Name Norifumi Seki
Claim to fame Mr. Seki won the 2020 F.P. Journe Young Talent Competition, an annual contest in which industry notables, including François-Paul Journe and Philippe Dufour, judge work by watchmaking’s next generation. He was the first honoree from Asia in the event’s five-year history.
The watch The highlight of Mr. Seki’s 4.7-centimeter Spherical Moon and Drum Calendar Pocket Watch is a 20-millimeter orb that rotates to match the phases of the moon: Two-thirds of the sphere is coated in yellow gold, while the final third is blued titanium. “When you look at the moon in nature, you can tell time, and I wanted to convey that
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