Hajime Asaoka

Hands-On with the Hajime Asaoka Chronograph – a Classical Chronograph Constructed and Built by One Man

An accomplishment few other companies, let alone individual watchmakers, have notched up.

A Detailed Look at the Hajime Asaoka Tourbillon Pura

Talented Japanese watchmaker Hajime Asaoka unveils his latest tourbillon, a handsome wristwatch with a quietly impressive movement.

Up Close With The Hajime Asaoka Tourbillon #1 (With Original Photos, Review & Price)

Designed and produced almost entirely by one man in a home workshop, the Tourbillon #1 was Hajime Asaoka's first timepiece and proof that is he one of the best emerging independent watchmakers.

Hands-On With The Hajime Asaoka Project T Tourbillon, Where Japanese High Tech Meets High Horology (With Live Photos)

Japanese watchmaker Hajime Asaoka is a singular artisan who works solo, creating some of the most impressive timepieces made anywhere by an independent watchmaker. The latest timepiece to emerge from the apartment-workshop is the Project T Tourbillon, bringing together cutting edge manufacturing and painstaking hand-finishing.

Introducing The Hajime Asaoka Project T Tourbillon, Featuring Precision Manufacturing and Ball Bear Pivots (With Specs and Price)

Born of a desire to create a tourbillon chronometer made with cutting edge manufacturing but hand-finished the traditional way, the Project T is the latest timepiece from Japanese independent watchmaker Hajime Asaoka.

A Visit With Hajime Asaoka, the Solo Independent Watchmaker Working In a Tokyo Apartment

Hajime Asaoka is a Japanese independent watchmaker who only recently began making timepieces. Entirely self-taught, he works out of a converted apartment in Tokyo which is equipped to make nearly all of the components required for his timepieces.

Introducing The Hajime Asaoka Tsunami Wristwatch Equipped With A 16 mm Balance Wheel

Japanese independent watchmaker Hajime Asaoka just announced his new calibre, a hand-wound, time only movement with a 16 mm titanium balance wheel - and the steel case is only 37 mm.

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