He Just Wants to Make Watches

Name Norifumi Seki

Age 23

Hometown Tokyo

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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