner, offers its clientele a world of luxury unlike almost anything else in motoring. Ben Winstanley speaks to its director, Paul Williams, to find out more

Phil Mickelson makes history at the US PGA Championship 2021

At 50 years of age, Phil Mickelson has become the oldest major winner in history after an incredible performance at the US PGA Championship 2021 on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Our favourite watches from the forthcoming Phillips Hong Kong Auction XII

Trends come and go, but vintage watches are always in fashion. Here are our highlights from the prestigious Hong Kong Watch Auction XII presented by Phillips auction house this June

The Bespoke Man: Thom Sweeney

Loungewear was the perfect fit for lockdown, but as we return to normal, bespoke tailoring is enjoying a renaissance. Ben Winstanley speaks to Thom Sweeney’s head cutter Eithen Sweet about what makes the process so special

Our favourite watches from the Geneva Watch Auction XIII

Looking for your fix of collectible vintage watches? You've come to the right place. Here are our highlights from the Geneva Watch Auction XIII by Phillips auction house