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Ben Winstanley

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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

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…

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

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

The jackets you should be wearing this autumn

Wrap up warm and stylish this winter, with the best jacket for every possible occasion. From Burberry trench coats to quilted Barbour jackets, we've got you covered.

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.