Rufus Lin is the Chief Designer of Rufus Lin Designs. He is a Canadian artist/designer, based in Vancouver and Tokyo.
Rufus Lin has a passion for all things beautiful, in which he finds a channel for his creativity. He is the author of the novel “Trout Rising Again”, as well as a composer of orchestral and chamber music. His paintings have been exhibited in Tokyo and Vancouver.
Rufus Lin is an active participant in the fashion and jewelry industry, especially in the luxury watch segment, both in Japan and Canada, and is most well known for his design of the Rufus Gerard luxury chronograph, a limited edition timepiece that represents the only known top-end luxury watch collaboration with a foreign brand permitted by Seiko Instruments, the leading manufacturer of luxury watches in Japan.Rufus Lin works closely on an ongoing basis with master jewelers, watchmakers and fashion artisans in Switzerland, Germany, Japan and Canada. Although he is apt to be reclusive and rarely appears in public, he is frequently consulted by the media regarding trends in Japanese fashion and luxury watches.
It is Rufus Lin’s life philosophy to share his passion for beautiful things with the people in the communities that he has access to, hence his mission as a watch distributor to make available at reasonable prices the treasures of fine luxury timepieces of independent European watchmakers.