Ben Winstanley

Ben Winstanley

Deputy Editor

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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

The reluctant superhero: Mike Colter is ready for his next adventure

Mike Colter was quietly building a career as an ensemble actor when Marvel came calling with a job offer too good to refuse. Five years on, the breakout star of Luke Cage sits down with Ben Winstanley to discuss his circuitous route to fame – and new blockbuster Plane

Manchester City's Erling Haaland on his footballing mindset, pressure, and Breitling watches

As we publish this interview, Erling Haaland has scored 25 goals in 19 Premier League appearances. It’s a staggering record for the game’s next global superstar. Ben Winstanley heads to Man City to meet him

Enter the dragon: Dominic Scriven, founder of Dragon Capital, on investing in frontier Asia

Dominic Scriven ventured to Vietnam in the 1990s to learn a new language. He ended up launching the country’s first asset manager. We speak to the chairman and founder of Dragon Capital to find out more about his colourful investment journey

The Vacheron Constantin 222 is back – and better than ever

The Vacheron Constantin 222 is one of the finest alternative sports watch designs of the 1970s. Christian Selmoni, heritage and style director at the Maison, explains why it’s had a reboot

The cryptic blurred masterpieces of the Miaz Brothers

The Italian-born Miaz Brothers bring their distinctive blurred creations to Maddox Gallery this year. Ben Winstanley interviews younger brother Roberto to find out about his artistic journey

Match Hospitality's Jaime Byrom on the future of luxury hospitality

Ahead of the World Cup final, we sit down with Jaime Byrom, executive chairman of MATCH Hospitality, to discuss the evolving landscape of luxury hospitality

Georges Kern: "Success comes from within – from intuition"

Meet Breitling CEO, Georges Kern: our 2022 recipient of the Industry Hero gong at the Square Mile Watch Awards. The veteran watch boss sits down with Ben Winstanley to talk about his career and what the future holds for the industry

The Audemars Piguet Starwheel is back – as part of Code 11.59

First created in 1991, the Starwheel is one of the most intriguing watches Audemars Piguet has ever created. Now it’s back as part of the watchmaker’s Code 11.59 collection

Meet the ultra-rare Cartier Crash going under the hammer in New York

The Crash is one of the most distinctive designs in Cartier’s catalogue. Ben Winstanley tells the story of a rare 1967 London model going under the hammer at the Phillips New York Watch Auction in December

The Renpho AI Smart Bike brings Peloton-style tech to a wider audience

The Renpho AI Smart Bike promises to elevate your home workout regime without costing you a (well toned) arm and a leg. But does it live up to its technology-forward billing? Ben Winstanley hops in the saddle to put it to the test

Hands-on with the new King Seiko watch collection

The cult of King Seiko has grown exponentially during its decades-long production hiatus, but the return of this much-loved name to Seiko’s permanent watch collections has once again made it an absolute must-have for collectors

The story of King Seiko's rebirth – in the words of the Seiko team

The return of King Seiko isn’t simply the revival of a vintage watch, but a new chapter in the story of this historic brand. We speak to King Seiko planner Kohei Egashira and designer Hikaru Matsumoto to find out more

The return of the King: meet the King Seiko ‘Garyu-Bai’

Seiko thrilled fans last year by announcing that its cult brand, King Seiko, would be returning to its core collection in 2022. Ben Winstanley takes a closer look at the plum red ‘Garyu-Bai’ model, one of five new colourways, to find out more