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Ben Winstanley

Deputy Editor

Ben Winstanley's articles

Simple Pleasures: three stunning minimalist watches to add to your collection

Minimalist watches from timeless date-only designs to ultra-slim watch movements are the perfect timepiece for any occasion. Here's three of the very best.

Bonus Buster: MB&F Octopod could become an unlikely icon

A marine chronometer in the loosest sense of the word, The Octopod is every bit as bonkers as you would expect

 

Bonus Buster: Patek Philippe Ref 5320G is a magical timepiece

Patek Philippe Ref 5320G is a £63,370 watch – and worth every penny

Four of the finest Portuguese golf courses

Choosing between Portugal’s excellent golf courses is hard work, but these four gems rise above the rest

Taron Egerton interview: on Kingsman 2, Robin Hood and his career goals

Taron Egerton, star of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, talks reprising the role of Eggsy Unwin, director Matthew Vaugh and playing Robin Hood in the 2018 remake.

A safari in Sri Lanka is a traveller's paradise

Sick of the concrete jungle, Ben Winstanley heads to Sri Lanka’s wild south-east region to get an experience of the real thing instead

La Dame de Pic proves French cuisine really can travel

Many have tried but few of the world’s best chefs have made a success of opening in London. Can the most decorated female chef on the planet, Anne-Sophie Pic, do any better?

Mark Webber interview: the Formula One legend on life in the fast lane

Formula One legend Mark Webber talks us through what it takes to be an elite racing driver – and what it’s like retiring from life in the fastest of lanes

Les 110 de Taillevent is London's answer to wine heaven

Les 110 de Taillevent London is one of the best new French restaurants in the capital. Ben Winstanley finds out the history behind the Parisian-inspired wine bar.

London's best riverside properties

Living by the river is about as idlyic as it gets in London. And if you get to own any of these properties, you're winning. Hard. 

Grand Seiko Spring Drive 8 Day SBGD202 | Watch of the Week

Grand Seiko Spring Drive 8 Day SBGD202 watch review – Seiko's latest Spring Drive boasts a 'Night Sky' dial and an 8-day power reserve.

Golf in Northern Ireland | Royal Portrush and Portstewart course review

Northern Ireland will host some of the largest golf events in Europe over the next few years, including The Open in 2019. Ben Winstanley heads to the Emerald Isle to see how preparations are going.

Camelot revisited: John F Kennedy on the campaign trail

Look back to a time when the President of the United States was genuinely the most powerful man on the planet with the reissue of Norman Mailer's Superman Comes to the Supermarket

Watch we want: Neo Plus from Meistersinger

Every Wednesday, we post our favourite wrist candy to the @squaremile_com Instagram account. Get in on the action: share your watches with #watchwewant

Sergio Garcia: the golfer beloved around the world

Few players are more popular than Sergio Garcia. After finally winning that elusive major, can the Spaniard take his game to the next level?

Meet the chef bringing British Wagyu beef to London

M restaurants' steak menu is one of the best in London. Head chef Michael Reid tells the story behind the selection and its British Wagyu beef.

Amanera, Dominican Republic | Travel to the best new resort in the Caribbean

Amanera in the Dominican Republic is the latest hotel by Aman Resorts and the best luxury travel destination in the Caribbean.

Three of our favourite wireless sound systems

Every home needs a great sound system, whether for post-work relaxation or partying till dawn. Order one of these and you can't go wrong (just don't annoy the neighbours)

The biggest names in rock music photographed by the great Paul Harries

Over the past 30 years, Rock ’n' Roll lensman Paul Harries has established himself as one of the world’s finest music photographers – but it all started at the Bank of England

Cabotte is bringing French cuisine back to the City in style

Stop fussing over small plates and forget the tasting menu, French à la carte is back – and it brought the wine