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Ben Winstanley

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Best new watches under £5,000: Baselworld 2018

Baselworld 2018 is the world's largest and most important exhibition for the watch industry – and a key event for anyone in the market for a new timepiece. Armed with £5,000, Ben Winstanley takes to the stands to find this year's standout pieces…

Indian Accent is a Michelin star waiting to happen

One of the best restaurants in India has arrived in Mayfair, and the hype is justified. 

The Best Shots in Masters History

From pressure putts to miraculous birdies, Ben Winstanley takes a trip down Masters memory lane to discover the shots that won the most iconic Major championship. How will this year’s crop compare?

The definitive bespoke guide

Hand-cut suits with secret pockets, one-off luxury cars that cost millions, and yachts more audacious than your wildest nautical dreams… Ben Winstanley discovers why the time is now to go big on bespoke

Best Independent Watch Brands of SIHH 2018

Technical, boundary-pushing and unique timepieces produced by small independent watch brands – check out the most interesting watches of Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH)

Best Watches of SIHH 2018

Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) is a crucial annual event for any watch lover. Square Mile joins the crowds to bring you the latest and greatest timepieces from the brands that matter…

Flank review: Tom Griffiths serves up a carnivore's paradise

Flank is the thrilling antithesis of London’s new wave of vegetable-focused restaurants – and in  Tom Griffiths has a chef primed for stardom

Meet the Bamford Watch Department x Fragment Design x Zenith El Primero

Bamford Watch Department has teamed up with Hiroshi Fujiwara's Fragment Design to create a new-look Zenith El Primero timepiece. Here's everything you need to know.

Visiting Bangkok? The Siam Hotel offers a seriously sophisticated stay

Bangkok can be a challenging destination at the best of times, but Ben Winstanley finds the perfect remedy in The Siam Hotel

Best new watches under £5,000: SIHH 2018

Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) is renowned for its high-end watches, but among the glitz and glamour there is still good value to be found. Ben Winstanley sniffs out the best deals of this year's show

Will Tiger Woods rise from the ashes of his golf career?

Tiger Woods may be one of the greatest players to have graced the game of golf, but after a decade of injury set backs and media scandals, many believe the golfer is finished. Does the legend have one final trick up his sleeve? Only time will tell…

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The alternative guide to buying wine this Christmas

Christmas wine is always a challenge, but this year try something different. This is the alternative guide to buying wine in and around the City of London.

Brand Watch: Fromanteel Watches

Fromanteel Watches have a rich horological history thanks to its name sake, watchmaker Ahasuerus Fromanteel. This is the story of the brand.

Square Mile Golf Awards 2017

From the best players in the world this year to the finest courses you'll find anywhere on the planet, here’s our pick of 2017’s golfing standouts.

Brand Watch: John Smedley

Iconic knitwear brand John Smedley is more than just a stylish name, its company history and Lea Mills factory in Derbyshire dates back to 1784.

Call to arms: three military watches ready for action

Military watches from army-inspired tool watches to historically commissioned pieces from the archives. These timepieces are perfect for whatever you can throw at them.

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